Category: Coupe

Pick of the Day: 1941 Ford 2-door coupe with classic car finance lesson – Tyson Hughie @ClassicCars.com

Pick of the Day: 1941 Ford 2-door coupe with classic car finance lesson – Tyson Hughie @ClassicCars.com

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Restoration expenses once again far outstrip the value of the finished product

If there’s anything that owning a “project vehicle” has taught anyone, it’s that restoration work almost always ends up being much-more expensive than originally anticipated.  And while it’s rewarding to be part of an extreme makeover, sometimes it means taking a loss when it comes time to part ways and offer that vehicle up to the collector marketplace.

Many classified listings these days include some variation of the phrase, “You can’t build it for what I’m asking.”  And that statement rings painfully true in many cases

A private seller on ClassicCars.com in Longview, Texas, is offering an 80-year-old custom Ford at a fraction of the investment that it took to restore.  The Pick of the Day is a red 1941 Ford Super Deluxe two-door coupe complete with receipts totaling $100,000 and a selling price that is significantly lower.

“The price to build was right at $100k,” the listing states.  “Invoices are available which will list all of the individual components plus the shop labor hours.” 

The rebuilt Jasper flathead engine alone, now having accrued only a few hundred miles since installation, reflected an expenditure in excess of $10,000, according to the ad.

Read on

Flathead Ford V8 Deluxe coupe restored to factory specs – Bob Golfen @Classiccars.com Journal

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Here’s an attractive example of how traveling salesmen once visited their clients!

Flatheads forever!  Those of a certain age should remember that hot rod rallying cry from gearheads who anachronistically embraced Ford’s iconic side-valve V8s over the newfangled OHV engines.  Yes, that was a long time ago. Although, many purists still run performance-tweaked “flatties” in their vintage rods.

 

Read the rest of Bob’s article here

Police Chief with Moonshine, Guns, and Chevy after a Bust — The Old Motor

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H.S. “Dick” Hickman, Chief of Police in Colorado City, Texas, poses at City Hall in the 1930s with moonshine, guns, and a Chevrolet coupe after an arrest. For effect, the moonshine is displayed in its canning jars on and around the car, and the ground along with two pistols seized during the bust on the…

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Part classic car, part rolling history lesson – J.M. Keely’s 1931 Ford Model A De Luxe Coupe and custom trailer – Hemmings

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An excellent article from Kurt Ernst at Hemmings

Up for auction is the mobile base of travelling marine supply salesman J.M. Keely.

The rig consists of a 1931 Ford Model A De Luxe Coupe and custom trailer

This is a fascinating glimpse into the past and the life of a travelling salesman, I’m assuming he wasn’t ever in a hurry? 🙂

J.M. Keely’s 1931 Ford Model A De Luxe Coupe and custom trailer

You can read the story here

The auction listing is here

Expected to raise between $100,000 – $150,000

 

Took the A to a New Show!

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Took the A along to the inaugural Wellington Country Park Farm Shop Car Rally.

For a new show the turn out was excellent, good American car turn out.

A number of A’s were present including one I hadn’t seen before and is amazingly local!

John Cochran’s truck was also present, after he and Meg had taken a long trip to the Goodwood Revival (110 miles :))

Seeing in the New Year at the Phoenix Inn Hartley Wintney

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Took a drive over to Hartley Wintney for the New Years Day meet at the Phoenix Inn, pretty well attended considering the weather wasn’t great. A good smattering of American cars, along with coffee and some decent grub was on offer!

Some nice vehicles included:

Hudson Super Six

Chrysler New Yorker

Ford Ranchero

Model A Coupe & Roadster

Mustangs

Plus a really cool Mercedes Hot Rod, not my normal thing, but very nice..