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Old 06-25-2013, 03:03 PM   #21
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Tom, can you explain why over the years they did not sell off some of theses cars?If the word got out that they had these cars stored away, they would have gotten some sizeable offers from some collectors?Just crazy that they had all these cars stored away for so long.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:45 PM   #22
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If you read deep into the story on him what got him going back in the day was after WW II they got cars right after the war by what they sold before the war. Very few people know the hardships back then, remember Ray grew up threw the depression as my parents. Ray and his wife told me when they got married he had to barrow a white shirt. You would never know that they where major stockholders in GM by there modest lifestill. Ray wanted whoever bought a car from him to have safe transportation so selling a used car that had over 50000 back then almost worn out was not a option. And why they did not sell any thing they did not need the money. I think he felt there would be another war and he would have cars to sell when it happened[.my opinon.] Untill a few years ago he was just going to have them crushed when he died good thing he changed his mind. Howard Hughs in my backyard. Tom
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:27 PM   #23
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As far as Jay Leno coming, that is almost guaranteed.

We had a big car auction up here about 10-15 years ago... Where a sizable wheat farmer had 300+ cars in his collection (a lot of them setting outside), and he got behind to the IRS, so he had an auction.

Leno's guys were there, as were Reggie Jackson's, and other builders / restorers from all over the country.

They didn't show up w/ just an open trailer to take one car away, they brought big empty 8 / 9 car transports... and they all left full.... Only the scraps were left for the locals.

Would like to see some photos too Tom, if you can get to some of this stuff on the list.

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Old 06-25-2013, 06:36 PM   #24
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There are pictures of some of the cars on www.oldcarsweekly.com. I will be there and maybe I can buy something if I can get my Seville sold before then.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:49 PM   #25
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There are pictures of some of the cars on www.oldcarsweekly.com. I will be there and maybe I can buy something if I can get my Seville sold before then.
Bob, give us a direct link to the page with photos you're seeing please (old car weekly site is huge).

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:06 PM   #26
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scan to the bottom of the page lower left corner UNDER THE HOOD section look at Vanderbrink article !!!!
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:34 AM   #27
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http://www.oldcarsweekly.com/feature...-auction-block
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The vidio is now up on youtube with over 400,000 hits so far. Tom
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:54 PM   #29
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Just saw the U Tube video.. These guys may have been car dealers but they were not car lovers. The condition of these cars is atrocious. BTW who the hell smashed in the roof of the Cameo?.
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Didn't they say the building was condemned? Think it's 65 or so years old...maybe
the rafters caved in?
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