|The space below is for email or stories about individual cars. Browse them for some interesting tales and some ideas for your own restoration. This will begin small, and I will add to it as I find old email from specific car owners.|
ORIGINAL PROTOTYPE CAR (1962 - 1963)
This is the original prototype Glassic. It had no VIN number, so the Annex has assigned it number zero, so that we can keep track of pictures, etc.
1963 - Unknown Serial number -- The info below was received 7/27/03 from Rex when he registered his car.
Car 106 -- Info received 1/2006 from the owner, Stan.
Car 114 -- Info received 7/25/11 from the owner, TJ:
Car 127 -- Info received 6/7/05 from the owners, Bob & Marsha:
Car 129 -- Info received 6/23/03 - the owner, Kevin, writes:
Car 140 -- Info received 8/31/03 - the owner writes:
Car 141-- Info received 4/10/03 - the owner, Chuck, writes:
Car 142-- Info received 8/14/07 - the owners, Will & Rebecca, write:
Car 144 -- 66 Glassic came with
International Scout bumpers. When I got car 144
there were a rusty 30- 31 Model A bumper on the
back. I liked the way the 28-29 bumpers looked so
in order to install them on the back I had to rebend the
brackets that hold the bumpers on. It was quite a job
since it was made out of spring steel. The front
bumper, I bent up some cold rolled flat stock and bolted
on the 28-29 style Model A reproduction relatively
Car 157 -- June, 2005, Fred Johnson, car 144, reported:
Car 157-2 -- October 2005 - (named with a -2 only because the other 157 was logged in before this car)
Both sources of car 157 info appear highly reliable, so the Annexmaster can only conclude that New Year's celebrations at the Glassic plant may have gotten out of hand!
Photos of car 157-2 appear in the album
Car 158 -- Nov. 2002: The owner of car 158 called me to place a for sale ad for his car. He is not an internet user, but mailed me some notes on his interesting use of his Glassic. He used his car as a parade and special events car for hire. Here are some notes and pics of what he did.
The car was in parades in Wisconsin and Illinois Plus
special events. He charged a minimum of four hours at
$25.00 per hour plus car prep, signs etc., He doubles the
materials price for signs, banners, etc. to cover his
labor. He is a "flag distributor", and also
sells flags to use on the cars.
About half of his special events customers are Hispanic.
If you buy car 158, the seller will help you get started in the parade business, and share the benefit of his experiences. See the car listing on the owner's page.
Sheriff Klink at 4th of July Parade in 1978.
Above Upper: Labor Day prade with American Legion as sponsor.
Above Lower: Mexican Parade sponsored
by Pete's Fruit Market. $300+ income.
Glassic hired for two different birthday parties.
This information received 7/21/06 from John, who is selling the car for the original owner.
Car 216 -- On 6/20/06 the owner wrote:
Car 219 This car was in Ohio, and was sold by the seller's brother in Wisconsin. It is a '67 with a new top and new upholstery and 36,000 miles. I was going to put the picture of the car here, but it is such a good example, that I put it on its own page instead. SEE MANY PICTURES
UPDATE: The car was listed on eBay with a closing date of 4/1/04. The high bidder was Joseph Russo, in Pennsylvania, who registered with the Annex on 4/5/04.
Car 220 This info received from the owner, Harold Jackson on 12/16/03. Harold didn't include an email address. Harold: Please send some pictures. I am sure many International engined Glassic owners would love to see the conversion to a V-8.--- Don
A new owner in Austin Texas registered the car in November, 2005. We hope that HE will send some pics of the engine swap.
Car 221 The owner, Ron, shared this info on 1/24/05
Car 223 The owner, Gary, reported on 2/27/08:
Note from the Annexmaster: Gary's phone number and email were different and updated on the owners list in 2/2008 - not clear if his old street address is still the same.
Car 269 -- .Received from owner, Jack, in December, 2004
Car 270 -- .Received 12, 2002. Owner Bob plans to come to the reunion (Colorado to Orlando) pulling a trailer with his Glassic and staying in camprgrounds. He writes:
Also this e-mail received in early 2002 :
In June, 2004 the car was
sold to a new owner in California.
In July, 2004, the new owner, Todd, wrote:
Car 313 -- Info received from the owner on 12/29/03
Car 318 -- Info received from the owner on 4/7/03
car 316 -- from an eBay listing on 3/14/02 -- 1930 Model A, Built in 1969 Fibreglass Convertible. Built by Classic Industries , W.P.B., FL, Serial #316. This is Registered as a !930 Model A, Transferable Registration, no Title as this was built in 69. Speedometer shows 33,528 miles, This vehicle has been on many highway trips, and was always dependable. Runs and drives great, as this sits, any one who bought this could drive it on the weekends , tinker with it during the week , get plenty of drive time this year, and then tear it down for a resto. It needs a resto, but it would be easy, fun, project for the non professional restorer. This cars very light 1500 lb. even with V6 power it's quick and fast. 231 Buick V6 power with auto trans. Has been converted from V8. Small block will fit. Underside of car is clean, no oil no rust or corrosion, always been garaged. Motors dry no oil leaks, but will need v/c gaskets, they have just started to leak. Dual exhaust,Dual side mounts w/o spares. Man Brakes, Man Steer, has clutchpedal and slave cylinder from previous motor and tranny. Tilt wheel and column shift. Needs paint, chips, scratches and gelcoat cracks, stress cracks. Absolutely no structure cracks or brakes in fibreglass. Top is original, needs replaced, shows age, couple of holes repaired, plexi shot, still functional,just lost its looks. Top is easier to remove completely than to fold down. Solid Front axle w p205/60R1590h tires. 9" Ford Rear w leaf springs and p25560R15 tires. Tires are almost new with the nubs still on them. Bench seat out of some jap p/u. Rear seat is original with no tears. Side panels are in nice shape and match the rear seat. Carpet has to go. Lights work , amp, temp. work, but oil pres. and fuel guage do not. Vacuum Wipers, heater defrost work. There is a chrome air cleaner that was removed when I took the picture. This is a great rod for the first- timer or if you want to build a real show winner.
Car 318 -- Info received from the owner on 4/7/03
For pictures of this car, click: http://www.hinesautomotive.com/glassic.html
Car 324 -- Info received from the owner on 6/19/09
The following was received by Johnny, a new owner, in Jan, 2010:
Car 329 -- Info received from the owner on 8/16/08
This car, at this time is the first (lowest VIN) ROADSTER on the owners list
Stacey, probably our youngest Glassic owner, recalls in Jan. 2008 how she got her car several years ago at the tender age of 20.
This email was received in Nov, 2004
Car 370 -- also, car 755
Car 370: Owned (and
registered on the website) by John Huelsbeck, Cantonment, FL from 1978
to 2003. Sold to California owner.
They also registered car # 755 at the same time in Jan. 2004. The webmaster wrote and asked them WHY they bought two Glassics at once. Here is Jack's reply on Jan. 21,2004 (bold type added by editor)
Car 418 -- info received 1/29/06 from Hubert Davis
Car 420 -- Info entered in January, 2007 when the car ownership changed.
While some cars change hands several times within a year, car 420 has not changed hands in the last third of a century! Why is some of this in PURPLE?
info received 8/2002 from Ronald Baecker
-----I owned this Glassic for 5 years. It was original and not modified. Both spare tires were original. The mileage was in the 20s. I had lost one rear side curtain and one hubcap. The top was deteriorated badly when I got rid of it. As far as I know, it is still in Dayton, Ohio. Also of note: when I bought the car and had it titled, the state of Ohio issued the title with make as "Unknown." I refused to accept it and they reissued one with the proper name on it.
Car 432 --- Info received 4/30/2008 from the owner, Ponce
Car 433 --- Info received 1/7/04 from the owner, Dennis May
Car 507 -- Info received from the
owner, Mac, Nov. 2007:
My car runs great (it is thirsty) All the lights work except the turn signals and I just haven't gotten around to working on them yet. I bought the car from Bob Evans, a friend of mine, who spends the summers in Rangely Maine. Bob bought the car in 1972, essentially new 200 miles, and it traveled around the country with him but has been in Maine for the last 25 years or so. It now has 26000 miles.
I am a retired engineer.
Car 513 -- Info received from the owner Nov. 2003:
I HAVE COMPLETELY RE-DONE THIS CAR AS A FRAME OFF RESTORATION. I HAVE PUT IN AN UP TO DATE CHASSIS NEW INTERIOR,COMPLETELY CHROMED ENGINE COMPARTMENT & ENTER THE CAR IN MANY SHOWS WHERE I AM VERY SUCCESSFUL. I WON THE CRUISER OF THE YEAR AT CITY HALL PLAZA IN BOSTON AT THE CRUISIN NEW ENGLAND MAGAZINE TOP 100 IN OCT 2003,AND WILL BE DISPLAYING THE CAR AT THE WORLD OF WHEELS IN BOSTON IN JAN 2004 AT THE BAYSIDE EXPO
Car 514 -- See the next car, # 515, for early history of this car that was received in 1/2011
Info received from the owner Jan. 2008:
This car is for sale as of 1/26/08
I bought this car last spring not realizing that it was a little small for a 6'4" 250 lb guy. Has not been driven much since, but is a lot of fun and very noticeable. Very powerful!
It is now for sale. Has just over 13k original miles. Car in great shape. Interested parties can email email@example.com or call 936-597-4488. Thanks for any exposure you can give. Roger Werchan
In response to the Annexmaster's request for more details:
Car 518 -- info received from the new owner in Nov., 2011
Car 532 -- info received from owner's grandson Aug. 2005
Car 540 -- Info provided by Jeff, the current owner in August, 2012.
Car 559 -- Bought June 1997 In San Clemente , CA and trailered back 2800 miles to Virginia. Planned updates include removable Carson style top with windows and update paint etc. Got my wife and I both in other street rods as well. This was our first street rod.
Car 562 -- SOLD on eBay 11/06 to a buyer in Ukraine Clint said he actually GOT the money, so it must be for real! - A lot of work done on this car. Here is recent (10/06) correspondence from Clint. and below is an older email from him.
and from earlier in Oct. 2006:
Received from Clint 2/27/06
Rev. Clinton Lovell, Pastor
Greenwood United Methodist Church
Car 563 -- Update 12/22/08 - spotted as for sale -- see owners list.
This car had been in Florida, and I received a letter in the US mail in response to a mailing that I had sent out from a Florida DMV list of owners. Apparently it was forwarded to Missouri. The letter below was dated 4/23/03
Received July, 2009 from the new owners, Tom & Judy:
Car 565 -- This info received from John, the new owner, in January, 2012
Info received from the original owner, Roy 12/12/2002
Car 581-- Info received from the owner, Gary 7/21/05
Car 583-- Info received from the owner, Mike 3/30/12
Car 594-- Info received from the owner, George, 7/16/07
In May 2005, the owner registered his car and I wrote and asked him if he really meant C-6 transmission instead of C-4 that came with the cars originally. His answer:
In Sept. 2013, the current owner, Ronnie sent some pics. I wrote to him about the unusual grill shell treatment, (see album) and he replied:
In Dec. 2007, the owner, Bruce wrote:
Car 620 -- Being offered for sale
Nov. 2002. The owner submitted the following info:
Registered on the Annex by Rex, the new owner, in Sept. 2004, who said:
Car 641 ?
Serial No: 190H2641 -- From the Annexmaster: William registered his car in 5/2006 and since the last three digits of the serial number place it in the correct year (1972) we are making an educated guess that his car might be # 641.
Used to be owned by the Royal family of Dubai ( Shekha Sana Al Maktoom ) .. was in the UK and it was right handed steering wheel since then I have put it back steering wheel on the left side.. I drive it once every month and it is a head turner ..
Car 632 -- info received from Michael, the owner in Germany 9/4/12
Car 699P -- info received from Steve, the owner 1/7/11
Car 700 -- info received from Dale, the owner 3/21/06
Fast forward to July, 2008. Fred Bonnet has had this car for a while, and has been reporting all kinds of projects that the car has needed due to poor repairs over the years. Below is a current report.
In April, 2007, the Baltimore MD owner Bob wrote:
Here are some pictures of my 1973 Glassic roadster, car # 729. It has the 302 V8 ford & auto trans. & is titled as a 73 Glassic.
It was bought from a widow of a guy who owned it since 1978. It was in pretty good shape only needing minor repairs & a new repaint. All done now, The good thing about it is it has not been modified a lot & is almost like the way it came from the factory. A nice survivor car. I hope its good enough for your picture gallery.
Thank You & keep up the good work on your great website. -- Bob
Jack Gerbl, (owner of car # 370 AND 755 as well as a pair of Shays) spotted this car on CollectorCarTraderOnline in July, 2004 and did the following detective work so that the car could be added to the owners list. Thanks Jack!
On 7/6/12, one of the owners, Laurie, shared the following:
On 7/18/09, the owner, John shared the following:
On 4/24/06, the owner, Randy shared the following:
Just wanted to update you on the saga of my 1973 Glassic, # 766
The front brakes were from
a 1969 Ford Ranchero and the back brakes were from a 1973 Maverick V-8.
The original brakes, without the power booster, required a very long
brake pedal to give additional mechanical advantage to stop the car. It
almost touched the floor! When you had you foot on the gas, your heel
would scrape against the brake's rubber pad. After we rebuilt the
brakes: Yahoo !!, we were able to set the pedal up higher and further
Spotted 6/14/09 on Detroit Craigs list
It looks to have most of the parts, body is all fiberglass, under carriage looks good, stored inside up until last week, gauges are just hanging but looks like everything is there. Ford 289 engine ran great 15yrs ago with very low miles (under 5k he believes) Has AC, but is kinda confused on that since the side windows are curtains.
From what I seen the seats look to be in good shape. Asking
In July, 2011, the owner, Josh, shared the following:
When he registered on 7/3/03, the owner, Bernie, submitted the following:
When he registered in Dec. 2004, the owner, Wayne, submitted the following:
When he registered on the Annex, the owner, Alvin, had the following comment:
In June, 2011, the latest owners, Bob & Patti, shared the following:
In Oct, 2013, Rob, said that he had just gotten this car from his step-father. I asked him how long the car had been "in the family" His reply:
A friend of the owner reported on 4/8/09:
Car 898 (Car is titled as a 1974, but the numbering places it among the 1973's)
As of Feb. 20, 2013, I got the following update from the owner:
When he registered on 7/31/08, the owner, Bob, shared the following:
Received info that the car was for sale for $18,000 on 2/8/08. Here is what Roy said:
Info received from the owner, Roy, on 10/10/04
NOTE - Several updates from the owner appear here. The latest one is at the end, with comments and pics of some of his upgrades to the car.
In March, 2003, Rick, the owner wrote
The Annexmaster has highlighted the interesting parts of Rick's comments.
5/11/08 Rick reported
Ol' 913 is nearing completion at the glass shop. The guy who was working on it got a whole line of Edison bucket trucks to work on, and put it on the back burner for a while. I told him no problemo, no rush at all. Well, he got so busy he asked if his brother could work on it, and flat bedded it about 20 miles away where his brother works on Corvette body work. It came back the other day, painted and ready to go exterior wise. It looks great. I was concerned they might flatten out the crown on the front fenders where the wheel wells were, but it is fine. They did it right, cutting the wheel well out, then cutting a piece to fill the hole, then using mat and glass to contour it.
The rear fender bob looks good too, about 3 or 4" taken out. They cut off the bottom edge, sectioned the fender, and glassed in the bottom edge so the original edge contour remains...good job.
For the foot wells they simply cut out the side of the inside bucket, and are in process of attaching the extension right to the inside of the outside body shell. There is a brace for the windshield in the way, which has to be reworked. We will get at least 3" more space for my feet.
Now that it is back, I am going to try to get some pics of the footwell work before it is finished. Then I will try to figure out how to send them to you. If I figure out the pics, I can write up a brief synopsis of the work if it will be of help to anyone.
It turned out so good, I wish I had moved the gas fill while I had the chance. I still want to put the trunk there.
Oh, yeah. All the white Pep Boys rubber strips have been removed also. I will run the running boards bare for a while, then if they get scratched, I will get some universal running board material and cover them so they look original.
The hood sides are removed, the battery moved, wiring cleaned up, and the car is looking pretty good.
I see you are definitely moving, and have your car for sale. Good luck. I hope this means there will be a west coast Glassic reunion. I still don't know which car I will sell yet. The T-bird, now affectionately known as 'Ratbird', is running now, but the brakes are giving me fits. I cannot drive it till they are safe. I did drive it about 10 miles very carefully to my car club picnic. My belt got caught on the bare seat springs and I could not get out of the car till I removed my belt. I am sure they were laughing with me, and not at me. Rick
In July, 2012, Rick, the owner wrote
Information received 8/21/12 - when the car was for sale. In Oct. 2012, the owner reported the car sold. New owner unknown.
******* end of sale info received in 2012 ******************
When he registered this car on 5/8/04, Scott wrote:
NOTE - Technical subjects from the owner of this car can be found here.
The following info was received 9/2004 from Ray, the owner.
In March, 2012, the new owner, Howard wrote:
Thanks for your response on the Glassic
information. As per your request, the left door jam
sticker says Glassic #1055. The
previous owner said the car was built in 1976.
Looking at the engine number it relates to a 1973.
Unlike most Glassics pictured on your website, the side
engine panels have six rolls of louvers running vertical
to the ground. Also, the car has engine turned
aluminum dash with VDO gauges, 6 cd changer in the dash,
and heater. The engine is a 302 automatic with
three and a quarter gears and tilt wheel. I hope
this helps you on your information for our particular
UNKNOWN serial number -- I'm not sure of the serial # I thinks mines a 1973. It didn't have a top when I bought it so I had to make a top and being I was going for a Hotrod I didn't care for the original Phaeton Tops rounding at the back so I improvised. I have buckets out of a Sunbird in it and made a dash out of Cherry because there was only a tach on a fiberglass board. I rewired with an EZ wiring kit and put a dual exhaust system with aluminzed pipe and turbo mufflers. I put a edlebrock performer and 650 Holley street avenger. It had old mags on it so I changed to American Smoothies with moons. I took the air off it and had to replace the radiator with a new Mustang 3 core that fit perfect. I want to change the brakes to Power disc but I'm not sure what I have now. I also will be changing the rear shocks in the next month before the summer. The car was originally red but the fellow I bought it off of painted it black.I built the top frame out of a luggage rack from a Dodge Caravan a friend had sitting around. We used 3/4" plumbing T's and built the frame. I brought it to a local shop that stitched a custom top for it. It's faily light and comes off in one piece. I reenforced the sides and front with1 1/2" aluminum angle I got at home DEPOT. We riveted the T's with steel poprivets and the thing holds up at 80 mph on he highway no problem. -- Scrapbook 2
Car 841 -- The owner, James, says: I have information on this car going back to the Allison Brothers, Inc. (Gordon W. Allison) in Edmond Ok in 1983. In 1992 it was registered to Jame B. Adams in England, AR. I purchased the car in 1999 after Mr. Adams died.-- Posted 4/12/03
On Aug. 1, 2003, Mary Lasiter wrote:
Editor note: -- The serial number suggests that this is a 1973 model.
Info received from the owner 4/13/04:
Car 922 -- On May 19, 2004, the owner, Tony wrote:
Car 1038 -- The owner, Jake, reported on 7/2009
Car 1104 -- The owner, David, reported on 8/2006
Car 1105 -- The owner, Fred, reported on 1/2004:
Note: The seller had not known that what he was
selling was a Glassic. An eBay viewer told the seller,
who told Fred, the buyer, the car was a Glassic . Fred
then researched the Annex website and made a deal with
the seller. Way to go, Fred!
In July, 2009, current owner Ronald, in Kentucky, reported:
Car 1133 -- In 2003, the new CA owner says: Purchased on the internet from the previous owner in New Mexico and only going by pictures as to the condition. It is in rougher condition then portrayed by the seller so it will have a lot of my work into it before I get done.
Car 1148 -- The new owner reported in 1/2008:
Since the above email, the Annex has received a number of great restoration photos that can be seen in the Album. In August, 2009, owner Rich sent the following:
Amen, Rich! A nice summary of the love-hate relationship between Glassics and their owners.
DIGITAL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
Rich, restoring car 1148, shared the following info in Oct., 2009
Car 1155 -- In April, 2009, the owner, Joshua, reported:
Car 1165 -- In Jan, 2004, the owner, Roger, reported:
Car 1178 -- In Oct. 2006 the owner (Little Joe's Auto Sales in Canada) provided the following:
Car 1183 -- In Feb. 2004, the owner, Jerry, reported:
Car 1001 -- On April 27,, 2008, the owner, John wrote:
(Note, unknown initially if this is a 1974 or 1976, since either could have a VIN of 1001 The Annexmaster wrote to the owner and got this added info)
Car 1033 -- Info added 12/12/02 -- Peyton's home base is in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He states:
Car 1047 -- Info added 10/11/06
Car 1076 -- Info added 2/22/08
This car was previously car u032 since the VIN tag was gone, and a substitute VIN tag was installed on the car. Since then, our best guess is that this is car 1076.
I checked the door post for a serial # plate. If it was there, someone did a good job filling the rivet holes because there is no indication of them. -- it would have been a STICKER on a 1977, so no holes to fill.
I checked the frame behind the bumper bracket, ahead and behind the steering box brackets and ahead of the shock bracket. It has been painted at least 2 times but there is no sign of any weld lumps or tool # kit grooves.
Looked again at the hood. I believe it shows the # sign then 76 only.
The # sign actually looks like a big X and O grid.
There is no room between the # sign and the 7 for another number. So #76 is what I can make out as the only indication of a serial number. -- 1076 is the only logical possibility, since 1176 would, by then, have had coil springs in the front.
There is only one spare tire--on the driver side front fender., Took me about six months to find the correct matching rim for it. This turned out to be a 1977 model "America Racing" Ford rim. Previous owner had a similar Crager for a chevy which was just for show. It didn't fit the car wheels bolt pattern.
Car 1083 -- titled as a 1977. This car has overlapping vin numbers with Glassics. It was for sale as of 4/22/02 by Bob's Classics in Clearwater Florida
1931 Model A Ford-Phaeton-Glassic-2 tone
Car 1211 -- Info provided by the owner, Richard, on 1/4/08
Car 1219 -- Info provided by the owner, Ed, on 4/17/03
Car 1234 -- The owner, JP, sent this info along on 8/121/09:
Car 1244 -- The owner, Steve, sent this info on 6/151/2010:
Car 1254 -- This is Angelique - the purple car owned by the Annexmaster of this site. It had a rebuilt engine, that since blew up (a piece of the cylinder wall broke off and shot parts out through the oil pan). It was painted purple by the previous owner who originally wanted PINK and toned it down to the purple. He wanted a car that could be seen in parades. It can!
Car 1256 -- Read the story of Bob Muir's restoration efforts. This article includes a table with part numbers.
12/30/05 -- Bob reported that he sold the car. new owner unknown.
8/16/05 --Car 1256 for sale. The owner, Bob, provided the following info:
Car 1288 -- This car is titled as a 1931 Ford --ID plate on the door says: Briggs Mfg. (The ID plate was most likely a reproduction plate, widely available for Model A restorers)
This car is "most likely" a 1978 model car, since it lies between known VIN cars from 1978 and 1979.
The car was in NY in late 2007, where the owner sent a tip to the Annex about adding a steering damper for improved driver comfort. Soon afterwards, the car ended up for sale in Florida at Bob's Classics. Then, in Feb. 2008, it was bought by Sam and moved to Fairbanks, Alaska. I asked Sam how he came to find the car in Florida --
Car 1290 -- Registered on the website 4/13/03. Owner Mark writes:
This car was purchased new on 1-26-79 it was used in the Key Biscayne 4th of July parade and a few other events it has very few miles on it. I had lost touch with the owner until a few weeks ago and asked him about the car and he told me it has been in his garage for the past 8 years due to a back injury. When I went to see the car after all the years I was shocked to see it was still in great shape. I bought it on the spot and after a weekend of going through the fuel system the car runs great and the A/C is ice cold. I just returned from the first test ride and it was a dream what a great car. I was lucky and found every orignal bit of paper work from the orignal order form to owners manual in a bag under the seat it was like a time capsule. and when I found the web site I had to send something-- its great to see others with the same pride in their car.
Car 1296 -- Registered on the website 5/29/08. Owner's friend writes:
Car 1321 -- Info provided by the owner, Mike in Sept 24th., 2013
Car 1325 -- Info provided by the owner, Mark in May, 2006
Car 1453 -- 10/18/08 Info supplied by the owner, Peggy -
Dennis Crozier, a long-time Glassic owner, (Car 189) was at the cruise, saw this Glassic and chased Peggy down the road and spoke to her for a minute. In true Glassic fan form he snapped some pics and got basic information from the owner. A few days later, her husband registered the car and provided the info above.
Car 1456 -- 7/1/03 Info supplied by the Ft Lauderdale, FL owner, at that time: Dan Dobin -
Dan bought the car from the original owner in about 1987 and used it infrequently. He had professionally stored it for the past 10 to 12 years (Dan had several collector cars). The reason he sold the car was that his grown children had not expressed an interest in keeping the car.
Updated info by Rich 3/29/07:
I bought car #1456 two years ago, in 3/05 ,and have practically doubled the mileage on the odometer since then ......it has been a blast to drive and in my opinion, after test driving a few older models, the newer (Replicars) ,with the coil suspension and front disc brakes and power steering, make it the easiest and most enjoyable to drive
Car 1467 --In Nov. 2007, the owner, Jim, wrote:
Car 1472 -- Email from the owner 2/2/06:
Info below is as of 5/27/05 Info provided by the owner in several emails, so there may be some repetition in the description.
I asked the builder of the cars, Joel, if he recognized the tag - he replied:
Car 1483 --(from info submitted 12/2002 by owner Jay)
This car was ordered by Famous Recipe Fried Chicken, Headquartered in Lima ,Ohio . It was outfitted with Dual side mounts & a Luggage Rack. I have the original Bill of Sale, which is dated Feb 27,1981 and is signed by Sylvia Oliver of Replicars and was notarized in Palm Beach County.
Car 1488 --(from info submitted 7/2006 by owner Russ)
Note from the Annexmaster: Russ' wife Betty was VERY sick when they attended the 2003 gathering, but she joined us anyhow, showing what a good sport she was even in her difficult time. We were enriched by her presence at that reunion.
Car 1489-- On Sept. 12, 2009 the owners, Albert & Helju, wrote:
Car 1493 -- Thank you for all the information on this web site because it's what made us decide to drive the 500 miles to get the Ford Phaeton. What a beauty! I've got some pictures on the digital that I'll figure out how to get downloaded to you. - see scrapbook 2
Car 1500 -- On 7/4/03, the owners, Ron & Di wrote:
In 2012, Don, the new Virginia ower of this car wrote:
Car 1501 -- On 5/7/08, the owner, Robert wrote:
Car 1508 -- On 8/27/09, Lee, a representative selling the car for the daughter of the original owner wrote:
Car 9999 -- NO serial number -- The very last car made had no serial number. It belongs to Joel, the founder of Glassic, and was made up from leftover parts when the plant shut down. He still owned the car as of Feb. 2002 (The AnnexMaster gave it number 9999 just for fun)
Modifications or changes just done... Objective: Go to the "real" look of vintage spoked wheels with a "hot-rod" appeal AND an improved ride..... Due to the additional weight of the larger rear tires and heavier spoked (8" wide) wheels, my ride (shock control) went away... I also had to go to a 5 lug pattern (for the wheels) which required new axles (Ranger Pickup) only to find out I was about 2" too wide to keep the tires under the fenders. (If I had used a "lip-lace" wheel design it would have been ok, but I wanted the vintage wheel look.) To obtain the look I wanted I had to have the rear housing narrowed 2" on each side and have shorter custom axles made to fit the narrower housing. All the brakes, etc worked fine, drive line was ok, etc. and now the tires fit under the fender like they should. The front end was ok because I used narrower wheels and smaller tires... To fix the ride (shocks) I built another cross member (to bolt in) and bought longer shocks that would mount at about a 30 degree angle toward the center line of the chassis. So far this seems to be the answer to a comfortable ride and a solution to my personal desires for appearance... More will follow... Joel
Car u035 -- NO serial number --
First information about this car appears on the list of no vin cars under u035. What appears below was info I found in 2013 while scanning the internet. The info here is not anything I had heard from other sources. The part about Shay buying Glassic is, um, to be filed in "folklore" section.
https://www.hotrodhotline.com/content/bill-pattons-1971-glassic Here is the link that I found. I will copy the text here since other websites come and go. The photo at left in the link above is of another car.
That page linked to another page with more, but similar info: