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Project Cars--You Get to Vote on "Hold 'em or Fold 'em"



  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 1,543
    I love that '64 Galaxie too, except for the wheels and the stance, which looks odd. And those 427 badges need to go. They look good in silver. Local guy has restored a '64 Galaxie convertible with a red interior and had it painted in a modern-day silver, looks tremendous.

    2011 Buick Regal Turbo, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,648
    The '64 Galaxie should sell in the $20,000 range somewhere.
  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,272
    I don't know if it had much less content inside, but the engine is a lower spec

    I may be thinking of the ponton 219, which I think was a decontented 220. Yes, I am old enough to remember back that far.

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv, 2001 Jaguar XK cnv, 1985 MB 380SE (the best of the lot)

  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914
    I see the 219 as a deluxe lowline ponton - 4cyl body and interior with 6cyl nose and engine. This was kind of repeated with the W110 230 fintail, which was a 6cyl engine in a 4cyl body.

    I want to say the W124 260E had some lower trim spec, maybe sunroof was made optional - maybe similar on a 300E 2.6.
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,424
    On the comparison for '88 300E vs. 260E (MSNAuto web site) only differences they listed were engine, no tilt wheel, and price (something like $44k vs $39k). But I imagine there must have been a few more things...
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    So the seller texted me a few pics last night. I'm definitely no longer interested. So much for rust-free Cali cars. That thing has terminal cancer, IMHO. More than the cost of the car in bodywork, in other words.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,648
    And we call car dealers "treacherous"---harumpf!
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,590
    That's horrible and sick (yet funny) that they put the dog leash on the bumper. Poor little fella probably kept up with 'em for a mile or so...
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    edited April 2013
    "Do you know what the penalty for animal cruelty is in this state?"

    A guy on a Panther forum I frequent built one. It came out really nice.


    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,269
    So hilarious! Unfortunately, it has "dash plague," which I hear is increasing in prevalence, so I recommend staying away.... FAR away.
  • au1994au1994 Posts: 732
    You think you hate it now, wait till you drive it!

    2013 335i Sport Line Alpine White over Coral Red w/Black Trim

    2005 330cic ZHP Monaco Blue over Natural Brown w/Black Trim

  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914
    edited April 2013
    The response to Clark not knowing is classic, too:

    "No sir, I don't"

    (cop): "Well, it's probably pretty stiff."

    Nice truckster, I wonder where the crowns came from.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914
    That "plague" makes me think the auction car is a tribute rather than a movie car - but the details are good. I wonder what it will bring. 30 year old movie, but many people will still get the joke.
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    edited April 2013
    I think he had them cut on a CNC machine. IIRC the hubcaps were from a 70s Caddy and he put the crowns on.

    According to the guy that built the one in the picture all the original Trucksters from the movie are gone.

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914
    I can believe that. One of those movies nobody imagined would have such a cult. Nobody cared then.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    I kind of like this. Looks like an honest survivor. Can't say I'm a fan of the color combo, though. I'd want to redo the seats and not in that original material/pattern, and it would be damned difficult to change with that color.

    Damned cool vehicle. But not a project I'm willing to take on.

    Hmmmm... I can kind of forgive the paint, but you gotta loose the hubcaps, fake sidepipes, steering wheel cover, and the pinstriping.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,648
    61 Lark -- might make a nice rod! Seems like a lot of scuffing here and there for 22,000 original miles. Should sell around $4,500.

    61 Willys Wagon -- might be a good candidate for a retro-rod---redo the body, paint it, and install a GMC V-6. Or if you can pick it up for around $3,500 or so, just drive it around.

    54 Ford -- looks like kind of a "driver quality" rod---on a budget--would be nice to see what's going on underneath. Hang-down gauges and modern stereo are tacky.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    edited April 2013
    I have a saved search currently active in ebay, so I'm getting a long list each day. Here are today's interesting ones.

    Interesting.... ummm... perspective. It only needs paint and a radio? Yeah, don't worry about the horrid interior. Its all original? Oh, except for the engine... minor detail. "will blow the door's off, any HenyJ's or Willys AreoAces." Hey, thanks for the everyman comparison; now I know exactly how quick it is.

    I'm sorry, you did WHAT to the engine for $8k?!

    I could tolerate being this different for $1.

    After seeing the closeups, I know why the first shot was taken from space.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,914
    The Jag is also a "V6", must be a special conversion term. Still, that car might almost be worth it, if it isn't just a painted over heap. Looks OK.

    People are crazy. The Lincoln photographed from a second floor window a block away is hilarious. And for the Willys and the rest - why don't peeple even try to clean their cars?
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