1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Wedding Car

This Unique 1953 Mercedes 220 has been Highly Modified to meet Today's Standards. The Frame-Off Restoration Included the Following Upgrades...... Drive Train includes; Chevy 350 Engine, Edelbrock Intake and Carburation, Hooker Headers, with Aluminum Oil Pan and Valve Covers. The Transmission is a 350 Turbo with Cooler. Four Core Custom Radiator. The Front End is a Mustang 2 (tube type), with Rack & Pinion Power Steering. Rear End is the Ford Eaton Posi-Traction with 411 Gears. Air-Ride Suspension. She has 4-Wheel Disk Brakes. Dual Exhaust, Fuel Cell, VDO Lighted Gauges with Tachometer, Tilt Column with Grant Spoked Steering Wheel. All Chrome has been refinished, Fresh Emron Paint, All New Rubber Seals, Tinted Glass. and 7" Chrome Fog Lamps. Custom Wheels, 15" Front, 16" Rear with New Cooper Radials. This Unique Classic is ready for the next Wedding or Cruise Night..........


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1955 Mercedes 220 Sunroof Coupe

This is a RARE 1955 Mercedes 220 Sunroof Coupe. There were less than 85 Examples of this Car ever made........Out of those, Only 13 were made with the Factory Sunroof. This Unique Classic is one of them. The Second Owner of this Classic was well known Restorer, Alex Dearborn. The previous owner had this Classic for 26 Years. This Gem has a 6 Cylinder Mercedes with a a 4-Speed Transmission on the Column. It has a Restored Becker "America" station searching Radio. Complete set of Original Manuals, Mercedes Tool Kit, and probably the MOST Unique Item; The Original Mercedes Matching Three-piece Luggage Set. Interior is Red Leather.


1960 Mercedes-Benz 300d

This is a Classic Mercedes-Benz 300d.

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1954 Chevy "Ditka" Deluxe

This Classic was previously Owned by the Legendary Mike Ditka when He Coached the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl Championship! Coach Ditka had this Car Restored in 1983. The Car is Originally from Texas. She has 45,103 Miles on the Odometer. It has the 235 6-Cylinder Engine with a 3-Speed on the Column. Paint and Chrome are excellent. The Most Unique aspect of this "Celebrity Classic" is the "Ditka Original" Interior! Only "Iron Mike" could have designed this One of Kind Interior. The One Added Feature of this Classic is the Pair of Golf Shoes Coach Ditka left in the Trunk!!! Ditka/Bear Fans Enjoy the Pictures!!!


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1956 Pontiac Starchief

This 1956 Pontiac Starchief Custom Catalina 2-Door Coupe has the 316 Cubic Inch "Strato-Streak" V-8 Engine with Power Steering, Power Brakes, and Automatic Transmission. She has had a Frame On Restoration completed in the 90's. Engine & Transmission were rebuilt at that time. Interior is like new. She runs like a dream........Comes with Original Owner's Manual and Shop Manual.


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1955 Pontiac

This Classic 1955 Pontiac Chieftain 870 Deluxe has the 287 Cubic Inch, V-8 with 2-bbl Carb. 4-Speed Hydra Matic Transmission...... A Selective Restoration was completed in 2003. She has a Complete New Interior, Including Carpet, Headliner, Seats, Arm Rests, Door Panels, and Visors. Fresh Paint was done, and some Chrome. (Bumpers still need to be re-chromed) Front End was Totally Rebuilt. Total Brake System was Rebuilt, Including Wheel Cylinders and New Brake Shoes and Shocks. A New Flowmaster Exhaust System was Installed. Fuel Pump is New as is the Starter. This Classic has a New High End Alpine CD AM/FM Audio System with Front & Reat Speakers and Sub-Woofers. Comes with Shop Manual & Original Owner's Manual. This Classic is a Great Driver and runs like a Top. All Gauges and Lights Work Perfect.....


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1949 Chevrolet 3600

Apart from some functional changes to the 1949s, the 1948-1949 Chevrolet truck was similar to the 1947 model, and in fact Chevy's 1948 trucks were nearly identical to the '47s. To make more leg room for center passengers in 3100s and 3600s, the gearshift lever migrated from the floor to the steering column, and the parking brake was activated by a pedal operated by the driver's left foot, as on Buicks. At midyear, inside-door-handle action was reversed: You now pulled up to open the door.

A switch from poured to precision main bearings was made to increase engine durability, half-ton models got stouter front leaf springs, and the four-speed transmission was now fully synchronized. Otherwise, with Advance-Design trucks selling briskly, there was not much incentive for change.

Since the frame-mounted fuel tank interfered with certain body types on the 1947-1948 chassis, for 1949, Chevrolet moved it inside the cab on pickups and chassis/cabs. The new tank was long and thin, and stood upright behind the seat. The cab itself, which had previously been attached to the frame at three points via shackle bolts and rubber mounts, was now mounted at four points. The idea of the three-point system was to let the frame flex without affecting the cab. This worked well, but the single forward mount put too much stress on the front frame crossmember, so two smaller shackle mounts were set on the forward chassis rails instead. The cab was still unaffected by frame flexing thanks to the lessened tension of the shackle bolts.

Frame flexing had caused other problems as well. There'd been complaints, for example, that the 1947-1948 radiator support in the 3100s tended to twist and shake loose after many miles on rough roads. This caused splits in the radiator core, and cracks in front-end sheetmetal. For 1949, Chevrolet added X-bracing to the radiator support frame, reinforced the bottom channel, and mounted the entire assembly more rigidly. Hood shake had been another complaint, so a set of cross braces was installed. These ran diagonally across the inner front corners of the hood.

Under the hood, compression ratios went up by 0.1 point to 6.6:1 in the 216.5-cubic-inch Thrift-Master Six. To prevent stalling when the engine was cold, the carburetor received a fast-idle cam for the hand choke. The carburetor accelerator pump got moved down into the float bowl so the leather piston would stay wet.

The previous standard tool set was discontinued for 1949 (except for the jack and lug wrench), and more-durable Vinylite sparkplug nipples replaced the previous rubber ones. Engine-timing gears were now pressure lubricated, and the ignition switch was modified so it no longer had a keyless start position.

Door weatherstrips now slid into channels instead of being held onto the sheetmetal with screws. The 1949 taillamp was brighter, brakes got riveted rather than bonded linings, and wiring junctions now used tubular slip connectors instead of the bayonet type. New options included a combination fuel/vacuum pump for more consistent uphill windshield-wiper action.


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