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11 Apr 2019 22:11 #36990 by AuburnNut
Curt. I assume this was one of Glenn’s early cars. Looks like the cylinder head was off

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11 Apr 2019 22:18 #36991 by MICHAEL S SMITH
I spoke to Glenn shortly before his passing and he told me he still had the original molds which were exact copies basically, correct rear boat tail dimensions etc. The Irskin?( forgve spelling ) brothers built a pair with all original interior,instrumentation etc. virtually indistinguishable from original unless you drop to look at front axle (as I recall they had late model ford power. to me these will always be the king of the speedster replicas.

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80 866 speedster (pray factory built)

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11 Apr 2019 22:41 #36992 by MICHAEL S SMITH
Another unusual speedster I know of was one built by Bob Adams son of Wisconsin (forgive my failing memory for names), he took an original Auburn complete and correct supercharged frame running gear interior the car was perfect except he used an original metal superchargegh schoold hood so it sat to low as body allowed for fiberglass hoods much thicker profile. it sold to the Lincoln dealer in Mansfield Ohio back when the auction was still at the high school, checked it out 10 years ago he still had car but was not to realistic on current value ( he saw an original sell at auction for 475k so his was the same), so keep the faith there are a lot of cars still out there.

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851 auburn phaeton
851 auburn sedan
810 cord westchester
812 cord phaeton(ex Tressler Swiss)
812 cord custom s/c beverly
812 cord s/c cabriolet
812 cord s/c beverly
80 866 speedster (pray factory built)

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12 Apr 2019 01:01 #36994 by AuburnNut
Greg,
I contacted Doug Pray (at your suggestion) and he was kind enough to answer my question to him which was....
“I’m told on the ACD club forum that there are about 17 early Glenn Pray cars which used lots of original parts. Could you tell me typically what price those cars sell for on the market. Just looking for a really rough ballpark. I know it always depends on condition”
...and Doug’s reply was.....
A GP Cord @35k
A Speedster @85k
A dual cowl @100k

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12 Apr 2019 01:14 #36995 by Jonathan Richards
It appears that Doug Pray is moderate in his valuation for the three categories. I have always found Doug and Felix DeGeyter ( Glenn Pray's #1 associate from the early days of the Pickle Factory ) to be very business like but fair. Perhaps they can help you locate and purchase one of the early Pray replicars. Good luck in your search, Jack Richards.

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12 Apr 2019 01:36 #36996 by MICHAEL S SMITH
As I recall they built app. 15-17 late bodies(35-36) and also cast around 25 mid year (31-34) speedster bodies virtually all of those ended up on stock drive trains, got a sedan? buy the body all fenders hood etc bolt up as original and you're driving a speedster.

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851 auburn phaeton
851 auburn sedan
810 cord westchester
812 cord phaeton(ex Tressler Swiss)
812 cord custom s/c beverly
812 cord s/c cabriolet
812 cord s/c beverly
80 866 speedster (pray factory built)

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