Roadsters at the Mecum Monterey Auctions. August 18-20

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Re: Roadsters at the Mecum Monterey Auctions. August 18-20

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Mattk wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:19 pm And yet the rear shackles for the leaf springs are wrong. Not hard to fix but shows it was done by a non roadster person!
What's wrong with the rear leaf spring shackles?

"non-roadster person"?!!
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It's not the shackles. Its the comp springs on the front that make it look hokey.
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Okay I stand corrected!😶
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But you gotta admit that at first look it looks wonky!
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“Lumpy” and “Wonky”? I’m going to stop by Mecum Wednesday. Looking forward to perusing Lanni’s car.
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bakerjf wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:59 pm “Lumpy” and “Wonky”? I’m going to stop by Mecum Wednesday. Looking forward to perusing Lanni’s car.
It’s the nicest one you’ll ever see,you should feel privileged just to be near it.
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Lol … Too funny!

By comparison, I would rate my ‘lil roadster at about a Hagerty 2.5(ish) and give it a retail value of $19K - $21K (USD) - Seems like a realistic valuation to me.

That being said, this 1500 looks like it’s worth every penny at three times that price … Ahhh to dream! Will be interesting to see what it goes for 🤔

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datsun1500 wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:11 pm
bakerjf wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:59 pm “Lumpy” and “Wonky”? I’m going to stop by Mecum Wednesday. Looking forward to perusing Lanni’s car.
It’s the nicest one you’ll ever see,you should feel privileged just to be near it.
LOL!! Maybe I’ll have the privilege of meeting the Roadster guru himself?!
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spl310 wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:06 pm The opening wing windows would be a nice improvement in my mind.
I believe they are actually 66 doors and not just the replacement of the wing windows on a 65 door.
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datsun1500 wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:21 pm
Bwk2000 wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:23 pm Any idea who owns the second one (the 1500)?
Now that looks like a nicely restored roadster - Some serious coin went into that.
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Bwk2000 wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:52 am
datsun1500 wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:21 pm
Bwk2000 wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 2:23 pm Any idea who owns the second one (the 1500)?
Now that looks like a nicely restored roadster - Some serious coin went into that.
Most of the build was on the Roadster FB page, beautiful car, very well done.
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Re: Roadsters at the Mecum Monterey Auctions. August 18-20

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Looks like nearly 3" of rake front to back. Jacked up in the back. Comp front springs won't do this. Someone either re-arched the rear springs, changed to incorrect rear springs, or did something else funky/accidentally to raise the rear. No matter what springs are in the front, the rear needs to come down. Easy to fix though....Best wishes with the auction!
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