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Road Trip 2017: Hunting for Classic Cars | Days 4 -8

Road Trip 2017: Hunting for Classic Cars | Days 4-8

Ashland, Oregon is a really quaint small town.  It holds an annual Shakespeare Festival with 2 million visitors.   The whole downtown area has construction going on for this event.  As an Los Angeles resident , it amazes me how friendly everyone is.   I guess we are just jaded coming from LA.    We next drove to Portland, Oregon and spent a few days there to check out the city.  We hit all the tourist land markets:  Voodoo Doughnuts, Chinatown, Powell Books, Nike, Lake Owego, Mother’s Restaurant, Downtown Food Carts, etc.   It was alot of fun.   After a few days of Portland , we were ready to take the 4 hour drive to Seattle, Washington.   While Portland had a more small town feel, Seattle felt like Los Angeles.   It rained the whole time but it was a city I could see myself living in.

Travel and Classics: Monday 1/27/17

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Travel and Classics: Monday 1/27/17

I went to see about a new restoration project in Los Angeles today and came across some very interesting cars. One in particular was an Aston Martin DB2 convertible needing total restoration. The salesman said this car be restored with parts sourced directly from Aston Martin. There is no chance you will the correct parts on Ebay or anywhere else due to its rarity. It is comforting to know that Aston Martin still supports their past models. They only made 411 examples of the DB2 and only 102 convertibles built.  Unfortunately this car has been sold but there will be something to fill that void soon.

Travel and Classics: Monday 1/24/17

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Travel and Classics
Monday in Los Angeles

I went about my business today and decided to stop into 2 locations to see what was new.   I was hoping to find some interesting cars.   I saw a 250SE Cabriolet in silver that just went through a full restoration.  Asking Price $114,000.

What did you see today ?

1995 Ferrari 348 Spyder sitting for 3 year in Arizona

1995 Ferrari 348 Spyder sitting for 3 year
Location: Arizona
I was notified that a seller had some cars that have been sitting for a long time in Arizona.
  • 1995 Ferrari 348 Spyder (garaged)
  • 1997 Jaguar XJS V12 convertible (garaged)
  • Mercedes 450 SLC (outside)

Why not?  Lets go check them out!

I was able to get to the Ferraro 348 Spyder  in the evening but the battery was completely dead.   We decided to charge the battery overnight and try again in the morning.  The car looked good.  It definitely showed  signs of sitting