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i have enquired a large auto collection.i have no idea of values..help

 
cohofshr cohofshr
New User | Posts: 3 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 11/11/09
10:46 AM

Dear Sir,  

   I am currently in the process of selling the following vehicles for an estate. Please take a look and I can send pics of any car you are interested in….

Thank you
Mike

1.1982 Cadillac Seville Opera Coach 2Dr.
•         37,000 miles
•         Built by Grandeur Motor Car Corporation, Pompano Beach , Florida .
I am the second owner.
Frame off totally restored, believed by many that this is the best of the the Grandeur Motor Car Corporation.1982 2Dr. Cadillac Seville Opera Coachs.
This was my first collector car, and it is currently pictured on the History of 1982 CADILLAC SEVILLE web page, web site http://www.100megsfree4.com/cadillac/cad1980/cad82s.htm  

2. 1986 QuickSilver (Correct Spelling) Zimmer 2Dr. Sports Car http://www.zimmermotorcars.com/index.php?page=our-cars
•         4,000 miles
•         Built by Zimmer Motors, Pompano Beach , Florida .
•         Designed by Don Johnson (former Vice President of Design for General Motors).
•         Number 46 of approximately 170
•         Special Interior
•         One of the best original documented cars.
I am the second owner and this car has every option offered.

3. 1983, Golden Spirit Zimmer 2Dr. http://www.zimmermotorcars.com/index.php?page=our-cars
•         43,000 miles
•         Built by Zimmer Motors, Pompano Beach , Florida .
•         Special Order and manufactured for original owner.
I am the second owner.

4.1982 Cadillac Seville Opera Coach 4Dr. (with Continental Kit)  
•         42,000 Miles
•         Built by Grandeur Motor Car Corporation, Pompano Beach , Florida .
•         2 of approximately 25 Built (Longest extension of 25)
•         Special Interior
•         20 feet long
•         Originally owned by Benny Binon (owner of Binon’s Horseshoe Casino), Las Vegas , Nevada .
I am the third owner.
To be Restored

Grandeur Motor Car Corporation (USA) Cadillac Paris Opera, bustle-back custom sedan. Grandeur turned out a few of these on the Seville chassis in the late seventies and early eighties for the older (wealthy) car buffs who missed the sidemount era of the twenties and thirties. This one was offered for sale on the Internet in April, 20










5. 1960 Cadillac Shark Mobile
•        16,000 miles
•         One of a kind, extreme custom, built by Frank DeRosa.
•         Over 22 feet Long
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•         All metal, took over 4 years to build.
•        Custom car of the year 1965 and over the years featured in multitude of magazines.
•        Listed as one of the dream cars of the sixties.
•        Former Museum Car
•        Sold at Barrett-Jackson Auction 2001, http://www.barrett-jackson.com/events/scottsdale/vehicles/cardetail_list.asp?id=15336
I am the fourth owner (and it took me 15 years to purchase).

De Rosa, Frank] custom Land Shark or Sharkmobile owned [1980s] by Bob Bowen, a Lodi (CA) local. Stretched to 20'7", hand-made gull-wing doors, padded vinyl top, special wire wheel hubcaps, headlights, De Soto grille and steering wheel. I'm not particularly attracted to this kind of street machine, but now and again you find a head-turner like this one. I couldn't resist including it. This wild thing was offered for sale by auction at the annual Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale, AZ, in January 2001.  The catalog for that venue described it thus: Frank Derosa's famous "Sharkmobile".  Car is all metal and lead, with no plastic used. It includes customized widening and lengthening, is lowered with an upside down '53 DeSoto grille, Mercedes headlights, '56 Packard tail-lights, '63 Thunderbird interior including the wrap-around rear seats, "gills" (louvers) on the sides, a Packard hood ornament, custom exhaust and Lake pipes, T-Top, unbelievable paint scheme and Cadillac stock running gear. Late Extra [12/2004]: the car was offered for sale at auction en eBay.  Her are excerpts from the vendor's description [complete with all spelling mistakes] : This started life as a 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible. The Shark Mobile has been in many Magazines and a Museum in Alaska over time and is in great condition. This car probably weighs 8000 lbs as it is almost totally lead and steal. This was built by the world renowned Frank De Rosa in Pittsburg California and was probably one of his best achievements. Originally to be called the Vendetta it was to be De Rosa's answer to Barris' Batmobile. Four years in the making the shark rattled the custom car world. Painted in iridescent blue with metalflake and deeper blue flames that are more aquatic and wavelike then fire like. the sharks ominous presence is accentuated by monstrous fins, fenders and skirts that extend six feet behind the rear wheels. As an amalgamation of Lincoln fender components Packard taillights DeSoto grille and Riviera top complete with t tops. De Rosa is a member if the Oakland Roadsters Hall of Fame and was Builder of the Year ... Drive train is stock 1960 Cadillac.
 


6. 1981 Cadillac Paris Opera Coach 2Dr.
•         24,000 miles documented miles (lowest known)
•         Built by American Custom Coachbuilders of Beverley Hills , California
•         1 of approximately 200 known to be built.
•         Custom interior
I am the third owner.




7. 1978 Cadillac Opera Sedan 4Dr.
•         47,000 miles
•         Built by Chicago Custom Motor Coach (Creators of the Opera Coach Design).
•         Number 2 of 7 built,
•         There, are only three of these cars are known to still exist. 1 on east coast, 1 formally owned by Jerry Lewis, and the 1 I currently own.
I am the third owner.
In Restoration.

8. 1979 Stutz IV Porte
•         46,0000 miles
•         Built by Stutz Motor Company, New York .
•         Hand made in Torino , Italy .    
•         39 of 40 known built
•         Originally purchased by Reese of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Candy Company
•         Built on Pontiac Bonneville Frame, Olds 442 Engine.
•         All interior trim, Gold Plated.
•         Car Pillars (Inside door jams) Chromed Plated.
•         Italian Leather hand stitched.
•          Built on a Pontiac Bonneville Frame, Oldsmobile (442) Engine.  
I am the third owner.
8th Picture

9. 1978 Bugatti 1927 Boat-tail Replica
•         13,000 miles
•         Plate on Vehicle states it was built by Classic Motor Carriages, Hallandale , Florida ”
•         Number 2 of only 4 built by the factory (Classic Motor Carriages).
•         Porsche frame and motor.
I am the third owner.


10. 1991 Tiffnay
•         47,000 Miles
•         Built by Classic Motor Carriages, Hallandale , Florida
•         Built on a 1987 Mercury Cougar LS Frame 2 Dr.
•         Title reflects assembled in 1991
•         Believed to be last one assembled
•         Modified Motor (Boss Mustang), approximately 400 HP
•         Gold Plated
Believed to be the second owner, investigation is still in process.


11. 1991 Tiffnay/Destiny Convertible
•         6,300 Miles
????????•         Built by Classic Motor Carriages (CMC), Hallandale , Florida
•         Built on a 1991 Mercury Cougar LS Frame 2 Dr.
•         Believed to be the last of 40 built by CMC.
•         Title reflects assembled in 1991
•         Modified Motor (Boss Mustang), approximately 400 HP
I am the third owner.


12. 1947 Auto Car (AC)
•         83,000 miles
•         Built by Auto Car, London , England
•         First production year of the Saloon (as they spell it in England ) was 1947.
•         1 of 16 built that year, and one of only three known existing cars from that year.
AC is the oldest existing automobile company in the United Kingdom . The AC legacy includes the famous 1962-1968 AC Cobra, introduced by Carroll Shelby, who combined an eight cylinder engine with the chassis of the AC Ace.
Believed to be the third owner, investigation is still in process.


13. 1976 Jensen Interceptor
•         Built by Jensen Motors in London , England
•         Last year Jensen was still in business.
•         44 Cars made, 1 of 19 made with left hand drive.
•         Chrysler running gear, Bored out to 450 Cubic In. Chrysler Hemi
•         This car, goes like a bat out of hell.
•         One cannot drive this car, one merely aims it.
I am the third owner.


14. 1991 Gatsby Cabriolet
•         12,100 miles
•         The Gatsby Cabriolet was originally created and designed by master coachman, Sky Clausen of Gatsby Coachworks, Ltd. in San Jose , California .
•         Number 8 of approximate 20 production models. Considered by many to be the best because it became a show car for the model.  (Later became Kit Cars)
•         Special interior (Tan natural rawhide leather)
•         Ford 351 EFI (Electronic Fuel Injected) Turbo Charged
•         Ford modified running gear.
•         Approximate 400 HP
I am the second owner.


15. 1985 LeBerg
•         31,000 miles
•         Prototype, Designed and built by Berg Automotive Motor Company, California (Now defunct, designer/builder had a heart attack.) All tooling is still available for sale.
•         Originally designed to complete against Zimmers.
•         Started with a 1970 Dodge Monaco Two Door Hardtop.
•         1977 Dodge Monaco running gear, Chrysler 440 engine-4 barrel.
•         Torkflight power brakes, front disc brakes, power steering, rear end 3:23-1
•         Front fenders modified 1931 Chevrolet, rear fenders modified 1929 Ford, all fenders reinforced with pipe.
•         Front and rear bumpers 1980 Ford Van.
•         Headlights containers, hood, side panels, louvers, trunk, running boards, spare wheel covers and wheel wells, rear body section and dual roll bars all hand fabricated.
•         Built in license plate and 1975 Dodge taillights, grill bars and shell
•         2" x 4" rectangular tubing frame, rebuilt rear springs - load levelers - rear stabilizer bar.
•         30 gallon custom gas tank, all steel with 81lb of body solder.
•         Air horn with compressor, fog lights, hood ornament, multicoated custom paint.
•         Full custom velour interior.
I am the second owner.


16. 1983 Baroque
•         39,000 miles
•         Built by Knudson Automotive Omaha , Nebraska .
•         1 of only 11 built.
•         Four destroyed in the Las Vegas , Nevada , MGM Casino Fire.
•         1 of only 4 known to still exist.
•         Extended GM Pontiac Frame.
•         All metal construction.
•         Car measures, 19.5 feet long and weighs 3,900 plus pounds.
Believed I am the third owner, investigation still in process.
To be Restored

 
17. 1978 Dunham Corvorado
•         Not to be confused with the Caballista this Corvorado is the very last one (7 out of 7), declared by many to be his best it was designed and built by Les Dunham of DUNHAM COACH MOTOR CAR COMPANY, Boonton, New Jersey.
•         !st Corvorado appeared in the James Bond Movie “Live and Let Die”, starring Roger Moore.
•         2nd Corvorado appeared in the Super Fly Movie starring Ron O’Neil.
•         Built on a 1978 Corvette-chassis, the special body was extended 2 feet , using parts of a Cadillac Eldorado.
•         Many special parts and finishes requested by the original owner.
•         78 Corvette 5.7 V8
I am the second owner.
 

18. 1927 Bugatti Type 35B Super Sportster Replica
•         Built by Classic Motor Carriages, Hallandale , Florida .
•         Number 178 of only around 200 built by the factory in Miami Florida in 1979.
•         800 miles. (It has been on display in several show rooms for advertising purposes).
Believed I will be third owner, investigation is still in process.


19. 1978 Sceptre
• Built by Sceptre Motor Car Company of Santa Barbara , California .
• First introduced at the Los Angeles Expo in May of 1978, the Sceptre received the top designer award.
• The Sceptre was the joint design venture of Thomas W. McBurnie and Ray Kenney (designer of the Clenet). Tom was responsible for design of the interior and Ray was the creator of the classic lines of the exterior.
• This Sceptre is unique because modifications completed at time of manufacturing.
• 1978 Corvette Modified Engine (approximately 400 HP)
• The Sceptre will go 0-60 in under 6.5.
• The weight of the entire car was slightly over 3,000 pounds.
• The Sceptre was known for its high reliability factor.
• It is said that no other car has been built like the Sceptre with the exception of the Ferrari.
• Many articles were written on the Sceptre at its introduction including: an article by Dennis Adler which appeared in the March 1979 edition of Car Collector, the 1980 edition of Elite Cars, an article by Ted West in the February 1979 edition of Motor Trend, and an article by Jack Kroll in the February 26, 1979 edition of Newsweek, just to name a few.
I am the second owner, investigation is still in process.  

slimwhitman slimwhitman
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 11/25/09
12:37 PM

I would like to see photos of the Grandeur, Chicago and American Custom Coachworks Cadillacs.  Please email to:  kcdesoto1(at)hotmail.com   I may be interested in a couple of them.

1.1982 Cadillac Seville Opera Coach 2Dr.
•         37,000 miles
•         Built by Grandeur Motor Car Corporation, Pompano Beach , Florida .
I am the second owner.
Frame off totally restored, believed by many that this is the best of the the Grandeur Motor Car Corporation.1982 2Dr. Cadillac Seville Opera Coachs.
This was my first collector car, and it is currently pictured on the History of 1982 CADILLAC SEVILLE web page, web site http://www.100megsfree4.com/cadillac/cad1980/cad82s.htm  

4.1982 Cadillac Seville Opera Coach 4Dr. (with Continental Kit)  
•         42,000 Miles
•         Built by Grandeur Motor Car Corporation, Pompano Beach , Florida .
•         2 of approximately 25 Built (Longest extension of 25)
•         Special Interior
•         20 feet long
•         Originally owned by Benny Binon (owner of Binon’s Horseshoe Casino), Las Vegas , Nevada .
I am the third owner.
To be Restored

Grandeur Motor Car Corporation (USA) Cadillac Paris Opera, bustle-back custom sedan. Grandeur turned out a few of these on the Seville chassis in the late seventies and early eighties for the older (wealthy) car buffs who missed the sidemount era of the twenties and thirties. This one was offered for sale on the Internet in April, 20

6. 1981 Cadillac Paris Opera Coach 2Dr.
•         24,000 miles documented miles (lowest known)
•         Built by American Custom Coachbuilders of Beverley Hills , California
•         1 of approximately 200 known to be built.
•         Custom interior
I am the third owner.

7. 1978 Cadillac Opera Sedan 4Dr.
•         47,000 miles
•         Built by Chicago Custom Motor Coach (Creators of the Opera Coach Design).
•         Number 2 of 7 built,
•         There, are only three of these cars are known to still exist. 1 on east coast, 1 formally owned by Jerry Lewis, and the 1 I currently own.
I am the third owner.
In Restoration.  

lloydrmc lloydrmc
New User | Posts: 12 | Joined: 02/09
Posted: 11/30/09
08:14 PM

Not sure if there's a single street rod in the lot, but, oh well.  

John Gilbert John Gilbert
New User | Posts: 6 | Joined: 09/07
Posted: 12/02/09
06:16 PM

Wow, not to hurt anyone's feelings, but thats the most complete collection of tacky cars I've ever heard of. I think someone should write a book on it, or at the very least contact the Peterson and see if they know what to do with 'em.  

HRBob HRBob
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 12/11/09
06:22 PM

Many of these cars sound very average, but may not be.  Many are obscure, but may be rare.  I'd say it's time to hire an expert and pay him out of the proceeds.  

ChopShop ChopShop
New User | Posts: 43 | Joined: 02/07
Posted: 01/02/10
08:04 AM

contact an auto appraiser and get appraisals on each one and then you will have an idea on what they are worth (or what someone may pay for them) as well as get them insured ASAP!
If you dont want to keep them , the appraisals will also help with showing places their value. Good luck.
If you are in Massachusetts , I can appraise vehicles....  
Lenny Schaeffer
Hot rod Builder
Woburn MA

waynewoo waynewoo
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 02/10
Posted: 02/06/10
04:03 PM

I would like to  get some details and see some photos of that Sceptre. email me at quadrohue@hotmail.com thx WW  

caddymike77 caddymike77
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 03/10
Posted: 03/16/10
10:58 AM

hi i would like to see some pictures of the cadillacs you have i collect them maybe we can make a deal email me a caddymike77@aol.com  

peterlarsen peterlarsen
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 08/10
Posted: 08/08/10
06:36 AM

Dear Sir
I have seen this posting about cars you are selling. I am interested in car # 17 on your list, the 1978 Dunham Corvorado. Please inform if you still have this car available. please respond to this email address: peter@billigcd.dk

i am a bonafide buyer of cars from the USA. I am located in Denmark.
best regards
Peter Larsen
Rysensteensgade 1, 4th
DK-1564 Copenhagen V
Denmark
+45 40312030  

vintagecarmags vintagecarmags
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 09/10
Posted: 09/10/10
06:10 PM

And I thought helping family with an estate sale to get rid of furniture and household items was tough. Good luck. It looks like you have quite a big job.






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rtdrtd rtdrtd
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 09/10
Posted: 09/19/10
05:30 AM

THERE IS A PANASONIC COCKPIT RADIO ON EBAY THAT IS MINT FOR THE PERSON WANTING ONE  

Bobnblues Bobnblues
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 09/10
Posted: 09/27/10
07:33 AM

I WOULD LIKE INFO, AND PIX OF THE SCEPTRE. WHERE IS THE COLLECTION LOCATED? BOB.  

lrbush lrbush
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 09/10
Posted: 09/28/10
07:38 PM

Do you still have this car? If so could you please send me pictures and price. I am interested.  email to lancerbush@msn.com


4.1982 Cadillac Seville Opera Coach 4Dr. (with Continental Kit)  
•         42,000 Miles
•         Built by Grandeur Motor Car Corporation, Pompano Beach , Florida .
•         2 of approximately 25 Built (Longest extension of 25)
•         Special Interior
•         20 feet long
•         Originally owned by Benny Binon (owner of Binon’s Horseshoe Casino), Las Vegas , Nevada .
I am the third owner.
To be Restored  

dan_grey dan_grey
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 10/10
Posted: 10/16/10
01:56 AM

That's a long list you got there mate.. anyway i'll check on those later.. might find useful ones.. especially when im looking for some Dodge Parts that you might have..  

dweston1 dweston1
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 06/11
Posted: 06/01/11
12:42 PM

I too have aquired a Knudesen Baroque Coupe. Mine is a 1984 with 23K original miles on it. Very good condition and would like to more about this rare car if anyone has any information regarding people who may have interest in it.... please contact me. Car located in Scottsdale, AZ and will be available for sale in the fall.....too much fun to sell now!

David ***
602-469-0937