1928 Imperial Landau for sale, new price $4500. Excellent restoration project has been stored for 42 years! Some work has been started.
BODY: in great shape for the age with very little rust. There has been some metal work done to the driver side running panel and the rest of the body is solid. There is one small dent on the rear driver side fender, but everything else is straight, no dents or damage on the hood fins. All emblems and body tags are present. The gas tank has a gas gauge on it which was a rare option in 28'.
INTERIOR: this car has a wood roof, floor and door jambs. The interior has been dismantled and the roof, uprights and a portion of the rear floor have been professionally redone by someone in Victoria BC who specializes in replacing/restoring wood on antique cars. This alone would cost $6500. All the interior parts are boxed up when the time comes to put them back together. The seat upholstery is obviously deteriorated, but in decent shape to see how they were put together; the springs and wood seat frames are also in good condition. There are two remaining rear door panels to see how these were put together and upholstered as well. The original wood steering wheel is in beautiful condition. The wood inside the doors and window cranks need to be redone, but so far it is a great start.
WINDOWS/LAMPS: all door windows and rear glass are wrapped up and there. One door window is cracked but taped in place for measurements. The windshield is missing though. All of this glass should probably be replaced anyway with tempered glass, which is relatively cheap since all the glass is flat, no curves in those days. All the lamps are in tack, nothing missing or broken.
ENGINE/DRIVE TRAIN: is an in line 4 cylinder, all original components are there. The motor is still free and not seized, the fan can be turned by hand. The radiator might have been replaced at some point, there is an extra with the car and the fan shroud is removed and boxed. The transmission is there but the status is unknown. The rear axle and leaf springs might have had some restoration done; they look to be clean with black paint. There is some rust underneath but looks to be mainly surface rust.
TIRES/RIMS: these look to be new Good Year antique tires, full tread, no cracking anywhere and they hold air. The spare tire on the back looks to be an original Trojan by Eaton's. The rims are the all steel discs option as opposed to the wood spokes and in very nice shape.
If you are looking to restore a car of this era back to original condition, this could be it. All the original parts are there, the only thing I noticed that was missing was two exterior door handle dome sharped ring moldings, but other than that, I would be confident to say that 99% of all the pieces are still with the car. This is definitely not just a shell. With that said the car is being sold as is. The other possibility is to sell the original parts and hot rod it.
Tentatively, transport can be arranged for $0.90 per KM or $1.45 per mile or you arrange your own transport.