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Art Lellis 39 Ford Convertible

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,661


  2. woodbox
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,194


    Very Nice! Not too sure about the dayglo color. But still very nice.
    Joined: Aug 10, 2006
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  4. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,685


    Wow. Beautiful. I'm afraid to know the price! You know what they say, "if you have to ask..."

  5. Dale Fairfax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,585

    Dale Fairfax
    Member Emeritus

    BOY! That 396" Flathead Merc would be a sight to see. And in the midst of all that text, no where did I see any reference to the '40 DeLuxe front clip with raised fenders.
  6. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,609

    from California

  7. TomH
    Joined: Oct 21, 2003
    Posts: 1,253


    Are the pics comming in huge for the rest for you??
  8. Turbo442
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 702


    Very tastefully done.Original builder had good design sense. I'm guessing the color changes a bit through the whole digital thru to pc process. Probably looks much better in person. Definitely different.
  9. weez
    Joined: Dec 5, 2002
    Posts: 860


    Can't help but wonder why it wasn't restored to what it looked like back when it was built. Seems like one would want to get it as close as possible to that...

    I watched the Moffett car being restored by Scott Guildner, (it still had the original Runyon upholstery tag in it,) in that case the owner insisted on medium whitewalls, candy apple red, gold gauges, etc. If Guildner had been given free reign with that he would have nailed the original look. It still is a great car though! I'd love to have either one of them.

    Imagine seeing the the Lellis and Moffett cars correctly restored side by side! I'd buy a ticket.
  10. sanfordsotherson
    Joined: Mar 21, 2005
    Posts: 961

    from So. Cal.

    I've always liked this car. But, I like it much better in black & white photos...too bad it had to be restored with the original color scheme. And I guess since I'm picking it apart, what's up with the huge gap between the Caddie caps and the wheels? I could stick all four fingers in there. And the '60's era tires...

    Did I mention I liked the car?
  11. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 2,795


    I have a friend who grew up with these two cars and knows the history. Both cars are now restored and for sale. I think it would be nice for the Petersen to purchase them and put them on display for all to enjoy. Bob O thinks the color was darker on the green car but can't tell from the photos for sure. Here are some photos of Moffatt's car after Scott restored it. Too me these cars are priceless and should be a museum.

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  12. Asphalt Outlaw Hero
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 963

    Asphalt Outlaw Hero
    from Dixie

    I've been to Pebble the last two years.In 2009 it was in the Quail show:
    I later saw it driving on 17 mile drive. I commented "Nice forty" and the woman corrected me telling me it was a 1939.
    This year it was in the Bonham's sale at the Quail.As I remember the "estimate" was 150K roughly (which means they wanted 150K).
    It is a nice piece.
  13. Automotive Stud
    Joined: Sep 26, 2004
    Posts: 4,238

    Automotive Stud

    I'm thinking they meant 296". If it was even possible to get 396" out of a stock Ford block it would be a gernade.

    What a great car though, it's got a lot of things going on like grille guard, bumper tips, light color/dark top, fog lights, lake pipes, no running boards, all things that I don't usually like but somehow brings it all together really nicely. I love the craftsmanship in that dash!
  14. paintcan54
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,100


    That is just sweet.
  15. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    I like everything about it.
  16. radio_king
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 403


    Darn,if I haven`t just spent my last 110 grand I`d buy it!!

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