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Old 07-21-2018, 11:54 PM   #21
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Nope, not a Standard Phaeton. The rear shot with the unique curve around the back where the top anchors and the valence between the rear fenders pretty well clinches this as a two-door phaeton. Both would be hard to fake convincingly. Is there a "tub" serving as the rear passenger's feet area? It should be a sunken pan made of metal with ribs. This allowed the rear seat to be placed lower than in the Standard Phaeton. A good, clear side view of the doors ought to seal the deal.
It's looking more and more like a legitimate Deluxe Phaeton to these eyes.
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Old 07-22-2018, 12:06 AM   #22
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Beware. Irons not from a Deluxe, more like a Std.
Body is wracked, note huge gaps at windshield
Doors are shot, note turnbuckle
Another red flag is so many unfinished cars.
Overpriced. To restore a Deluxe properly requires a boatload of $$$$. If done on the cheap, it won't bring value
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Old 07-22-2018, 03:24 AM   #23
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From the photos attached it's a real Tudor phaeton and it was a right hand drive delivered car. Have a look at the front doors as they are framed in timber where as the USA delivered standard phaetons front doors were all steel. Also have a look at the belt molding at thr rear of the car as it goes around the rear tub - totally different from a standard 4 door phaeton. There should also be a body tag riveted to the cowl close to the glass petrol bowl and the body tag should read 159-xxxx. Without looking up thr records from Steve Pluckers book total production was around 7000 units. A very desirable body style with only about 250 left in the world. Dave. PS there are only 4 in Australia.
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:30 AM   #24
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If any barners are looking to convert a Model A from RHD (where the steering wheel is on the RIGHT side) to LHD and it has a 2 tooth steering box, I'll put my hand up for the steering column at least.

There should be one there in that pile of junk with a RHD column support.
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:48 AM   #25
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I would love to see more photos, but from what is shown, if I had the opportunity I would jump on it. 180A's are great looking cars.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:58 AM   #26
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PHAETON defined, means WINDY & NOISY.
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:03 AM   #27
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Beware. Irons not from a Deluxe, more like a Std.
Body is wracked, note huge gaps at windshield
Doors are shot, note turnbuckle
Another red flag is so many unfinished cars.
Overpriced. To restore a Deluxe properly requires a boatload of $$$$. If done on the cheap, it won't bring value
While that may actually be the case with this particular car, it's not necessarily a given. It's common practice to add them during a restoration to help prevent door sag in the future.

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From the photos attached it's a real Tudor phaeton and it was a right hand drive delivered car. Have a look at the front doors as they are framed in timber where as the USA delivered standard phaetons front doors were all steel. Also have a look at the belt molding at thr rear of the car as it goes around the rear tub - totally different from a standard 4 door phaeton. There should also be a body tag riveted to the cowl close to the glass petrol bowl and the body tag should read 159-xxxx. Without looking up thr records from Steve Pluckers book total production was around 7000 units. A very desirable body style with only about 250 left in the world. Dave. PS there are only 4 in Australia.
Not sure how that urban legend got started but it's not actually true. Below is a picture of a late 31 180A that I know for a fact was US made. It's one of four that my dad has done the wood in, all of which were US built cars and all of which had wood framed doors.




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Nope, not a Standard Phaeton. The rear shot with the unique curve around the back where the top anchors and the valence between the rear fenders pretty well clinches this as a two-door phaeton. Both would be hard to fake convincingly. Is there a "tub" serving as the rear passenger's feet area? It should be a sunken pan made of metal with ribs. This allowed the rear seat to be placed lower than in the Standard Phaeton. A good, clear side view of the doors ought to seal the deal.
It's looking more and more like a legitimate Deluxe Phaeton to these eyes.
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Here's a picture of the rear floorpan area that it should have.

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Old 07-22-2018, 09:40 AM   #28
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Thanks everyone for chiming in on this car. I appreciate it.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:04 AM   #29
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as a reference-one of these sold at auction in about the same condition a year ago spring from the estate of a local A guy. it needed everything, but had the top, was from south America and had horrible frame sag. It sold for 12500. at auction.
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Old 07-22-2018, 10:58 AM   #30
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Both of my Deluxe Phaetons have wooden-framed doors. The Deluxe Phaeton body was built around wooden framing, unlike the USA Standard Phaetons with their steel structure. One of the most difficult challenges restoring a Deluxe Phaeton is to get the doors to open and close properly, plus adjusting the turnbuckle to get the doors tweaked so that they fit the contour of the body and sit in their openings squarely. You'd think with only two doors, this would be an easy task. Nope. It's all that "give" in the wood and shimming that is necessary, plus the very long and heavy doors exerting unwanted geometric stresses on the door hinges and cowl. TONS O' FUN, believe me!
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Old 07-22-2018, 02:25 PM   #31
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My 7, "EARLY AMERICAN" PANELED hall doors, were made of pressed, wet, MASONITE, with raised WOODGRAIN, EVEN !!
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Old 07-22-2018, 03:09 PM   #32
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What caught me by surprise was the 29 Graham Paige picture.I've only seen one other,and it is sitting in my garage right now.The one I just got running has a rear mount spare though,not a side mount.It has four wheel contracting band hydraulic brakes,The one here has new linings ,and the new material kind of stands out.The first thing people say when they see this one is,how does that stop with the brakes out in the open?
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:46 PM   #33
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Off topic, but here is the 47 Chrysler, most likely the LONGEST car I have ever seen... wonder how many tons it weighs!
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:49 PM   #34
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The windshield looks like a standard to me and not a deluxe!?


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Old 07-22-2018, 07:45 PM   #35
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totally agree, that windshield is painted and is too tall
buyer beware
the irons are DEF NOT deluxe
there are known to be attempts at fake deluxes
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:40 PM   #36
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Digger if you have any specific questions about this car, let me know. I can take photos of my 180A for comparison.

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Old 07-22-2018, 08:51 PM   #37
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Thanks Will, and all, I may just throw an offer their way, scoop it up with whatever is included. I will keep you all POSTED,

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Wood frame looks like a work of art

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Work of art? I call it termite delight!
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