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Ricky Nelson Roadster for Auction

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wingnutz, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,583

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    If I spent 150 to 200K on any car (assuming I had it to spend), the next listing you would see would start something like:

    From the estate of the late George Gordon...

    Very cool car though. [​IMG]
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  2. Smokin Joe
    Joined: Mar 19, 2002
    Posts: 3,773

    Smokin Joe

    I had no idea Ricky Nelson had anything to do with that car.
  3. cabriolethiboy
    Joined: Jun 16, 2002
    Posts: 847


    I hate to say this , but I had a chance to buy the car when Bernie Sievers had it. I thought it was too much money ($9000)for a channeled car then (sometime in the 90's). I would love to have it now. I have always wanted to restore an old hot rod with some history and I probably missed the best chance I will ever have. I will keep looking though!!
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  4. fuel pump
    Joined: Nov 4, 2001
    Posts: 3,620

    fuel pump
    from Caro,MI

    Man I'd give my left nut to own that thing. That's one of my all time favorites.
  5. I could reproduce four of those for 200,000 dollars. The guy that drove that car spawned these two jackasses. I'd rather have a Ferrari.

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  6. Kilroy
    Joined: Aug 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,195

    from Orange, Ca

    JimA's gonna buy that one too. [​IMG]
  7. 34Fordtk
    Joined: May 30, 2002
    Posts: 1,690


    You had chance to buy it for $9000.00!!!!! That could have been some real good profit. Nice car but for 200k I could have a Ferrari a nice Roadster....and money left! [​IMG]
  8. Dirk
    Joined: Jun 13, 2003
    Posts: 251


    I'd rather have a Ferrari.

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    I would take that car over a parking lot of Ferraries. That car is one of my all time favorites. You could not build that kinda of history no matter what your budget!
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  9. Mutt
    Joined: Feb 6, 2003
    Posts: 3,219


    From Hot Rod Magazine...

  10. chrisntx
    Joined: Jan 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,790

    from Texas .

    The 5th picture is captioned "48 Lincoln Brakes" but clearly shows Ford Lockheed brakes :)
  11. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 12,933


    I noticed when I read the "Milestones" book that they kept mixing up Ford brakes and Lincoln brakes. Maybe the editor was using this old article as research and took the caption at it's word.

    This Ricky Nelson roadster and many others are in the book. A must-read for a true hot rod fan.

    P.S. the "'40 Ford spindles" in the old article pic are really '32 spindles.
  12. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,530

    Bruce Lancaster

    And the '40 steering alleged would steer in the wrong direction set up as shown...
    Joined: Apr 17, 2001
    Posts: 6,189


    Pics of Ross Myers' ....Ricky Nelson 1932 Ford Roadster taken 3/06 at a show in Philly,PA






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    Ozzie Nelson, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: Not much is written about the Nelson family car, although urban legend has it a 1932 Ford Roadster appeared in two episodes. Seems Ozzie's son Ricky was desperate to buy the car with earnings from the show (what kid wouldn't want a car like that), but like most fathers of that generation, Ozzie put his foot down and firmly refused. Today, a 1932 Ford Roadster, similar to the one that appeared on the show, sells for $46,500 high retail. In 1932, you could buy one for right around $460. Maybe Ozzie should have put his foot down on the Roadster's accelerator instead.
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  15. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 40,639


    Once again a day late and a dollar short.
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  16. Bob Hodge
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
    Posts: 5

    Bob Hodge

    How about a model kit of this car?????? I've got the box!!
    Bob Roadster 101.JPG
  17. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 2,962


    :D A little piece of trivia here.Ozzie Nelson came up with an idea for a piece of music.What resulted was what I believe to be the first music video.It was "Traveling Man"done by Ricky.It made it`s first appearance on the"Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet".
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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  18. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,138

    Gary Addcox

    I recall reading a story about Ozzie refusing to let Rick pay $3000 for this roadster, or wouldn't give Rick the money to buy it. I always obeyed my father when I was growing up, BUT faced with this dilemma, my respect for him might have been sorely tested.
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  19. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
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    Gary Addcox

    It was always exciting when the show ended, because Rick would sing a song. Remember his lead guitarist was James Burton, who went on to play behind Elvis, Roy Orbison, and many other famous artists. He has performed at LSRU several times and hopefully will return many more times with his flamed guitar.
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  20. Old thread....but I love this was at the Henry Ford Museum for a couple months as part of a exhibit and I went over once a week to stare at it...would love to own that car...or a nice tribute to it
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  21. DonnyK
    Joined: Nov 30, 2017
    Posts: 21


    I just spent my Saturday with this car, my friends father, Ross Myers has it in his private collection among many other amazing and historically significant race cars, hot rods and customs. His collection is absolutely amazing and he truly enjoys letting people see and touch his cars, he makes my kids sit in at least one car every time we go there. In his words, if you cant see them and drive them whats the point of having them.
  22. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 2,745

    from Ioway

    Can't please everyone, so...
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  23. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 994

    ramblin dan

    281.jpg always liked the lines of this roadster.
  24. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,256


    That car should be in my garage - no really, it should, don't laugh!:cool:
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  25. DonnyK
    Joined: Nov 30, 2017
    Posts: 21


    Get in line! Yeah its a sweet car, it's being very well kept and its in a beautiful home with lots of other gorgeous well preserved hot rods and customs to run around with, LOL, Ross truly appreciates the history in every car he owns, he keeps them true to the original build, just maintains them mechanically so they can be driven and enjoyed.
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  26. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 616

    from kansas

    I think the most important question is what's under the hood !?
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  27. Since this 16 year old thread has been brought back to life it sure would be nice to see some current photo's from Mr. Myers collection, especially the Nelson roadster. HRP
  28. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 1,823


    I think the Tony LaMasa roadster has either a 265” or 283” in it. I can’t wait to see what he does with the Kookie “T”.
  29. DonnyK
    Joined: Nov 30, 2017
    Posts: 21


    I will try to post some photos tonight when I get home that I took on Saturday, he has now added a second and third floor onto his building where the cars are housed and it does not disappoint.

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