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post #46 of 61
The Tucker looks unbelievable. I wish one day I have the money to buy one and give it my dad as a present. Either that or a Duesenberg.
post #47 of 61
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That Bugatti 57 Atlantic must be the most expensive car in his collection? I saw Ralph Lauren's at the Boston MFA exhibit...think there's only 4 or 5 in the world. rnoldh, it seems your friend was really into the classics but how about exotics? Any Ferrari, Maserati, Lambo, etc. pictures?
Here's a Lamborghini: And he had many Ferraris, Lambos, and Maseratis. Unlike many collectors he really went hog wild and bought a huge amount of cars without a specific mission. I think he really wanted to leave a fabulous car collection to his hometown of Houston but he was sadly and suddenly killed in a car accident and it seems like the museum for Houston won't happen. As to the most valuable car, I don't know. The Bugatti 57 Atlantic is certainly up there. And a few of the really desirable Duesenbergs are in the stratosphere. The Tucker is hard to put a value on too. There were only 50 made and I don't know if there is a registry or anything to tell how many survive. His Tucker is primo too, so how much is it worth? I guess the market would determine that.
post #48 of 61
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The Tucker looks unbelievable. I wish one day I have the money to buy one and give it my dad as a present. Either that or a Duesenberg.

You've got good taste.

There are deals to be had.

But the man in charge of the sale is well aware of the value of the true and desirable rarities like the Tucker and the 1936 Duesenberg SJ with the Bohman and Strauss coach work that was built for a Maharajah.

The Tom Mix car, a 2 tone brown 1932 Duesenberg ( previously pictured ) with the name "Big Cow", only has a basis of $500,000 and might be a real opportunity for your Dad since they might go lower on the sale price of this specific Dusie.

The "Big Cow":



I suggested it to my musician friend and he laughed. He is a Ford Hot Rod guy and owns this car:



which is pretty well known.
post #49 of 61
Damn, thanks for sharing this.
post #50 of 61
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Did Jay Leno die?

Also: this belongs on B/S. Let's make the biggest big timer sale on SF history.

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That Hank Williams car is most likely a custom job by Nudie, a Nudie Mobile:


Leno is well aware of the collection as is another guy from LA who is an 8 time Pebble Beach winner. There aren't that many people that are legitimate buyers for the plums of a collection like this. I really don't think it would work in B & S forum under "other stuff". But as I've said, if someone is not a time waster and is a capable buyer ( or knows one that is ), then PM me and I can put you in touch with the right people. It's not likely that the estate would let anyone "steal" a Tucker, Duesenberg, or Ferrari 250 but there are some pretty good deals to be had.

And the well known auctions ( Kruse, Peterson ) will bring out those that are not known to the estate.

It's a Hank Williams Jr. car and it is a Nudie, as Romafan points out. On a completely unrelated tangent, I owe Roma a "Porn related" gift, that I will definitely get out next week.

As to Hank's car it really is fun. I don't know why, but it's a Pontiac and not a Caddy ( as Roma points out ). And strangely enough, it's beautiful and perfect on the outside ( if that's your taste ), but completely stock under the hood. I don't think Hank Jr. drove it much.

Here are some other cars I don't have identified. If you know what they are, please post:









post #51 of 61
this thread is amazing to say the least, sorry to hear about your friends passing
post #52 of 61
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You've got good taste.


I suggested it to my musician friend and he laughed. He is a Ford Hot Rod guy and owns this car:



which is pretty well known.




Your music friend is Billy Gibbons? That car made me LOVE 3 window Fords!


oh the memories!




For people who don't recognize that, its the ZZ top car as everyone calls it!
post #53 of 61
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Your music friend is Billy Gibbons? That car made me LOVE 3 window Fords!


oh the memories!




For people who don't recognize that, its the ZZ top car as everyone calls it!

Yeah, It's BFG.

He's really into the 1930s Fords and is quite knowledgeable about them. The "Eliminator" was a 1932 Ford Coupe before it was a ZZtop car.

Billy really knows vintage cars well as well as hot rods and has a nice collection himself.

Frank Beard ( the band member that I don't know ), and the member without a beard is interested in racing cars and knows Ferrari's well.

I had joked with Billy about getting the Tom Mix 1932 Duesenberg ( The Big Cow ), or the Popemobile ( quite a car for a good Catholic boy ), but he just laughed. He's a great guy and is really into 1930s Fords and knows them well.
post #54 of 61
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Yeah, It's BFG.

He's really into the 1930s Fords and is quite knowledgeable about them. The "Eliminator" was a 1932 Ford Coupe before it was a ZZtop car.

Billy really knows vintage cars well as well as hot rods and has a nice collection himself.

Frank Beard ( the band member that I don't know ), and the member without a beard is interested in racing cars and knows Ferrari's well.

I had joked with Billy about getting the Tom Mix 1932 Duesenberg ( The Big Cow ), or the Popemobile ( quite a car for a good Catholic boy ), but he just laughed. He's a great guy and is really into 1930s Fords and knows them well.



Thats awesome! Yup the 30's Ford coupes are in my top 5 favorite cars . And on to Frank Beard, I think its so funny that hes doesnt have a beard, but his last name is,
post #55 of 61
Thought I would mention these cars have been making the rounds and going up for auction. Pretty amazing collection.
post #56 of 61
I believe there are 730 or 830 total.

This should be televised on Speedvision like Barrett Jackson.
post #57 of 61
I know nothing about car collecting, but this is fascinating. How large is the showroom from the outside? Also, what was your friend's daily driver?
post #58 of 61
Bump to an old tread. Did anyone pick up one of these cars?
post #59 of 61
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I know nothing about car collecting, but this is fascinating. How large is the showroom from the outside? Also, what was your friend's daily driver?
There were 2 warehouses, not showrooms. For those of you that know Houston, one warehouse was off Hempstead Rd., and one warehouse was in central - midtown Houston. His daily driver was generally a big black Chevy Suburban, like the one he died in. He used the special cars sparingly, like for a charity event or a fun Sunday. He might drive one of the Duesenbergs or Ferrraris but stuff like the Popemobile was not driven.
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Bump to an old tread. Did anyone pick up one of these cars?
It is my understanding that they are being auctioned off in a 5 year window. Billy G. did not buy one though he could have gotten a very good deal. At first, the trustees were willing to give tours and sell outside of auction. This was a good deal for buyers because the sellers premium at an auction was a avoided and they were empowered to take any offer they wanted. But they stopped doing that. The estate battle, as they often do has gotten a bit ugly!
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