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Mario's Tribute to the Ron Wade Car Museum

The 1957 Cadillac Brougham new sold for $13,074

1 1931 Chrysler Imperial Limousine Sedan

2 1931 Chrysler Imperial Dual Cowl Phaeton Convertible

3 1934 Plymouth with A/C

4 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Cabriolet

5 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Cabriolet

6 1941 Ron Wade driving his Chevrolet Special Deluxe Cabriolet

7 1950 Ford Convertible

8 1950 Ford Convertible

9 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

10 1955 Ford Thunderbird

11 1956 Lincoln Premier

12 1956 Packard Caribbean

13 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

14 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

15 1957 Ford Fairlane Convertible 2 Tone

16 1957 Ford Fairlane Convertible

17 1957 Ford Fairlane Convertible

18 1960 Ford Sunliner

19 1960 Ford Sunliner

20 1960 Chrysler 300F

21 1961 Ford Sunliner

22 1961 Ford Sunliner

23 1962 Ford Thunderbird

24 1964 Cadillac Eldorado

25 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Turbo

26 1967 Lincoln Continental

27 1967 Lincoln Continental

28 1970 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

29 1970 Ford Ranchero SCJ

30 1970 Ford Ranchero SCJ

31 1971 Ford Mustang SCJ

32 1971 Ford Mustang SCJ

33 1974 Detomoso Pantera GTS

34 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

35 1999 Dodge Viper ACR

36 1999 Dodge Viper ACR

37 2004 Saleen S7

38 2004 Saleen S7

39 2005 Ford GT

40 2005 Ford GT

41 2006 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

42 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

43 2018 McLaren 720S

44 2019 Ford GT

45 2019 Ford GT

46 2019 Ford GT Twin Turbocharged 3.5L 647hp V6

47 2019 Ford GT

48 2022 Ford Mustang 5.2L 760hp

49 1967 Shelby Cobra 427ci Signed by Carroll Shelby.

50 1967 Shelby Cobra 427ci Signed by Carroll Shelby.

51 I got to sit in my Uncle Jim's Shelby Cobra. He’s a huge car collector.

52 I got to sit in my Uncle Jim's Shelby Cobra. He’s a huge car collector.

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Ron Wade Car Museum Vancouver Washington

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The Museum by Ron Wade

1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Cabriolet


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Mario on Oct 21, 2022 said:

The Ron Wade Car Museum in Vancouver, Washington houses 50 vintage, collectible, exotic and muscle cars put together by Ron Wade over the last 50 years. The property is a former auto dealership set on 3 acres.

Ron has owned hundreds of vehicles. In the 1970's he made his "grocery list" of "dream cars". Fast forward 40 years and the list is now complete. From a pair of fully restored 1931 Chrysler Imperials to his most recent purchases of a 2019 Ford GT and a 2022 Ford Mustang 5.2L 760hp.

Ron's 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Cabriolet, his first car, was fully restored in 2000. It has won many awards including the prestigious Vintage Chevrolet Club of America Best of Show award. The really unusual aspect of this car is that it wears 50 factory options.

“As a teenager I fell in love with the 1941 Chevrolet Cabriolet. I gathered parts for 18 years before starting the restoration. Because of this restoration “Chevs of the 40’s” was born and started in a rented room with parts under my bed.” – Ron Wade

Sadly, Ron Wade born Feb. 28, 1938 in Mulino, OR passed away July 6, 2022 in Vancouver, WA.

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57timemachine on Oct 21, 2022 said:

Mario, for me it is a very easy choice as to which of the collection I would want. That 1941 Chev Special Deluxe, though I would prefer the coupe version. That 57 Caddy, 56 Packard and 56 Lincoln is also high on my list. Mario, I am not complaining but why is there a video of a Canadian Pontiac here. I like the car but the commentator needs to clean out his mouth. Interesting that this 57 Pontiac has the same hood bird that my dad put on his 57 Pontiac. It was an after market hood bird that was very popular then and sold by the chain Canadian Tire, which is still very much in business today. Cheers.

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Mario on Oct 22, 2022 said:

George, I came across the video and thought it would be interesting for you to watch. I did not hear the commentator, the speakers were turned off I only watched the video. I took it down, Cheers.

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Mario on Oct 25, 2022 said:

The 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham was hand built limited production and sold for a whopping $13,074 back in 1957! That was the price of a new house in its day!

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57timemachine on Oct 22, 2022 said:

Mario, I can not under stand why the guy felt he had to be a potty mouth. Otherwise a very handsome looking 57 Pontiac in that video. It is too bad you took it down but someone might have been offended by some of the language. Cheers.

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Mario on Oct 23, 2022 said:

I agree I don't speak like that and I was only watching the nice car. Thanks for letting me know. Cheers!

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azmusclecar on Oct 26, 2022 said:

Whew....I was glad to see at least ONE Corvette made the cut. A collection without a Corvette is like a day without sunshine. BURMA SHAVE!!

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Mario on Oct 27, 2022 said:

Actually he has 2 Corvettes Rob, a 1995 and a 2012. But he also has several other exotic cars including a signed Shelby Cobra worth over $1 million. Cheers!

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azmusclecar on Oct 27, 2022 said:

RUH-ROE RORGE,MY BAD!!! I see it now. Cars look so much alike to me nowadays with the cookie cutter process I just totally blew by that one.

My wife is at the eye doctor today. I shouldv'e joined her.

Sorry Mario.......I'm going to my room to think about what I did.

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Mario on Oct 27, 2022 said:

Hey that's OK Rob, you can come out now and go outside and play!

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