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1912 Buick 29 Touring 
1932 Ford Model B Deluxe Fordor Sedan After building nearly five million Model A Fords from 1928 through 1931, Ford introduced a completely new car for the 1932 model year. The new 1932 Fords were completely redesigned from front to rear. The fenders were fully crowned and had dramatically, flowing proportions and the radiator shell was gently rounded with a separate, vertical grill assembly. The bodies were also completely redesigned to have a lower belt line, a lower top line, a raked windshield and the running boards were mounted directly to the frame, which, gave the car a lower and more modern appearance. The 1932 Ford would be a one-year only body design that would later become the most iconic Ford ever built. The popularity of the 1932 Ford cannot be overstated. Nearly 85 years later, the 1932 Ford is still the one of the most significant and sought after cars ever built. Two models were built during 1932. The Model 18, which was powered by a new, V-8 engine and the four-cylinder, Model B. The Model B engine was a redesigned and significantly improved Model A engine. The power was increased from 40 to 50 horsepower and the engine featured a balanced crankshaft and a mechanical fuel pump instead of the old, gravity system used on the Model As. The intake and exhaust ports were improved and the engine had a redesigned camshaft and cylinder head. The new Model B engine proved to be robust and was considered my many to be more reliable than the troublesome new V-8. This 1932 Model B Deluxe Fordor Sedan is a very original car that was just removed from a long-term collection. It has had some light cosmetic restoration over the years but has never been taken apart or restored. The body and fenders are all Henry Ford, original steel. There is no fiberglass or reproduction sheet metal on this car. The body is original and rock solid. The doors open and close as they should and fit the body with even gaps and margins. The hood aligns properly with the radiator shell and cowl. The fenders are just as smooth underneath as they are on the top. Underneath, the frame and chassis components are original and clean showing traces of original paint and retaining most of its original hardware. There is no evidence of any rust damage, neglect or repair. The iconic and original 1932 radiator shell and grill are original and excellent. This is a super solid and straight car. This 1932 Ford was likely repainted once many years ago. Today, this paint shows overall wear but has a charming look to it. The interior appears to be partially original and shows minimal wear. It is very clean and matches the personality of the rest of the car. The chrome and stainless trim items such as the original bumpers, headlights, cowl lights, tail lights, and hubcaps are in good original condition. This is a very clean and presentable car that looks good inside and out. The car has its original, 50 horsepower Model B engine. For reliable driving, it has been fitted with an aftermarket Tillotson carburetor, which is fed through a modern, electric fuel pump. A new water pump has recently been installed. The car starts easily and runs well. The car is equipped with its original 18” wire wheels, which have been fitted with older, replacement white wall tires. This Deluxe Fordor Sedan is fitted with many factory and period accessories. The car has the rare, dual, side mounted spare tires-a feature rarely seen on 1932 Fords. It also has cowl lights, dual taillights, a rear mounted trunk rack, wind wings, a quail radiator cap and bud vases in the interior. Original 1932 Fords rarely become available in today’s collector car marketplace. Most original cars were modified or built into hot rods many years ago. Finding an original, unmolested example of a 1932 Ford that has never been completely restored or modified is certainly a rare find. This Model B Deluxe Fordor is a very usable and authentic example of an iconic 1932 Ford that will become a great addition to any collection. Priced at $35,000.
     
     
 
1927 Franklin 11 
1927 Franklin Model 11-B Five Passenger Touring        Franklin automobiles were produced between 1902 and 1934 in Syracuse, New York. Unlike most early car manufacturers that began producing cars with one and two cylinder engines, the first Franklins were four-cylinder vehicles with transversely mounted engines. This design would be used until 1906 when Franklin repositioned the engine in a conventional manner. By 1913, Franklin automobiles had become well known for their six-cylinder, air- cooled, engines and wood, chassis frames.     By the early 1920s, Franklins had built a reputation for being reliable and rugged vehicles, but sales became difficult due to their conservative designs. In 1925, in order to combat declining sales, Franklin hired a young, New York designer by the name of J. Frank de Causse to head their new design department. The new Franklin designs created by de Causse helped to boost sales through the mid-1920s.      For the 1927 model year, Franklin offered only the Model 11-B which was built on the 119” wheelbase chassis. The 11-B was powered by an overhead valve, 32 horsepower, six-cylinder engine with a cubic inch displacement of 274.2. Eleven body styles were offered this year with the bulk of the production consisting of four-door sedans. The de Causse-designed, five-passenger touring car is considered by today’s collectors to be amongst the most desirable and one of the rarer body styles produced. Priced at about 2,500.00, the 1927 Franklins cost almost five times as much a new, Model T Ford.     This 1927 Franklin Model 11-B, Five Passenger Touring Car is an amazingly well-preserved original vehicle that has not been restored but rather carefully maintained and conserved. The odometer currently reads about 56,400 miles, which are original. The car retains its original, firewall-mounted, data plate, which identifies it as chassis number 170032-1.     Today, this vehicle remains in excellent original condition throughout. The original green and black paint is still quite presentable and shows only minimal signs of wear and aging that one would expect from being 90 years old. The black leather interior is in well-preserved, very good original condition and has a look that could never be duplicated. The body, which is mainly aluminum, is extremely solid and straight. There is no evidence of any body repair. The four doors fit the body well with proper alignment. The hood has one dent but fits the body and radiator shell properly. The fenders have never been damaged or repaired. The nickel-plated parts remain in excellent original condition and have a well-preserved, mellowed glow. The dashboard, wood steering wheel, gauges and controls are still in excellent, original condition. The folding convertible top assembly retains its original, tan canvas material and is complete with a full set of original, matching side curtains.     This vehicle is complete with its rear-mounted spare tire, the correct rear light, the original Franklin Lion radiator mascot and Twin Beam headlamps.     The chassis, one of the last Franklin chassis built with a wood frame, is completely original. Upon careful examination, it does not appear that the body or any of the fenders have ever been removed from the vehicle. The chassis components show no signs of wear, neglect, or repair. The engine bay is in similar condition. The engine is complete with its Owen-Dyneto starter and generator, Atwater Kent distributor, and Stromberg updraft carburetor with its original Stewart Warner vacuum tank fuel delivery system. The original wood artillery wheels are in excellent condition and retain their original hubcaps as well as older, replacement tires. The car starts easily and runs well.     This 1927 Franklin is a very scarce automobile and believed to be one of less than a dozen surviving examples of the 11-B five-passenger touring car. It is in excellent, original condition and should be preserved and maintained. Like all Franklins of this period, it is considered to be a Full Classic ™ by the Classic Car Club of America and would be a welcomed participant for Preservation Class showings, which are becoming increasingly popular at leading Concours d’elegances and shows nationwide. $35,000.  
     
     
 
1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Phaeton 
The car was reported to have sold new to a Mr. Fairchild of Pennsylvania and held by his family until 1964. It was restored in 1964 by his son and driven on the famous Glidden Tour. It was sold to a known collector in Indiana in 1994 and I purchased the Packard in 2014. The older restoration has held up very well and the Packard can now be driven on any current Tour with confidence. From 2014 until the present time, it has been maintained and upgraded by restorer Bob McKeown in Ohio. The focus was to make it “Tour ready” and retain the charm of the older restoration. Inovices show over $22,000 spent from 2014 to 2108 to achieve the goal. Items replaced included the wiring harness, heavy duty battery cables, added turn signals in the running lights, a rebuilt water pump, radiator, etc. etc. The list is long and I would be happy to discuss it with any potential buyer. As you can see in the pictures, the Packard has a dual windscreen, new side curtains-PLUS the originals, a chrome stone guard and a compliment of period driving lights, sliding boy hood ornament and wind-wings. A personal inspection will also disclose how well the paint and chrome have been maintained over the years. Priced to sell at $120,000.
     
     
 
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