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Featured Hot Rod & Custom Prospects at Auction

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Mar 16, 2023.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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  2. Bdamfino
    Joined: Jan 27, 2006
    Posts: 486

    from Hamlet, NC

    Hard to narrow down choices from this collection, I picked two more....the Stuzt some Buffalo wires and a slight lowering and the DeSoto taxi a later MoPar slant six and full resto rod w/ patina! Those original cars, I have the Joe Mac vibe for 'em...just a shave and haircut here and there, no chopping or fender toss, pour classic hardware into stock drive lines! I can't see molesting original cars anymore, cut up and older hot rod....ple nty of them to be found! I almost added that T fire truck! Can't you picture it smokin' up the Long Beach hill climb?!

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  3. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 16,581


    This one right here, this is for me.
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  4. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 15,096

    from KCMO

    Dang! Some cool stuff!

  5. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 6,055


    That Comet and siblings sold a lot of cars. Always have had a thing for the 1964 Comet Cyclone (I could even live with the simulated chrome wheels for a minute or two)!
  6. I have dreams of pulling a V860 midget around behind a hot rod...
  7. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 8,745

    from Nebraska

    When I look at the picture of the T roadster above I think of Mark Morton's T speedster. Very cool.
  8. Pete Eastwood
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 1,275

    Pete Eastwood
    from california

    I was involved with the build on this '23 T .

    Joe Runyan T.jpg
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  9. 41SpecialSSE
    Joined: Nov 24, 2020
    Posts: 13

    from Chicago

    That T roadster is pretty fantastic and I want it! I remember the twin-grille Zephyr from Lee Hartung's museum in Glenview.
  10. Pete Eastwood
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 1,275

    Pete Eastwood
    from california

    I built Marks "T" !
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  11. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 7,984



    Sometimes, it is fun watching an auction. A good friend took me to a local used car auction back in 1960-61. His dad had a licensed auto resale registration. He made his money buying and selling used cars. He worked for a small used car lot and asked his son to go to an auction in Pomona. It was not associated with any hot rod organization nor were there any hot rods for sale. It was a constant flow of used cars that were bid on and rolled away sold. It was like seeing a cattle auction on a TV cowboy show.

    The cars were not the high end performance cars, but everyday driver types. A lot of 4 door cars and some two door sedans that could have been teenage cars or daily drivers. It was confusing and crowded as other car sales folks were also there to buy several cars or one specific car. But, the idea of cars rolling across the little stand area and a guy rattling off stuff like we have all seen announcers yell was interesting first hand. They did sell for a lot lower than we normally see in the local newspaper advertisements, due to the cars being everyday cars and this was a wholesale place.

    My friend said the low price was the base and his dad would raise the cost, after they went through the car to make sure it ran well. It was purely a profit place for buyers (all licensed dealers) and the action was fast. Everyone seemed to have a limit as to the value of each daily driver car that rolled up to the staged area.


    Well, it was pure business as those cars would go to someone’s small used car lot. Not for a collection of sorts. My friend’s dad bought two cars at super low prices. They were nothing to “to write home about…” I drove his car home while he and his dad drove the newly purchased cars. YRMV
    I would buy the Comet sedan, take all of the decals off and remove the light/wind deflector. It is a nice silver color and the extra stuff just makes it look awful. While I know my wife would buy the Tahitian Red 40 Ford Convertible. After watching a TV series called “1928,” now, she is thinking that the cool Silver open convertible might look nice in our garage, if it would fit. Our granddaughter would love it. But, she would fall over, totally surprised, if and when we came over to pick her up for her high school graduation day ride, in that Silver open top convertible.
    upload_2023-3-30_4-59-5.png With me driving in a nice suit and matching cap. Ha!!
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2023 at 12:23 PM
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  12. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 29,674

    Jalopy Joker

    another auction soon in Sacramento, CA --- 2 or 3 threads here about this---Rabin Worldwide Classic Cars, Trucks & Hot Rod Bodies -- April 14 online bidding only
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