My old Cars & Bikes

Here’s most of my old cars [and motorcycles].  You have to realize that back in the “old days” we didn’t have the cameras or the number of cameras that we have now.  So many of my old cars have been lost to everything except memory.

My first car was a 1931 Ford Model A coupe for which I paid all of $35.  Yikes,,,, I pay more for dinner now than I did for my first car!  I drove this Model A Ford for my first two years at Glendale High School [1956 & 57], painted it yellow, and sold it for $80.

Some of the cars, trucks & motorcycles for which there either were no pictures or the pictures have been long since lost were;
1928 Ford 1 1/2 ton “gravity tilt” flat-bed truck with no windshield and a radiator that boiled over all the time,
1958 Benley 125 cc road race motorcycle that I restored which would be worth a bloody fortune today!,
1957 Ford Ranchero with a 427″ engine and “three on the tree”,
1948 Ford coupe,
1932 Ford Model “B” pickup,
1949 Plymouth Business Coupe,
1945 Harley 45″ flathead motorcycle that I paid $45 for,
1959 Citroen ID 19 that I put a DS 21 engine in,
1968 VW Bug that Bill Eggen wrecked & I bought from the insurance company, cut the front half off and welded on a new front end from another VW bug.

The cars that were unique, for which I have pictures [below] and that would be worth a veritable fortune today, are the 1950 Jaguar XK120 coupe, the 1940 Graham Paige “Hollywood Supercharger” sedan, the 1937 Indian 30-50 Twin motorcycle, the 1959 Jaguar Mark IX sedan and the Porsche 917.

I had a number of motorcycles.  Beginning with a
1937 Indian 30/50 twin, 3 speed, suicide clutch.
1945 Harley 45 cu in flathead, 3 speed, suicide clutch. 
Benley 125cc road race bike built by  Honda
Harley 883 Sportster that I turned into a “big bike” look.