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Old 27th January 2011, 20:05   #16
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This Saturday's auction of the ambulance that carried President John F. Kennedy's body has garnered worldwide attention. The only problem? It's a near-perfect fake.
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Even the fake was sold for $ 120,000 to old car collector Ms Addison Brown on Saturday last.
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Here is a 1956 Chrysler Imperial Cruiser featured.The owner says the car has a heater that can melt nylon socks at full blast. And under such a condition the mileage will be 5 mpg. The car is so heavy that it created a big bow on a trailer when loaded.It was also too difficult to tow this car. For more such surprises follow this link:
Old Cars Weekly - Car of the Week: 1956 Imperial

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Here are pictures with a write up about a salvage yard in Matador, Texas. The author rightly points out that all the credit must be given to such scrap yard owners who desist from succumbing to temptations to sell these old bulky cars as scrap and sell them only to restorers or genuine collectors who want the spares fitted to these. When scrap metal prices reach new peaks and the winter snow buries scrap all over the US, the demand increases to higher levels and calls are received by the scrap yard owners to offer the old cars for dollars. :

Old Cars Weekly - Salvage Yard Ron: Mystery yard of Matador, Texas

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Was impressed with the looks of this 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The design is different and its a pedigreed Chevrolet (especially like the fender curves), not like those tiny plasticky boxes being badged as Chevrolets.
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Old Cars Weekly - Car of the Week: 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
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I think the Delhi car was a Hansa.
Quite right, the Delhi car was a Hansa and not a Hanomag.


[/quote]Speaking of diesel engined cars. A trivia question for all
Which is the oldest existing diesel engined car in the country?[/quote]

In India, i would believe the Tempo from Goa or the 1939 170V?

A little deviation from India and moving to the world;

Although the first truly mass production passenger Diesel powered car would be the Mercedes 260D, in 1936,

The first diesel car would be the Citroen Rosalie (1933) nut not commercially. The commercial Rosalie also featured for public sale in 1936 but by that time Mercedes had beaten it to the stands by a few months.

Both the Hanomag and the Mercedes(260D) were introduced around 1936.
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Here is the story of a 1948 Tucker sedan owned by Debbie Hull.Only 51 were built by the automaker and 47 examples still survive. At auctions these are fetching upwards of $ 1 million. The car is really different from the conventional ones. The music system (a radio) is vertically mounted with each of the six piano type switches displaying the letters TUCKER.The car's engine is rear mounted.
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Old Cars Weekly - A daughter

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Here is a story about a restored 1920 Ford Model TT pickup truck.It makes wonderful reading. Scrolling through, I find some catchy lines like:-
- The slower he goes, the more folks have a chance to admire the truck’s beautiful woodwork and enjoy the familiar “chugga-chugga” of the wonderfully simple Model T engine.

- “He found it out behind a little root beer stand there called Milty Wilty’s"…

- “It goes about 12 mph to maybe 20 mph top speed, so it’s very slow."
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A 1925 Packard limousine is shown here with its fourth owner. The story makes a nice reading. The car was meant to be chauffeured as is evident from the dictaphone to communicate with the chauffeur.It also has a cigarette lighter for its rear seat passengers and a letter holder!
In the owner's own words he says about a long drive they used the car for:-

“But we went for it. We took it on back roads, mostly, and Andrea followed me in our Toyota Prius. We got 9.9 miles to the gallon in the Packard, and we got 71.7 miles per gallon in the Prius!”

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Old Cars Weekly - 1925 Packard limousine: Car of the Week

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The 1947 Dodge Business Coupe is featured here. The familiar frontal looks of this car is OK, but we had the four door saloon imported and sold here in the 1940's. Many ended up as taxis.
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Old Cars Weekly - Car of the Week: 1947 Dodge business coupe
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This link shows a 1950 Cadillac UTE derived from an El Dorado.The work was done 40 years ago as the owner says.More on this link:
Built in the Period: 1950 Cadillac Ute BaT – The best vintage and classic cars for sale online
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Here's an Oldsmobile 45 A-T of 1918 (45A is the model and T is for Tourer) that has only 12,900 miles on the clock.The 90 year old car from the brass era also has a V-8 under the bonnet developing 56 HP,perhaps on of the earliest examples of the V-8's that became a rage later on.
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Old Cars Weekly - Car of the Week: 1918 Oldsmobile Model 45A
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Here is a brief review of the biography of Ken Butler, which provides into the life of the one of the greatest stuntmen of our times.He performed daredevil stunts with cars and bikes. His leg had to be amputated but he never lost his will power. The stunts continued and he inspired others too. Ken was also a successful businessman later in his life, but devoted time for his favourite passion - stunts. More on this link:
http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/article/Crash-course-Behind-the-stunt-scene/?et_mid=279213&rid=3396341

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Here is a link for a restored 1967 Chevrolet Chevy II. It was a no frills car of its time and this one is quite original. The owner has many mid 1960's four door sedans but says he likes this one the best.
Old Cars Weekly - Car of the Week: 1967 Chevrolet Nova
The Nova was the upmarket version of the Chevy II. Here in India my late friend owned a LHD auto transmission Nova with the original six cylinder engine which was rotting. The only shortcoming was that its upholstery was too much modded and so was the dash.I had posted its pictures in the "Rust In Pieces _ _ _ Pics of Disintegrating Classic and Vintage Cars " section about two years ago. Sadly it was sold for a pittance about a year back.


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The iconic Willys jeep is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Willys MA was the first ever MUV from the jeep maker which has become rare today.
An exhibition at the Walter Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan is being organised from April through September 2011 to commemorate the great event.
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Old Cars Weekly - 70 years of Jeep exhibit spotlights rare Willys MA
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Another restoration job done here by an enthusiast on his 1949 Ford Deluxe! And this one is a bit different from the other ones listed on this thread. One decade of patient restoration and two scrapped donor cars, one bought for $ 100 and another $ 100 spent on its transportation,are the recipes that went into making this Ford Deluxe get the present looks.And the amazing fact is that it was restored as a higher version when the original car was only the base version.
Old Cars Weekly - Car of the Week: 1949 Ford Deluxe
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