Thunderlungs

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About Thunderlungs

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  • Birthday 11/10/1937

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  • Website URL http://www.autovaluz.com

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  • Scale I Build 1:16

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  • Location Oro Valley, AZ

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  1. Thunderlungs added a post in a topic NEWBEE NEEDS YOUR HELP   

    CAL: Thank you very much!! I am there. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Jon



  2. Thunderlungs added a post in a topic NEWBEE NEEDS YOUR HELP   

    Gary: Hi. There is no know cure and I cannot find a 12-step group for support. Saw my fist hot rod in 1949 - haven't been the same since. Saw my first drag race in 1950 - haven't been the same since. Smelled my first exhausted Nitro-methane in 1954 - haven't been the same since. Geez, is there a pattern here?




  3. Thunderlungs added a post in a topic NEWBEE NEEDS YOUR HELP   

    Hi. It's 95z% brass and mostly tubing. Condition would be (on our 1-6 scale, a 1-minus nearly perfect). History is that it's an obsessively correct model of the full-size vehicle commissioned by its re-creator and completed in 2004.
    It's comprise dof nealry 1200 separate parts!

    OK ... X or Y?




  4. Thunderlungs added a post in a topic NEWBEE NEEDS YOUR HELP   

    lordairgtar: Thank you! Actually located auction results for five of his fabulous models sold at auction by Bonhmas & Butterfields at Monterey this year. The model I'm valuing is a "short body" front-engine Top Fuel Dragster and is thus mostly tubing and - as I have said - scratch built. Wingrove's models are simply gorgeous.





  5. Thunderlungs added a topic in Big Boyz   

    NEWBEE NEEDS YOUR HELP
    Hello! I am a newbee who needs help.

    Does anyone know of a site or venue whereat 1:16 scratch built car models are either offered for sale
    or auctioned?

    Thanks.
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  6. Thunderlungs added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    NEWBEE NEEDS YOUR HELP
    Folks:

    Hi, I am a newbee and need your help. Does anyone know of a site or venue whereat drag racing models
    are auctioned or offered for sale?
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  7. Thunderlungs added a topic in General   

    NEWBEE NEEDS YOUR HELP
    Hello! I am a Newbee and need your help.

    I have a 53-year background in that highly questionable activity - drag racing - now retired.

    I am a certified personal property appraiser of unqiue, exotic and racing motor vehicles. My
    current assignment is to place a value on the 1:16 scratch built scale model of a 1960's era
    Top Fuel Dragster. As such, it's mostly tubing.

    My question is ... does anyone know of an auction where high-end car models are commonly
    sold? Is there a site whereon "offered for sale" or "price realized" sale prices for such items
    are posted?

    Any help provided will be much appreciated. Thank you.

    Jon Lundberg, VODR (Ret.)
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