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Jeremy D. Ledford
02-17-2014, 01:52 PM
Thought this flyer might be of some interest to some in the area of Southern California. An estate sale has been set to sell off vintage professional car parts from the estate of the late Paul Nix. Paul was well know by many in the professional car hobby for many years! If this is a duplicate post or offensive to anyone please remove at once! Just passing along information hoping its helpful to some one looking for a rare much needed part for their car.

Kevin O'Connell
02-17-2014, 05:37 PM
Thank you for this, Jeremy! Being the character that Paul was, I never did get the 888 light he was holding for me. It's only been about 17 years, don't wanna rush these things.

You know how those protracted deals are- I traded Hedges for some T-2 lights, he was too cheap to mail my 888 and it wound up at Paul's place. Maybe it just might find its rightful owner this weekend!

Ken Novak
02-17-2014, 05:43 PM
I hope so, and will be there Sat AM.

Daniel Scully
02-17-2014, 09:40 PM
I hope so, and will be there Sat AM

I'll see you all there.

John Eder
02-17-2014, 11:48 PM
I am unable to attend this sale. If you are there and see a seat like the one pictured below, it would be a great help to me if you could purchase it, and I will reimburse you for it plus whatever you think is fair. I will arrange to have it shipped to me- you won't have to wrap it, etc. It is out of a 1972 C/B Olds 98 ex-USAF ambulance. The condition of the upholstery, especially the backrest, is important. The back rest on my other fold down seat has been reupholstered in duct tape. Many thanks in advance.

James Fischer
02-25-2014, 08:39 PM
A couple of photos of the sale held last week-end.
(Ambulance was NOT part of sale )

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James Fischer
02-25-2014, 08:57 PM
Items purchased:

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Attila Bethlenfalvy
02-25-2014, 11:21 PM
(Ambulance was NOT part of sale )

Nik's '63 Superior combination is merely dressed as an ambulance. Before:

http://www.nationalhearse.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4228&d=1238547943

John ED Renstrom
02-26-2014, 12:11 AM
I would take a set of the cb tags if you want to get rid of them. they are the optional tag. cb used two different styles and the guys on the line put them on at random.

Skip Goulet
02-26-2014, 05:58 PM
Anyone know if everything sold, or if not, what was left from the sale?

Daniel Scully
02-26-2014, 11:30 PM
Anyone know if everything sold, or if not, what was left from the sale?

A friend went back today and got a few items 99.9% of the item,s are gone.

James Fischer
02-27-2014, 12:31 AM
A friend went back today and got a few items 99.9% of the item,s are gone.

I think 99% of the items went the first 2 hours of the sale...:rolleyes:

Doug Lemon
02-27-2014, 02:36 AM
So how did they price things? By the bucket, by the box or by the item..?

Tom Hoczyk
02-27-2014, 08:45 AM
Didn't Paul own a really nice 1951 Superior hearse? Whatever became of that car?

Ken Novak
02-27-2014, 11:07 AM
So how did they price things? By the bucket, by the box or by the item..?

You just accumulated a pile of items you wanted, and told them what you would pay of your stash. Sold.

John ED Renstrom
02-27-2014, 12:08 PM
nice sale the goal was to get people to pay to carry off stuff. clever. :applause:

Kurt Arends
02-27-2014, 01:05 PM
Ed,
Estate sale combined with a foreclosure situation on the property, so given these circumstances, things had to go and go quickly. Most people would not sell off a collection in this manner. All of this stuff would have brought significantly more money if the liquidation were handled differently.

James Fischer
02-27-2014, 02:16 PM
It was definitely a buyers market....

Example: Several stacks of early hubcaps (aprx 100 total)=$75.00
Mid 60's/early 70's fender skirts= $10.00ea.
174,175,184 beacons=$15.00-$25.00
Ferno 65 Scoop=$20.00

As Ken stated,you just made a pile of items and boxes you were intrested in and offered your price....SOLD !:thumbsup:

And as Kurt mentioned,Damian had to get rid of this stuff ASAP,or the prices certainly would have been different.

Skip Goulet
02-27-2014, 05:33 PM
A friend went back today and got a few items 99.9% of the item,s are gone.

Do you know if the '65 Buick combo went in the sale? I've seen that one up close....once.

Daniel Scully
02-27-2014, 06:33 PM
Do you know if the '65 Buick combo went in the sale? I've seen that one up close....once.

My understanding is it was sold a few years ago to a lady in northern Ca was wrecked with minor front damage and after that I do not know.

Skip Goulet
02-27-2014, 06:49 PM
My understanding is it was sold a few years ago to a lady in northern Ca was wrecked with minor front damage and after that I do not know.

Ouch! That was a nice car, too. But I really like Mike Hennesey's '64 white and blue Flxette.

Ken Novak
02-27-2014, 07:43 PM
The 64 is now at CW Coach in Cincinnatti, Ohio. Speak with Carl Woerner.

John ED Renstrom
02-28-2014, 12:23 AM
a sale like this is for the reason stated sell now or loose it all. but those of you that only figure high dollar, average it in. this stuff is now on the market not in only one garage.

Skip Goulet
02-28-2014, 05:16 PM
The 64 is now at CW Coach in Cincinnatti, Ohio. Speak with Carl Woerner.

Thanks, Ken. The only time I ever got to see that car was in 1999, and it ws parked in one of Carl's garages at the time. Didn't think Mike would ever part with that one.

Ken Novak
02-28-2014, 05:56 PM
Thanks, Ken. The only time I ever got to see that car was in 1999, and it ws parked in one of Carl's garages at the time. Didn't think Mike would ever part with that one.

I just saw it a year ago, looks good.

Skip Goulet
02-28-2014, 05:57 PM
I just saw it a year ago, looks good.

Thanks, Ken. I saw a picture of it in Lou's newsletter a while back, so I thought it was still in SoCal. I'll give Carl a call. I've always like that car, and I've always loved the Flxettes. My one and only Flextte was stolen years ago! It was a solid white '61 straight ambulance.

Daniel Scully
02-28-2014, 06:32 PM
I've always loved the Flxettes. My one and only Flextte was stolen years ago! It was a solid white '61 straight ambulance.

Mike sold me the Limo and the 63 I had sold him was able to get back also.:)

Skip Goulet
02-28-2014, 06:46 PM
Mike sold me the Limo and the 63 I had sold him was able to get back also.:)

I've seen pix of your Flxette before. I just went to Carl's website and the '64 is still listed. I will call him when I get home tonight.

Brad Michel
03-03-2014, 03:08 AM
In memory of Paul I made this video in his name:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV0Ys836GD0

Paul had a Pontiac like the one in the opening shot. May Paul rest in peace.

Skip Goulet
03-03-2014, 07:15 PM
I've seen pix of your Flxette before. I just went to Carl's website and the '64 is still listed. I will call him when I get home tonight.

I called Carl's Saturday and Michael answered (was that Hennesey?). Said the car's not for sale.

Daniel Scully
03-03-2014, 07:26 PM
I called Carl's Saturday and Michael answered (was that Hennesey?). Said the car's not for sale.

I know that was his plan to work there, so it probably was Mike

Skip Goulet
03-03-2014, 07:33 PM
I know that was his plan to work there, so it probably was Mike

I thought that was him, although I hadn't spoken to him since I was in SoCal in 2002. Didn't realize that he had left CA.