SJ Tourister from Sterling McCall Museum?? $407,000

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25 Jul 2007 18:01 #7591 by alsancle
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This price was price was roughly market. . The first ones that Ted did used complete engine/chassis combinations but as parts sourcing became scare other make and replica parts were used. The price for any Billing's cars would reflect the amount of real Duesenberg stuff present.

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26 Jul 2007 00:41 #7592 by Chris Summers
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It's J-375. It sold at auction in 2000 for $340,000; if McCall was the buyer then he made a nice profit.

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26 Jul 2007 16:51 #7593 by alsancle
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A few years back Leo Gephart had one minus the blower that I believe he was looking for 350. This car eventually sold at Hershey (I think 2005) for a bit more. This car had an original chassis under it (with original front axle - very important!) and most original pieces. Christies sold one for 190k back 6 or 7 years ago - I would suspect it was one of Ted's later cars.

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27 Jul 2007 02:10 #7594 by Joel
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Thanks for all the great info. :DSo a guy really has to know what that car is made up of to determine the value. You folks are really a valuable resouce.

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28 Jul 2007 02:47 #7605 by alsancle
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Here is a true story. Sometime around 1985 I was walking a local car show and sitting there was one of Ted's toursters. It was one of the later ones that had been assembled from 20 different sources including many reproduced parts. It was actually a pretty good looking car. Walking with me was a guy that had worked through the 70s for Ted and had actually spent quite a bit of time on that particular car. I introduced myself to the owner and then introduced him to "the guy that put your car together". He asked me what that meant. I said, "well, he worked for Ted Billings". He still didn't know what I was talking about. I then said "This is one of the cars that Ted built, you know that right?". He didn't. He was not a happy camper as he had bought it thinking it was a correct car (and had paid accordingly). I believe it was sold a short time later.

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28 Jul 2007 19:39 #7610 by alsancle
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RandyEma wrote: Hello Micheal is correct but it is an Amesly bodie installed by Billings Randy


Randy, I was wondering who is "Amesly"? I know that when Tony Pascucci's Tourester was at Ted's for restoration, Ted removed all the wood framing and had it duplicated. Additionally, molds where made for all the castings. I have a clear memory of the Tourster body buck in the back room where they were making the bodies. I wanted to check with my dad to make sure my memory was right and he confirmed this.

Here is a link to Tony's car (his son John has it now) that the Billings bodies were patterned after: http://www.johnnypsclassiccars.com/Car16.html


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