ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE 1959 FLATHEAD V-8 CUSTOM TRIKE BUILT BY PAUL NORMAND
- Location: Rochester, New Hampshire, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Other Makes
- Model: 1959 CUSTOM TRIKE
- Type: TRIKE
- Trim: V-8
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 9,999
- VIN: 99999999
- Color: BLACK
- Engine size: 8 CYLINDER FLATHEAD
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual 4 SPEED
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1959 Other Makes 1959 CUSTOM TRIKE description
D E S I G N E D A N D E N T I R E L Y H A N D - F A B R I C A T E D B Y T H E I N I M I T A B L E
P A U L N O R M A N D
C U S T O M T R I K E
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A m e r i c a n H o t R o d D e s i g n & F a b r i c a t i n g L e g e n d
THE TRIKE IS LOCATED IN ROCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE
It brings me absolute joy to introduce globally to collector car enthusiasts another rare and unusual automotive creation designed and built by the inimitablePaul Normandof Rochester, New Hampshire. Many of the world's finest rare car museum collections from the little known $50 millionEvergreen Historic Automobile Museumcollection in Lebanon, Missouri to the illustrious and globally renownedPeterson Museumin Los Angeles, California have purchased Paul Normand cars for their exhibitions and inventories as his cars appreciate exponentially and demand for the high quality construction and unusual design of Normand's creations pique the interest of car buffs all around the world. This beautifully and archaically designedcustomtrike "CROW CYCLE COMPANY"features a massive, tire shredding 1959 AB Flathead V-8 engine, dual carburetors, aluminum heads, 12 volt system with modern GM alternator, Mallory ignition, 1946 Ford 3 speed transmission, 1946 rear end narrowed 18 inches, rear drum brakes, front disc brake, Harley Beach Bars, foot clutch and suicide shift. My asking price very reasonable and enough room for a dealer to acquire the bike and have a handsome 30% return on their investment by late spring as I always "leave meat on the bones" for the next buyer.
Please note for all of you investors considering safe storage for your money and don't want to park it in overly risky or low yield stocks and bonds. Below is a sexy"Cobra"inspired roadster that I bought from Mr. Normand last spring and sold it to a world renowned car collector, is now up for auction and estimated to bring nearly double my selling price of 13 months ago. That's SERIOUS appreciation folks!!
I bought this car (below) from Paul Normand for last March and sold it for $23,500 to a prudent, astute rare car museum collection. It is now being offered at a major auction house for upwards $40,000. That's SERIOUS appreciation folks!
HERE'S WHAT HEMMING'S MOTOR NEWS HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE LATEST CREATION OF
MR. NORMAND'S HEADING FOR THE AUCTION BLOCK THIS SPRINGAUCTIONSA Cobra 25 years too soon takes inspiration from customs and coachbuiltsDaniel Strohlon at 7:00 amSHARE
Photos courtesy Worldwide Auctioneers.
What if Carroll Shelby had the ear not of Henry Ford II but of his father, Edsel Ford? And what if sports cars became a phenomenon in the United States not after World War II but before? And what if the line between customizer and coachbuilder wasn’t as distinct as one might believe? The result may well have looked like the 1939 Ford “Cobra” that’s coming up for auction later this month.
Hot rodderPaulNormandof Rochester, New Hampshire, who typically turns out cars every month or so during the winter, said he wasn’t so much inspired by Shelby’s Cobra as he was by another Ford-powered two-seater, theYankee Doodle Roadsterbuilt in 1940 by Rudy Stoessel at Coachcraft Ltd of West Hollywood, California.
“I saw some old custom sports cars of the Fifties and thought I’d do one,” he said.
Rather than building a body from scratch, as Stoessel did,Normandstarted with a 1956 MGA, to which he added a pair of 1939 Ford front fenders and wider rear fenders, though he kept the MG’s convertible top mechanism.
Underneath the car he slipped an aftermarket Cobra reproduction chassis, fitted with a Corvette independent front suspension, coilover-sprung Chevrolet S-10 rear axle, disc brakes front, drum brakes rear, and adapters to fit the 1939 Ford wheels. Power comes from a dual carburetor-equipped Ford 8BA221-cu.in. flathead V-8 mated to a three-speed manual transmission.
Due to the work involved,Normandsaid this car might have taken him a couple months to complete instead of his typical one. Whatever amount of time it took him, it didn’t stick around his place very long after he finished it. “I think I drove it down to the end of the driveway and back,” he said. “And I never called it the Cobra; the guy who bought it from me called it that.”
The one-of-a-kind car, listed for sale online last yearfor $32,000, will cross the block as part ofWorldwide Auctioneers’s Houston salewith apre-auction estimate of $30,000 to $40,000. The sale takes place April 23 at La Toretta Lake Resort and Spa in Montgomery, Texas. For more information, visit Worldwide-Auctioneers.com.
P A U L N O R M A N D
Mr. Paul Normand is now approaching 70+ years of age (I suspect) and he builds only 2-3 vehicles each year releasing them in the spring (working all winter) and I have the coveted privilege of first right of refusal to any Normand automobile/masterpiece newly built and offered by Paul (I haven't refused any builds of his since I met him by phonea few years ago). This trike operates and drives as it should and is a safe, prudent and most importantly an enjoyable investment, sure to appreciate every year you own it!!
I can fully arrange expeditious and reasonably car transporting services to your driveway for around $0.67 per mile in about 7 days after payment is received.