Custom 1951 Oakland Roadster Show Winner! Hot Rod

1937 Other Makes

Technical specifications of Other Makes 1937

Price: -
Item location: Ocala, Florida, United States
Make: Other Makes
Trim: Custom
Year: 1937
Drive type: Manual
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

OK Guys. here's the real deal! Reno and Ray Paretto of Alameda. California. built this Kurtis/Muntz Jet looking creation in the late 1940s/early 1950s. I put this car on Ebay 3 months ago. and it got 5. 00 views. and lots of interest but no sale. I have decided to start the auction for less than I have in it. no reserve. to really spur some real interest! It started out as a 1937 Ford. It was shown at the 1951 and 1952 Oakland Roadster Shows. and the 1952 Oakland International Sports Show. plus others we have yet to document. The car even comes to the new owner with its 1951 Oakland Roadster Show trophy. that it won in its class!! For an AMAZING article filled with original photos. history. etc. please click on the following link to Rik Hoving's recent article on the car. that appeared on the Custom Car Chronicle website: http://www. customcarchronicle. com/custom-cars/paretto-37-ford-custom/ This article covers much of the creation. and showing of the car in the early 1950s. Its present condition is as close to original time capsule that you will find in the custom car/hot rod collectors universe. period. The car has always been in California and is rust free. I purchased the car from a gentleman that bought it from the estate of the long time 3rd owner. Several years ago this gentleman was approached by the Barrett Jackson Auction house. and they sent a film crew to California to photograph and video the car at his home. They informed him the car would absolutely bring in the 125 to 150K range at their upcoming auction. However that deal to auction it eventually broke down. as they wanted the owner to list it for sale no reserve. and he was unwilling to do that. This spring the same owner put it on Ebay. but then decided did not sell it on the auction site. I bought it later from him in a private transaction. for more than the opening bid on this auction. He was well aware of what he had. I assure you. The prior owner drove the car regularly. He had the gas tank and lines cleaned. and put a new carb on the motor. The motor runs like new and the car drives and shifts well. The brakes need to be bled. and a few minor wiring issues. Other than that the car appears ready to go. cruise. and show. The car can be shown as is with the later version of its grill. probably done in the 1950s. or with the original. that comes with the car. can be reinstalled. This is truly once in a lifetime opportunity to own a documented from new. original. trophy winning car from an early Oakland Roadster Show event. This is also a blue chip investment. that will continue to go up in double digit value yearly. I strongly suspect you could take this car to one of the Pebble Beach Week auctions in August. and make quite an nice profit on your purchase. Since I am in Florida. and seldom fly. this is simply not feasible for me to do. However for a West Coast based buyer. it would be easy. and there is ample time to get it entered in one of the 5 major auctions held Pebble Beach Week. The car comes with a newly issued Florida title from me. It is stored in Ocala. Fla. . and this is the first time it has ever been out of California! The opening bid is substantially under what Barrett Jackson said it would bring. Lots of current photos of the car available. Good Luck. George Albright. Ocala. Fla.

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