Handoff to Studebaker
It was a time when small automakers could emerge and make it big. In the period between 1909 and 1912, a small automotive manufacturer called E-M-F moved into second place behind only Ford to make 26,827 vehicles in 1911. That was the year they built three purpose built race cars to compete in the Tiedeman Cup competition in Savannah, George.
It was a surprise to find a 1911 E-M-F 30 Two Seat Racer in our Cars-On-Line Race Car section this week. This is one of the cars which E-M-F built at the factory to compete in the Tiedeman Cup race in 1911. And E-M-F surely got its money’s worth out of that race. The E-M-F 30 racers finished first, second and third that year, and broke a world record. The one you see displayed here was raced as No. 35. It is being offered for sale by its private party owner out of Cincinnati, Ohio. He says this race car bears the VIN number of one of the three factory built racers for the Tiedeman Cup race. It was restored in 2018 and comes fully documented. This is one very rare two-seater race car.
Since the restoration the owner has won awards at concours shows. He has raced it at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in SVRC competition (see photos above.) It was even entered in the Gordon Bennet Rally in England.
In 1910 Studebaker began absorbing E-M-F and this was one of the final years E-M-F produced the Model 30 under its name. It later became the Studebaker Model 30.
The current owner says it starts easily and is extremely durable and reliable. Unfortunately, he says he does not have the time or resources to show and campaign this historic race car as it deserves. This is an opportunity for a collector of a different type to not only show and enjoy owning an historically significant classic car, but to actually participate in sanctioned nostalgia race events. Now that is total emersion in your hobby.
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Classic Car News This Week
GAA Classic Summer Auction
For those of you who were watching the GAA Classic Summer Auction with us on their Live Stream feed last weekend it was quite a show. And we were impressed with how many cars sold for six figure prices. This Alpine White 1970 Plymouth Superbird sold as an excited group of bidders were eager to garner the winged Mopar. It was among several important Mopars sold in Greensboro last weekend. Review the top cars and their sale prices here at the eClassicAutos.com events page. We sure had a good time covering the event. There were over 750 cars sold in Greensboro. It is fast becoming one of our favorite auctions to attend. People treat you right here.
No Newsletter Next Week
Cars-On-Line.com will be moving out of our current offices during the coming week, so for the first time in 25 years we will not publish this newsletter next Friday, August 4. No worries. The newsletter will be back the following week on August 11, 2023. Our readers have been through a lot of changes this year, but it is almost over. You may have noticed that our new website is beginning to gain momentum. We want to thank our readers for their loyalty and their support over the past three decades. The best is yet to come.
This Weeks Featured Stories
Mustang 428CJ Sportsroof
This just in. A 1969 Mustang 428CJ Sportsroof with Ram Air was just posted for sale out of New York. It was found in storage since 1976 and remains a low mile car. The private party seller reports just 13,600 original miles on this treasured find. He says it is a “double” R Code car. A 428 Ram Air Cobra Jet is hard to find. This one was ordered with a competition suspension and 350 traction lok rear end. The seller says he has the original pink slip, Marti Report and original black plates. The first R in the code denotes that it was built at the San Jose plant in California.
1971 Chevelle Convertible
There is no end to the fascination with Chevelles these days. This week Southern Motors in Clarkston, Michigan listed a 1971 Chevelle Convertible. And, as they always do, they posted a very detailed inspection video. Southern Motors does the most extensive video presentations we have seen. Click the video window above to review this special Chevelle convertible.
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Collector Cars with Low Miles
1978 Lincoln Town Car
Here is another one from Unique Specialty & Classics out of Mankato, Minnesota. They tell us this 1978 Lincoln Town Car still has only 17,100 actual miles. I know … how does that happen? As you would expect it comes with lots of options. The Champagne paint complements a landau roof, and it is powered by a 460 4bbl V8 with a C6 automatic transmission. Equipped with power steering, power windows, am/fm/8-track stereo, CB-radio, power locks, dual power seats, and more.
Here are more recent Low Miles additions:
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL, Verrillo Motor Car Co, NY, 39k orig miles
1993 Cadillac Allante, Classic Car Deals, MI, 28,600 actual miles
1975 Pontiac Lemans GT, Classic Car Deals, MI, 44k orig miles
2003 Mustang SVT from Streetside Charlotte, NC, 12,641 miles
You’ll find these and hundreds more in our Low Miles Section online now.
Project Vehicles for Restoration
1969 Maserati Indy
Gullwing Motor Cars in New York listed a rare project car for restoration this week. This is a 1969 Maserati Indy 4.2, one of the cars that made the Maserati name famous. They say it is a matching numbers example that represents a rare and exciting opportunity for any enthusiast of the marque. It was a red car with red leather interior, although currently in primer. It comes largely complete with many parts to finish the job.
The following are just some of the cars available in the Project Car Section this week:
1955 Austin Healey 100, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY
1958 MGA Roadster from San Pedro, CA
1930 Ford Model A Tudor from Zoersel, Belgium
1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA
1976 Porsche 912E, Gullwing Motor Cars, NY
1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA
1960 Facel Vega, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA
1958 Triumph TR3, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA
1958 Triumph TR3, Beverly Hills Car Club, CA
Find hundreds of project cars for sale in the Project Car Section.
1971 Dodge Charger R/T
A 1971 Dodge Charger R/T from Canada is said to be one of only three such cars ever built in this color. The Citron Yella Charger R/T was listed for sale originally with a $160,000 price tag. But just this week the private party seller dropped the price to $98,000. For a full list of production codes see the ad copy. They say the odometer still reads 43k.
Here are more vehicles with price cuts this week:
|Vehicle For Sale||Original Price||Reduced To|
|1967 Corvette Convertible||$229,500||$189,500|
|1981 Cle’net Roadster||$100,000||$69,995|
|1969 Plymouth Barracuda M-Code||$85,000||$79,000|
|1932 Ford 3-Window Cpe||$68,000||$62,000|
|1972 Pontiac GTO||$39,000||$33,999|
|1953 Chevrolet 210||$27,750||$24,500|
|1953 Chevy Delivery||$33,500||$28,500|
|1987 Chevy Silverado Custom||$28,000||$22,500|
|1966 Ford Fairlane||$22,000||$15,900|
|1939 Chevy Coupe||$58,500||$48,000|
|1950 Ford F1 Pickup||$18,000|
|1970 Plymouth Duster 340||$49,000||$44,000|
Pro Touring and Resto Mods
Exotic Car Section
You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.
You can see all the fresh ads as they are listed each day on the New Listings page.
Find more in the Camaro Section of our website.
Pontiac Muscle Cars
Late Model Sports Cars
You’ll find many more modern sports cars listed by year in the Late Model Sports Car Section.
Imported Sports Cars
Muscle Car Clones
1970 Hemi Cuda Tribute
When Chrysler came out with the street Hemi it changed everything in the race-oriented automotive world. Then Plymouth spawned the 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda and the pinnacle of performance had been set. West Port Auto Center in Fenton, Missouri just posted a treasured ’70 Hemi Cuda tribute with the 426 Hemi engine rated at 425 horsepower. Shorter and more powerful than any other Pony car at the time, this race-bred Hemi Cuda comes with a shaker hood.
The following are Muscle Car Clones listed recently:
1968 Camaro, Streetside Classics, AZ, Z/28 tribute
1968 Camaro, Streetside Classics, AZ, SS tribute
1968 Camaro, Eric’s Muscle Cars, MD, SS tribute
1968 Camaro, Streetside Classics, FL, RS/SS tribute
Deals of the Day
1963 Mercury Comet S-22
In the early ’60s Ford Motor Company was producing the forerunners to the Pony car era with the Ford Falcon and the Mercury Comet S-22. Here is a rare example of the 1963 Mercury Comet S-22 Convertible Sportster, with bucket seats and a “sassy” design. The private party seller says it has a great running 289 ci V8 with 2 barrel, 4-speed manual transmission and a 9” differential. This car is a high performance sports car and he says it “runs great!” It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Saturday because the asking price is $23,800.
1955 Dodge Royal Lancer
This one is truly rare. It is a 1955 Dodge Royal Lancer, the top-of-the-line Mopar from Dodge that year. The tutone paint scheme on this one is iconic. It is being offered for sale at Unique Specialty & Classics out of Mankato, Minnesota. They just got this one in and do not have the description posted for it yet. But we had to show it to you now because we don’t expect it will be available for very long. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Sunday, if it lasts that long. Their asking price is $28,900.
1980 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
Among all of the SL (Sports Luxury) Mercedes-Benz sports cars produced over the years, the 280SL is probably the one that gets the most respect, and is one of the best to invest in as a collector car. It was with some surprise today that we saw this 1980 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster being advertised at such an affordable price. It is being offered for sale by Streetside Classics in Mesa, Arizona. As always, you should have it inspected before you buy. But hurry! This one will be our DEAL of the DAY on Monday. Their price: $16,995.
1977 Ford F100
Don’t overlook this 1977 Ford F100 Pickup because of its patina’d finish. They say it runs great. It is being offered for sale by Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois. They know a good truck when they see one. Dressed in a two-tone red and black over a red interior, the truck is powered by a V8 engine mated to an automatic transmission. It just came in and they don’t have the description on their website yet. But don’t wait. You can have it inspected. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Tuesday. They are asking $17,900.
1974 Porsche 914 2.0
Porsche has always had a “poor man’s” version, base level sports car that was more affordable at a lower price. In the early 1970’s it was the 914 model. Here is a 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 with the more desirable engine variant and the Karmann body. It is being offered for sale by Beverly Hills Car Club in Los Angeles. It comes with a manual transmission, Weber dual carburetors, four-wheel disc brakes, VDO instruments, single exhaust outlet, removable Targa top, retractable headlights, manual-crank windows, a driver-side view mirror, and Hella fog lights. It will be our DEAL of the DAY on Wednesday. The asking price is $14,750.
1982 Buick Riviera
Every collector car has to be vetted according to its condition. A close inspection of this 1982 Buick Riviera would tell you it looks real clean. At first blush it seems to have good panel fitment and remains straight. Only a full inspection by a pre-purchase inspector would tell for sure. It is being offered for sale by Unique Specialty & Classics in Mankato, Minnesota this week. Click this link to review a full walk-around video. It has a 5.0L V8 with an auto with overdrive transmission. Power steering, power brakes, power windows, remote mirrors, new a/c compressor, and A/C. A/C has been converted to R134a and BLOWS COLD! It will be our DEAL of the DAY later in the week. Their asking price is $14,900.
Often there are more cars that deserve to be in the DEAL of the DAY than we can schedule for our front page feature. Here is a list of cars that just missed the cut for the DEAL of the DAY this week. Remember, you saw them here first:
Cars for under $10,000:
|1989 Jeep Wrangler Laredo||$9,750||Los Angeles, CA|
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