Custom 1951 Oakland Roadster Show Winner! George Barris Hot Rod

1937 Other Makes

Make: Other Makes
Trim: Custom
Year: 1937
Drive type: Manual
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Ocala, Florida, United States
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SELLERS NOTE: I had posted this car for sale last month. and thought it was sold twice. It received 2. 00 hits! However for different personal reasons of the buyers that had nothing to do with the car. it did not sell. Thus I have relisted it. The car will not be offered any cheaper in the future. period. If it goes to auction Pebble Beach Week in August. the reserve will be at least $10. 00 higher than my opening no reserve bid here. The car is for sale at the same price locally. nd I reserve the right to end the auction early. 3--5---2--8--4---3--1--6---2-4. PLEASE do not bid or contact me unless you are a serious buyer! OK Guys. here's the real deal! Reno and Ray Paretto of Alameda. California. built this Kurtis/Muntz Jet looking creation in the late 1940s/early 1950s. I have decided to start the auction for less than I have in it. no reserve. to really spur some real interest! The prior owner wanted $40. 00 for the car. and I was eventually able to buy it for $25. 00 which I can document. My shipping from California to Florida was $2. 00. Plus with some other smaller expenses. I have in it more than my opening no reserve bid. I did all of the leg work. so you can own and enjoy and show the car! It started out as a 1937 Ford. It was shown at the 1951 and 1952 Oakland Roadster Shows. and the 1952 Oakland International Sports Show. plus others we have yet to document. The car even comes to the new owner with its 1951 Oakland Roadster Show trophy that it won in its class!! For an AMAZING article filled with original photos. history. etc. please click on the following link to Rik Hoving's recent article on the car. that appeared on the Custom Car Chronicle website:http://www. customcarchronicle. com/custom-cars/paretto-37-ford-custom/ This article covers much of the creation. and showing of the car in the early 1950s. Its present condition is as close to original time capsule that you will find in the custom car/hot rod collectors universe. period. The car has always been in California and is rust free. I purchased the car from a gentleman that bought it from the estate of the long time 3rd owner. Several years ago this gentleman was approached by the Barrett Jackson Auction house. and they sent a film crew to California to photograph and video the car at his home. They informed him the car would absolutely bring in the 125 to 150K range at their upcoming auction. However that deal to auction it eventually broke down. as they wanted the owner to list it for sale no reserve. and he was unwilling to do that. This past spring the same owner put it on Ebay. but then decided did not sell it on the auction site. As mentioned earlier. I bought it later from him in a private transaction. for $25. 00. plus shipping fees of $2. 00. I bought it for resale. as I did. and still feel. it is a $45. 00 to $55. 00 plus car. If it doesn't sell I may just put it in my car collection. as I don't have to sell it financially. The prior owner drove the car regularly. He had the gas tank and lines cleaned. and put a new carb on the motor. The motor runs like new and the car drives and shifts well. The brakes need to be bled. and a few minor wiring issues. Other than that the car appears ready to go. cruise. and show. The car can be shown as is with the later version of its grill. probably done in the 1950s. or with the original. that comes with the car. can be reinstalled. This is truly once in a lifetime opportunity to own a documented from new. original. trophy winning car from an early Oakland Roadster Show event. This is also a blue chip investment that will continue to go up in double digit value yearly. I strongly suspect you could take this car to one of the Pebble Beach Week auctions in August. and make quite a nice profit on your purchase. Since I am in Florida. and seldom fly. this is simply not feasible for me to do. However for a West Coast based buyer. it would be easy. and there is ample time to get it entered in one of the 5 major auctions held Pebble Beach Week. The car comes with a newly issued California title. It is stored in Ocala. Fla. . and this is the first time it has ever been out of California! The opening bid is substantially under what Barrett Jackson said it would bring. Lots of current photos of the car available. Good Luck. George Albright. Ocala. Fla.