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Whole Lotta Cars, How, How, How

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by rnoldh, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Cavalier

    Cavalier Senior Member

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    If you are serious and capable PM me. You would do better now than at auction. They are looking at a 2 to 3 year window to disperse the cars in an orderly manner, maximize the value and not depress the market. Well, Thanks I guess. I'm just not of the hip hop generation nor an Obama man. The musician who I was with is a long time friend who is close to the car collecting world ( he has quite a collection himself ). As to the " rambling, crazy-old-man posts" there might be some truth in that. But as long as one person is interested ( and it is true ), I'd rather post about Howard Hughes, Frank Mann, Craig Cullinan, the Hunt Brothers, Rex Cauble, Ron Jeremy, Larry Flynt and other legendary characters than a pair of Selvadge Jeans. I think redcaiman said he reads my historical posts. If no one read them, I won't post them. I could do a blog, but I don't care to. There will probably never be an as large and eclectic car collection in the world assembled by an individual.
    I always read your posts. They fascinate me and often prompt me to do further research. I am sure some keen people are going to make a fortune flipping some of those cars.
     


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    Unbreakable Senior Member

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    WOW! Nice Nice Nice!



    /swoon over the Shelbys!
     


  3. Unbreakable

    Unbreakable Senior Member

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    woo, and I see a 69? Boss is that a 429 or 428? I love those cars, pure muscle.
     


  4. MrG

    MrG Stylish Dinosaur

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    Sorry to hear about your friend, my condolences.

    That collection is amazing. Thanks for taking the time to post so many pictures.

    I'm not a Big Timer, so I can't make a cash offer, but I do have a spare organ or two. I wonder if I could arrange a trade for one of those 427 Cobras... [​IMG]
     


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    please tell the reverend he's in my top 5 of all-time list.[​IMG]
     


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    That's truly a staggering collection.

    My father is an amateur collector and would definitely love some of these cars--will be sure and pass these on to him. Vintage cars just have so much more appeal to me for some reason. Here are a few pictures from his garage. These are all his cars, minus the yellow Galaxie, which is mine.

    Most interesting is probably the custom Tiger Sunbeam that has a crate motor in it pushing about 375bhp. It still has the original Carroll Shelby dealer plates.
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    KnowYourRights Senior Member

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    rnoldh,

    Beautiful cars. Awesome collection. Thank you for sharing the pictures..
     


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    Sorry about your friend.

    Not into cars but two things pop into mind - (1) it's awesome that he owned the Batmobile (two of them actually) (2) that Hank Williams Jr car is the most awful, tacky thing I can recall seeing in recent memory.


    I guess you've never seen Mike Tyson's Ferrari Testarossa convertable.
     


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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?
     


  10. Mr.Pinchy

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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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    I assume the 250 GTO next to the "Bamboo Bomber" is a fake/rebody?
     


  13. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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

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    Condolences for the loss and thank you for sharing. What a spectacular collection.
     


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

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    i thought nudie was a tailor? webb pierce ha a similar custom caddy - the interior was studded w/ silver dollars...

    * i stand corrected: nudie did customize cars, and he did webb's (pontiac, not caddy)!
    http://www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brie...-pontiac.jhtml
     


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