Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Mid Week Match-Up: Brass Era Car For Gord

Today's Mid Week Match-Up reques comes from Gord, who writes:  anyway.... having owned most cars of the alphabet i have not sunk my teeth into a brass era, prewar car. i love the individual lights (vs. in the fenders), a rumble seat and of course a convertible... so most likely a 2 door like her running ideally have looked at a 27 nash that needs everything for 8k (but that is CDN) so.... what is out there for 8k cdn (i can import from the US no issues)... so about 6k US, located in Canada.

i think i am avoiding model Ts since dont want to relearn to drive too!, so model A and up, ANY brand, nash, confederate, packard, what have you... ideally running but can need work, clear title and matching vin (where possible!)

DT E-i-C Vince: How about a 1926 Star Speedster bidding for $5,300 reserve-not-met here on eBay with 5 days to go, located in Portland, OR.  It doesn't have a rumble seat, but it is a crazy looking classic that'll keep you entertained on sunny days.  Unfortunately, the reserve could be higher than you would expect/want...

See a better brass era car for Gord? Comments below.


  1. 1919 Dodge $10k CAN in Vancouver. 1919 Dodge Brothers

  2. thx for the writeup
    here is a 27 nash (seems to be an upper model as rumble seat is more) for 8k but really unsure as STILL need to put money into herneeds everything, not running, wood is barely good for patterns, etc. ... rare but... hard to find parts and not driving right away

    or this 16 ford "racer"... someones project unfinished, no wood frame for the steel so looks like yet another project but 5k anyone have comments, advice on the "older" cars

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  3. Actually, Star, made by the Durant Motor Company is an important part of auto history. It was the first company to make a factory station wagon as opposed to supplying a chassis for a custom build. The Speedster was made from parts supplied by several companies and featured either a 4 cyl. or 6 cyl. Continental engine. 1928 was the last year for the Star. Exported to England, it was called the Rugby because England had a Star brand. The grill shell emblem alone is worth several hundred dollars.


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