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Hot Rods Ralph Malph's '29 Roadster pickup for sale (AGAIN)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Speed Gems
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  2. tjm73
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    It was at Carlisle a bunch a years ago. I looked it over pretty well. My Dad, unknown to me, seriously considered buying it.

    It was not a very well done car. Neat though.
     
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  3. Gearhead Graphics
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    neat truck, but 150?
     
  4. Fortunateson
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    The thing that always bothered me about that truck were the goofy four pipe headers above the correct flathead ones. First thing I'd do would be to take them off.
     
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  6. “Happy Days” ’29 Hi-Boy Roadster Pickup Heads To Mecum Kissimmee

    By Dave Cruikshank January 11, 2018

    This is not recent. HRP
     
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  7. Speed Gems
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    Hmmm, wonder why i seen it on my facebook last week then?
     
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  8. OLDSMAN
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    I wonder what the car brought?
     
  9. Tim
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    Because people proof read on Facebook as well as they do on the HAMB ;)
     
  10. slowmotion
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    Never warmed up to it. Kinda put me in the mind of something a goofy guy like Ralph would build though. So I guess it worked as a prop as intended. No question of it's provenance though.
     
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  11. I don't subscribe to FB but my better half does and she says there is something that is called a time line and old post are resurrected from the past, hum, just like the HAMB. :D HRP
     
  12. Moriarity
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    from what I remember (I quit FB 5 years ago) facebook is not really a reliable news source
     
  13. bid went to 80k and didn't meet reserve.
     
  14. OLDSMAN
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    Thanks, there’s no way that car is worth &150,000. $80,000 is too much in my opinion
     
  15. your really not paying for the car, the bid was buying the history/story.
     
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    That’s a lot of money for that story
     
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  17. big duece
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    For that money I would rather have Newbomb Turks "Pie Wagon" i053506.jpg
     
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  19. ^^^^^ Working on unfinished business.
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Look beyond the tv add on crap and that is a genuine/old 50s Hot Rod rpu. 150k is, and will continue to be wishful thinking, 80k was more than fair price.
     
  21. quickchangeV8
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    If that was my car I would be sprinting right up to the podium and snatching that $80,000 right out of the auctioneer's hand.The $150,000 reserve is nothing more than a dream and will never be realized. As time goes on fewer and fewer people will know what "Happy Days" was or even care. The car's value will just continue to spiral downwards. As Jimmy has stated in his post, this looks to be a genuine 1950's hot rod pickup and I fully agree. The real Auburn dash, genuine filled 32 grille, 40 steering wheel, Moon fuel block, all point to the fact that this was a genuine 1950's hot rod. Personally I would take off all that "Happy Days" TV crap and return the car back to the way it was back in the 50's.
     
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  22. Tim
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    Curious if there is any information about the hotrod pre happy days
     
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  24. Tim
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    I wonder with the new Petersen online archive of photos if we couldn’t find it in some early racing photos. .

    Roll bar could be a clue
     
  25. take away the "movie/tv crap history and the bidding would not have reached $20k
     
  26. Tim
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    Shot of it in 1968 in Bernie the love bug - blurry photo found online quickly.
    56460F5C-0A67-4C8F-9DC9-F1B9A255741F.jpeg Looks like it had some added bullshit on it here too.

    1149B193-1646-4243-9A7A-4CE1E5BBAFD6.jpeg MUCH cooler hotrod in the same movie. Maybe this one is recognizable and would be a link to where the Malph car came from
     
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  27. Tim
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    Your telling me that if I was selling a movie prop that wasn’t in a movie that it would sell for way less?

    Seems like your pointing out the obvious?
     
  28. Speed Gems
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    @Jimmy B I think i may have found where the RPU came from. I was looking at old car movies today on youtube and came across a movie called Teenage Thunder from 1957.
    [​IMG]
     
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  29. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    ^^^Possibly, though it has a chopped windshield and headlight stands.
     
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  30. The Pie wagon is alive and well in Massachussets.
     

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