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History Bought an incredible 33 Ford

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Fire Fox, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Fire Fox
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
    Posts: 165

    Fire Fox

    I went to look at a 52 F100 he had for sale but ended up talking him into pricing this 33. It’s an original paint and upholstery 1933 Ford “B” Tudor and I was able to drive it home! This car was purchased new August 4, 1933 in Greenfield, Indiana for $540 by a Mr. and Mrs. Ostermeyer, Mr. Ostermeyer passed away shortly after 1933 and Mrs. Ostermeyer continued to drive the car until her passing in November 1958. On June 13, 1959 their estate was sold at public auction and the car was purchased by Frank A. Cecil, Finly, IN for $355 and it was this new owner that fully documented everything about the car in story form up until August 27, 1984 where the car was taken out of storage and cleaned up and pushed back in. There’s so much cool information in the book and the tablet that was in the dash. In the 90’s Mr. Roland purchased the car from a former bass player for Bill Munroe, the car still had the original 4 cylinder engine in it and was completely original. The engine was so weak Mr. Roland replaced it with a hopped up Flathead V8 and a newly built transmission from a 39 Ford, installed Lincoln juice brakes, replaced the wire wheels with steel wheels, and installed a new wiring harness to make the car more drivable. It’s so hard to find anything from 1932-1934, but to find an original paint car with such a story is a once in a lifetime find for me. I plan on putting a set of wires and Firestone’s on it, getting the stance right, possibly a correct wiring harness, and a new floor mat then enjoy it. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. Fire Fox
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
    Posts: 165

    Fire Fox

  3. 46Chief
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 165


    Man that’s a beauty! Drive it and enjoy!
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  4. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,925

    from Indy

    congrats, nice score
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  5. foolthrottle
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
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  6. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 1,710


    That takes "finding a survivor" to a whole new level. Congrats. I can't imagine there be too many more out there like that still in hiding.

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  7. DAMN!!!
    Congrats, that's an amazing score.
    The documented history is priceless.
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  8. Fire Fox
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
    Posts: 165

    Fire Fox

    The story is almost as nice as having the car, I love reading through it!

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  9. "Once in a life time for me" Hell, that's a once in a life time for anyone!!
  10. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,956


    Damn, you done good.
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  11. I see nothing on that car that I would change.. maybe just clean up the wiring and a new floor mat.
    Great score!
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  12. really cool!
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  13. The stories to go with it are priceless.And fine '33,enjoy.
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  14. SicSpeed
    Joined: Apr 23, 2014
    Posts: 654

    from Idaho

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  15. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,700


    The new owner must continue documenting everything he does with the car.
  16. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 3,684


    Just amazing, and it's a '33. Wow.
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  17. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,671


    I can’t believe that you washed it without asking for advice first .....:D
    Anyway, - beautiful car, enjoy it, and make the changes that you want.
    Thanks for sharing.
  18. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,882


    Sounds like that car has had a perfect cast of caretakers from day one. Please post the photos with the wires. Bob
  19. Great looking car, I look forward to seeing more of it as it progresses.

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  20. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 40,127


    One heck of serendipity getting that instead of the F-100 you went to check out. Buy some lotto tickets while luck is with you. :)
  21. scotti32
    Joined: Jul 13, 2009
    Posts: 283


    Sweet, great find
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  22. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,929


    Very cool! Great find.
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  23. 48fordnut
    Joined: Nov 4, 2005
    Posts: 4,140


    Amazing squared.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  24. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,129


    WOW, they are still out there!!!!!! A truly amazing car that I'd be proud to own and drive 'AS IS'. :D
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  25. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,895


    Wow, that´s and incredible car! Glad it found you...!You can´t just go buy a car like that... they find you. I had a similar experience a while ago with my 40 Coupe.Now go , have fun! Congratulations !
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  26. studebaker46
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 693


    watch the movie Highwaymen on Netflix Kevin Kostner drives the twin to your car with the wires. neat car and neater story congrats Tom
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  27. I'm at a total loss for words! That's unusual for me.:D.......All of the superlatives have been already mentioned. That's like digging in the flower bed and finding a 2lb. gold nugget! Beautiful car, incredible story.
  28. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,158


    Very very neat
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  29. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,260

    from Zoar, Ohio

    What a beauty. Lucky man. Great car.
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  30. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,866


    Congratulations ! Great find! Enjoy it!
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