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Old 09-07-2011, 10:31 AM   #41
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Everyday that I wake up there is more information coming to light.

Hemmings' Blog posted a short story which included the attached picture; a sign that stood at the entrance to the museum listing the cars on display.

So, whilst drinking my morning coffee, I went through and typed out all of the cars, 81 total including 39 Model A's. There are still a bunch of little things that I can't make out, those are mainly the motorcycles and bikes. Also; these are only the cars/trucks inside the building. He has a lot more scattered elsewhere.

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Hey Tim, thanks for working up that list I was trying to do the same thing. I wonder if that Veritas was the car they begged him to display at Pebble Beach? Looks like it would be a ton of work just to get one car out of there.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:34 AM   #42
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I have known Lee for over forty years. His collection is amazing and will make for an interesting auction! I know there are 3 Model A bodies in excellent condition as my brother looked at them a couple of weeks ago. Bring Money it will not go cheap but it will be a great auction,
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:34 AM   #43
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Looks like it would be a ton of work just to get one car out of there.
It is going to be an interesting auction to say the least.

If they hold it on his property, there is really no where to park the bidders (as I anticipate a lot of them). They could bring the cars outside and sit them out there but not sure how that will work too well.

The AA Paddy Wagon is what I'm interested in and it is way in the back. So if they do sell in the order they pull things out, it will be one of the last.

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Old 09-07-2011, 10:43 AM   #44
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...1921 Model A City of Chicago Paddy Wagon
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:48 AM   #45
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Nope, that is how awesome this collection is, he had a '31 AA prototype 10 years before it came out!!!

Thanks for the pickup!
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:45 PM   #46
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he told me that leno offered him a cool mill for the twin grill lincoln...or maybe it was boston blackies car.. but anyway. leno said he would hire a helicopter to lift it out of its slumber palce and patch the roof. he told leno to piss off that you would have the car but he would have a leaking roof.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:00 PM   #47
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Where did all these cars come from? Being here in the area cars are beat and worn in very short order. Just wondering.
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he was a junk man
chicago to milwaukee
i can't believe know one has mentioned the 32 roadster with 1400 miles on it
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:24 PM   #49
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Still trying to find out if the meseum is open. Their web site shows they are open Saturday and Sunday. No one answers the phone and I left a message but no reply. One of my high school buddies will be in town Saturday and we would sure like to see the collection before it all split up.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:00 PM   #50
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Hi Tom, I don't really know, but if the auction people are in there, the museum is probably closed for logging of stuff. I don't know how they could log everything prior to November actually. That is a lot of stuff. Just a good guess.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:06 PM   #51
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Still trying to find out if the meseum is open.
It is not.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:17 PM   #52
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Does anyone have any idea as to just how they can sell all these items? If you packed all the household items from five rooms into one I think you would have the same problem, but a sofa and an automobile move differently.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:21 PM   #53
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Just wondering are there lots of Model A parts in the collection or just vehicles? Might be a place to find the special brackets I need for the top of my April 1929 Business Coupe, the ones that the short center bow attach to that allow for the oval windows. I can't make the auction or Hershey this year but would glady reinburse a Fordbarner for the cost of the brackets plus a nice finders fee!
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List showed a 31 slant window Cabriolet, wonder what shape it is in, should make someone very happy!
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OK, I'll start the bidding- guess the collection will go for 1.8 mill
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Well it sounds like Jay Leno or someone of simular caliber will probably pay close to 1 million for the twin-grilled Lincoln. The Varities seems like it would be pretty rare also. I'm going to guess 2.9 million.

My original quesiton however is what this 'museum' would have sold for BEFORE the auction, if someone could have purchased it whole. I think the auction will bring a little more than just a big group deal. So does anyone know if this estate is being handled by family or laywers or??? Whould there have been someone or an individual to whom someone could have made an offer, OR is this auction part of the will? Just curious. I too think it is too bad that it can't stay as a group, although there will be a LOT of happy people as a result of the auction.
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his responce to me was that when he dies his will was written to dig a big hole and have it all pushed in
but he was probably pulling my leg


i really want the Edwards
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Well it sounds like Jay Leno or someone of simular caliber will probably pay close to 1 million for the twin-grilled Lincoln. The Varities seems like it would be pretty rare also. I'm going to guess 2.9 million.

My original quesiton however is what this 'museum' would have sold for BEFORE the auction, if someone could have purchased it whole. I think the auction will bring a little more than just a big group deal. So does anyone know if this estate is being handled by family or laywers or??? Whould there have been someone or an individual to whom someone could have made an offer, OR is this auction part of the will? Just curious. I too think it is too bad that it can't stay as a group, although there will be a LOT of happy people as a result of the auction.
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My original quesiton however is what this 'museum' would have sold for BEFORE the auction, if someone could have purchased it whole.
He told me in 2009(ish) that he would sell the whole collection for $1mil. I'm going to guess the Jay Leno story is exactly that. Selling for a million might very well be one of those stories. He had some good tales.
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He told me in 2009(ish) that he would sell the whole collection for $1mil. I'm going to guess the Jay Leno story is exactly that. Selling for a million might very well be one of those stories. He had some good tales.
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If I had a dollar for every "Jay Leno offered $1 million, but I told pound sand..." story, I'd have $1 million!
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