seller_id stockno vin make model year trim body int_color ext_color price discount_price mileage engine trans intro_description main_description options type certified mpg_cty mpg_hwy image_urls 260 1908 9EH035769 Lincoln Cosmopolitan 1949 Beige/Brown Balck 79800 50,700 Unknown 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible, 1 of 12 Known, 50k mi., Fresh Concours Restoration! PRICED TO SELL!  This was a low-mileage, four-owner motorcar that has just completed a two year complete concours restoration on an original “barn-find”. We bought the car in nice condition and have since invested in a complete restoration including: bare metal repaint in the original black, chrome plating, fully rebuilt engine and transmission, rebuilt or replaced hydraulics throughout, new interior and convertible top.  This is a concours quality restoration of a 50k mile motorcar. Our goal is for this to be the best example extant.  THE PHOTOS ARE BEFORE THE RESTORATION!  We're updating the gallery over the next two weeks. This 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible comes to us as a magnificent four-owner icon.  This car was bought on April 2, 1949 at the Adams-Bailey Co Lincoln Dealership located in Battlecreek, Michigan.  Can you imagine the amazement for the dealership to receive a ’49 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible to sell?  We do not know if this was custom ordered by the original owners.  This was bought new by the family that owned, amongst other things, the American Stamping Company located at 310 E. Burnham in Battlecreek, Michigan. This was evidently owned afterward by a Doctor in Battlecreek and perhaps one other owner.  It is in the 1950’s that the ownership chain is fuzzy. By the early 1960’s a large collector of cars, Joe Evans also from Battlecreek, that owned Automotive Parts Stores and a wrecking yard, acquired the Cosmo Convertible.  He held onto the car for the next 40 years!  During his ownership the car was maintained totally original except some repair work and maintenance to prevent any damage from extensive storage. This car never left Battlecreek until the Spring of 2005 when Mr. Evans sold the car to Stephan Paradine from Lake Station, Indiana.  Mr. Evans was by then very elderly, in a walker and nearly blind.  The car was still entirely in it’s original livery: original top, paint, interior, etc.  It had amassed a mere 47,960 miles in the previous 55 years.  The engine had never been rebuilt, repainted, etc.   The engine number is 9EH 035769. Mr. Paradine started a very sympathetic restoration.  He was not out to restore the car.  But instead, he wanted to make cosmetic and mechanical improvements to make it a fun car to drive and take to shows. He had Broadway Glass and Trim in Merriville, Indiana re-trim the leather from the original dried out dark brown to the present two tone brown leather.   The top was replaced using the original glass and frames for the unique rear windows in the correct tan Harrtz cloth convertible top. The original black paint was chipped and had some door dents (but absolutely no signs of accidents or major rot issues).  We have since taken the Cosmo down to bare metal. The panel alignment and paint quality is absolutely fantastic. We used the same restoration shop as the many cars we've taken to Pebble Beach over the years. No corners were cut on the restoration. The engine had never been rebuilt, nor had it ever been painted.  If you look carefully at the photos you will see that the original engine looked terrific for a 60+ year old car that had never been apart!  The car drove well, had good oil pressure but needed a top end ring replacement.  The four-speed hydromatic automatic  transmission shifted well. We have just completed a thorough rebuild of the engine, transmission and all major components. We recarpeting the car in the same manner that Cosmo's were produced. The carpet was all hand made out of two differing materials and placed together to provide the stripped look that is so unique. And it is just gorgeous!! This car has never been shown at events or AACA shows.  This is a natural car to participate in such events because of its rarity.  So few people can say they’ve seen a gorgeous 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertibles in person!  Even in 1949 most people would never see one! Most car aficionados have never seen one of these gorgeous cars.  We believe they are highly under-rated, likely due to their scarcity when new- and even more so today. There were about 1,200 of the Cosmopolitan Convertibles made in 1949.  Of the 1,200, approximately 12 are known extant.   This is about as rare as we get for a top-of-the-line late 40’s dream car.  A 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible was used by President Truman supplementing the famous Bubble Top exhibited at the Henry Ford Museum. This is an extremely rare opportunity to own a top-of-the-line Lincoln for 1949. This Lincoln has the powerful 337 cu in flathead V-8 engine with 152 BHP at 3,600 RPM and the ever smooth and dependable four speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. It has a 125 inch wheelbase and a total length of 220.5 inches. We assume that you have never had an opportunity to drive one of these rare gems.  They absolutely surpass their contemporaries.  We’re Packard nuts and a 1949 Packard Custom doesn’t even come close to this in terms of  design or performance.  This car is way ahead of it’s time. 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Trades? This was the most heavily awarded vintage race car in Mexico.  It won everything there was to win...  It is now for sale by the builder/driver in San Diego and it is ready to dominate what the US has to offer.  This Mustang has over 600 HP to the rear wheels and was built as a no-expense spared vintage racer.  We are very pleased to offer this very special consignment from Pedro, it's San Diego owner/builder/racer. This was built in 2000 from a very nice and solid car that normally would have been restored for show.  Instead Pedro commenced a no-expense spared build of the perfect vintage race car.  He started the restoration by placing the shell into acid for 24 hours to lighten the metal, giving it aluminum-like lightness.  The car has all the necessary performance and safety upgrades necessary.  He was sponsored by Ford Motor Company through their racing program so whatever he needed or wanted he received. During its development this Mustang spent about 50 hours on the Dyno.  With a 406 cu in stroker motor, Richmond transmission, Tordsen differential, Wilwood brakes, this is ready to dominate the vintage racing tracks again.  Some details include: 1-      The engine is a 351 stroked to 406 cu in. 2-      The engine was built by Efrain Veta in Mexico.  He is the man that has built almost all of the winning Panamerica race engines for decades. 3-      It has a single Holy four barrel with 850 cfi. 4-      It has six piston calipers up front and four piston calipers in back. 5-      The front suspension has Eidach springs with Koni shocks.  All the suspension is built up to the frame with metal ball joints.  The rear suspension is leaf springs with Koni shocks. 6-      The differential is adjustable by the driver so adjust the height.  All mounted on ball joint to the frame. 7-      It is the original steering box with a modified turn ratio. It has all the safety features as far as we know, including:  8 pt roll cage, FIA approved: seats, belts, fuel cell, rear window, windscreen holders, fire extinguishers, etc. Pedro was an affluent owner of one of Mexico's top restoration facilities- he had over 50 employees restoring cars in a top notch facility.  So between the Ford sponsorship and his personal restoration facility this car was built and maintained without regard to cost.  The owner is very interested in trades.  Let us know what you have! More details will be coming and the Mustang is available for viewing in San Diego.  For more information please contact Harry at harry@classicpromenade.com or call 951.901.5088. 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PRICE REDUCED $10,000 for Quick Sale!  Why would someone spend $55,000 on a full restoration of a 1950 Chevy Styleline Special (upgraded with Deluxe features) Coupe, after starting out with a low mileage original car?  Because they bought it from the original owner in 1978 as their first car!  This is one of the best examples in the world!  It is fully documented, from the original purchase invoice from the day after Thanksgiving of 1950 until the restoration in 2004.  This is the car to buy!! Because of the history and sentiment for the Coupe, this example benefited from a no-expense spared total restoration.  The original 216-c.i. six-cylinder engine was completely overhauled as was the original three-speed manual transmission.  The car runs and drives beautifully.  Look closely at the details in the photo gallery and video.  The quality of the restoration is fantastic. This Chevy was bought new on November 24th, 1950 by Ruth Smallwood of Merchantville, NJ from Budd Motor Company in Woodbury, NJ.  She enjoyed the car sparingly until February 4th, 1978 when she sold it to the current owner who now lives in Temecula, CA.  He was 15 years old at the time so his parents signed the bill of sale for him!  He's had the car ever since.  It has traveled a total of 71,000 miles since new. We love the color combination of the soft yellow with black accents.  The Coupe was originally all black but who would argue that it doesn't look much improved with the two toning. The quality of the paint is top notch, far better than Chevrolet ever produced from the factory.  The chrome and stainless are show quality and all the rubber seals are new as well.  The interior upholstery is gorgeous and correct.  It is a soft and luxurious broadcloth with an elegant stripe. Most all of the Deluxe accessories were added and are in new condition.  We especially like the Fulton Sun Shield as it accentuates the split windshield sportiness of the Coupe's design.  The Coupe was originally a Special and during the restoration most all the details to make it a Deluxe were added. Included in the sale of the Styleline is the original sales invoices, the bill of sale from 1978 and an original sales brochure.  Also included are some vintage photos of the car from decades past as well as a car cover.  Also included is a full file of restoration photos detailing the thousands of hours of craftsmanship dedicated to this motorcar.  Non-original power steering and power disc brakes were added to increase the comfort of driving the coupe. If you are looking for a Deluxe coupe, this is the one to buy.  The cost to have another example restored to this level is nearly twice the asking price of this car!!   For more information please call Harry at 951.901.5088 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com. 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260 16454 VC57J165041 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 1957 Blue Larkspur Blue (Turquoise) 75800 540 Automatic 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible, Body-off Restoration, Dual Quads, Nicely Optioned, Gorgeous! PRICE REDUCED $10,000!!  This is a full Body Off restoration of a Chevy Bel Air convertible featuring the venerable Dual Quads.  Every nut and bolt was touched during the extensive (and expensive) restoration.  It has minimal patina now as it has been about ten years since restoration, making this the perfect Bel Air to show at concours, enjoy on tours or as a weekend cruiser! This Bel Air was restored back to the factory correct color of Larkspur Blue livery (Paint Code 795) with the correct Blue Interior (Trim Code 679).  We love the iconic color combination paired with the white convertible top and the continental kit (rear spare tire).  The car is stunning! (VIN: VC57J165041) This Bel Air is loaded with options!  It has the correct 283 cu. in. dual quad (with the famous Bat Wing air cleaner) V8 with about 245 hp fitted with the Powerglide automatic transmission.  For ease of driving this Bel Air has  power steering and a power soft top.  Other accessories include: Bowtie AM/FM cassette stereo, Continental kit, electric clock and many deluxe cosmetic accessories.  We love the dual rear antennas! The car drives beautifully.  More than anything the car needs to be driven and enjoyed more frequently.  The temperature gauge and speedometer are not functioning properly.  For the past eight years this Bel Air has been owned by a collector in Southern California that has driven it sparingly.  We now offer it for sale on his behalf. Cosmetically, everything was restored to very high standards.  The condition of the car belies the decade old restoration.  Upon close inspection it appears as though there was a freshening up of an older frame off restoration.  The exterior was repainted with a high quality respray to make it look absolutely fresh.  The engine compartment and interior show a little bit more patina, but still wonderful.  There are no dents or scratches in the paint.  We would enjoy the car as is without doing anything except driving it and taking it to concours events!  Look at the detailed photo gallery and inspection video with the test drive! We do not have photos or receipts for the restoration as it was bought eight years ago fully restored.  But the condition of the car speaks for itself! PRICING:  We have priced this Bel Air to sell!!  The Hagerty Price Guide has the No. 2 Condition Bel Air convertible valued at $106,000.  NADA has the High Retail value at $149,125.  The cost of restoration alone to the standard of this Bel Air is over $100,000! This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a gorgeous '57 Chevy Bel Air convertible that is beautifully restored and ready for your enjoyment!  We encourage you to have the car inspected at our Temecula wine country facility.  For more information and details please call Harry Clark at 951.901.5088 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com. 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