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#301 of 320 Re: '63 Impala SS convertible [parm]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Nov 26, 2007 (7:01 pm)
nice find! How do I do it? Well, this is what I do for a living!
Actually on a 327 Impala SS, I'd prefer the automatic.
#302 of 320 Re: '63 Impala SS convertible [parm]
Dec 06, 2007 (8:50 am)
In my not so humble opinion...
The first (black) '63 just screams MICKEY MOUSE!
It looks like a hobbled up reconstructed pieced together wreck.
The guy is looking for a sucker.
The second one is much better.
It's hard to tell what color that is but it doesn't look like any color Chevy offered that year. I could be wrong though.
Having owned both, I would much rather have a 300 HP 327 than a 409 although the 409 is the one that brings the big money.
The lack of power brakes (to me) isn't a big deal but the manual steering would be a major turn off.
Why would anyone buy that car new without power steering?
Another clue that Uncle Mickey could have paid this car a visit too.
#303 of 320 Re: [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 29, 2008 (10:09 pm)
I am posting in concern to our 1966 F-100 custom cab short bed ford truck. It is not running but contains the all original parts and would be a breeze to rebuild. The body its in good conditon besides one small dent in the front fender. Body has no rust exposed on the body. I really would appreciate some help trying to figure out what to sell it for.. If you could assist me I would appreciate it., cause I already tried the link you left the other gentleman who bought the one with 80,000 original miles. Rachelle
Dec 29, 2008 (10:30 pm)
Well if it's not running that's kind of a big deal and will affect the price considerably. Without seeing it, I'd guess $2,000 to $3500 is about all there is here. Engine size is also important here.
If it were running well, and had decent old paint and presentable interior and good tires, and was a 352 V8, and could drive 500 miles reliably, it might be worth $5K--$6K
If it were restored to show condition, it might be worth $15K--$18K
#305 of 320 From Today's Detroit Free Press...
Jan 07, 2009 (2:55 am)
"General Motors' cash problems could give car buffs the rare opportunity to buy some of GM's most unique vehicles at auction next week, giving gearheads an extraordinary chance to own some of Detroit's history.
The auction is part of an effort to raise cash for the struggling automaker but also done to manage GM's fleet of historic and unique vehicles. GM's Heritage Center in Sterling Heights has about 200 of the automaker's 1,000 historic or special vehicles on display.
More than 200 of the center's vehicles will be put up for sale at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Tom Freiman, manager of the Heritage Center, estimated the sales could generate less than $5 million. The auction will run from Sunday through Jan. 18 and include hundreds of rare and valuable vehicles.
"We're trying to get the collection to the right size," Freiman said. "At the end of the day, I think we're going to end up with a better mix of heritage vehicles."
The vehicles for sale include cars done to serve as pace cars in races or made for car shows, including high-performance vehicles made for the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association show. GM declined to give a complete list of vehicles to be auctioned, saying it is still being determined. But they include:
• A white 1998 Cadillac Brougham convertible made for Pope John Paul II to use. The vehicle has a step-up, throne-like chair and platform that rises and falls by hydraulic lift. It was blessed by the pope 'but deemed unsafe by the security team,' according to the auction house's Web site.
• A 1986 presidential limousine replica that has been in movies such as 'In the Line of Fire' and 'The American President.'
• The 1967 GTO used in the action movie 'XXX.'
• A 1925 House Car. It's an early version of a camper made before RVs became commercially available. It has mahogany trim and maple floors and is built on a Chevrolet 1-ton chassis. No mention of fuel economy.
• The Buick Blackhawk, a hand-built vehicle made to celebrate Buick's 100-year anniversary."
#306 of 320 Re: From Today's Detroit Free Press... [hpmctorque]
Jan 07, 2009 (8:13 am)
Most of it is random junk and show vehicles, the 'back-of-the-room' crud. Most interesting one is the Pontiac Grand Prix/El Camino.
#307 of 320 Re: [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 07, 2009 (10:05 am)
You're more knowledgable than me about these things, but I thought Wildcats were on LeSabre platforms with Electra drivetrains?
Jan 07, 2009 (10:09 am)
I dunno. It's uses a Le Sabre body but I'm not sure about the rest.
#309 of 320 The Buick Blackhawk
Jan 07, 2009 (10:34 am)
Now here's a replica retro-rod that I'd like to own... The Buick Blackhawk
and GM is selling it from their collection? Wonder what that car will bring at auction. Nothing close to what it cost to build, I'm sure.
Here are a few more pictures.
#310 of 320 Re: The Buick Blackhawk [lokki]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 07, 2009 (10:40 am)
So nice and CLEAN. Ironic that it is meant to typify Buicks, which generally have been so cluttered up in the GM styling department.
It has a kind of 50s sportscar look to it, very nice.