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Made for fast towing

glasspar-and-boat-hugh-1You might have spotted this advert of a Glasspar boat from Hugh Nutting. Glasspar was America’s first major producer of fiberglass bodies and they didn’t stick to boats, they made some nice car bodies too. Take for example this G-2 that is also owned by Hugh. It’s the John Steers Glasspar-Ford that was first raced in 1956 in the Pacific Division SCCA. It won the novice class (CM) at Stockton CA beating several 120 Jaguars. It is one of a very few G2s with a true early racing history and is a real barn find - untouched minus the engine since being built in 1955. Hugh always thought it may have had a racing past do to the construction and a recently located YouTube movie proved this to be true. Quite a rare car as only about 10 G-2’s of the 200 built had racing history. We suggest you keep the boat, Hugh, the combination of the two will get you to the water in a jiffy!

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

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"Where to sell my Peugeot 403 Cabriolet DeLuxe?"

0_Peugeot2040320cabriolet´My name is Manuel Mota, I´m searching a better portal to advertise for my anciant (old timer´s) Peugeot 403 cabriolet de Luxe. Would you mind helping me to find in England a good portal to advertise for my Peugeot sale?" Manuel Mota

Editor: Manuel, you just found it!  You only took the wrong door at PreWarCar, it's here at where you need to be. And the good news is, as you are a first timer here, there are no costs involved.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

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Stuttgart's Muscle Saloon

300_SEL_6.3Spotted between Stuttgart and Franfurt this very well maintained fresh "6.3 litre". Most will overlook the understated long legged distance killer. Insiders will spot the "6.3" from far as the same engine as used in the stateman's 600 but now used in the much lighter 300SEL, basically the same car as a 280 SE. Primarily meant for the V8 hungry US market the guzzler saloon has become Merc's proverbial wolf in sheeps clothing. For those who still find the 300 SEL 6.3  a bit modest, the next model gave even better numbers...:  450SEL 6.9 litre.

Monday, 29 March 2010

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The Dinky Mystery Boxes

dinky-holland-1A question from Hugh Stiles: “In a toy car Forum, we're trying to work out why some Dinky Toys appear to have been sold in The Netherlands in non-standard boxes. The trail leads back to 1933 and a company called G. S. Miller Co's Automotief Producten NV, Nieuwe Zijds Voorburgwal 120 in Amsterdam. Being Dutch and involved with pre-war cars, have you ever heard of this firm? Have you any idea what they sold? Do you know what became of them? I know it's a bit of a long shot but we're running out of options, but any help will be most gratefully received.”
The picture of the Mobilgas truck immediately got editor RB to dig up his own well played with example. We don’t know about the boxes though. Can you help? Add your comment!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

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