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Old 01-20-2017, 11:51 PM   #1
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Default Early 28 roadster on ebay

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Early Canadian. I keep looking at the paint, and I don't think it's Niagara Blue light, so what is it? Looks original. Very interesting car.
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:28 AM   #2
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That a nice original Roadster. Sure hope the buyer keeps it that way.

I saw a nice original 29 Phaeton at my first National meet, and I'd have bought it for 12K, except I'd just bought my 28 Phaeton 6 months earlier. Anyway someone restored that nice original Phaeton and took away a lot of value IMHO.

I wonder what the extra hole in the firewall was for?
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Nice car.
18000 miles.........are canadian cars from 1928 not doing kilometers?
The seat looks as it has done many more miles.........just my thoughts.
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:53 AM   #4
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That is an amazing car, with apparently very low original miles.....reminds me of Dave Lopes original Model A.
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Old 01-21-2017, 01:01 AM   #5
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Nice car.
18000 miles.........are canadian cars from 1928 not doing kilometers?
The seat looks as it has done many more miles.........just my thoughts.
I was thinking the same thing about the top edge of the passenger door. It must have always carried a passenger and the passenger always rested his arm on the door top.
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Old 01-21-2017, 01:11 AM   #6
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And a worn out patch on the drivers side running board,also the spare tire cover is"interesting".
IMHO there are some places on the car that showes lots of "patina"while other parts like the engine look new.
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All Canadian car milages were measured in "miles" until 1976. By the start 1977, we had just switched to the metric system as most of global world was also metric. Although metric is a more accurate form of measurement, many of us boomers still mentally convert our klm's to miles. Especially our fuel economy: I want to know the miles per gallon (mpg) rather than the litres per 100/kilometers. Hope this aids in clarification of Canadian Cars.
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That is beautiful. I hope it does not get restored or hot rodded into a rat rod. The spare tire looks original. The body number is W232, which I presume is Windsor Ontario.
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:37 AM   #9
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I like the picture of the seat back. The wear mark above above the driver's butt, looks like the "comb rub" when most guys used to Keep a comb in their back pocket. That was me; once upon a time. Jeff
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Wondering where the reserve is at?
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:53 AM   #11
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Nice car.
18000 miles.........The seat looks as it has done many more miles.........just my thoughts.
It's not by looking at the condition of a 90 years old seat that you can tell the real mileage of a car.
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:48 AM   #12
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The revised Judging Standards of 2016 has a special Canadian section which sheds much light on this particular early roadster. According to the JS, Canadian cars included a colour called 'Evergreen' for both open and closed passenger models. I don't have a chip for evergreen, but I'm thinking pine needles, or a deep green. JS also mentions that the windshield, stanchions and belt rail were painted black on roadsters, which is the case for this car. Also, on some roadsters, the body and belt moldings were painted just one colour, which appears to be the case here.
JS states that the Canadian open car tops were a 'salt and pepper' canvas which fades to tan with age. That could be the case here. In general, this top looks too good to be original, but what do I know?
The seller is very well informed, and I would agree that this is a wonderfully preserved original early roadster.
Any thoughts out there about the paint? What's 'evergreen'?
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:59 AM   #13
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The person driving the car must have ALWAYS had a passenger with him with so much paint worn off the top of the passenger door. It is very hard to believe the car only has 18K miles with the worn paint and seat. The car doesn't seen to have a secondary color, unless it is very close to the primary color, which wouldn't make much sense. I believe early cars were painted just one color, like Dean Drenzek's very early phaeton. Of course the car was manufactured in Canada, which I am not to familiar with. Overall the car looks very original. It will be interesting to see what it sell for.
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:41 AM   #14
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That IS a nice Roadster. I too hope the new owner keeps it as-is. Amazing for a Roadster to survive in that original condition all these years. I bet it has an interesting history.

It would be neat to see a Ford dealership buy it and put it on the showroom floor.
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Maybe the Gilmore Museum could use another early original car ??????
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Old 01-21-2017, 11:32 AM   #16
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I have never been in Canada or even near it,but according to what i have seen on postcards and tv it is COLD! overthere with lots of snow most of the year....and freezing,brrrrrrr.
If what i have seen of Canada real it is no wonder a roadster has only 18000 miles on the clock,today i drove the Tudor for 90 miles at -2degrees celcius and my nuts nearly froze off........
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Old 01-21-2017, 11:54 AM   #17
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Would be interesting to see this in person, I'm not sold on it being low mile ve28. A lot can change in 80+ years, but has later radiator shell, chrome headlights, looks like bumpers have been rechromed or replaced edges look polished, hub cap scripts?, black intake.

wear on seats, drivers running board mat, door tops, interior firewall toe kick, engine bay firewall don't jive with shiney undercarriage paint. Looks to me made to deceive....
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:24 PM   #18
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The car is NOT a very early 1928. There was a link to more pictures in the Q&A section of eBay. A sign in the link below states the car was made mid May 28. There is also more information in the link for those that want to see it. The link is below for anyone that doesn't want to go to eBay.
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I take it that the car is now in California?

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Old 01-21-2017, 01:03 PM   #20
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The car is NOT a very early 1928. There was a link to more pictures in the Q&A section of eBay. A sign in the link below states the car was made mid May 28. There is also more information in the link for those that want to see it. The link is below for anyone that doesn't want to go to eBay.
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well, maybe it should be stated "very early for Canada"...........


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