Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
One of the rarest Mopars, and most highly desired, the 71 Hemi Cuda Convertible. This one is getting auctioned off, and has an interesting history
According to the auction house, and no one has anything else to print about it that Google could find, it was stolen in 71, and found by Harold Sullivan just days before it was to be sold for scrap. I learned about it at http://www.sportscardigest.com/hemi-cuda-featured-at-barrett-jackson-scottsdale-2012/
Now, as a sceptical person who rarely believes the salesman, and asks questions... I;d like to know if it was stolen, was it recovered, did the insurance company that paid out for it have a claim on it, who and why was figuring to sell a rare musclecar like this for scrap, and how did Harold track it down?
I ask, because NO ONE has printed anything but the sales pitch. And you aren't reading my blog for the sales pitch, 'cause I ain't selling nothing here. Just sharing interesting stuff with wheels.
Below are a couple photos from Google Books of Harolds collection of rare mopars, he may have the coolest collection of them, and it's commonly known as Mystical Mopar Collection, and featured in Dream Garages books. Harold owns the Silver Bullet, the famous GTX that the Mopar engineers used for testing racing parts in the late 60's.
The complete opposite of trailer trash mobile homes, here are the RVs and trailers of the celebs for movie set living while filming
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Tom Mix, famous Hollywood cowboy actor and car collector, personalized his cars with a Western USA theme, here is his '38 Cord 812 SC Phaeton
What are the IMIXIH in the center of the steering wheel representing I wonder. Of course, it's more likely that the straight lines are just decorating between the letters MXH
That pistol handle, might be a parking brake handle, a prop gun, or anything you might imagine
I think this might be the first time I've seen a leather decoration on the outside of a car
Tom did his own stunts, and made 348 movies between 1915 and 1935