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mikewest

mikewest

Saturday was a small country auction that advertised a 1928 Chrysler 2 dr sedan , 4 cyl car that was original. Ive known of the car for over 40 years, only seeing it once when I was 16 or 17. Over the years I tried to buy it , but it was "not for sale". I went the day before when the  auctioneer was setting up the sale and was allowed to look it over. It was the smallest model , 4 cyl, 109 in wb , 2 dr sedan . It showed 54000 miles, well used but very complete. The wood was weak with the doors dropping several inches  when opened. The fenders were bumped and the pot metal handles crumbling.  I met the owner who remembered me - now 83 years old. His grandfather bought the car new  and kept on the road until 1958. When he passed the car went to his oldest son who kept it in the same garage. He was killed in a car wreck and then the car went to the present owner. Nobody ever got around to fixing it up.  Now fast forward the day of the auction I thought Id buy it , scrub it up , get it running and offer it for sale as a survivor car. The auctioneer was calling for 3000, then 2500, 2000, 1500 come on lets get it started, 1000 and no takers . A young man that had looked it over real well said 500! It went 550 from another young lad and it was just the 2 young men to the selling price of 1400. I was temped to jump in and buy the car but I was so excited for the two young bucks that I said to my self shut up and enjoy the show. After the hammer was down the first bidder was just beaming ..... The car will make a nice collector car and he said he was going to fix it up as a survivor car. Good for him! Ill post some pictures of the car in a bit.

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mikewest

mikewest

Saturday was a small country auction that advertised a 1928 Chrysler 2 dr sedan , 4 cyl car that was original. Ive known of the car for over 40 years, only seeing it once when I was 16 or 17. Over the years I tried to buy it , but it was "not for sale". I went the day before when the  auctioneer was setting up the sale and was allowed to look it over. It was the smallest model , 4 cyl, 109 in wb , 2 dr sedan . It showed 54000 miles, well used but very complete. The wood was weak with the doors dropping several inches  when opened. The fenders were bumped and the pot metal handles crumbling.  I met the owner who remembered me - now 83 years old. His grandfather bought the car new  and kept on the road until 1958. When he passed the car went to his oldest son who kept it in the same garage. He was killed in a car wreck and then the car went to the present owner. Nobody ever got around to fixing it up.  Now fast forward the day of the auction I thought Id buy it , scrub it up , get it running and offer it for sale as a survivor car. The auctioneer was calling for 3000, then 2500, 2000, 1500 come on lets get it started, 1000 and no takers . A young man that had looked it over real well said 500! It went 550 from another young lad and it was just the 2 young men to the selling price of 1400. I was temped to jump in and buy the car but I was so excited for the two young bucks that I said to my self shut up and enjoy the show. After the hammer was down the first bidder was just beaming ..... The car will make a nice collector car and he said he was going to fix it up as a survivor car. Good for him! Ill post some pictures of the car in a bit.

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mikewest

mikewest

Saturday was a small country auction that advertised a 1928 Chrysler 2 dr sedan , 4 cyl car that was original. Ive known of the car for over 40 years, only seeing it once when I was 16 or 17. Over the years I tried to buy it , but it was "not for sale". I went the day before when the  auctioneer was setting up the sale and was allowed to look it over. It was the smallest model , 4 cyl, 109 in wb , 2 dr sedan . It showed 54000 miles, well used but very complete. The wood was weak with the doors dropping several inches  when opened. The fenders were bumped and the pot metal handles crumbling.  I met the owner who remembered me - now 83 years old. His grandfather bought the car new  and kept on the road until 1958. When he passed the car went to his oldest son who kept it in the same garage. He was killed in a car wreck and then the car went to the present owner. Nobody ever got around to fixing it up.  Now fast forward the day of the auction I thought Id buy it , scrub it up , get it running and offer it for sale as a survivor car. The auctioneer was calling for 3000, then 2500, 2000, 1500 come on lets get it started, 1000 and no takers . A young man that had looked it over real well said 500! It went 550 from another young lad and it was just the 2 young men to the selling price of 1400. I was temped to jump in and buy the car but I was so excited for the two young bucks that I said to my self shut up and enjoy the show. After the hammer was down the first bidder was just beaming ..... The car will make a nice collector car and he said he was going to fix it up as a survivor car. Good for him! Ill post some pictures of the car in a bit.

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mikewest

mikewest

Saturday was a small country auction that advertised a 1928 Chrysler 2 dr sedan , 4 cyl car that was original. Ive known of the car for over 40 years, only seeing it once when I was 16 or 17. Over the years I tried to buy it , but it was "not for sale". I went the day before when the  auctioneer was setting up the sale and was allowed to look it over. It was the smallest model , 4 cyl, 109 in wb , 2 dr sedan . It showed 54000 miles, well used but very complete. The wood was weak with the doors dropping several inches  when opened. The fenders were bumped and the pot metal handles crumbling.  I met the owner who remembered me - now 83 years old. His grandfather bought the car new  and kept on the road until 1958. When he passed the car went to his oldest son who kept it in the same garage. He was killed in a car wreck and then the car went to the present owner. Nobody ever got around to fixing it up.  Now fast forward the day of the auction I thought Id buy it , scrub it up , get it running and offer it for sale as a survivor car. The auctioneer was calling for 3000, then 2500, 2000, 1500 come on lets get it started, 1000 and no takers . A young man that had looked it over real well said 500! It went 550 from another young lad and it was just the 2 young men to the selling price of 1400. I was temped to jump in and buy the car but I was so excited for the two young bucks that I said to my self shut up and enjoy the show. After the hammer was down the first bidder was just beaming ..... The car will make a nice collector car and he said he was going to fix it up as a survivor car. Good for him! Ill post some pictures of the car in a bit.

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mikewest

mikewest

Saturday was a small country auction that advertised a 1928 Chrysler 2 dr sedan , 4 cyl car that was original. Ive known of the car for over 40 years, only seeing it once when I was 16 or 17. Over the years I tried to buy it , but it was "not for sale". I went the day before when the  auctioneer was setting up the sale and was allowed to look it over. It was the smallest model , 4 cyl, 109 in wb , 2 dr sedan . It showed 54000 miles, well used but very complete. The wood was weak with the doors dropping several inches  when opened. The fenders were bumped and the pot metal handles crumbling.  I met the owner who remembered me - now 83 years old. His grandfather bought the car new  and kept on the road until 1958. When he passed the car went to his oldest son who kept it in the same garage. He was killed in a car wreck and then the car went to the present owner. Nobody ever got around to fixing it up.  Now fast forward the day of the auction I thought Id buy it , scrub it up , get it running and offer it for sale as a survivor car. The auctioneer was calling for 3000, then 2500, 2000, 1500 come on lets get it started, 1000 and no takers . A young man that had looked it over real well said 500! It went 550 from another young lad and it was just the 2 young men to the selling price of 1400. I was temped to jump in and buy the car but I was so excited for the two young bucks that I said to my self shut up and enjoy the show. After the hammer was down the first bidder was just beaming ..... The car will make a nice collector car and he said he was going to fix it up as a survivor car. Good for him! Ill post some pictures of the car in a bit.