Ed Luddy

1924 ELCAR 8-80 for sale

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I just looked up Elcar in Kimes and Clark's Standard Catalog of American Cars, and according to that, the 8-cylinder Elcar didn't come out until 1925.  65 h.p. Lycoming eight; 127" wheelbase. Quite an intriguing car! Apparently, headlights and tail lights are missing, as is the spare tire. Elcar was made in Elkhart, Indiana from 1916-1931. All information from the above-referenced book. That rebuilt straight eight has to be worth a large part of the asking price. Man, if I had the space....!!!

 

Pete Phillips

Leonard, TX.

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Very,very rare car.

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That's $10,500 US dollars. That would be a real an eye catcher all done up.

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1 hour ago, Pete Phillips said:

 Apparently, headlights and tail lights are missing, as is the spare tire. 

 

Pete Phillips

Leonard, TX.

 

Hang on a second, Pete. If what I see is what I suspect sitting up just about the middle shelf you see against the wall above the exhaust end of the car, we have headlights ! Nickel plating, from the little I see, looks extremely good. In order to support my theory, I went searching for evidence. Down below, under CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF AMERICA, the first category is CCCA - General. There you will find an Elcar topic. I looked at all the pictures. What is on the shelf is consistent with 1924-'25 Elcar headlights.Size is just right, too. It would be normal to strip all "Jewelry" off a project car at this stage. If in the unlikely event that this is a "what you see is what you get" ad, I would be willing to wager some small token amount the headlights are included. Since there is situational evidence leading one to believe that other "goodies" are in "protective custody", I'll put my money on their existence. Super solid appearing, big, powerful, apparently rust free mid '20s coupe, looking for love. I just don't have enough experience to say whether the seat bottom is original. If so, the car has very few miles. Enough of my own assumptions for now,    -   C Carl 

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I’m with Carl, looks like the headlights are on the shelf. With the 8 Lycoming engine it would also make a great driving car, and the coupe has a great proportion with some appeal. The only thing I think looks odd is that hood to radiator shape transition is a bit clunky...

 

At 15 Canadian its only $10,500 US. I bet you would find plenty of room to make a great looking driver without being horribly up-side-down, especially if you are looking to retain what originality is there.

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It's not the correct hood...........think about it ............ a very rare, unusual, and decent body style......and a car thats at least a semi decent driving platform...........for 10k US. If you like the unusual and obscure and are looking for a realistic project, this is a great opportunity for the right person. 

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This car reminded of the car I use to have.  A 1925-26 era Stearns Knight rumble seat coupe, aluminum body.  I sold it to a person ,I think, in California back in the 1980s.. He said he was going to put it in line to be restored.. Wish I had a picture of it when I owned it.. I got the car in Mitchell South Dakota..  Needed a complete restoration but rare.  I might have some old paper work of when I sold it.. I'll look for it..   I sure would like to get this El Car but I'm just too old now to even think about doing something with it..  Love the old 1920s era cars..  

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sold my car (see edit history)

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I just heard from the owner, the Elcar is sold.

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41 minutes ago, Ed Luddy said:

I just heard from the owner, the Elcar is sold.


 

At that price.......it should have lasted only a few hours.

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49 minutes ago, edinmass said:


 

At that price.......it should have lasted only a few hours.

 

I get it is rare and pretty cool,  but it is a partially completed project.   You have told me numerous times that is the hardest thing in the world to sell and generally sell for cents on the dollar.

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55 minutes ago, edinmass said:


 

At that price.......it should have lasted only a few hours.

Yes, but the covid19 and slowa$$ Canadians who need a slap to wake up to a good deal made it last almost a day

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17 minutes ago, alsancle said:

 

I get it is rare and pretty cool,  but it is a partially completed project.   You have told me numerous times that is the hardest thing in the world to sell and generally sell for cents on the dollar.


 

Yes.......and it did. Bet it went home to where it was built.............usually weird stuff like that goes to local collectors and historians.

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Good thing it sold,otherwise be in Ohio.Hood is correct.Was worried about getting it to the states with the virus.

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1 hour ago, old car fan said:

Good thing it sold,otherwise be in Ohio.Hood is correct.Was worried about getting it to the states with the virus.


Correct.....I see it better now........at first to my old eyes it looked like the belt line was much wider.......sort of a photo angle illusion. 👍

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This car for me checks all the boxes for an everyman’s collector car. Obscure, coupe, decent power plant, and with a few unseen trick updates, it could be made to really preform well. Not too much chrome to bankrupt you during the restoration, engine that if you are skilled is not crazy expensive to do it correctly. Hope it goes to a good home where it will be done correctly.

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Nice car. VERY rare.  My friend Lloyd young had two Elcars. They sold at auction in 2018

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4 hours ago, old car fan said:

Loyd had 2,we ended up with one

Which one did you get? Good luck with it . 

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If I had the money? I would have wanted to jump on that!

I certainly hope it is going to a good home that will treat it very well.

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