With our daughter turning 1 my wife and I decided tours would be more enjoyable as a family in one car instead of in two roadsters. Yesterday we bought a 1923 touring car. It has an interesting history that goes along with it. In about 2002 it was restored to be taken on a trip from Grand Coulee , Wa to St. Louis, mo. It made its first stop in Spokane @ the antique auto ranch when upon arrival it was declared unsafe to continue its journey. I spent all day repairing loose spokes, worn king pins loose radius rods and miss adjusted coils. If left alone it would have never made the trip. After the essentials were repaired the journey continued. It made it to St. Louis but upon its return trip the car was rear ended on the freeway. The car was flipped, the driver was tossed out and the trip ended. The car was brought back to Spokane where over the coarse of several years it was rebuilt. It was driven for about a year by its new owner when the crankshaft broke. It was once again sold as is and the new owner replaced the crank. The car was placed in storage for 5 years when I was given a call last week and asked if I would buy it. I did, and after replacing the Holley G with an NH Holley it is a wonderfully driving car and I am looking forward to raising my kids with it. I will post some photos after I resize them.
Cool Mike. There are many memories in that car just waiting for your family. Enjoy and lets see it.
The car came with the missing kick panel and a new top to install.
Brooke in the back seat loving the new car.
Great picture of Brooke and the '23!
Looks like lots of fun coming up!
Nice one! Looks like mine except for the wheels. I expect you'll have lots if good times with it.
Great car for you & family
What happened with the rear ended driver, did he survive?
Mike -- That's great! I'm sure the three of you will have a blast with it, since you can now all share the same ride. In a few years, Brooke will be able to reach the pedals, then look out! She'll be winning the Montana 500 before you know it.
Roger- The driver of the car was driving 35mph on a 70mph freeway. He was ejected from the car and broke his back.
She’s beautiful! The car doesn’t look too bad either. I see a lot of fond memories in your futures. Enjoy.
Good start, Mike !
Looks like many days of fun with Jillian and Brooke.
What a great photo of your daughter. You need to pose her in that car every year in the same position and keep them for her and give them as a gift to her when she starts to drive.
I would have that photo enlarged and posted in my shop.