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      05-09-2012 07:11 AM #26


      The line of Fords along the wall is a group of '36s. The Ford sitting against the wall to the right of the 1936 lineup is a 1934. The red Ford on the right side of the picture is a 1935 model.

      Let's play a game. Quick! Pick one car for your own. You have 30 seconds to walk through and choose one for your very own; to take home and be your chariot. Your decision is final.

      Which one?
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      05-09-2012 07:13 AM #27


      I'll go first. I choose the Packard Clipper sedan in the bottom right of the photo, next to the V16 Cadillac. Clippers are the most-ut, and I could drive it like a "normal car", which would mean a lot to me.
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      05-09-2012 07:17 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post


      The line of Fords along the wall is a group of '36s. The Ford sitting against the wall to the right of the 1936 lineup is a 1934. The red Ford on the right side of the picture is a 1935 model.

      Let's play a game. Quick! Pick one car for your own. You have 30 seconds to walk through and choose one for your very own; to take home and be your chariot. Your decision is final.

      Which one?
      Is the small silver car at the front a V12 E-type drophead coupe? if so i will take that please.
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      05-09-2012 08:18 AM #29
      Yes, yes it is. Nearly the only foreign car in the collection.

      I'd take the Ghia-bodied Imperial limousine, followed by the '36 Packard V-12. Too bad the Ghia smells like mothballs.

      Closing the door on the Packard sounded like a bank vault door closing.
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      05-09-2012 08:34 AM #30
      I'd take the V16 Caddy between those two Packards.

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      05-09-2012 09:03 AM #31
      No one has claimed the LT1 Roadmaster yet?

      Very cool collection.

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      05-09-2012 09:13 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Yes, yes it is. Nearly the only foreign car in the collection.

      I'd take the Ghia-bodied Imperial limousine, followed by the '36 Packard V-12. Too bad the Ghia smells like mothballs.

      Closing the door on the Packard sounded like a bank vault door closing.
      Well if you are only going to have one that is not a bad choice!
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      05-09-2012 09:18 AM #33
      I see a Delorean tucked away in the corner by the Buick. I'm sure somebody will want to claim that.

      As for me though, I'm rather partial to some of those woodie wagons. I'd claim one of them, though I don't know which.

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      05-09-2012 09:22 AM #34
      holy cow. that's a ridiculous collection. i'd hope these are maintained regularly. if not, would be better to sell one by one to people who would really maintain/use them

      still, i am in awe.
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      05-09-2012 09:38 AM #36
      thats a nice collection the most ive seen is 44 cars my buddy jeff's dad has

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      05-09-2012 09:57 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by seadoo2006 View Post
      If you like this, you should stop by the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum at the Western Reserve
      Historical Society here in Cleveland sometime ... they have an equally impressive classic car
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      I've driven past that often in my 5 years here, but only recently have I heard anything about it.

      I finally decide I want to go, and discover its closed for most of this year. Damn.



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      05-09-2012 09:59 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post

      The line of Fords along the wall is a group of '36s. The Ford sitting against the wall to the right of the 1936 lineup is a 1934. The red Ford on the right side of the picture is a 1935 model.

      Let's play a game. Quick! Pick one car for your own. You have 30 seconds to walk through and choose one for your very own; to take home and be your chariot. Your decision is final.

      Which one?
      I believe I spot a red 1953 Skylark. I'll take that. Or the blue Packard woody wagon.
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      05-09-2012 10:04 AM #39
      Absolutely stunning...

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      05-09-2012 10:07 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      Let's play a game. Quick! Pick one car for your own. You have 30 seconds to walk through and choose one for your very own; to take home and be your chariot. Your decision is final.

      Which one?
      57 Chrysler 300 convertible, please.

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      05-09-2012 10:20 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by megaDan View Post
      I've driven past that often in my 5 years here, but only recently have I heard anything about it.

      I finally decide I want to go, and discover its closed for most of this year. Damn.
      Yeah, I totally forgot until after I posted that comment that they were renovating this year ... sorry about that.

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      05-09-2012 10:46 AM #42
      Very cool collection of classic cars. I dig the woodies and the '49 Mercury.

      What is the white car with the beige colored roof and gilded hood louvers?

      I'm not one to tell another man how to enjoy his toys. But the overcrowding would bother me to no end, having to shuffle multiple cars in order to use them and worry about door dings, etc. Such crowding virtually ensures that many cars don't get used often enough to keep them in top running condition.

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      05-09-2012 10:50 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      Let's play a game. Quick! Pick one car for your own. You have 30 seconds to walk through and choose one for your very own; to take home and be your chariot. Your decision is final.

      Which one?
      Too easy, the DeLorean in the far corner of the first pic. Add a Flux Capacitor and then go back in time and buy 2 of the rest for a song compared to today's prices. Sell one and keep the other and walk away with enough cash to pay for the garage and upkeep.

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      05-09-2012 10:50 AM #44
      They have a full-time mechanic. About 30 a year are taken to Concours. I drove one of his cars to Eyes on Design. No, they all don't move annually, but a large number do.

      I can't believe that people have to defend a car collector on a car enthusiasts site. There wouldn't even be a hobby without collectors. These would have all been recycled into appliances if nobody cared enough to preserve them.
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      05-09-2012 10:57 AM #45
      The car with the gold hood vents is a Studebaker.
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      05-09-2012 11:19 AM #46


      that is what i will be doing when i hit MEGA MILLIONS....... you only live once so might as well spend it all

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      05-09-2012 11:28 AM #47
      Damn that is a seriously cool collection. This guy has some really classic pieces of automotive history. I wish we could see more pics.

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      05-09-2012 11:30 AM #48
      Nice collection. Thanks for sharing!

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      05-09-2012 11:37 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post


      Let's play a game. Quick! Pick one car for your own. You have 30 seconds to walk through and choose one for your very own; to take home and be your chariot. Your decision is final.

      Which one?
      I'm all about that black Ford hardtop with the whitewall tires. It's the second one from the left along that back wall and sitting right next to the blue I-beam. That thing is just way too cool.

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      05-09-2012 11:47 AM #50
      Boner! That is a nifty car collection. To those who are calling the owner a hoarder, not a chance. The difference between a hoarder and collector is that a collector keeps things tidy and knows where everything is, and doesn't allow his collection to destroy his home.

      Oh, and trim your nails, Barry!
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