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Old 01-23-2017, 09:01 AM   #41
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Hey Pinesdune, a friend of mine has an old snowmobile simular to that. It was eguipped with a single cyl engine mated to a Model A transmission. I donated a spare trans to the project. He has over 100 sleds, so you never know when he'll have it restored. Jeff
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Old 01-23-2017, 09:34 AM   #42
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That is almost identical to my May 1928 Standard Roadster. The one I am trying to fit side curtains on to.

Does anyone know if that was the style of seat, large pieces of cloth without lots of rib stitching. I know my car has the wrong recovered seat and I would like to put it back to the original style.
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Old 01-23-2017, 10:25 AM   #43
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This roadster has the US style stamped rear engine mounts. The other Canadian cars I have seen have the cast or forged rear engine mounts.
I wonder when that changed?
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Old 01-23-2017, 10:54 AM   #44
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This roadster has the US style stamped rear engine mounts. The other Canadian cars I have seen have the cast or forged rear engine mounts.
I wonder when that changed?

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Maleable cast steel rear engine support used from June 1928 to
the end of production (left); stamped steel rear engine support
used from beginning of production to June 1928 and late 1931
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Old 01-23-2017, 11:32 AM   #45
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That is almost identical to my May 1928 Standard Roadster. The one I am trying to fit side curtains on to.

Does anyone know if that was the style of seat, large pieces of cloth without lots of rib stitching. I know my car has the wrong recovered seat and I would like to put it back to the original style.
Yes, it has the correct seat covers.
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Old 01-23-2017, 11:55 AM   #46
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Thank you Tom.
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:55 PM   #47
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Went for less than I expected
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US $38,500.00
Approximately $50,392.67 Canadian
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Old 01-26-2017, 04:23 PM   #49
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$38,500 US Dollars - went for a lot more than i expected.
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Old 01-26-2017, 04:29 PM   #50
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Wonder how long before it is re-listed 'cause the winning bidder couldn't come up with the cash? (happens there all the time)
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Old 01-26-2017, 04:34 PM   #51
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If this was a phaeton in same condition, same colour , would it have sold for more or less than this roadster?
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:16 PM   #52
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That's an interesting question, I'm going to guess about the same as any open car to have survived this long in that condition is incredible.
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:21 PM   #53
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$38,500 US Dollars - went for a lot more than i expected.
X2 and I think a similar Phaeton would be about the same price.

Years ago at the Madison national meet there was a very nice original Coupe for sale in the 30K range. I wonder if it ever sold?
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Old 01-26-2017, 10:29 PM   #54
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Just curious. What would that Roadster have sold for had it been restored, and not an original condition car?

$38,500 US seems pretty strong for a '28-'29 Roadster. I was thinking low 20's for this car.

The '30-'31's go for more than the '28-'29's.
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Old 01-26-2017, 10:56 PM   #55
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It appears the winning bidder offered $18,500 over the previous bid just to be sure he would end up as the next owner.
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Just curious. What would that Roadster have sold for had it been restored, and not an original condition car?

$38,500 US seems pretty strong for a '28-'29 Roadster. I was thinking low 20's for this car.

The '30-'31's go for more than the '28-'29's.
Yes, I was going to bring up the same thing. This is a good example of why a good original car should be left original. Far too many good cars have been restored at a great expense, only to see the actual value dip in many cases.
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Old 01-27-2017, 07:52 AM   #57
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so when the car jumped from 20k to 38k, it was the same bidder.............

so who knows if it really sold................

obviously the owner wouldnt let it go for less then 38k.
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If you check out the automatic bids, I reckon the last genuine bid was $12000.

The other two in the sham bidding war were schill bidders.
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so when the car jumped from 20k to 38k, it was the same bidder.............

so who knows if it really sold................

obviously the owner wouldnt let it go for less then 38k.
My guess is that $38,500.00 was the reserve. If the winning bidder bid
$40,000.00 it would only show $38,500.00 that's why the big jump from
$20,000.00.

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Old 01-27-2017, 02:15 PM   #60
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true Bob

but how many people say- think I'll bid 20k for that car, then turn around and say- alright now Im going
40k

lil fishy to me. I could see 5k increments........... to win it.
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