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Detroit pics? 33 roadster?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ragtop, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Ragtop
    Joined: Nov 17, 2001
    Posts: 1,261


    Didn't anyone get a pic of the barn find 33 roadster in the basement? I was kicking myself for not taking a camera.
  2. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,095


    Here you go, a pretty cool car with an interesting story.

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  3. Randy P
    Joined: Oct 3, 2006
    Posts: 411

    Randy P
    from Austin, TX

    Wow! What's the story? Who owns it?
  4. Kirk Hanning
    Joined: Feb 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,604

    Kirk Hanning

    There was a phone # on a small piece of paper leaning against the rear tire saying "available". If some one had the $$$$$ it'd be a helluva piece of history to swap hands.
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  5. fishslayer82
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 357


    My friend Paul Back from Michigan owns the car. He is a long time 32 Afficianado, car builder, Bonneville racer, and builder of some significant old Fords. He built the Veda Orr replica that was at GNRS 2 years ago.

    The car is a true barn find, built in 1958 and not touched much since. A friend of mine was helping to get the car around to load and was urged by Paul "to be careful not to smudge the 50 year old dust off of it" haha.

    How about the old chainsaw!

    He had these cars upstairs last year:


    By the way, that is Paul on the right on the top pic wearing plaid shirt.
  6. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 283

    from buffalo NY

    I talked to the owner of the 33 for quite some time great history he has had it for ever he is trying to buy the familys summer home he grew up in so its gonna go .REAL nice ride the price was 38,000 firm i have his info his display was as cool as his car
  7. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,095


    The Story, from what I remember, was the guy built it in 1955. When it was in the the upholstery shop, the guy passed away. His wife brought the car home and stuck it in the garage where it sat for 40 some years. I am sure others here could fill in the complete details.
  8. Aaron51chevy
    Joined: Jan 9, 2005
    Posts: 1,986


    That was the coolest display there I loved it.

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