"Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me. I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved."
IT'S 2016 AND RADERS RELICS IS NOW 38 YEARS OLD AND RADER IS READY TO GO OUT TO PASTURE SINCE I'M WELL OVER DOUBLE THAT AGE
Thank you all for your thoughts and loyal following on the web over the last 38 years. Hell, I didn't even see any need to get one of those silly fax machines. An answering machine might be ok. But we were drug kicking and screaming into the modern age and amazing enough it's been fun and good business too. I thought it logical that our customers would be old mossy-back guys who wouldn't be interested in computers any more than I.
We've seen cars that were new in the showrooms when we started business now considered antiques and show-worthy by AACA standards. In 1977 this business machine salesman ruined a good hobby by making it his business. Now I can say I'm one of the luckiest guys I know because I was able to make a living doing what I love. Truth be known, I don't have a replacement so I guess old cars will become a hobby again. We have a bunch of tools and junk in the back that some of you might like. Compressor, charger, floor jack, jack stands, five foot portable shop fan, oils, some reproduction car company signs, original Dan McCrary art, etc, etc.
CHANGES AT RADERS RELICS AFTER 35 YEARS
With the loss of Dick Schoppe, Raders Relics is changing it's operating style. We are now open by appointment only. Though you can drop by most mornings and probably catch me here, but if you don't want to gamble please call ahead. I feel a connection with friends and customers who over the years have trusted us with some delightful and fun investorcars. Except for an escape to the mountains, I'll keep on keeping on.- Bob Rader
Our current inventory of classic cars at a glance:
1936 Dodge D2 4 door sedan that has her original body with mother of pearl paint, 360 V8 Dodge crate engine and 400 turbo transmission, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, stereo, tilt wheel, lovely mohair interior. Drive her every day and take her cruising with pride on the week end. Show Me More! >>>>
1940 Buick Special club coupe. Photos can't do justice to his quality of restoration. Simply put, he's an AACA national first place winner. If that's not enough he's also a National Buick club first place prize winner. A consigned car. We'll put you directly with the owner who restored him if you are serious.Show Me More! >>>>
SOLD 1939Ford Deluxe convertible sedan in folkstone grey with red piping and carmel interior. To sum it up in a few words--She is a fresh national show quality restoration. Show Me More! >>>>
Mortimer is a 1948 Chevrolet that is the ugliest car I've had in 38 years of the antique car business. I think the pictures speak for themselves. The thing is, you can drive him home without a qualm. Show Me More! >>>>
REDUCED1950 Ford Deluxe club coupe with a show quality coat of Ford dark toreador red over a never rusted body and chassis. Show Me More! >>>>
1955 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday coupe. We first encountered him in about 1995 when he was a fresh restoration of a California car. He has since had two loving owners and been less than 2000 miles out of a total first time around of 86,000.Show Me More! >>>>
SOLD 1967 Ford Mustang coupe in his beautiful original factory dark green metallic. He has automatic and air conditioning but no power steering and just enough power in his six cylinder to get out of his own way. Now the good part is he has had one owner since 1967. Show Me More! >>>>
REDUCED 1972 Volkswagen Karman Ghia convertible with a show quality restoration inside and out with a 1600cc engine slightly modified. Frankly, based on performance, we think she could have a 1900cc engine but there's no way to tell for sure without tearing it down. $21,000Show Me More! >>>>
REDUCED 1983 Buick Riviera convertible is one of only 3898 produced from 1982- 1985. Available in only white or red, with white tops and red leather. The 307 V8 was an option. Base price was $25,702.00, more than the Corvette. Amanda has had over $20,000 spent on restoration (reciepts here) 5600 miles on new Jasper 307 engine, transmission, rear end, a/c, top/motor, tires, hydro booster brake, power steering, power windows and seats, custom paint, disk brakes, gas shocks, Kenwood stereo/CD, ball joints. Show Me More! >>>>
NEW 1987 Chevrolet SS Aerocoupe with a 305 V8 with T400 transmission, posi-traction, T Tops, air conditioning, PS, disc brakes, PW, cruise, tilt, AMFM, manuals and records, original jack and tools, 62,000 miles, always a Florida car. No rust or accidents ever. One beautiful repaint to bare metal. Nearly perfect original interior. Inch thick stack of three owners records and receipts. Show Me More! >>>>
SOLD 1990 Buick Reatta convertible in her original flame red with red leather. She shows 80,000 miles and has her original top and lovely interior you see here. Overall she looks more like 18,000 miles. Air and all the goodies of course. A consigned car. We can put you directly in touch with the owner if you like. Show Me More! >>>>
OTHER STUFF FOR SALE
Raders Relics conversion chart to translate old cars ads language. This is a compendium of a quarter century in the business from personal observations and other publications. In red and black on parchment color, 11X17, suitable for framing to hang in the family room, garage, where ever you like. Samples:
If it says:
It really means:
Cant tell its been restored
Drive it away
I live on top of a hill
Neighbors getting up a petition
Uses no oil
Just throws it out
And fifty more
Yours for a pittance at just $12.50 each. Add $3.50 for the mailing tube and postage, any quantity. Your check is acceptable to us. We arent set up to take credit cards.
ALSO HUMOROUS PLEASE DONT TOUCH SIGNS, 4 " X 5 " , MADE OUT OF STATIC STICK. CAN BE PUT ON GLASS INSIDE OR OUT AND REMOVED AFTER THE SHOW IF YOU LIKE. JUST $3.00 EACH. ADD $2.00 FOR POSTAGE. UP TO TEN SAME POSTAGE.
Coca Cola cooler, 1950, restored, very good. $950
Murray pedal car, 1950s, actually never used. $1100
Mobile oil dispenser. Circa 1940. Very good original, never restored. Full of bottles. $3500.00
Your check is fine. Sorry no credit cards
1896 Kentucky Ave. • 1/2 mile from exit #87 at I-4 and fairbanks, • Winter Park, Florida USA 32789. Tel: (407) 647-1940 Fax: (407) 647-1930 • email: Bob Rader firstname.lastname@example.org