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  1. Stringbanger

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    About once, or sometimes twice, a year, I stop by this car dealership in my travels. They have mostly older stuff in various states of condition. I like old cars, so it’s always fun to snap some pics to share with the denizens here at the TDPRI.

    They must turn them over rather quickly, because there is always a new group when I stop.

    This place is in the middle of Amish country, so maybe the young Amish boys buy them. Who knows?

    The first pic shows a GTO. They are asking 4,450.00 and it doesn’t have a motor! It was the only one priced. 6FBEBC81-A9EF-4A38-8242-D8CE6E6337B2.jpeg 357136DF-2089-49FB-ABF6-3C9DC74826F7.jpeg ECFD5E2A-DAFE-4972-A6B4-0922027EDFCF.jpeg B5046379-E11B-4186-A292-F862D6226D99.jpeg 5C99901C-EE06-4075-A7CD-9F7A81372AD2.jpeg 3CF3EF08-276C-45DD-8888-C7678105A8B3.jpeg E95233E1-5CEC-4F99-B586-F33BB9CA53CB.jpeg
     
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    Here’s a few more:
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    Sweet Rambler American. Lots of trim parts missing...but it looks like it has an engine block heater!
     
  4. Stringbanger

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    Some of them had quite a few parts inside the cars.
     
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    About a decade ago, I lived in Mount Joy. Used to drive around on the weekends taking in the sights. Been up and down that road and never saw the place. Dang.
     
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    This place is in Vintage, PA along the Lincoln Highway east of Lancaster.
     
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    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I'll take the baby blue T-Bird.:cool:
     
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    The GTO roller is completely worth the money, if you're going to build one out.
     
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    Love the fat fender Olds and Ford, but the brown shoebox Ford looks really nice:cool:
     
  10. Stringbanger

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    Yeah! ‘64 if I’m not mistaking. I had a ‘68 with hideaway headlights and suicide doors. Dang, should have kept that one! I called it the Thunderboat because it was huge! It had the 428 cid motor. I handed the buyer a file folder with all the maintenance history on the car. He said, “Na, I don’t need that. I’m buying this car for the block.” I could’ve killed him!:D:eek:
     
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  11. BobbyZ

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    That GTO price seems ok these days. Trouble is by the time you get it looking decent you get real money tied up in it! Friend of mine does unbelievably good body and paint work. Does a lot of restoration stuff. You drop a car off at his shop you write out a check for $5,000 at the same time. A pretty nice car is about $10,000 for one of his paint jobs. Rust adds significantly to the cost ! Rust parts are cut out and replaced, not covered in Bondo. He gets payments as the work prorgesses because often the restoration costs are over the value of the car. That initial 5 grand won't cover his material cost, it just weeds out the dreamers and dead beats.
    Get that done there's the interior, probably another 10k. The missing engine will seem pretty cheap after you get something you'd actually want to drive. Of course the rest of the driveline, brakes, suspension and whatever gotta get fixed. The little odds and ends like repo weather stripping add up. . .

    In the end you're money ahead to buy a nice one someone spent their money on.
    Don't buy it on a TV auto auction. :)
     
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    Some of these could be restored, but many, perhaps not. The '66 Ford convertible is most surely used up - so much rust.

    I think the best deals are completed restorations, where the owner or his successor want to extract a little cash so they can move on to something else. Right now, "Possibly restorable" cars are the least good deals. Wait until this economy tanks (and you know it will).

    You have simply got to inspect this stuff in person. I have an '04 Saab 9-5, from near here that I bought in Reading - the owner just happened to park it during the winter and thus it is fine. This road brine is just devastating.
     
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    What you want from that roller is VIN numbers and provenance. How many Tempests are sold for crazy money, even though they're disclosed? My thing has been Porsche, so I am familiar with the ol' money pits :) I'd expect to spend around 50K-60K to make that thing perfect, and I'd make a ton of money on it.
     
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    I take a look every time I drive by . Always something interesting .
    I had an old car I drove for twenty years or so. Eventually got tired working on it and cut it loose a couple years ago
     
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    When the big North Dakota oil boom went bust about six years ago there was some deals. One guy I worked with thought he'd always make 250k plus a year. He was buying cars like crazy and had a Camaro and a Chevelle in a shop. He was over 50K deep into the Chevelle with no motor yet. Not long before the layoff, he didn't see coming, he asked me to borrow him 18k so he could buy his wife a '73 Challenger.
    I declined on the grounds that a guy making 250k should be able to write out a check for 18k!.
    After the bust he was making $18.00 an hour as a mechanic and trying to sell toys before he lost his house. Just his pickup payment was just under $1,000 a month at the time. :)
     
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    Oooh, I had a '65 Galaxie 500... Former state cop car, it could haul ... butt. And it rode like a living room...

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    Looked it up, mine had a 390 V8, and 4-barrel carb.

    Ironically, I wasn't a car guy. But who wouldn't like something like that for $250? Great for teenage date night...
     
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    Could you do a full restoration on that GTO that cheap? Body off type thing I mean, not a Bondo/spray can type thing.
    I'm just curious.
     
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    Found a pic of it . It was a rat rod before everyone had one
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    Bondo is for the birds. Use a good magnet before you buy is good advice.
     
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    That Skylark convertible brought back memories... looks to be a '63-65?

    My wife and I shared a first kiss in one of those, broke down at the end of the strip we would drag. It was her girlfriends car. My buddy took her girlfriend to get parts, I got to sit in the back seat with my future wife.
     
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