Having that stainless cowl band should knock the price down by 50K right off the bat.
AA cowl band was not stainless. It was painted to match the painted radiator shell.
All their prices seem to be about double of what they should be....a fool and his money...
I'm confused... description basically says it's a hand made replica, but then also says its a "survivor" and "rare possibly only remaining"
In 1931, certain specialty AAs had stainless radiator shells, headlight buckets, cowl band and door handles. They were primarily delivery vehicles (known as "Deluxe Delivery" - though some were built as hearses and ambulances) and VERY few were manufactured.
BTW - that AA in Hemmings is NOT a AA Deluxe. Frank is correct - should have a painted cowl band. Devil is in the detail.
being a gas nut. i don't care how much it is i like it.if i could afford it i would have it at my house. charley
Hope you've got a big barn, Charley. ;^)
if i could afford it i would just build one for it.ha ha . p.s. my barn is full had a hard time getting that 1913 overland in but i did it!!!!!!!! Charley
I opened the site expecting to see just a gussied up AA truck, ok it is but ya it's a big bad gas/oil tanker! Very nice but too bad they didn't detail the engine for that starting price! LOL
Great looking truck. Probably not 100K great but I bet is cost a bunch to build. A built up vehicle is not a survivor, it was created from surviving parts, maybe. Who knows, someone with the means to buy it may just have to have it. I sure would be proud to show it off, incorrect cowl band or not.
I am pretty sure the DeLuxe AA had a stainless radiator shell and stainless headlights as well as cowl lights on the stainless cowl band.
I know of a flat bed with stake rack.
There may have been another special item too, but I can't think of what it was.
Maybe stainless or chrome windshield frame.
I dunno about the Model A truck but these guys sell a lot of cars. The 85 Cadi convertible came out of one of my auctions about 5 years ago for $18,000; had slightly under 10,000 on it then, needed some wiring and top mechanism work along with decent tires. They just sold it for close to $50,000. The Gold 65 Dodge convertible came from a friend of mine in Helena, it is a gorgeous car although probably not overly collectible. They gave him $9,400 cash for it, have it for sale for $15,000. I'd do that, too.
I probably would have given Charlie $9,400 for that Dodge convertible. I'd known that car for years and years, used to see it in the car shows once in awhile. But his daughters convinced him to sell it, took it to a collector auction in Billings to get big dollars for it, it was the bottom end car in the lineup, they blew past it in 30 seconds when they couldn't get a $20,000 bid, then came back and offered him ten less the commission, which he took. Got $9,400. I'd like to have it but I wouldn't pay $15,000 for it. I could maybe buy a 14 roadster for that!!!! So it goes.