Saying Goodbye Isn't Easy

I have bought and sold for many years many different items and besides my great love for Ventriloquist Figures during the decade of the 1980’s I was mad for antique cars. I bought and sold many and kept only a few.

One of my deals I sold a 1933 Chrysler CO6 convertible coupe with rumble seat. I restored this car right in my garage. A total body off restoration which resulted in a beautiful car. I did a deal with a fellow in Virginia and in this deal for the Chrysler I got my Auburn Boattail Speedster. It was a replicar built by Vintage Auto Works in Palm Beach Fla. and was based on a 1980 corvette. Today it is now an antique ( autos are antique at 25 years of age).

I put a total of 1100 miles on her in 14 years and last month when I lost my storage I put her up for sale. I actually showed her right here on this blog. Well she has found a new home in Columbus Ohio and I thought I would share a few pictures of her taking her last voyage from her Malden MA, location.



















Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. His collection of ventriloquist figures now numbers over 100 figures of which there are over 50 Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

Copyright 2009 by Dan Willinger

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2 Responses to Saying Goodbye Isn't Easy

  1. George Boosey says:

    What a neat car. I will never brag again about my youth as a pipe-smoking sports car driver. The old MGs just don’t hold a candle to your car.

  2. Matt says:

    I was doing a web search on Auburn recently and noticed your pictures: I have not seen that car in many years, i am the son of Charles Sutton that man who owned Vintage Auto Works. I remember very fondly when that particular model was made and it is wonderful to see it in such good condition after all of these years.

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