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Darin Schnabel ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

1932 Chrysler CH Imperial Cabriolet

 The 1932 Chrysler CH Imperial offered by RM is believed to have been the first car to receive a Bohman & Schwartz body. In many ways, it represents a watershed moment in California coachbuilding. While the car could easily have been built on the longer CL Imperial, choosing the 135-inch-wheelbase […]

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1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible

A woodie with Full Classic status This 1948 Chrysler Town and Country shows only 77,630 miles, which is believed to be from new. The interior is finished completely in striking blue leather upholstery, a rare option in 1948 (supposedly only 10% were ordered with the leather option). It is complemented […]

1937 Pontiac Deluxe Six Woodie Wagon

• Reported to have sold new to the Wrigleychewing-gum family in Chicago, 1937 • Sold by Wrigley family in 1977 to family mechanic, then to a collection in Arizona in 1983; stayed there until 2013 in dry storage • It is said that this rare and interesting woodie is one […]

1932 Auburn 8-100A speedster

The 1932 Auburn 8-100A Speedster was the Auburn Automobile Company’s most spectacular 8-cylinder offering — an ideal Depression-era road machine for those who could afford it. It offered outstanding performance for a dashing couple, with the flexibility of a 2-speed rear axle providing a low ratio for city use and […]

1930 Cadillac 452 V16 ambulance

  Quiet, strong, flexible and powerful, the Cadillac V16 defined luxury in the golden age of classic luxury automobiles. As brilliantly styled under the hood as its Harley Earl exterior, it exuded quality and exclusivity that were reinforced by the refinement of its drivetrain and chassis. The Cadillac V16 was […]

1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Woodie Aerosedan

• Recent high quality frame-off restoration • Beautiful woodie Aerosedan• Inline 6-cylinder engine• Standard 3-speed transmission• Front and rear bumper guards• Fender skirts• Sun visor• Dual exhaust• Color-keyed wheels• Bright beauty rings and hubcaps• Wide whitewall tires (Introductory description courtesy of Mecum Auctions.)  

1928 Cadillac “Al Capone” Series 341A

  The continuous history of this 1928 Cadillac V8 Town Sedan has been established since 1932. While the provenance of the “Al Capone” armored Cadillac has never been questioned, its origins were never confirmed beyond reasonable doubt until now. Thorough documentation begins with the purchase of this 1928 Cadillac by […]

1911 Rambler Model 65 7-passenger touring

In 1904, the Rambler Company relocated from Chicago to a factory in Kenosha, WI, where they pioneered assembly-line procedures and took their annual production to almost 4,000 units. By the turn of the next decade, with the last two-cylinder models phased out in favor of four-cylinder models, the Rambler became […]

1936 Cord 810 Convertible Phaeton

Chassis number: 2037H The 1936 and 1937 Cords were often referred to as “Baby Duesenbergs,” and the innovative series remains an undisputed collector favorite today. Like the L-29 that came before, the 810 was fi tted with an advanced front-wheel 81 system. But the new 810 had a V8 engine […]