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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nads, Sep 17, 2012.
Sent em my $50 almost a month ago, I've heard nothing.
One month isn't bad. One week to get there, one to get back... They would have only had it for 2 weeks then.
If you're in a hurry then email them, but 4-6 weeks is normal.
It will be worth the wait. Congrats on the design photos! While the build record will be great, the factory patio photos are where it's at! You need to really thank the guy who got you those! Amazing!
I sent both GM researchers a thank you, these are the best pictures I've seen, I never ever thought I would get this much information. When I first saw the car I thought it was a creation from a custom shop for a wealthy customer, I had no idea so much more would come out.
Wow, I am enjoying this thread. Amazing find. Curious about the history of who owned it last, how long they had it, etc, etc. Did I miss that over the last 14 pages?
This is just all, over the top!
Well supposedly it was owned by Walter Hagen, famous golfer who retired to Traverse City, Michigan, and died in 1969. I heard it was donated to his church, thereafter it was in the hands of who I bought the car from. I can't find any proof of this, I've also heard the car was used by GM executives and possibly Bill Mitchell himself. Again, I don't know for sure about this. That this car was shown in Chicago in 1962 and is an XP car built by GM is absolutely certain.
Dale in Indy
Cherry festival is held in Traverse City, I believe.
Well,its not like you haven't tackled the 'impossible' before...
Damn, it's sexy. I love the rear wheel openings, fins, everthing. Especially the early photos.
It must feel like a headrush to just go out in the garage and look at it.
Hate to think that these one off cars usually got crushed or thrown away.
I went to the Auburn/Cord/Deusenberg museum when I was a kid and they had a rusty shell on display, it was a former show car that got used for fill building dikes. Like in the ground... Weird.
The church story is interesting. The latest history is what I wondered. Where has that thing been sitting and for how long? Has it changed hands multiple times? Just an amazing story and an amazing piece of history. Looking forward to more on this car!
Man what a piece of history. Great car and story to. Thanks for sharing with us.....
I just found this thresad... all that I can say is.. WOW...you gotta be a happy man.......good on ya...gotta be really cool to cruise in that one....nice job on the paint blisters BTW...
Just found another cool pic of this car,
that is a great find and I have enjoyed studying the pictures you have on the car. definitely worth a piece in Hemmings magazine or another publication looking at rare provinence. good stuff.
The rocker molding looks very much like the rear fender trim on the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. It would seem likely that Cadillac just sourced some stock from the same source that Chevrolet used. This trim is currently being reproduced. If you could locate the current source you might be able to get properly sized strips made.
If you look at the close up pics you can see that it's actually formed and is not ribbed the entire width,It's made just for this car and it's got screw holes and damage all over, it can be repaired though
VERY KOOL , story, man my head would be spinning!! very awsome that you got it, now buy my caddy and have an awsome pair...
Incredible! It's too bad you had to haul it to that dump you call a home.
Love this car! The hubcaps could be made but it would be very expensive. Certainly worth the cost for this car IMO.
If things don't go as planned http://www.classicchevy.com/chevy-side-panel-insert-material-bel-air-1957.html
Kudos my friend. Great score.
Maybe those wheelcovers were fiberglass?
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Nads ! Nads ! Nads !
THINK about it MAN !
The thing needs paint. It's been repainted at least once anyway and rather poorly at that. It's NOT original paint.
Whoever restores this thing ISN'T going to, they can't, save the original paint.
Instead of trying to match a crap repaint,
if your NOT going to cut it up,
AT LEAST FLAME IT !
Once in a lifetime chance.
That won't devalue it any more than it is already.
Have fun with it.
As far as it being a thing of value,
This is a car site! NOT an investment site!
Isn't it ?
OH YEAH !
Seems like the car made it to the correct caretaker.
Man, there are some people on this site that need a pair of needlenose pliers to get their panties out of their ass.
It's perfect for the damaged ribbed panel on my 63 Capri, thanks.
I repaired the eyebrow molding to get a mold from to get a new pair recast, this shit was one off built just for this car, the driver's side is missing entirely, it will be made from a 3D scan of the passenger side, American Bronze is doing the work, I think it's gonna cost plenty.
Nads, you are a man on a MISSION!! This car couldn't have found a better home. What an education this whole process has become. Definetly pushed your skills to the next dimension.
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