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

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,665
    ...has me looking at more local stuff.

    I like this.

    Pretty classy. Wonder what the reserve is.

    Light on details.

    LOVE this. But I'm sure he wants more than I can part with.

    If this is a mint interior, I'd hate to see his personal cars.

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • texasestexases Posts: 5,689
    That "300S" - I wouldn't have thought they put a 2bbl in a "300"...

    That Ford - what's with the "427" badges? It's a 390 :confuse:
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,665
    edited April 2013
    My guess is they came with the Cobra air cleaner. :P

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,294
    Your price is probably fair if the car is relatively pristine (have you tried to cut and polish around the paint patina?). W124s have a cult, so there is demand, but it is a cheap cult.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,665
    The car polishes just fine. Clear coat is in very good shape. The crazing is deep in the paint. No amount of work with a buffer would remove it (well, unless you buff right on through to the metal).

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,294
    That's odd, but maybe someone who knows the cars would understand. So long as the clearcoat is OK, the car should look decent. What's the exact color again?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,665
    gold

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,404
    I have a question about the 300E that you posted. It looks like the badge on the other side of the trunk says "2.6". Isn't that a decontented model of the 300E? Does it have a smaller (2.6 liter) engine?

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

  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,294
    I don't know if it had much less content inside, but the engine is a lower spec, yes (while still a M103 like the 3.0). It's a base model car. I'd expect less power, but maybe not terribly so, as they even put it in W126s in Europe.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,294
    Oh yeah. I think I once looked at a late W126 300SE with that same issue. It wasn't too bad, not noticeable unless you really inspected it.
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 2,348
    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.

    2014 Cadillac ATS4 2.0T, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,939
    The '64 Galaxie should sell in the $20,000 range somewhere.

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  • bhill2bhill2 Posts: 1,404
    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: 34,294
    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: 5,689
    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: 17,665
    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; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,939
    And we call car dealers "treacherous"---harumpf!

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  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,138
    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.

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,677
    So hilarious! Unfortunately, it has "dash plague," which I hear is increasing in prevalence, so I recommend staying away.... FAR away.
    2010 Subaru Forester, 2011 Ford Fiesta, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup, 1974 Ford Pinto Wagon
  • au1994au1994 Posts: 812
    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: 34,294
    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: 34,294
    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: 34,294
    I can believe that. One of those movies nobody imagined would have such a cult. Nobody cared then.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,665
    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; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,939
    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.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,665
    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; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,294
    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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