14.06.2018

Unusual Classic Car Finds – Part 2

In the ‘80s I was involved in a company that restored classic cars. One day a prospective client phoned up and sent a Porsche down on a flatbed for restoration. The car consisted of the disassembled body on wheels and a bunch of parts thrown in. After several months passed by without any communication, we tried to find the owner. His business address had no one at it, the only phone number we had didn’t work anymore. We took possession of the car by means of a bailiff managed auction. It was only when we started the process of selling the car that we learned that it was one of the rare 1959 356 Convertible D models. A local collector purchased it and had it restored for Vintage racing.

 

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06.06.2018

1926 Ford Model T Tourer

1926 Ford Model T Tourer
FOR SALE: 1926 Ford Model T Tourer

This car has undergone a complete cosmetic and mechanical restoration. More information on the listing page.

 



 

06.06.2018

1971 Opel GT

1971 Opel GT
FOR SALE: 1971 Opel GT

This car has 55,292 original miles, an immaculate original interior. More information on the listing page.

 



 

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31.05.2018

1970 Jaguar E Type Roadster

1970 Jaguar E Type Roadster
FOR SALE: 1970 Jaguar E Type Roadster

This car has been with the current owner for over 20 years. More information on the listing page.

 



 

21.05.2018

Unusual Classic Car Finds – Part 1

In the early ‘90s we got a call to go and see a collection of cars and memorabilia that was uncovered in a barn at Victoria and Eglinton. As any Torontonian would know, there are no barns in that area. As it turned out there was a small barn behind a house. In the barn was a Pierce Arrow that fitted with about 6” inches to spare at each end, how they got it in there was a real mystery. Along with the car were numerous old gas pumps and hood mascots. Along with the contents of the barn there were other cars from the ‘30s stored in Paris, ON.

The background to the cars was that the deceased owner had been a restorer for the Craven Collection. The Craven Collection sent classic car exhibitions to shopping centre malls all around Ontario to promote Craven cigarettes. As friends and family members arrived, the scene got quite hectic, items disappeared with little control.

 

Lipstick on a PigLIPSTICK ON A PIG
Avoiding Life’s Lemons

Lipstick on a Pig features excerpts from the vast library of Maurice Bramhall’s experiences.