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Offline gary griffin

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1942 Series 62 Convertible on eBay
« on: September 12, 2017, 05:28:38 PM »

Very interesting car and parts car. Convertible has 25,000 miles advertised and running but suffering from many decades of storage. $5200 bid so far but 6 days to go. Car is in Portland Oregon and lots of pictures.  Would love to see it go to a member rather than a flipper. 
Gary Griffin

1940 LaSalle 5029 4 door convertible sedan
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Offline chrisntam

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1970 Deville Convertible 
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Offline Bobby B

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Re: 1942 Series 62 Convertible on eBay
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 09:59:14 PM »
Gary,
 Hi...Not for nothing, but that car needs EVERYTHING! You will be upside down in no time flat. Unfortunately, our 40's cars are not bringing what they used to. Just pointing this out  >:D.....
                                           Bobby
1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
1968 Mustang Convertible
1973 Mustang Convertible
1969 Jaguar E-Type Roadster
1971 Datsun 240Z
1979 H-D FLH

Offline Carl Fielding

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Re: 1942 Series 62 Convertible on eBay
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 10:16:31 PM »
But it really might have only 25,000 miles. Seems about right for the minimal porcelain erosion on the ex manifolds over the last 75 years. Could it run "tight" after a thorough mechanical sorting ? Might be fun , particularly for someone near Portland. And all those parts ..............  - Carl

Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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Re: 1942 Series 62 Convertible on eBay
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 10:41:44 PM »
I even saw a box of 42-60S fender skirt bars in the trunk. Wrong "V" on hood, should have the '41 emblem, but nice roll-up windows rather than mess with power ones. Anyone that buys it needs to talk to Rob Robinson who has one that is restored. Remember what Bogie said..."The stuff that dreams are made of..."
Barry M. Wheeler #2189


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Offline Bobby B

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Re: 1942 Series 62 Convertible on eBay
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 11:04:15 PM »
But it really might have only 25,000 miles. Seems about right for the minimal porcelain erosion on the ex manifolds over the last 75 years. Could it run "tight" after a thorough mechanical sorting ? Might be fun , particularly for someone near Portland. And all those parts ..............  - Carl

Carl,
 Maybe you should pick it up. That flathead should run real tight after sitting around in a barn for who knows how many years.  ::). After all, the owner states that this is an "Easy Restoration" and "MAY WELL BE THE LAST UNRESTORED 1942 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE ON THE PLANET !!!
I say, GO FOR IT! Add the numbers up my friend and see where your heading with this one.......
                    Bobby
1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
1968 Mustang Convertible
1973 Mustang Convertible
1969 Jaguar E-Type Roadster
1971 Datsun 240Z
1979 H-D FLH

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Re: 1942 Series 62 Convertible on eBay
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 11:41:38 AM »
According to the auction description, the car runs and drives.  Oh, to be 10 years younger.
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1973 Cadillac Caribou - Sold - but still in the family
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1942 Cadillac 6269 - Sold
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1935 Glenn Pray - Auburn Boattail Speedster, Gen. 2

Offline Bill Ingler #7799

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Re: 1942 Series 62 Convertible on eBay
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 01:53:11 PM »
Be very careful and make sure that the chrome door window moldings are on or with the car. If missing they are next too impossible to find.  You are looking at a rust bucket. Look at the big rust hole in the trunk floor. Probably also needs a new floor under the back seat. You had better have deep pockets if you try to restore this car.    Bill
« Last Edit: September 13, 2017, 04:33:32 PM by Bill Ingler #7799 »

Offline Bobby B

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Re: 1942 Series 62 Convertible on eBay
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 08:26:46 PM »
Be very careful and make sure that the chrome door window moldings are on or with the car. If missing they are next too impossible to find.  You are looking at a rust bucket. Look at the big rust hole in the trunk floor. Probably also needs a new floor under the back seat. You had better have deep pockets if you try to restore this car.    Bill

Bill,
 From those of us in the know....Thank You  ;)......
                                                        Bobby
1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
1968 Mustang Convertible
1973 Mustang Convertible
1969 Jaguar E-Type Roadster
1971 Datsun 240Z
1979 H-D FLH

 

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