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Offline kevinanderson

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Estate auction
« on: November 14, 2017, 08:40:57 AM »
There is an estate auction coming up in Fremont, Nebraska with a 41 Cadillac and 40 Mercury.
Dick Wikert Estate by kentandgabeauctioneers.com. Just noticed a small ad in the weekly shopper.  No ties. Just sharing. Never seen the cars out or shown locally. Didn't no they even existed.
Kevin


Offline James Landi

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Re: Estate auction
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 07:07:31 AM »
Is that car possibly ORIGINAL--  seventy-seven years old--- inside and out?  What price would it garner if so?   (I'm lusting in my heart--- don't dare even share with Mrs. Landi--) 

Happy day,


James

Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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Re: Estate auction
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 08:18:43 AM »
The kick panels look a little wrong. That puffy larger section is not quite right. But on the whole, it's pretty authentic. The back up lamp looks about two inches too high, too. Although you could ask for it just about any way, the cream colored welt on the seat is not quite Kosher as well. Pretty well done and a very nice car.
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Offline Steve Passmore

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Re: Estate auction
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 10:29:56 AM »
As nice as that car is I certainly don't believe the mileage or that it's all original. For one I can't see the Vitreous would burn all off the manifold to a degree that it needed painting with such low mileage and there has been a discussion here recently on what the visors should look like and that poor edge finish on those is definitely not correct.
Steve

Offline kevinanderson

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Re: Estate auction
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 02:43:18 PM »
Sold for 26k.  Had repaint and repairs. Ran great. Very nice driver quality.
Kevin

Offline Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

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Re: Estate auction
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 06:53:58 PM »
What did the 40 Merc conv. go for??
 Thanks, Bob
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Offline Maynard Krebs

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Re: Estate auction
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 07:01:57 PM »
Too bad that said Merc was not the only-year-only convertible sedan!
I've seen one at shows in Southern New England:  a rare car.

Offline kevinanderson

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Re: Estate auction
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 09:41:58 PM »
You know, I forget. It was a lot nicer than the cadillac though. I think it was less than the cadillac.  Same buyer. Ill do some checking tomorrow.
Kevin