Posted on the HCCA classified.
Is that an alternator, VW distributor, starter on "the finest" 1914 speedster?
Nice, BUT..... that sure is a whole heap of Benjamin's!!!!!
Well, that's a matter of opinion ! But then, I believe my Racer is right up there too !!!
It's a really nice Speedster. Is it the nicest or best or whatever? Once you've built a speedster it's the nicest Speedster to have ever been built. At least until you build your next Speedster.
Probably worth at least half that much. Does look nice and have some valuable parts. It would cost a bunch of money to build.
I'd give them points for lots of pictures and info. They have done a nice job of presenting what is there. I have been proud of a Yellow Speedster at times but it is just a Speedster with no historical significance. To ask more for it than a nice original car or correct restoration is optimistic.
There are folks who pay lots for things just because they like them. Go figure.
I like it. It has better proportions then most speedsters built and it has a lot of valuable parts- Fronty, Ruckstell, wirewheels, etc. The body has a good look to it and it's not your typical reproduction speedster body. It looks like the same body used on the HCCA raffle car that has been recently discussed. (Built by Vic Groah)
At 45k, it certainly isn't cheap. I think you would get to 25K or more if you itemize the parts involved. Still, some people like instant gratification and have the money to make that happen.
There are some really nice cars on the HCCA website today. I REALLY like the red 1914 1-38 Packard Runabout listed.
Nice Mercury Speedster in your profile ...
Thanks for posting the link !
I like the 1912 Marquette on that site, because my great-grandfather had one when it was new. No price listed. I can't imaging what that will sell for. More than I have for sure!
This is reminiscent of the speedster in the Gooding auction in January. Pre-auction estimate 60k sold for just over 26k, and it had exceptional fit and finish. I suspect that this car would be in that range.
Glad you like the Mercury FJ. It deserves a good restoration down the road. I haven't seen another speedster I'd trade it for.
Those pre-auction estimators need to learn something about model T's and the people who buy them.
Those brass cars listed on the HCCA
site all belong to Con Fletcher in Golden Colorado.
He has a fine collection and now disposing of his fine cars. They are listed on the HCCA site by a broker in Olympia Wa.
If there is one you are interested in I suggest going direct to the owner, he is listed in the HCCA roster, and you will save some money, I'm sure.
I just saw that speedster at Denny Newman's place in Clio. Neat car for sure but has a bit of history a interested buyer should know before hand.
Don, What is that bit of history? I was curious in the car, but it is awful spendy.
Stephen nothing I can put on the forum. Just know its been gone thru with a VERY competent vintage engine expert now.