Vintage Cars

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by crazylegsmurphy, May 6, 2006.

  1. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,853
    Location:
    Bennington, VT 05201
    Early postwar cars are great hobby cars. Plugging into the right owner group is critical, and I'd suggest subscribing to a publication like Hemmings Motor News (yes, I work there, but I think you'll find unbiased sources agree with me) to find parts and services specific to whatever you end up with.

    I would be inclined to suggest a 1946-'49 (first-series) Dodge or Plymouth. They're rugged, reliable cars with great parts availability and a low buy in. They even have a great online presence thanks to http://p15-d24.com/

    1947 Plymouth Ad-01.jpg 1947 Dodge Ad-06.jpg

    Good luck!
     
    vitanola, Zombie_61 and BobHufford like this.
  2. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I'll second the recommendation of the P15-d24 board -- it's an excellent and deep storehouse of information on all pre-1950s Chrysler products, with an emphasis on all variations of the Flathead Six. If the figures 1-5-3-6-2-4 mean anything to you, that forum will have everything you need.

    Parts are widely available too -- between Andy Bernbaum and Roberts Motor Parts, you'll find everything you need.
     
    vitanola, tonyb and David Conwill like this.
  3. 1930artdeco

    1930artdeco Practically Family

    Messages:
    635
    Location:
    oakland
    I agree that you need to be plugged into the right group for what ever car you want to get. The big 3 will have the best parts availability for NOS and repo. However, if you like the 'offbrands' like Hudson, Kaiser, Packard etc. you will just have to hunt a little/lot harder for parts and the price will of course go up. Especially if shipping to Viet Nam.

    Mike
     
  4. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,592
    Location:
    New Forest
    That has to be the sequence for tightening the cylinder head bolts.
    My friend's 1940's Plymouth is shown on various threads. There's quite a following of the marque both here and mainland Europe. Owner groups are extremely helpful with either obtaining spares, or making them.
    When my MG needed a spring replacing in the trafficator, the little semaphore arm that was the early direction indicator, I discovered an owner in Australia who, experiencing much difficulty in finding a replacement spring, made his own. It was so easy just to buy one from him, only took three days to get from Australia to the UK. So do check out those owner groups.
     
    Zombie_61 likes this.
  5. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,853
    Location:
    Bennington, VT 05201
    I think it's the firing order, actually.
     
    Talbot, Zombie_61 and tonyb like this.
  6. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,592
    Location:
    New Forest
    Of course it is, silly me, imagine having just six head bolts.
     
    scottyrocks and Zombie_61 like this.
  7. Talbot

    Talbot One Too Many

    Messages:
    1,840
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Always enjoy my Hemmings and your contributions. Many thanks.

     
    David Conwill likes this.
  8. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,592
    Location:
    New Forest
    430 classic car owners turned out today, so many cars to admire, the sunshine helped. There's quite a few photos on my phone, I will put a few up at a time, for now enjoy the fantastically restored, 1924 La Salle, and one that just made me smile, a humble, but adorable, little Austin.
    classics quay blue shirt shoes 002.JPG classics quay blue shirt shoes 003.JPG
     
  9. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,592
    Location:
    New Forest
    The first photo was taken from a drone, sorry about the quality, it's from a text off my phone.
    ccotq1.jpg ccotp2.jpg ccotp3.jpg ccotp4.jpg
     
    ShanghaiJack, Harp, Zombie_61 and 2 others like this.
  10. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,720
    Location:
    Chicago, IL US
    I had a 1994 Jaguar XJS convertible until the Internal Revenue Service and I had a little disagreement.
    Wonderful drive for four years.
     
  11. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,592
    Location:
    New Forest
    Was your's the V12 coupe, or the convertible?
    jaguar-xjs-1989 - Copy.jpg jaguar-xjs - Copy.jpg
     
    ShanghaiJack, Harp and Zombie_61 like this.
  12. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,720
    Location:
    Chicago, IL US
    I had the convertible, India 6 engine good for 15-16 miles to the gallon. Loved that car.
     
  13. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

    Messages:
    15,005
    Location:
    New York City
    James Bond’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Is Up for Auction

    One of the reasons I love living in NYC is that cool stuff comes to you like James Freakin' Bond's original Aston Martin on display just five blocks from my apartment at Sotheby's.

    Sotheby's notes and awesome pics:

    https://www.sothebys.com/en/article...ton-martin-db5-goldfinger-rm-monterey-auction

    https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo19/monterey/lots/r0050-1965-aston-martin-db5-bond-car/778818--


    SGF's pics from today (reflections made interior shots very hard):
    IMG_4153.jpg IMG_4169.jpg IMG_4171.jpg IMG_4177.jpg

    And here's the thing - the car is way cooler in person. Some things disappoint in person, or up close, or over time - not this car. It is impressive and beautiful. Would I want to own it? No, it belongs in a museum (and this from a guy who believes most vintage things should be enjoyed, but you don't hang the Mona Lisa in a pizza parlor, or take Bond's car out for a spin), but I would - money being no object - love to own that model, from that year.

    And this mood setter:
     
  14. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,720
    Location:
    Chicago, IL US


    Fantastic ride, and Q never joked about the ejector seat...but Bond's appeal to me were his women,
    most notably Lois Maxwell and Eunice Grayson, and the others....
     
    Zombie_61 likes this.
  15. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

    Messages:
    15,005
    Location:
    New York City
    I agree. Unfortunately, so far, it's only been the car, but if Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet or Honor Blackman show up in my neighborhood, I'll pop over to see them as well - especially Ms. Mallet circa her "Goldfinger" days.
     
    Harp and Zombie_61 like this.
  16. Pulled up behind this '46 Ford rat rod truck the other day.

    IMG_4439.jpg

    IMG_4439.jpg

    [​IMG]
     
  17. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,592
    Location:
    New Forest
    You won't find that many 93 year-olds as well preserved as Honor Blackman.
    honor blackman.jpg
     
    Zombie_61 likes this.
  18. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,592
    Location:
    New Forest
    Taken on a vintage festival day back in June. I think that this is a Sunbeam, but I'm not certain. Lovely condition though.
    Southwick 2019 001.JPG Southwick 2019 002.JPG
     
  19. vitanola

    vitanola I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    4,248
    Location:
    Gopher Prairie, MI
    LizzieMaine likes this.
  20. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    7,592
    Location:
    New Forest
    The MG that I have is known as a Y Type. After the war, when car production restarted, (MG, like many other factories, made war produce throughout WW2,) the only two cars that MG could produce was the little MG TC sports car and the slightly larger Y Type. Reason being, whilst car production ceased throughout WW2, so did research and development. In an effort to increase choice, MG made a convertible version of the Y Type. But the hand built cars were only made to order, after building just 877 of them MG realised that there wasn't the demand.

    Today, the Y Type commands a very high price, and if you have one on foreign shores, you are going to have a very rare car indeed. So if you find yourself in Virginia do look out for this fine specimen. A truly fine example of what can be achieved with skillful restoration.
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2019
    ShanghaiJack and Zombie_61 like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.