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#25128 of 25635 Re: CL deals today [andre1969]
Feb 15, 2013 (11:06 am)
When I was a kid my Dad had a '76 Grand Marquis 4-door, in the most awful shade of powder-blue. I don't think he kept it that long. It was a tank.
#25129 of 25635 Re: CL deals today [stkntraffic]
Feb 15, 2013 (11:44 am)
Well, if you want to re-live your childhood, here's a Powder Blue '78 for sale.
Y'know, for $1900, this one looks pretty nice. Unless it's hiding something.
I actually like those pale blues and greens from the 70's, but sometimes it seems like just the slightest variance in hue can make a world of difference. For instance, there's a powder blue that GM used in '75, that seemed extra common on Buicks, that I really love. But on that '78 Grand Marquis, I just don't like its hue quite as much.
On a Grand Marquis, I think a deeper, metallic blue would probably work better with its ritzy, upscale style.
#25130 of 25635 Re: CL deals today [andre1969]
Feb 15, 2013 (12:13 pm)
There's been a powder blue 2-door '78 (I think) Marquis for sale up here for at least a couple of years. I think the price is something ridiculous, like $8K or thereabouts.The 2-door version is kind of odd-looking. The relatively small greenhouse compared to the huge body makes it look like a really overweight house cat.
#25131 of 25635 I"m thinkin' about it
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Feb 15, 2013 (1:56 pm)
I can buy a '53 GMC 3/4 ton pickup for $500. It is 100% all there, and it hasn't run in 30 years. It's dirty, it's dented, there are parts piled in the bed. No broken glass however. It's really a mess.
Before you say "you're crazy", these early 50s Pickups are doing some serious escalation in value the last two years.
Upside: Classic styling, big GMC 260 (??) engine, 4-speed.
Downside: 3/4 ton, needs everything done to it. May or may not run. Big question mark.
#25132 of 25635 Re: I"m thinkin' about it [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 15, 2013 (2:00 pm)
#25133 of 25635 Re: I"m thinkin' about it [texases]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Feb 15, 2013 (2:04 pm)
Not a speck of rust anywhere! But some of the fenders have decent dents.
#25134 of 25635 Re: I"m thinkin' about it [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 15, 2013 (2:12 pm)
What would you do to it? Full resto or just do enough to get it running/driving and flip for a small profit.
#25135 of 25635 Re: I"m thinkin' about it [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 15, 2013 (2:15 pm)
Sounds like a great project, if that's your kind of thing. Friend restored a '40, let me drive it, scared me half to death until I figured out the steering only had an incidental impact on the truck's direction, and that the springs were strictly decorative!
Just getting cleaned up and running would net you quite a bit, I'd think. No body work or interior work, just the mechanicals. ("Just" being wildly inappropriate, I know).
Edit - looks like tic and I have the same idea!
#25136 of 25635 Re: I"m thinkin' about it [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 15, 2013 (2:23 pm)
I wouldn't say you are crazy. Its $500 for 50s metal. Have you every watched Counting Cars? He pays crazy money for vehicles in worse shape, IMHO.
I'd buy it. I've been wanting a pickup rat rod for a while now.
#25137 of 25635 Re: I"m thinkin' about it [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 15, 2013 (2:46 pm)
Probably worth that in scrap. Worst case scenario, it becomes too much of a project, and you part it out for a profit.