Thursday, April 23, 2015

1950 Vanderbundt Speedster

This "Auburn on steroids" started it's life as a 1950 Seagrave Firetruck which served in Miami Beach. More recently, it was "saved " from a local wreckyard by Wil Anders, who took out the burnt up engine, took it down to the frame, mounted the cowl further back etc. and slapped in a reliable 454 CU. GM V8, coupled to a aut. trans. Having finished the mechanical part and the nose end, he eventually ran out of steam and money, and that's when I saw it at first, and immediately saw it's potential for the ultimate fun car. I must have stood for 2 hours with one eye closed, my hand in front of the rear end , and the other hand chopping down the windshield , and imagining a boattail rearend a la the 30's cars I love. Well, I was able to talk Will out of the car, and it sat for a year or so until I finally got to it. I knew a couple of fella's here in town, who had once helped me build a beautiful mahogany wood tail to my Duesenberg, and they were the perfect guys for the job I invisioned. It's been a work in progress for a few years now, and with the help of Bill Coffman and Bill Penzella of CF BOATS here in Ft.Lauderdale among others, we've been getting closer to our goal. It's been great re-designing this car" on the go", something I like doing best. Hunting for special parts like fender lights and such at flee markets like Hershey and on eBay has been real rewarding and great mind yoga! Still lots of things to do, like fabricating a top, steps to get in it etc. Ultimately, I'm thinking about installing TWO 454 cu. Supercharged V8'S under the hood, and the dash gauges and starter buttons are already set up for that. The push button trans works great , and it's a blast to drive around town ! ( including using the blast of my REAL trainhorn , haha )Now , I have owned plenty cool cars , but I've NEVER owned anything like this that gets people running out of their cars to take pictures and asking questions ; it's a great feeling knowing our creativity is paying off , and we're causing lots of smiles and looks of disbelief ! It's a great stress reliever after a week of hard work , and I always come home with a big grin on my face ! Is it for sale ? Hmmm.. really don't know , don't care..maybe , if you pay me enough..What's enough ? Well ,it would have to be $275,000. So , there you have it..I said it anyway! And by the way, if people pay $95 k and more for a microcar, it REALLY makes my car a bargain at only $275 k !
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

1957 Ford Skyliner retractable. Nice, older restoration, showing well. Asking $45k / obo

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

We are proud to offer you the following great car, very rare and desirable : 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster One of only 141 Roadsters ( disappearing top ) built ! Chassis no. 150 hp, 2,996 cc overhead-camshaft inline six-cylinder engine with three downdraft Solex carburetors, four-speed column-shift manual transmission, double-wishbone, coil-spring, and torsion bar front suspension, coil-spring swing axle rear suspension, and four-wheel vacuum-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 110 in. The sportiest 300 S variant was the roadster, which was a convertible that featured a top that folded completely flat, giving the car a very elegant appearance. Only 141 were produced, and they are the most desirable 300 Ses amongst enthusiasts today. According to the previous owner, the car shown here has a 1953 chassis number but was sold in the United States as a 1954 model. It came off the line in early 1954, according to Mercedes-Benz records, and was then delivered to the West Coast distributor in Ventura, California, on June 22, 1954. This was apparently the second 300 S off the line in 1954, in a year when only 54 Roadsters were built, and it is also equipped with a rare Becker Nürburg radio. The car eventually ended up in Chicago, where it spent some 20 years in a garage. When purchased by the last owner, it had been repainted white and a new blue top, which is still in place and in good condition, was installed. The owner then shipped the car to Lyford Engineering in Plymouth, Michigan, who restored the engine. Next ,the car was repainted and color was matched to the Mercedes-Benz Silver. The original seats remain in the car and are in decent shape, but do show wear. Likewise, the chrome trim is in good original condition as well. We just had the triple carbs rebuilt and she runs great , ready for you to enjoy ! Please inquire for price , as the market keeps moving North on these and other hi - quality collector vehicles. Can ship anywhere on the Globe for reasonable price. Call JP at + 1 954 525 0600

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Marketing classic cars through digital content

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

1957 Ford Skyliner retractable

1957 Ford Skyliner Retractable

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