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Attila Bethlenfalvy 12-14-2010 03:18 AM

fresh TX procar photo hunt
 
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New hunting ground as it is still open season in the Southwest. Stay tuned while uploads are churning.

Casey Lockhart 12-14-2010 03:52 AM

Where is this wonderful wonderful place?

Sarah Snook 12-14-2010 07:41 AM

Do I see a M-M Eterna??? That and the Guardian are basically all that's on my want list. :)

Tony Karsnia 12-14-2010 10:00 AM

That is indeed a Miller-Meteor Eterna! Looking forward to seeing more images of that car and this place!

Richard Vyse 12-14-2010 10:08 AM

Got a good rear bumper from a 1971/1972 in there somewhere?

Attila Bethlenfalvy 12-14-2010 10:48 AM

This guy will sell parts/cars and was more friendly than most hoarders I've met. Those that ask privately receive specifics of his NE location.

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Stick a fork in this '62 - it is done. Front clip isn't usable. Does have a decent set of exterior windshield trim. Interior windshield trim has pitting/light surface rust.

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Notice anything out of place yet..?

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Jump seats awaiting jumping to a different limo.

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Better angle to catch discrepancy? This '62 has '60 fins from the factory! Bizarre. Chalk up another oddball coach.

Attila Bethlenfalvy 12-14-2010 11:03 AM

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'40-ish Meteor was converted to a grain truck back in the day, complete with modified cab and a sliding back window. Not much to say about this one - 'cept it had very nice doors. If I had one of these coaches, I'd buy them to have around as back ups.

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Another Meteor of the same vintage. Not easy to differentiate ID details when parts are missing. Advantageous restoration project but possible.

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Sun wasn't cooperating.

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For those that noticed my shots aren't as angled, I've switched to a 25mm lens with a 16:9 size ratio (like a widescreen TV). Huge difference in proximity to cars.

Attila Bethlenfalvy 12-14-2010 11:17 AM

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'55 limo donor. I neglected taking more shots after being sidetracked. Whoops.

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As already spotted in the panorama~ 1st one I've come across in the wild.

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Grill/headlights are gone. Back door glass broken. Still, it isn't rotted and deserved of a restoration. Upon initially laying eyes, it looks really rough. Almost bought the landaus before really looking at savable feasibility...

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Interior is pretty intact, albeit storage for other car parts.

I did end up acquiring an unknown set of '60s rollers and interior rear compartment side panels, complete with cast palms.

Attila Bethlenfalvy 12-14-2010 11:40 AM

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'57 S&S has more issues than an emo hipster well into adulthood that never went through counseling. She can still feel good in all the right places.

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Floors are MIA in their entirety. Still, this is an exceptional parts vehicle. *The back bumper is no longer available.*

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Rot in odd places, like the roof. Yet quarters and doors are above average.

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Good corner glass and stainless bits abound. I actually own a (spare) titled '57 Superior with a really nice front clip and a good frame. (The front half is all that is left - having been converted to a camper back in the day before the rear was subsequently scrapped when aluminum went up.) Squinting, I can almost see them mated to put this S&S back on the road... Not by my hand however. Other projects are already lined up.

Attila Bethlenfalvy 12-14-2010 11:58 AM

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Good bumper ends are always things of beauty.

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'67 is an old funeral coach. Largely original and unmolested with only 64k miles clocked.

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Cheap window tint really kills the overall look. See that minute amount of rust along the bottom edge of the quarter? Other side has less - and combined comprises all there is.

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Runs and drives. Brakes are soft. After paint, this limo needs little other than detailing. For that reason it would make for a very good entry level procar given a $3500 asking price.


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