Now at age 76, after many years of restoring and driving old race cars, we have sold our main shop building, and many of our cars, and I am being encouraged top sell most of my cars.
True unrestored Survivor HotRods representing the Doo Wop era are next to impossible to find ..
so bid accordingly
Now at age 76, after many years of restoring and driving old race cars, we have sold two of our shop locations, and it"s time to sell off most our accumulated stock of parts , and many of our cars.
this authentic Hot Rod is for sale at our shop, and listing may be ended at any time.
Here is the link to the 2 Videos posted on YouTube
here"s another video , a walk-around tour with the engine running...
ALL reasonable offers to end this listing early
with a Buy it Now , will be considered
( unless bids have been placed )
If you are under the age of 50, you might think this is a RatRod ..... but that is not correct. There were no Ratrods in the 50"s... we built Street Rods of various makes and shapes, with the iconic one being the 32 Ford Deuce in coupe or roadster form. . Be assured, no-one at the local car hop had a car that was intended to look like pieces of junk patched together... todays ratrod would be the laughing stock back then.. and that"s not meant to be negative on the great rat creations of today"s generation... different times ... different styles.
I built my first East Coast HotRod in 1956, it was my second car, a 47 Chevy Fastback with a mean GMC 300 straight six Jimmy. It"s pictured on the race-cardrivers.com website. I have been around these cars for many many years, and I know you have heard this is REAL said many times, only to find another clone, replica, or cobbled together attempt at creating a nostalgic looking ride. But this car IS as real as it gets, and a look under the seats and at the wiring behind the dash will quickly convince you that this is a Time Capsule, not a ratrod put together a few years ago.
We are really honored to be able to offer this piece of American Hot Rod History to the General Public
A REAL EastCoast Deuce HotRod in INCREDIBLE AS BUILT Condition
Built in the Midwest 2 generations ago, it is just now out of a Private Collection in Florida.
This car should be in a 50"s American Hot Rod Museum,
Painstakingly cared for in it"s many years of storage and then kept in a private collection, the 59AB Flathead Ford motor starts easily and runs with no smoke or unusual noises... a sweet sounding Flathead, believed to have been built with a Clay Cam, Edelbrock Super Intake with dual 2bbl carbs and log exhaust with pipes, this is a real sweet sounding motor that runs nicely, and will only run better as it is driven .
We have looked over this car VERY carefully... Since it"s original build, we find nearly everything to be original, with newer tires dated in the 70"s when it was acquired by the MidWestern owner, and a few more recent mods by the last collector: a Powermaster PowerGen Alternator , Halogen headlight bulbs, and Pertronix Ignition hidden in the Crab Distributor. Also we just added a new Hi Torq geared starter, as the original one was pretty tired, and added a set of lap belts to cover the Law.
Built on a modified "41 Ford frame, it"s registration certificate 99Z1637 showed it was last registered as a 1941 Ford by the same person for 30 years, before being sold to a collector 11 years ago.
Now, in full daylight, and before even being washed, we took it for it"s first street ride April 28, 2018 with a camera "mounted" to record the event..... you can tell on you tube, how it drives on a divided 4 lane
There was NO disappointment in the first ride. The engine pulled well, especially since it ran on "old"gas, as could be told by the distinctive smell, and surely the engine has not had a tuneup in many years either. The column shift is smooth and it is easy to change gears, the clutch worked easily, as did the brakes, even though they have not been serviced either. Not bad, for the first highway ride in many years.
The steering wheel was changed to the one on the car sometime in the last dozen or so years. The bigger black steering wheel is with the car, but I doubt you will use it.
The headlights work. Water pumps don"t leak. Rear tail lights are 1950/51 Buick. Bumper too, I think. Yes there is a top, shown in one of the pictures when it was in storage.
Steering is very good, and the car does not pull or drift . Brakes work well. Oil pressure is good, engine does not smoke or make unusual noises. Transmission shifts properly into all gears, both up and down shifting. Clutch is fine, but could use a new one if you will be drag racing it. The car street drives well, but you should expect to flush systems , change fluids etc, and other post storage servicing and cleaning.
Now REGISTERED and insured ........
making transfers and export anywhere easy
Other cars , include the ex Karl Flessa "59 Bugeye race car, a "65 Morgan +4, a "57 Mercury Montclair w/Lincoln 368 engine, the ex Bill Leonhardt/ Dan Gallant "57 Volvo 444 race car (oldest Volvo race car still actively racing ), Volvo 445 wagon, a "59 Bugeye Sprite street car, 59"LaDawri Daytona 292 T"Bird w 3 deuces (SOLD) , a "60 Lotus 7 Series1, , the ex John Helms Fiat 124 spider race car, "72 TE27 Corolla Vintage race car, a"52 BucklerMk10 TaylorAlloyBody, the original Fiberfab Factory Azteca mid-engine Corvair/Porsche 356 base , a"58 Turner 803, a PreWar Ranger 440 Aircraft engined race car(SOLD) , a "29 Studebaker Lt Six Boattail speedster (SOLD) , a "38 Studebaker Six preWar AAA Champ Car, a 50"s INDY Roadster ( converted to road racing) with 1952 Olds 303 V8, several Vintage race car rolling chassis(s), bodies, and numerous other parts cars and cars for restoration..as well as a 4000 sq ft building full of Vintage parts.
and YES ,
we have been shipping cars around the World for many years,
and can help with arrangements,
Google OldSchool Restorations of North Alabama
Terms: $500 deposit by PayPal with 24 hours, and the balance by wire within 5 days.
Please. NO exceptions after the sale.
Please contact us before bidding, if you need to make other arrangements
Car stored indoors free for 60 days...... $60 / month thereafter, if required.
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We sell many complete Vintage Race cars, etc to Europe and elsewhere annually, and can assist with buyers shipping arrangements
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