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(Tulsa World)   Tired of vandals, 91-year-old WWII veteran will auction massive antique car, tractor collection. A bit sappy, but does include the line: "That episode came a handful of years after he went Jack Dempsey on a hooligan"   (tulsaworld.com) divider line 31
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2014-08-10 11:17:50 AM
I'd love to get my hands on one of those 1950ish GMC or Chevy pickups. Unfortunately, like everything else, some baby boomer will go in and pay way too much money and I can just forget about it already.
 
2014-08-10 11:34:05 AM
Farking Okla meth heads, would steal your dentures if they'd fit or they could make a few bucks.

/I'd like to see that collection
//maybe I'll go
 
2014-08-10 01:32:42 PM
When did East-Germanic tribes start entering Oklahoma?
 
2014-08-10 01:38:06 PM

edmo: I'd love to get my hands on one of those 1950ish GMC or Chevy pickups. Unfortunately, like everything else, some baby boomer will go in and pay way too much money and I can just forget about it already.


You fly jets, but can't afford a 50's truck?
 
2014-08-10 01:38:48 PM
It's so frustrating to see so many classics rotting in fields like this. While I'm sure he collected them with the best intentions of restoring, that always seems to be the case. Most of these people refuse to sell off vehicles that are just sitting in their fields, rusting away. Hopefully the auction goes well for him, and that these vehicles end up with people who restore them properly.
 
2014-08-10 01:39:28 PM
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2014-08-10 01:48:22 PM

edmo: I'd love to get my hands on one of those 1950ish GMC or Chevy pickups. Unfortunately, like everything else, some baby boomer will go in and pay way too much money and I can just forget about it already.


You mean, some Cable TV "I flip cars" jackass will low-ball him, put a clear coat on the rust and sell it to some other jackass for $20k.

\RAGE
 
2014-08-10 02:00:25 PM
Boomers are selling off their collections. Prices are going to drop soon. The next generations don't identify with the old stuff and have little interest. Car clubs are disbanding all over as membership drops. We buy what we grew up with and K cars aren't very interesting.
 
2014-08-10 02:03:32 PM

CheapEngineer: edmo: I'd love to get my hands on one of those 1950ish GMC or Chevy pickups. Unfortunately, like everything else, some baby boomer will go in and pay way too much money and I can just forget about it already.

You mean, some Cable TV "I flip cars" jackass will low-ball him, put a clear coat on the rust and sell it to some other jackass for $20k.

\RAGE


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2014-08-10 02:06:44 PM

Bslim: When did East-Germanic tribes start entering Oklahoma?


1920s My step-dad is the son of Czech immigrants who settled in an area near Shawnee, They named their town Prague. It's pronounced (preg).
 
2014-08-10 02:08:58 PM

Uncle Ottos Truck: Boomers are selling off their collections. Prices are going to drop soon. The next generations don't identify with the old stuff and have little interest. Car clubs are disbanding all over as membership drops. We buy what we grew up with and K cars aren't very interesting.


Traditional clubs yes, as many (including my father) have found their pensions gutted after a lifetime of working, and can't afford to keep up with higher prices on the gems. Ratrod clubs however, are popping up all over the place. /Does this mean I'll be able to afford that nice '58 Buick special in a few years? Probably.
 
2014-08-10 02:13:51 PM

Uncle Ottos Truck: Boomers are selling off their collections. Prices are going to drop soon. The next generations don't identify with the old stuff and have little interest. Car clubs are disbanding all over as membership drops. We buy what we grew up with and K cars aren't very interesting.


This.

I've seen it happen with 20's cars.
The younger generation has almost no interest in them so when the old codgers that own them die their family sells it under market just to get rid of it.
Very few cars from the 20's bring the money they should given their rarity and or historical significance.
 
2014-08-10 02:18:26 PM

Ooba Tooba: Uncle Ottos Truck: Boomers are selling off their collections. Prices are going to drop soon. The next generations don't identify with the old stuff and have little interest. Car clubs are disbanding all over as membership drops. We buy what we grew up with and K cars aren't very interesting.

Traditional clubs yes, as many (including my father) have found their pensions gutted after a lifetime of working, and can't afford to keep up with higher prices on the gems. Ratrod clubs however, are popping up all over the place. /Does this mean I'll be able to afford that nice '58 Buick special in a few years? Probably.


Go to a car show sometime. Looks like a gray beard convention. The classic cars of the 1920s and 1930s will always be valuable. But the 1950s and 1960s will stabilize and drop. The Lowrider people may keep things going. they seem to be the only young people interested in old cars. Even the hot rodders are old guys.
 
2014-08-10 02:24:17 PM
The vandals suck, and should be drawn and quartered. But that aside; dude's 91, it's time to sell the collection to other younger people.
 
2014-08-10 02:36:02 PM

zepher: Uncle Ottos Truck: Boomers are selling off their collections. Prices are going to drop soon. The next generations don't identify with the old stuff and have little interest. Car clubs are disbanding all over as membership drops. We buy what we grew up with and K cars aren't very interesting.

This.

I've seen it happen with 20's cars.
The younger generation has almost no interest in them so when the old codgers that own them die their family sells it under market just to get rid of it.
Very few cars from the 20's bring the money they should given their rarity and or historical significance.


It's a problem with wealth concentration. The codgers concentrated the wealth and picked up the collectibles. Now there are fewer younger rich people to pick up the collectibles.
 
2014-08-10 02:44:50 PM

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He's got Studebaker trucks!

Wish I had some money.....
 
2014-08-10 02:55:34 PM
You do not necessarily have to be rich to participate in the old car hobby but you do need the knowledge and mechanical skills of these old codgers. Not sure there is much of that around anymore. Need lots of time to. Everybody works all the time nowdays.
 
2014-08-10 03:21:00 PM
Glad I got out of the hobby, but saw an auction listing last week that was sooooo tempting. Yeh, those gonna-fix-it-myself guys sitting on a potentially nice project are as maddening as the guys who expect you to pay them what you are going to have to spend to do the restoration. At least my last project is now in the best possible hands, so I'm happy.
Looks like the old potentially nice projects there, and I can relate. I got chased off a property once when I went to look at a rare truck I'd heard this guy had, not knowing if anyone was around. He popped up, mad as hell, yelling about people always coming from the city to rob him. No amount of apologizing did any good, it was nothing doing, get out, so I never got look it over or make and offer. I knew the guy had a bit of a reputation, but I figured I could reason with him. Nope. He's dead now and I don't know what became of that truck.
 
2014-08-10 03:21:30 PM

Bslim: CheapEngineer: edmo: I'd love to get my hands on one of those 1950ish GMC or Chevy pickups. Unfortunately, like everything else, some baby boomer will go in and pay way too much money and I can just forget about it already.

You mean, some Cable TV "I flip cars" jackass will low-ball him, put a clear coat on the rust and sell it to some other jackass for $20k.

\RAGE


Man, that guy paid/bidding $535,000 for a 2007 New Holland Tractor.
His wife looks pissed.
 
2014-08-10 03:34:54 PM
Bought a 1969 Fleetwood from an old man. His take being "it's the biggest damn thing in the barn!"

Gorgeous car. Wish I still had it.
 
2014-08-10 04:53:36 PM

Uncle Ottos Truck: Boomers are selling off their collections. Prices are going to drop soon. The next generations don't identify with the old stuff and have little interest. Car clubs are disbanding all over as membership drops. We buy what we grew up with and K cars aren't very interesting.


A lot of us Xers from the K car Era like the cars the boomers do because our cars sucked and the modern fast cars the melenials got weren't around for the older of us or where just coming out and out of reach for the younger of us.
 
2014-08-10 05:00:18 PM

Uncle Ottos Truck: Boomers are selling off their collections.


This guy is 91.  I don't think he's a boomer although he may have fathered some.

A great place to pick up old cars cheap is in retirement communities.  Take advantage of some poor recently widowed woman and tell her $500 is a fair price for their near mint condition classic.
 
2014-08-10 05:04:30 PM

Oldiron_79: Uncle Ottos Truck: Boomers are selling off their collections. Prices are going to drop soon. The next generations don't identify with the old stuff and have little interest. Car clubs are disbanding all over as membership drops. We buy what we grew up with and K cars aren't very interesting.

A lot of us Xers from the K car Era like the cars the boomers do because our cars sucked and the modern fast cars the melenials got weren't around for the older of us or where just coming out and out of reach for the younger of us.


Yes that is how it works. I always wanted the Route 66  '61 Corvette. There was a time in there when I could afford one no longer.
 
2014-08-10 05:14:06 PM

gfid: Uncle Ottos Truck: Boomers are selling off their collections.

This guy is 91.  I don't think he's a boomer although he may have fathered some.

A great place to pick up old cars cheap is in retirement communities.  Take advantage of some poor recently widowed woman and tell her $500 is a fair price for their near mint condition classic.


Back in the 1960s there were two old folks in our town who had old cars. One old lady had a 1927 Dodge. Another a 1930 Model A. Both drove them regularly. They knew exactly what they were worth from people trying to buy them.
 
2014-08-10 06:09:32 PM
Now and then I like to watch 'The Pickers' -- a show about two guys who wander the US buying antiques for their shop.

Nice show. Nice guys, but I'm repeatedly astounded by their finding folks who live on like 50 acres of land, have all sorts of old machinery out in the weather, covered by vines and brush, rusting away and more filling old out buildings whose roofs have partially caved in allowing the rain to get in and wax romantic over their 'collections'.

Some either ask far too much for some item the Pickers have to hack out of a tangle of weeds or just won't sell that late 1800's tractor sinking into the ground and rusting away.

I can understand the guys who keep their massive collections under some protective cover, even if the places look like a runaway hoarder lives there.

I've read about and seen huge car collections secured in old barns and protected from the effects of the weather, even if layered in dust. Then there's the guys with acres of cars, all out in the weeds, rusting away, either refusing to sell any or asking too much. Some don't seem particularly interested in some rare car rusting away, with plants growing from it's fenders, until The Pickers offer a price -- and then the car becomes a favored gem, one they loved and drove for hundreds of miles, with tons of memories stacked up about it and they're not so sure they can part with it -- at least at the offered price.

I knew a guy who had a small sailboat built in the 50's -- a cool little thing that would hold 1 person comfortably and two with a little bumping. It had a cabin and a tough hull. He decided to sell it from his front yard and in 5 years, the thing sank slowly into the ground, got dirtier and rattier, the keel board slipping out of sight.

He refused to sell it because no one would meet his price. It was well on its way to becoming junk that no one would want when I saw it last. I figure by now, he had to pay some company to haul it out of his yard due to zoning complaints.

Some of these 'collectors' make me wonder as their precious items turn into rust and fall apart in the weeds.
 
2014-08-10 06:49:16 PM

edmo: I'd love to get my hands on one of those 1950ish GMC or Chevy pickups. Unfortunately, like everything else, some baby boomer will go in and pay way too much money and I can just forget about it already.


I want to restore and customize a 1948 COE GMC for a hay truck so bad .. but the buut load of cash eludes me ..

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2014-08-10 07:00:00 PM

Uncle Ottos Truck: Back in the 1960s there were two old folks in our town who had old cars. One old lady had a 1927 Dodge. Another a 1930 Model A. Both drove them regularly. They knew exactly what they were worth from people trying to buy them.


Not everyone does.  My parents used to have a '72 Monte Carlo.  I can't remember exactly when they got rid of it, but probably when it was about 10 years old.  It was amazing how many people used to approach my mother asking if they could buy it.

You know why there were only 2000 Mexicans at the Alamo?
Because they only had 2 Monte Carlos.

/bad racist joke is bad and probably not historically accurate.
 
2014-08-10 07:15:10 PM

basemetal: Farking Okla meth heads, would steal your dentures if they'd fit or they could make a few bucks.

/I'd like to see that collection
//maybe I'll go


If you go get me this one. Love a Model A!
/50 Dodge in the yard., Grocery getter.

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2014-08-10 07:28:26 PM
According to the article, about 300 cars '72 and up were crushed, yeah, that's a good start. I'd like to see it, but not willing to drive to Oklahoma.
I have a restored '77 Silverado I got from my Dad. He bought it new, and for him, maintenance, such as washing it, is not a priority. I got it from him 20 years ago, cracked block, faded paint, ruined upholstery, the whole thing. since then, I put a 388 stroker I built from the block up, redid the interior with leather, including the dash, dropped the suspension 4", and many other things, including installing braided stainless brake lines. sits in my garage now, we bought a house with a 3 car garage, one stall just for the truck. I start it every once in a while, let it warm up for about 5-10 minutes before I go the one mile to the hardware store.
 I decided I'm getting too old for it, so decided to just give it to my oldest son.
My youngest son is miffed I gave it to him, yet excited at the same time I'm restoring a 1976 BMW r90 motorcycle, I told him when I'm done, he can have that. But dammit, parts are expensive.
On the truck, I gave him the manual from the factory, every payment receipt my Dad had when he was making payments on it, plus the original build sheet when the truck was made.
I'd like to see that White trash guy from "Fast -n-Loud"  try to get his hands on some.
 
2014-08-10 07:37:57 PM
I have a 2 door '28 Chevy coach in my garage. Body is solid, but wooden frame, and interior are shot. You can find em reasonable, but you have to put work into them. If you want to buy a mint '66 Gto, you should expect to pay top dollar. Thems the breaks kids
 
2014-08-10 11:08:22 PM
Come on, now. Just how massive of an antique car are we talking about here? I need to know before I click the link.
 
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