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#1 of 26456 Project Cars: You Get to Vote on "Hold 'em or Fold 'em"
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 13, 2004 (5:47 pm)
I'm going to post a link to a "project car" (only those with photos) and YOU get to vote whether or not the car should be saved or scrapped.
Take into account (and make the assumption) that the ASKING price is the price you must pay to get the car.
1. Take a look at the ad and photos and VOTE QUICKLY (ads expire!)
2. Vote "SAVE" or "JUNK" and tell us briefly why you'd do this if it were in your power.
3. After SEVEN votes, we switch to another ad.
4. Anyone can post a project car ad, IF it has photos and IF we are done with the 7 votes on the last car. Don't BUNCH UP THE ADS please! Give everyone enough time to vote on each car or this forum won't work.
First car coming up in post #2!
Nov 13, 2004 (6:53 pm)
SAVE the useful trim pieces and obscure bits
JUNK the shell/chassis if no rodder etc wants it, it's a sad looking sedan, no upside, nobody will ever want to restore it.
#4 of 26456 I'd vote SAVE...
Nov 13, 2004 (8:36 pm)
because I kinda like those things. The body actually doesn't look half bad. Heck, I've seen rustier cars where the seller would try to pass it off as "rust free"!
Now I wouldn't put any serious money into it, but I'd say slap a starter on it, and a fresh coat of paint, and have fun with it for awhile, and then move on to something nicer. Of course, I'm also not about to offer up $1000 either, so I'm NOT putting my money where my mouth is!
Nov 14, 2004 (7:26 am)
C'mon Andre, you're not following the rules (bad dog!). You HAVE to pay the asking price, so what's your vote if this car costs you $1,000?
Vote So Far
JUNK/SCRAP/PART OUT 1
#6 of 26456 Well I'm just saying...
Nov 14, 2004 (9:30 am)
that I think it should be saved, but I'm not gonna be the one to do it! I'm not enough of a '54 Plymouth fan to want it, but I just think it's not that far gone that it can't be salvaged by someone who likes them. If I really had a fetish for the '54 Plymouth, I'd probably go for it, but it just doesn't excite me.
I guess what I'm getting at is that it's the car more than the condition. If you showed me something that really got me excited, in that condition, at that price, I'd jump on it in a heartbeat.
Nov 14, 2004 (12:33 pm)
Well, that's why you vote. You are voting your preference.
So I'm going to count you as a JUNK/SCRAP/PART OUT since you won't buy it, okay?
Soooo, we have
2 SCRAP/Part Out
#8 of 26456 Oh...My...Gawd!!!!!
Nov 14, 2004 (12:55 pm)
That is the same exact year and model my first wife bought for $40 in Ypsilanti, Michigan when we first got married. Needless to say, we were poor as churchmice, but the big green monster started on those bitter cold mornings when brand new, shiny cars wouldn't -- and was sold to one of our friends who relocated with it to Florida, where it is still probably running. Well, maybe not -- that was back in 1968.
Anyway, for all its basic goodness, it was dowdy, slow, handled like a boat and had almost nothing to recommend it other than the fact that it was cheap and it started like clockwork. I'd pass....
(By the way, you only buy parts for something you intend to restore, so I see no value whatsoever in this car.)
Nov 14, 2004 (3:23 pm)
Well maybe there was a convertible version of this car?? That might be worth restoring if it wasn't too far gone.
Okay, so it's
Scrap 3 votes
Save 0 votes
I'm going to vote SCRAP IT, so that 4-0 and the car loses (4 out of possible 7). Reasons are car is of very little collectible value, not very interesting, and pretty far gone for what it is. Also overpriced IMHO by about $750.
Okay next car coming up!