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Classic Car Auction –  1957 Fully Restored Ford Thunderbird – 1955 Thunderbird

Absolute auction, all sells to the highest bidders:

6450 Shepler Church Ave SW
Navarre, OH 44662

October 7, 2017 - 10:00 am

Note: Nice quality auction. Consignments taken, early consignors will be advertised. Continue to check our website for full details. These cars are offered by a long-time, knowledgeable collector. They value high-quality vehicles and first-class workmanship. The quality cars seen here are not often sold at absolute auction.

1957 Thunderbird: This car has had a complete frame off, rotisserie restoration by CASCO of Coshocton in 1995. It comes with a hardtop only. Included in the restoration are new brakes, tires and 5 Kelsey Hayes wire wheels. It has an electric fuel pump and a new gas tank. The interior is perfect with power windows, brakes, and seats. The engine has been rebuilt being bored 60 over, shaved heads and having a "F" bird cam installed. The car has a stainless exhaust system, new wheel bearings, and gas shocks. The trim tag shows: Body 40 Color AA Trim XA5L 4052 P.   

1955 Thunderbird: This rare 3 speed manual shift car has had an extensive list of work done. New wheel bearings and seals front and rear, new brakes including wheel cylinders and retainers, emergency brake cable and components, speedometer cable and components, new rear air shocks, and new steel wheel. A new gas and sending unit has been installed along with mufflers, heat shields, trunk lock, and passenger side mirror. 5 years ago the 312 cu. in. engine was rebuilt and had a Mallory dual point distributor and Edelbrock 4 barrel carb installed. Clutch and pressure plate were replaced at that time. A 12 volt conversion has been done and electric cooling fan installed. Few miles have been put on the engine since then. The interior has correct door panels and arm rests. Interior door parts were replaced. The car has an aftermarket steering wheel and shows good wide whites and correct hubcaps. The body could stand a repaint. The trim tag shows: Body 40 A Color T Trim G19LCX 47

1950 Mercury: This 2 door coupe has a great black paint job. The hood has been shaved. The new interior is mauve. All new window rubber has been installed. It has new radial whites and gas shocks. The engine has been built using a new, French cast, block bored 125 thousands over with aluminum heads. Performance components were used including an aluminum radiator, electric cooling fan, dual Stromberg 97 carbs, Mallory dual point ignition and electric fuel pump. The 3 speed manual transmission has been rebuilt. It has a new battery and new brakes.

1949 Ford Woodie: This great, iconic car was completely redone in 1995. Wood and paint were new at that time. The running gear was gone through. Shocks and exhaust were also replaced. Flathead ford was bored 30 over. It has a 3-speed manual transmission and a ‘51 Mercury rear end with 3:31 ring and pinion. The interior has been redone but remains true to original. The wood door panels were secured from Ford’s Iron Mountain forest. The chrome is dull but not pitted. The odometer shows 96,575 miles. The sunshade adds a great cache to this quite correctly done classic.

1967 Volkswagen Beetle: This Bug has been a very well cared for summertime daily driver. It has a solid pan and 1600cc dual port engine with an EMPI HPMX carburetor. There are front disc brakes and new Michelin XZX tires. The interior is beige and done in the traditional fashion. The paint shows very well and the glass is good all around. It runs and drives very well. It turns heads wherever it goes and gets a smile.

1960 Harley Davidson Hummer: This Hummer appears to have most of its original parts. It has been sitting for the last year but has good compression and kicks over easily. It has been painted in the past but the quality of the job appears good. The badge on the forks refers to it as a Tele-Glide. The patina on this little motorcycle is very appealing in appearance.

1952 Dodge pickup: This truck has  had the same owner over 50 years. It was purchased at a U.S. Air Force auction. The truck has been used all these years as the owner's work truck in his nursery business. The front has had some custom work as can be seen in the photos. The body modifications seem to be holding up very well.  The side running boards are also aftermarket. The body and frame appear quite solid. The bed is solid but shows wear. The flathead 6 cylinder engine starts, runs and drives without smoke or protest.  
1974 Corvette: This one owner convertible is a classic example of a nice driver car. The trim tag shows 400  80 L Paint. It is currently a Burnt Orange color. It has a 350 cu. in. engine and an automatic transmission. The seats are black cloth and in very good condition. The door panels are complete but show some cracking. It is a manual window and seat car. There is a chrome luggage rack that appears appropriate for this car. The top is serviceable but shows wear. The rear window is cloudy. The body appears good and looks as if it has not been hit. The odometer shows 54,206 miles. This car is a great way to get a classic vehicle that you won't be afraid to drive.  
1978 Cadillac Eldorado: This is a one owner parade float of a car. The paint is seafoam green with a white vinyl top. The top shows no rips or tears and is in good condition. The interior has white leather seats that show wear but no damage. The door panels are good. This car has not been on the road in 4 years but seems to start, run and drive. The paint and chrome are very good. There is a flexible piece between the rear bumper and the body that is missing on the left and damaged on the right. This car has spent most winters in Florida. The odometer shows 98,304 miles. With a little care and a detail this will be a stunner of a car.
1982 GMC Sprint: This is a work vehicle that looks to be a good starting point for an easy project. VIN is 5W80L8K501189. The odometer says 02831 miles. The seats are good. The small vinyl top is badly cracked. The body looks solid and the paint is a dull silver. The bed shows use but looks solid.

On-site Terms: Automobiles will he held for cash or certified funds. Driver’s license or State ID required to register for bidder number. Cash, Check, Debit Card, Visa, or MasterCard accepted. 4% buyer’s premium on all sales, 4% waived for cash or check. Information is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed.

Online Terms: 15% buyer’s premium to be added to the highest bid to establish the purchase price.

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