Rarer than hen's teeth...
First time I've seen any on the shelf in six years
About three times as expensive as the last time I bought any .
Anybody have any idea what make and model this thing belongs to ?
A friend gave it to me a few years back . He found it in the woods somewhere in Aroostook county and had no clue what it came from . I have been unable to match it to anything on the interwebs . From the styling I am thinking mid nineteen-twenties , perhaps a truck of some sort . If anyone has a clue please pipe up .
Saturday September 30th was the long anticipated Volvo Club of Maine gathering at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum .
Our friends Laura and Peter Gordon joined us for the two hour ride north to the museum with their 240. An hour into the ride we make a much needed "pit stop" just south of Wiscasset .
A mile later as we roll through town the odometer turns over the hundred thousand mark before I notice it . It's OK , the car really has twenty nine thousand miles less than indicated as the odometer was a replacement with higher indicated miles as the original was making noise .
Got to the museum about a quarter past ten in the morning and parked next to one of Alan Prosser's beautifully restored 122s
Alan does exquisite work
A few minutes later Alan drives in with his second mint 123S
Looks just like it did when it left the assembly line sixty odd years ago .
No detail left unattended
More Volvos than you could shake a stick at
Some even sporting art work
At two pm after events at the museum were concluded we all drove over to Duncan and Naomi's place in St George for the big lobster feed .
And lined them all back in a row
In a spectacular location
all kinds of them really
Including this wild work in progress by Thomas Broome of Independent Auto in Augusta
With a 2 . 5 liter long stroke Volvo Penta block with a sixteen valve head and temporary down draft Penta marine carbs that preclude idling below 3K rpm or closing the hood while he waits for new jets and needles for his side draft Webbers .
And a mint later 240 sedan I am told a recent "barn find"
About three weeks ago we got invited to a cruise-in that has been taking place regularly on Thursday evenings between five and seven at the local Cabelas parking lot . As it's only a couple miles from home I had to check it out .
Met some cool old duffers like these two rough looking cats Dan with the 64 Impala and Mike with the 64 Galaxie convertible.
The event was started this spring by car geek and all around good kid Derick Rabida seen here in the "topless" shirt with the little purple Nissan truck.
Mostly a boy racer and tuner thing until us Gray-beards started showing up recently .
You never know what will turn up
Bear's mint 57
Or some fool in an old Volvo
A kid with a right hand drive Toyota with tuner V8 engine
. . . or a Japanese import Honda Kei-Car
Also right hand drive
With its Japanese inspection sticker
Dan's 64 Impala
An immaculate AMC 72? Javelin
A 71 Celica
With a monster clutch eating Lexus V8 engine crammed in it
A hard top sixty something Galaxie
A well preserved 89 Nissan 240SX
With a mint interior
To a 77 Oldsmobile with the choked down F heads and monstrous Holleys just for show
Or whatever this sled is
With a giant five liter Ford V8
With an interesting interior
My friend Scott's pristine 53 Customline Ford
A superbly restored candy red 66 Charger
That tempts even the most non-Mopar schlep like me . . .
. . . with its classic sweeping lines
. . . and iconic interior
Modern cars don't have nothing on this
Sad to think already today these are just a nostalgic memory
A baby yellow sixty something . . .
The "Ladies Man" pimp-mobile with purple under-lighting . . .
. . . decorated with drapes and crystal tumblers for his Courvoisier
And an 83? Celica Supra with a recent buff job
Even the Harley Drawn Hot-Dog cart was there to feed the hungry last night.