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

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,145
    I don't have any with half the miles, but one with 65k and another with 70k went at auction for $22.3k ea.

    The worst example with 107k and below average condition traded hands at $15k.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,607
    Relatively miled up 4 owner 12 year old performance car located in one of the worst places for cars to age gracefully - what could go wrong? At least it's comparatively cheap.
  • gsemikegsemike Long Island, NYPosts: 2,106
    Shopping on Long Island 1960-90

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/255051425808963/ My first car was a 73 Charger so I partial. These cars have gotten expensive. I'd imagine you could do worse for this money if I look OK underneath

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/263320070985454/ Grand Prix looks like decent entry level cruiser although I prefer the 4 headlight models

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1387085551489784/ Falcon wagon project. I assume it started life as a 4 door

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1154310434716198/ This skylark has been for sale for a while. Must be something the pics don't show

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2645662225530834/ Lancia Fulvia

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/505293030426291/ 77 Olds 98
  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,607
    Lancia is a relative bargain if it is as good as it looks. I wonder if something is amiss.

    There was indeed a 2 door Falcon wagon, I think I have seen a couple. quite uncommon.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 20,302
    You aren't serious about a Lancia being a bargain? I knew a guy who worked at a large import dealership yers ago that sold Lancias. They called them Lawn Chairs because most of the time they sat around not running.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,607
    60s Lancias and 70s Lancias (Fiats) are different animals. A 60s model is more similar to an Alfa, that's a modestly sporty little sedan which appears to have pleasing patina. 50s models had high build quality, and that one looks good, too. I can think of many worse ways to spend 8K.

    Now a late 70s Lancia like a Beta, free might even be too much
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,145
    gsemike said:

    Shopping on Long Island 1960-90

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/255051425808963/ My first car was a 73 Charger so I partial. These cars have gotten expensive. I'd imagine you could do worse for this money if I look OK underneath

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/263320070985454/ Grand Prix looks like decent entry level cruiser although I prefer the 4 headlight models

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1387085551489784/ Falcon wagon project. I assume it started life as a 4 door

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1154310434716198/ This skylark has been for sale for a while. Must be something the pics don't show

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2645662225530834/ Lancia Fulvia

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/505293030426291/ 77 Olds 98

    Did your search include the words "awful handmade hood scoop" ??

    Lancia is pretty sweet looking. The Falcon, OTOH, ... oh, that poor thing. Maybe I'm missing something, but that Skylark looks pretty awful to me. Panel fitment is all over the place.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,646
    The Lancia appears to be in remarkable condition - but I admit I have never seen one of that style before. Looks like it was designed with a T-square. Of the rest, I would take the Grand Prix (I like that design) and run away from the rest.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 39,300
    I like the style of the GP. Still too big for my taste of course. The Falcon is weird. The Lancia, looks remarkably clean. Too bad it isn't the 2 door version.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,607
    Being sold from a local estate in a couple weeks - no details yet. Looks clean:

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    Maybe a high option car:

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,913
    Tach on the hood different on a car like that.
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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 2,470
    Bonneville looks even bigger than the brochure art. Appears that the owner really liked trucks too.
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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,546
    Silver and red vinyl top? I don’t think I’ve seen that. Silver, black or white top, red interior, yes.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 39,300
    hood tach and the console gauges is pretty weird on a big 4 door like that. Too bad didn't get the 4 speed too!

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  • omarmanomarman Posts: 2,470
    Looks like it was spotted at Curbside Classic where they're calling it gold. But yes that still makes it a rare combo.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,145
    pretty cool color combo

    '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 52-car history and counting!

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,646
    Silver paint with red interior/top wasn't uncommon back then. It only seems strange today because silver paint nowadays is almost universally paired with black inside since we no longer have interiors available in other colors. I learned from the comments on the CC link that the hood tach was apparently available on the Catalina 2+2 so this is a dealer or owner add-on.

    When I was a kid we had a '67 Pontiac Parisienne (a Canadian Cheviac!) 4-door HT, white w/ red interior, which I always liked.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,607
    Crazy that the same car was on Curbside Classic, small world. I had a suspicion the hood tach wasn't stock. I wonder what they will want for it - sometimes estate sale companies underprice cars, but usually shoot for the moon, not grasping the actual market, as these companies are kind of a jack of all trades, master of none when it comes to specific items. I checked out the ad as it mentioned vintage toys, which I sometimes like to flip - unfortunately didn't see anything insanely exciting in all of the old toy trucks.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,607
    Haven't taken the old dear out for a couple weeks as every weekend has been wet, but I might be buying a period accessory for the car. A friend found a 1960s era Thule ski rack that would fit my car, and he thinks it would be fun to have. It isn't terribly expensive, so I might do it - I've always thought a wood slat roof rack would be interesting, but those are so hipster now that it might be too flamboyant. Something more subtle could be cool though, it is identical to the one on the Amazon sedan in the beginning of this fun video:



    I'd probably have to get a pair or two of wooden skis to go with it.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 20,302
    The Pontiac is a 1967. Is this going to be an auction? I don't think our garage is deep enough!
  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,607
    Car is being sold at a sale this Friday, in Bothell. From my experiences with estate sale companies and cars, it will either be priced well and sell in the first few hours, or will be ludicrously priced, firmly, and be left as an albatross for the heirs to deal with at the end of the sale.

    Seller added a couple more pics, including an (apparent repro) window sticker:

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    And another unclear side view:

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,025
    edited June 8
    How does the destination charge of $133 compare with inflation today, and what were paying nowadays?
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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,646
    It doesn't just have a rear radio speaker either, but instead the rare and highly desirable "verbra-phonic" version, at a breathtaking $52.66 price. :laughing:

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,969
    andres3 said:

    How does the destination charge of $133 compare with inflation today, and what were paying nowadays?

    Inflation calc says $1020 in today’s dollars, so pretty much the same for most makes I believe.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,969
    edited June 8
    ab348 said:

    It doesn't just have a rear radio speaker either, but instead the rare and highly desirable "verbra-phonic" version, at a breathtaking $52.66 price. :laughing:

    Well that’s a $500 or so option. Volvo has a $3200 audio upgrade (B&W) available today.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,913
    $1.68 for a vanity mirror. Nowadays that's 3K, as part of the enhanced self evaluation package. ;)
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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,969
    Still can’t believe how expensive AC was back then.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,646
    tjc78 said:

    Still can’t believe how expensive AC was back then.

    A/C and radio/stereo tape were very pricey options back then.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 167,703
    I'd be willing to pay sticker for it.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,913
    I've been watching a bunch of youtube video's by 'A Rural Vermonter'.
    He's a young guy who buys cheap vehicles, fixes then up and resells them.
    Seems like a nice kid who just figures thing out as he goes along.
    I like the driving to buy something with the music parts of the video's.
    Fixing up the next whatever is a bonus.
    Here's a video about a free Jaguar.
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,607
    XJ40 for free, weird coincidence, that's KBB retail B)

    (those are almost a guilty pleasure for me)
  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 5,284
    This mechanic got a 2008 Acura TL for $200, and as you can imagine it was trashed. He put c. $4000 in new parts into it, plus maybe a couple of thousand of his own labor, but now he has his daily driver. But it's still kind of a trashed car with high miles. I think it would have been better to start with something new, or at least in better shape....

    2018 Acura TLX 2.4 Tech 4WS (mine), 2018 Honda CR-V EX AWD (wife's)
  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,607
    What is a minty babied car worth? Under 10K? I think that might be the way to go, yeah.

    That was certainly the nicest styled TL in my eyes. Acura got it so right before veering a bit.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,607
    Cool barnfind in France - W111 Universal, notice the headlights hidden in the grille, unique:

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  • steine13steine13 Posts: 2,782
    W111 my foot I WANT THE DYANE!!!
  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,607
    You can get numerous Dyanes for the price of a good Universal - those are probably the most sought after fintail variant, and seem to have a cult around them.

    25 year rule, they are all eligible, bring some in - but maybe beware that MI winter!
  • steine13steine13 Posts: 2,782
    I jest...

    I had no idea there was a [factory??] wagon variant of the fintail. That is a cool car.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,607
    Hey, some people love 2CVs, you never know.

    The W111 Universal is the rarest variant, maybe a couple hundred units built (not sure), most were W110.

    These were not factory built, but I believe were sold through official channels. No factory MB wagons until the 123 around 1979.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 39,300
    not sure of the story on it, but around the corner from my son's new house (in Albany) sitting on a residential driveway, was a new design BMW 3 series (almost positive it was the current model). with a smashed up front end, airbag laying on the dash, and a popped up in the back moonroof duct taped up. with an assortment of wrecking yard hieroglyphics written on the windows. I guess someone could be looking to be ambitious and repair it, but it looked beyond DIY in your garage time. Unless was pulling the drivetrain to do something else with it?

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  • texasestexases Posts: 9,334
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 13,646
    texases said:
    Man, the comments from America's youth on that Jalopnik post are out to lunch. That Seville is a great deal despite the colors., assuming it runs as claimed.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 39,300
    Nice looking car. Probably my favorite design from that era.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,607
    The comments about smoking were pretty funny. Fair deal providing it has no hidden roadworthiness issues, but one might have to be careful to stay in the black. It appears to need a heavy detail, and maybe some ozone work would take care of the smoke issue. I wonder if the W126 beside it is also part of the estate.

    Many younger people have no interest in or love for malaise era domestics, just as many boomers have no interest in a Model T :)
  • texasestexases Posts: 9,334
    Yeah, I got a laugh out of their comments, too. One of the few US cars of that era I'd like to have.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,145
    stickguy said:

    Probably my favorite design from that era.

    Kind of like picking prom king at summer fat camp.

    '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 52-car history and counting!

  • fintailfintail Posts: 51,607
    The W111 universal (and Dyane) dusted off:

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    And just like that, it is gone, new owner sold it within a few days. 24K Euro, not bad.
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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 39,300
    well, it fits. mostly.

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