Vintage Cars

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

  1. 59Lark

    59Lark A-List Customer

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    I felt inspired by you gents so I looked up on the net, Duesenberg in bc, and I found the story , his name was capt JOHN DART and it took him 52yrs to restore that car and he drove it less than 15 miles after the restoration, there are pictures in the news story if someone is curious, but I saw it and touched it as a lad, 59lark.
     
  2. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Last night, while we still had good light, I saw, on the opposite carriageway, heading towards me, a late 1920's Bentley Sports Tourer. This driver wasn't out for a cruise, he was going at some very serious speed. What a sight, what a treat. Not a scene that I could take a picture of but the car looked just like this:
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  3. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    It was an older model, but I remember that car as a kid as that was the car that William Conrad drove as a PI in his TV show "Cannon" in the '70s. I think he had a phone in it, which back then, seemed very cool.

    Surprisingly, I could only find a few pics of him with his car from the show:
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  4. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    When you live off track and you don't have four wheel drive, you learn to improvise:
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  5. Boy ... I'd be stylin' on the farm with that rig! It took a 4WD-tractor to get my 4WD truck out of a hole the other day.

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    To keep more in the spirit of this thread I was seriously thinking of buying one of these the other day (the one I was looking at was red/white).

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    If it got stuck in the mud as bad as my pickup was I don't have a tractor big enough to pull it out ... yet.
     
  6. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Getting a classic out of the mud really isn't my idea of a fun day. Prior to my hip replacement, my missus and I used to go to a festival called The Goodwood Revival. The last time we went the rain just poured down, my poor MG got bogged down. The image that this picture shows looks like a puncture, look closely, it's actually mud.
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    When we finally got home I called the garage that services and takes good care of the old car and asked if they knew of a steam clean specialist. Richard, the proprietor, said that he would hire a steamer and do it himself. He got the car up on the hydraulic ramp and steam cleaned every crevice, every nook and cranny, then he re-under sealed it. When I went to collect the car, the concrete yard outside his workshop, along with his workshop floor, were absolutely immaculate. Richard explained that the steamer couldn't be hired by the hour, he had to pay for a day's hire, so while he had it, he made good use of it. The complete clean up cost was quite reasonable but I am loathe to ever let the car get so muddy again.
     
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  7. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Seeing Bob's 4WD truck all mud plastered made me forget what I came here for. Out and about today I saw a car like mine, well not exactly like mine, the one I saw is called a tourer, that's sales speak for an open top, or soft top, fold down roof. I was unable to photograph it but a text to another owner led me to a website where I came across a photo of it.
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  8. Cornelius

    Cornelius One of the Regulars

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    Came across this Craigslist ad today, for a 1942 "Blackout Deluxe" [no chrome] Studebaker used by Civil Defense.

    (mods, feel free to move this post to any Studebaker-specific threads, of which I imagine there must be a few)
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  9. EngProf

    EngProf A-List Customer

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    Just for curiosity - how much did they want for that?
    I have no place for it, but it sure would be fun to have (or to wish about).
     
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  10. Was scanning a bunch of slides from my folks and ran across these pics. The white Willys (1951) was my first car in 1976. The maroon Willys belonged to my Dad's boss (in 1965 at their lake cabin).

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  11. Cornelius

    Cornelius One of the Regulars

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    There's a link to the ad in my post, but the seller wants $19,500. Comes with "MANY extra parts including a running engine and trans," along with original service manual & keys, etc.
     
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