He was not a man prone to exaggerate, and remembered obscure details of events from his youth, at the time of his death in his mid 90s.
I never doubted his story even with my own experience with my car. Mike Gene, You might be correct but I could not possibly drive my '35 Standard coupe at a sustained speed of 55. The engine noise at that speed just keeps telling me to slow down. and in the case of older cars somewhere around 20 to 30 M.
I would say that currently the prices and interest in our golden oldies 1933---1935 has waned due to the time of the year.....
I only need a 34-35 chev lynch Mike, I and the car are near Warren. My father in law found this car in a local garage it had been stored there for 30 plus years. Brakes, tires, fuel tank and anything that was required to get it road ready. Mike Hi Rick, sorry that your car did not sell on EBay and seemed like a fair market price for the condition it was in.The cars top speed is 45 on a good day plus with the mechanical brakes and no synchro’s it is hard to find back country roads with a min speed limit of 50 and forget the highway unless you trailer it! Rory If in good condition 55 MPH is a good speed for the engine and driver.65 is really pushing it as a sustained speed on an interstate.Amazing whats hidden under paint and what idiots can do who don't have a clue about correct way to do things.The doors must open without dropping even 1/4"Gene, You might be correct but I could not possibly drive my '35 Standard coupe at a sustained speed of 55. The engine noise at that speed just keeps telling me to slow down. on the Interstate Highway in my 1936 (going down hill with the clutch pushed in).
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JON , looks like tough decision, trading wife for car ??? Good things at the right price appear all too infrequently, a wise man ignores the opposite sex and steps up and says, I will take that and suffer the consequences.