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#24448 of 25654 Re: Cutlass Supreme [texases]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 04, 2012 (10:17 am)
#24449 of 25654 These are oddballs...
Jun 06, 2012 (10:39 am)
What are peoples' thoughts on them?
#24450 of 25654 Re: These are oddballs... [xwesx]
Jun 06, 2012 (10:51 am)
"The green one had a perfect body till a tree decided to fall directly on the roof"
LOL...nice version of "ran when parked"
These look like Simca 1000s, probably from the late 60s. Parts cars for unobtanium bits, or scrap, so worth a couple hundred apiece then, maybe a little more to those three people who have roadworthy examples. Very low demand.
#24451 of 25654 Re: These are oddballs... [fintail]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 06, 2012 (11:02 am)
Probably best to crush, send to Turkey, and re-incarnate as teapots for tourists.
#24452 of 25654 Re: These are oddballs... [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 06, 2012 (1:08 pm)
Hahaha; yeah, I was thinking $1,500 was pretty optimistic. Yes, they are likely rare (I had never seen one before), but rare doesn't mean valuable.
My Econoline is rare these days, too.
The Simca looks tiny. I thought it might be fun to make a project out of it, but I have too many projects already... I just wish more of my projects were cars.
#24453 of 25654 Re: old car quirks [fintail]
Jun 06, 2012 (2:44 pm)
Got an update that they were well into Virginia.
Keeping finger's crossed.
#24454 of 25654 Re: These are oddballs... [xwesx]
Jun 07, 2012 (2:26 pm)
When the seller says he doesn't know much about them, I'm sure that's an understatement. You mean, like how much they're worth?
#24455 of 25654 Mustang "shell" for sale
Jun 10, 2012 (8:47 am)
Is free too much? This C code ruster in Westerville has been stripped and seller wants $1,000. There has to be a better way to start a pro street Mustang project.
Seller in Heath wants $15k for this GTA shell S code. Restoration would blow up the math but if the documentation checks out at least it's a 390 GTA to start with.
#24456 of 25654 Re: Mustang "shell" for sale [omarman]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 10, 2012 (8:56 am)
Seems a lot to ask for just a body on a car that might bring you $50K restored...you're already $15K in the whole, and $35K isn't going to get you even close to a restored car....and, it's still going to be a "bitsa" car---bitsa this one and bitsa that one, so you won't have much to say about originality either. I think he's about $10K over on price.
I think the C code shell is worthless.
Jun 15, 2012 (3:49 pm)
One of my kids just got back from a 2100 mile or so trip with the '02 Explorer.
Basically, CT to southern TN including a dip into GA.
Just under 125k when it left, right at 127k 8 days later when it got back.
At one point, I got a call the the ABS warning light came on.
To my kid's credit they looked it up in the manual and it meant service it soon.
Told them, we'll fix it when you get back.
Didn't find out that it went out an hour or so later for another 6 days when they got back.
Overall, with 3 people plus camping gear, it averaged 18.9 mpg. EPA highway is 19.
Today's '91 Mustang story.
Got up 3:45 am to take one of my kids the airport for a 5:50 am flight.
As we got into Hartford, the engine fluttered a few times, then everything got quiet.
I look at the tach, 0 rpm's. Err Err.
Luckily, I was going fast enough that we had some momentum to make the next exit.
I put the car in neutral, cranked it, nothing, pumped the gas pedal and cranked it, nothing, put the gas pedal to the floor and cranked it, nothing.
Told my kid, 'call mom to pick you up'.
Coasted off the highway down the ramp across the intersection and found a public parking garage.
As I was coasting in, there were 13 'reserved' outside spots on the left, right was down hill into the garage.
No way I was going right.
12 of the 13 spots had names on them so I sort of made it into spot 13.
It was my best shot to not get towed. Maybe they would think a new big wig got hired.
Once I rolled to a stop, i put the car in park, and it started right up.
Rest of the trip was fine, although we were on edge waiting for something to go wrong.
I guess the car barfed out whatever the problem was.
The mustang just crossed over 36K today.