Thursday, November 14, 2013
1932 Packard 902 Coupe Roadster
In 1932, Packard introduced its new lineup, including this ninth series Coupe Roadster. It was longer, lower,faster and more refined then previous models, due in part to the double drop frame. Personally, I think the Series 902 with body style 509 was and is one of the prettiest designs of the era. The new top design allowed it is fold flat to the body, enhancing the flow of the body lines. This Packard was owned by the same family for over four decades. It recently had the complete interior, top, carpets, rumble seat refinished at a very well known restoration shop. The dash was also removed along with the engine and transmission to be totally rebuilt as new. All of the work is documented in pictures. The only thing left to do is the paint, as it is thin and old. Please call with any questions.
Monday, October 21, 2013
1930 Cord L-29 Phaeton1930 Cord L-29 Phaeton Introduced in the summer of 1929, the new Cord L-29 was a huge hit in the luxury car segment. It paced the Indy 500 that year with its standard 298cid L-head 8 cylinder engine. The L-29 was produced for a short four year run, as it was introduced with the Great Depression just beginning. Only 1,168 Phaetons were built—that was 20 percent of Cords total production. All were equipped with a three speed transmission,innovative front wheel drive and inboard front brakes. That gave the Cord a low stance along with the first X frame, offered on a motorcar. This Cord was in long term display at a private museum and is ACD certified. It is roadworthy and drives nicely. Finished in deep blue with contrasting tan leather it is stunning. Every collection should include an ACD automobile. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Thursday, September 19, 2013
1961 JAGUAR MARK II 3.8 Sedan “THE SPORTS SEDAN OF THE 60’S” SAME OWNER LAST 26 YEARS COMPLETE COSMETIC RESTORATION WELL MAINTAINED IN CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE RED LINE RADIAL TIRES EXTRA SET OF “FULL WHEEL” FENDER SKIRTS CHROME WIRE WHEELS AND KNOCK-0FFS LIKE NEW VERY COMPREHENSIVE REPAIR INVOICES WITH CAR POWER STEERING, BRAKES , AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION RUST FREE BODY AND CHASSIS—LOOK UNDER CAR !!! NEW JAGUAR EXHAUST SYSTEM-FRONT TO BACK UNDER 45,000 ORIGINAL MILES !! RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT—SHIFTS SMOOTHLY Priced at $35,500.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The car belonged to Henry Janssen of Buffalo, NY for many years. He bought it from a museum in Buffalo when it closed. It was a very original and complete car when Henry bought it. He began to do some restoration on the wood of the body and re-wooded the wheels. Henry enjoyed the Thomas for the rest of his years. His estate sold the Thomas to a collector in the State of Washington where it had a complete restoration and was finished in 2005. It was shown at a few local Concours shows and driven about 300 miles in Single Cylinder Tours, including completing the Single Cylinder Touring Registry Tour in LaConner, Washington. There are 2 other existing examples of this car known The first year of production for Thomas was 1903. It powered by a single cylinder 8 hp engine with 106.3 cu.inch displacement. This rear entrance tonneau with a 3 speed progressive transmission, leather cone clutch, 28 x 3 wheels, geared water pump, and chain drive is as new. When restored, every part was fitted with new bearings , polished and balanced the crank and flywheel, rebushed portions of the transmission, rebuilt the rear end, new tires, new black leather upholstery, etc. The brass lamps were done by Rick Britten and the single self generating head light is correct for the car and the only one known to exist. The Thomas starts on the first or second pull, runs and drives very nicely and is very reliable. Eligible for the London Brighton Tour for sure !!!
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Beautiful 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible finished in Crystal Blue Firemist paint with a white convertible top, and complimenting White Sierra Grain leather interior. The pin stripe is painted not a decal. The wheels are factory correct with white wall tires. The 500 Cubic Inch Motor is matched with a 3-speed turbo hydromatic automatic transmission. The car goes down the road with ease. This is a numbers-matching, all original car. Has every option available including d' Elagance Package, power steering, brakes, windows, trunk, door locks, antenna and top. Other options include 6-way power seats, tilt/telescopic wheel, cruise control, A/C, parade boot and an AM/FM stereo with 8 track player. Included is a fitted car cover and parade boot pouch. It has just under 22,000 original miles. Fitted with five American Classic Radial Tires with less than 500 miles on them. Winner of St. Louis Concours d' Elegance. A perfect car to enjoy while it appreciates in value.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Finished in black with a straw pinstripe, this 1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup is in excellent restored condition. The car benefits from a body-off restoration to original specifications. Driven little since restoration making it a beautiful example. The LeBaron Bonney top is in as new condition as is the upholstery. With the truck being black and accented by straw painted wire wheels this truck stands out among the best. Accessories include wood bed rails, Sparton horn, accessory siren, single side mounted spare, dual side mirrors, stone guard, cowl lights, dual taillights, emergency flashers and accessory oil and heat gauges. Also updated with tubular shocks, hood prop, generator, and 12 volt system for easy starting.
This car goes down the road with ease. Starts instantly and has good braking. The car is ready for show or touring. The doors fit good and the entire vehicle is laser straight.
Completely rebuilt engine, including re-babbitted main bearings and rod bearings, re-bored cylinders, new pistons, re-surfaced head and block, new timing gears, ball bearing water pump. New timing gears with a updated distributer.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Historic Mount Vernon, New York Ahrens-Fox BT piston pumper.
Restored by Ahrens-Fox expert Andy Swift approx. three years ago.
No expense spared restoration.
One of the finest examples remaining.
Original 6 Cylinder Overhead Valve "Big Bertha" motor.
Six cylinder pump. (1250 gpm)
Complete with turret gun.
Delivered new Dec. 11, 1936 to Mount Vernon, New York
Reg. No. (4017)
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
1915 Model T Ford Roadster. Just out of estate. Nice solid original car that runs and drives great. Previous owner updated the car with a 1919 motor so a starter and generator could be used for easy starting. Car is titled as a 1915. Paint is older as is the upholstery. Car is equipped with cowl lights and moto meter. A cute Ford for a reasonable price. $19,500.00 USD
Sold new June 6, 1941 in Morristown N.J. by Morristown Packard Co.
Very rare station wagon with Hercules body and deluxe trim;
One of 358 Packard station wagons built in total for 1941;
Completely restored wood of solid ash and birch panels;
Exceptional wood interior ceiling;
Leather interior with beautiful carpeting;
Original restored push button radio;
60,825 miles believed original;
Often seen as transportation for ''Handsome Dan'', Yale University's beloved bulldog mascot while riding along tailgating at the infamous ''Yale Bowl'' games;
In my opinion, the ’41 Cadillac is the ultimate tour car. It has plenty of power with its 346 cid L-head V-8 mated to a smooth 3 speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, and rear semi-elliptic leaf springs. In addition, it is equipped with hydraulic drum brakes. The 126 inch wheelbase makes the ride smooth and firm. This ’41 has had a charmed life. It was part of the Lindburg family collection for the last 55 years. The Lindburg family was the Cadillac Distributor for the Midwest and they operated a Cadillac Agency in St. Louis, Missouri until 2006. Now out of long time storage, it is ready again to hit the road. The maroon paint is excellent as well as the tan leather interior. . The Cadillac is sitting on brand new period style radial whitewall tires making this car ready for caravans. A new hartz cloth black top was installed this year. This car is considered a full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America. Come drive it—you will want it in your collection. $98,500.00
Specifications: Series 1404, 150bhp 384.4 cu.in. L-head, straight eight engine, three-speed selective synchromesh transmission, semi-elliptic suspension, four-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 139"
In 1936 the Packard Eight, Super Eight and Twelve continued to be built on an individually separate basis. The bodies on the Super Eight and Twelves were interchangeable, wheelbase for wheelbase, with only the interior appointments being different. The bodies also continued to be constructed of wood and steel.
For 1936, the entire Packard range underwent only minor revisions. The models were known as the Fourteenth Series as the number thirteen had been skipped, presumably for superstitious reasons. The Fourteenth Series was the last year for Bijur lubrication, ride control, a semi-elliptic suspension, mechanical brakes, heavy vibration dampening bumpers and the 384.4 cubic inch straight eight engine..
The Super 8 was given the new sloped grille with chrome vertical bars that were actually thermostatically controlled shutters. The shutters would open and close automatically depending on the engine heat. The fender styling was altered slightly as were the hood vents and headlamp trim. Under the hood the only change was the new Delco-Remy ignition system.
This highly original Packard Super 8 Coupe Roadster was the subject of an excellent restoration a few years back. Sold new by Alberta Packard in Calgary, Alberta, the history is of this fabulous Packard is known from new. Accessories include radio, heater, metal side mount covers, Senior bumpers, rumble seat, etc. The elegance of this stylish, very original Packard is further enhanced by its chrome wire wheels. It’s impressive condition today is due in large part to the fact that this Convertible Coupe has been well cared for and maintained. All the parts were restored to meticulous condition to return the Convertible Coupe to its former glory.
. The 1936 Packard Super 8 Convertible Coupe not only has style, but a real road presence. In the 1936 model year Packard built only 1,492 Super Eights, which also makes this a very rare and desirable model. This Packard starts and runs excellent. It goes down the road with ease and is a pleasure to drive---Just Ask The Man Who Owns One!
Friday, February 8, 2013
In the words of its creator, master automobile conceptualist Gary Wales, this 1939 Bentley Royale is: “Everything in Excess, Nothing in Moderation.”
Roll-Royce and Bentley built automobiles of legendary strength and toughness. More than a few R-R and Bentley chassis were repurposed with immense engines and scanty bodies. Powered by surplus aircraft Merlin V12s and similar excess, they were called Speedcars, and they were all of that, thundering examples of the concept, “When it comes to horsepower, too much is just right.”
Even among those fire-breathing monsters, though, Gary Wales’ creation of the Bentley Royale Coupe deVille is an order of magnitude better.
Based on Rolls-Royce and Bentley components from the Silver Ghost through the ’90, its coachwork is developed from an original Sedanca deVille body commissioned by airman and auto racer Whitney Straight, The frame is a 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith.
The Bentley Royale’s engine is a masterful construction consisting of two Rolls-Royce Phantom IV 5.75-Liter overhead valve Inline eight cylinder blocks with crankshafts geared together on a common crankcase, a design akin to Ettore Bugatti’s H-16 aircraft engine.
Constructed by Gary Wales with mechanical assembly by Andres Aranda, the Bentley Royale Coupe deVille is a masterpiece. A modern Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, it has all the irrational thrills of nearly unlimited power that shakes the road and everything around it, wrapped in meticulously formed, finished and trimmed coachwork.
Vastly powerful but elegantly and comfortably bodied, the Bentley Royale Coupe deVille is on-of-a-kind, a statement of Ross-Royce Speedcar heritage and the Rolls-Royce and Bentley tradition of style, comfort and luxury.
Power Rack & Pinion Bentley T2 Steering
45 Different Dashboard Instruments and Switches
Carl Zeiss Headlamps.
5 Speed Rolls-Royce Experimental Gearbox
4” Exhaust with cutouts and Merlin-Style Manifolds.
Elaborate, Luxurious Interior Wood and Leather Appointments.
Elephant-Hide Roof Covering.
Front Disc Brakes.
CHASSIS NO: 95MG
1921 Silver Ghost 40/50hp Oxford Tourer is a very early example of the Springfield-built Rolls-Royces. Its coachwork is known as the
This exceptional Silver Ghost was the Thompson Automobile Company Trails car before it was delivered to J.G. McHenry, a
attorney. Mr. McHenry sold the car to John S. Riggs of Detroit who in turn sold the car in 1948 to Barney Pollard. There are letters in the file from Mr. Riggs offering to have his chauffeur drive the car from New York New York to Mr. Pollard in . Barney Pollard was a well respected and diverse Midwestern collector of fine Rolls-Royce automobiles and at one time, his collection numbered near 1,200 cars. A section of his workshop remains dedicated to the care, maintenance, and restoration of numerous examples of the marque. Work performed under his care included the fitting of new stainless steel spokes on all the wheels as well as regular comprehensive maintenance to assure its continued silent and smooth running. It remained in the Barney Pollard Collection until its purchase by Robert B. Merrifield. Michigan
This early production Springfield Oxford tourer represents, one of, if not the most driver-friendly and easily maintained examples of any automobile built prior to the 1930's. This four owner car from new combines the desirability of a documented low-mile example with an original chassis, motor and body. It has recently undergone a complete repaint including the wheels as well as an engine and chassis detail. Carefully maintained and exercised on short trips and at regional events, it presents unmatched motoring pleasure and cannot disappoint.
As befits its rarity, this fine example has been the recipient of a thorough restoration, completed circa 2005. The wonderfully period colors of Sun Beige and Sandalwood Tan in which it is finished are those in which it was delivered from the factory in Wilmington, Delaware, as confirmed by the data plate. It also boasted the 'Comfort and Convenience package', including tissue dispenser, from new. Also displayed is a rare lighted 1956 Pontiac Hood Ornament!
Engine is the 317cid V8, Pontiac Strat-o-Streak rated at 227hp and automatic transmission, which were both rebuilt. The speedometer was rebuilt at the time of restoration and shows less than 1,000 miles driven since restored. The original clock has been converted to quartz along with a upgraded radio, rebuilt power steering box, new Coker white wall tires, tissue dispenser, front bumper push bar, new dual exhaust ran correctly through the frame, fuel tank cleaned and reconditioned, brakes all rebuilt. Since completion of the restoration this Safari has seen very limited use but has enjoyed regular and diligent maintenance.
An interesting footnote to the history of this Safari is that it was once owned by Bob Shane, lead singer of 'The Kingston Trio'. A large binder of documentation including an original owner's manual and historical information accompanies the car, including a photo of the car during Shane's ownership, with his autograph.
This 1955 Cadillac received a frame off restoration with a completion date in spring 2012. The body was removed from the frame featuring a true body off restoration. This Eldorado is a nicely optioned car from the factory, with power brakes, power steering, power seat, and power windows, parade boot as well as the factory AM radio option and the unique Autronic Eye feature.
The entire interior is new, from the fresh and correct carpets to the blue seats. The wonderful interior is matched outside, with outstanding new Bahama blue paint, fresh chrome, and a brand new white convertible top. The trademark Sabre Wheels, made by Alcoa for Kelsey-Hayes, are likewise in excellent condition. The entire drive train is numbers matching to the car, and has been fully restored to factory condition.
The big 270 horsepower V-8 is fed by a pair of Rochester four-barrel carbs, which look like new and are also original to the car. The engine compartment is clean and impressive, with all components either restored to original or replaced with correct parts. The four-speed Hydra-Matic transmission shifts smoothly, and the entire car is highly detailed and presented as new.
With just a few beak-in miles since the restoration was completed the car is ready to be the centerpiece of your collection. The car is a pinnacle of General Motors engineering and a legendary Harley Earl design. A true blue chip investment!Price $98,500.00
While Cadillac marketed a full model range, the Five-Passenger Phaeton remains a favorite of enthusiasts to this day. This fully restored example earned
National First Place honors at the New England Region Cadillac-LaSalle show, held in in 2008. It is very nicely finished in blue with black fenders and a black radiator shell, complete with a beautifully fitted black folding top, nickel-plated brass components, rear-mounted spare tires and artillery wheels with whitewall tires. The interior is trimmed with button-tufted black leather upholstery. The car has been sorted and tested, making it a proven and reliable tour car. Offered in show-winning condition, this is certainly a wonderful example of refined Nickel Era Luxury. Portsmouth, Rhode Island
40/50bhp, 365.8 cu. in. vertical inline L-head four-cylinder engine with float feed carburetor, three-speed selective sliding gear manual transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, full floating rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and rear-wheel mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 120"
Priced at less than the cost of restoration: $115,000.
Excellent example of the iconic 40 Ford Flathead V-8 Convertible Coupe. The rust free Ford has benefitted from a professional restoration several years ago. Having been used very little, it remains a beautiful example and a great driving vehicle.
Equipped with skirts, spotlight, tan leather, power canvas top, top boot and factory radio. $67,500.00
I recently traded this pickup truck in on a Classic Car. It was such a fantastic restoration, I have decided to offer it on the website.
It has benefitted from a no expense spared body-off restoration. This rare V-8 factory equipped 4 speed transmission has plently of power and huge torque in first (granny low) gear. A great head turner and a perfect promotion item for any business. Priced to sell quickly at $32,500. The cost to restore the truck exceeded the sale price !!
Restored in 2001, this Ford has been remained a wonderful example of the rare 3 window Ford lineup for 1935.
Many of these Coupes were cut into Hot Rods in the late 40’s and early 50’s. Luckily, this one survived and was restored to its original specifications. The Flathead V-8, 221 CI engine is quiet and strong and the 3 speed transmission shift smoothly. It also is equipped with a Columbia two speed rear end.
The black paint is still beautiful --showing no cracking or crazing. Also, the LaBaron Bonney interior look new
Options include: Factory radio, banjo steering wheel, heater, luggage rack, grille guard, rumble seat, roll down rear window and shade, Ford script tires, and a metal spare tire cover.
It is also equipped with an original Greyhound hood ornament, period correct fog lights, spotlight, and wire wheels. The odometer show 79,000 miles and looks orginal, although it cannot be verified. Note the original decals on the air cleaner and other engine parts.
Simply a great early V-8 Ford ready to enjoy. $52,500.
The Goggo Coupe was truly a remarkable little car. Although dwarfed by a VW Bettle in size, the interior room is amazing. In addition, there is a bench seat in the rear area for small children. The spacious interior sports a 4 speed floor shifter, an instrument cluster in front of the driver, and a tiny glove box for “gloves” or sunglasses. $27,500.00
A 293 c.c. air cooled 2 cycle engine in mounted in the rear and provides plenty of power for this 1014 pound micro car. Fuel mileage exceeds 40 mpg and can be up to 47 mpg on the highway. Therefore, the 6.6 gallon fuel tank is certainly not a handicap on the Goggo.
This car is in excellent shape and can be shown with pride at any Concour Event—and probably he the “hit” of the Show—while getting lots of laughs at the same time.
The 1931 Cadillac 370-A V12 Roadster sports an exceptionally fresh nut and bolt, body-off restoration. With virtually zero miles registered since the restoration, the dark blue and gray Cadillac is simply outstanding in every regard. The car is very nicely appointed with a blue Hartz cloth top with a complimenting blue leather interior. Both are in excellent condition. This Roadster is complete with dual side mounts with mirrors, stainless spoke wheels, wide whitewalls, wind wings, a set of Trippe lights, a golf club door, a rumble seat and a luggage rack fitted with a metal low boy trunk.
When seated behind the wheel you will discover that not only does this roadster drive wonderful, but it also cruises along with the finesse and flare only a classic multi cylinder Cadillac can provide.
When seated behind the wheel you will discover that not only does this roadster drive wonderful, but it also cruises along with the finesse and flare only a classic multi cylinder Cadillac can provide.
FINALLY DONE AND READY TO SHOW. This amazing huge Roadster has a great storied past.
This massive Peerless is powered by a 49.6 hp, 577.5 cu. In. T-head six cylinder engine.
The wheelbase is a staggering 137 inches long.
This particular Peerless was actually used as a power source by the La Jolla Mining Company after its usefulness as an automobile was no longer needed. It was driven to the mining operation over 90 years ago and destined to be a workhorse for the miners.
In 1965, the great Peerless was discovered by a helicopter pilot and friend of a Peerless Collector. The entire story of the retrieval of the remains is described in a great story by the collector in 1966 after a huge helicopter and a team of 14 people retrieved the find. (see picutre)
The story, in the HCC Gazette is fascinating to read. Dubbed “The old man of the Mountain” the first restoration was 90 percent finished 15 years later. After completion, the Peerless was shown at Pebble Beach in 1984. It was then placed on long term display in a small mining museum until 2008.
It is now totally restored and ready for the Show field again.
1st in Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Class--- 2012 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
Chassis # 390XH The Silver Ghost Riviera Towncar is one of the most opulent Rolls ever built. The Riviera design was considered the opitome of Brewster coachwork.
Fine carriage lamps are mounted behind the mahognany trimmed chauffeur's compartment that is upholstered in black leather. The passenger compartment is uplholstered in black/gray cloth and embellished with an elaborate petit-point desing. The chauffers seat is original leather and in great condition. It shows dull in the pictures, however, is black in a real viewing. The hardware is gold-plated Gorham and the wood garnish moldings are inlaid in a floral marquestry pattern of rare woods handcrafted in Venice, Italy by order of the original owner.
Although restored in the 1970's the Rolls still presents extremely well.
The entire motor was dismantled in 2011 and restored to perfection by a marque expert. The Rolls is now ready to be enjoyed again on the road and Show field. It won first prize awards in the 1970's at many shows with its 100 point restoration. Please schedule a visit to inspect this masterpiece.
Production started in 1950 after a chance meeting of Donald Healey and Nash’s George Mason. The original car was steel, body by Panelcraft of England, chassis by Healey and engine by Nash. By 1952 the body was restyled by Pinn Farina and the chassis was special built by Healey. Nash upgraded the engine to develop 140 hp with its “LeMans Jetfire” overhead-valve inline six cylinder, dual carburetor creation. In 1953, with a longer wheelbase (108 inches), a coupe body was fashioned for the all aluminum main body. A tachometer, leather upholstery, and rear quarter windows made the Healey a true GT car rivaling Europe’s best. This Nash Healey was restored from an excellent original car and has been part of a private collection.