Amphicar BUYER

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  • Birthday 06/10/1961

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    Northern Colorado
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    Amphicars mostly, but anything unusual is perfect!
  1. This 64 Dodge 880 custom HARDTOP WAGON is one of a mere 1639 produced which is a very low number to begin with, only about 30 or so remain. Truly a rare car. The hardtop Custom wagon was only made from 61-64 and is highly desirable (no "B" pillar). This is the final year for the hardtop wagons. Too bad, as that makes this car awesome!For clarity ... THE CAMPER IS NOT FOR SALE, the Dodge does not not have a hitch. This was going to be our tow car, but I'm going a different direction.The original numbers matching factory 361cid/ 265 hp Engine runs well and is resealed and repainted to a high quality finish. No spray bomb paint job. It has the very cool push button Torqueflight transmission which operates flawlessly!This is an "honest car", by that I mean it is 98% original untouched so there is no hidden anything to discover later. Straight as can be, unmolested and never wrecked. A real "What you see is what you get" car. Original Colorado (Sold new in Castle Rock) car and is almost rust free except the usual rear wheel well openings. Floors are solid. All glass is good, rear power tailgate window operates well. Front seat, all carpet and rear compartment mat is all brand new done professionally and is done with all new high quality padding and materials (very comfortable). Folding rear seat is original, undamaged and beautiful. All door panels and dash beautiful. It will need a new headliner. 4 new wide white tires and the original tri-bar Dodge hubcaps are in almost new condition. Everything works except it is missing the inside handle for the tailgate. Clean Colorado title in hand $11k or make me a serious offer. Bring cash, drive it home.
  2. I know Pontiac offered handicap hand controls as an accessory. Has anyone seen them? Anyone have any photos of them? I have a 1957 Star Chief and vintage hand controls would be a nice addition and I would not need my modern ones to distract from the car.
  3. 1960s Lucus wiring question

    The #1 issue I usually find is the grounds improperly done. #1 Improper; surface eyelet star washer screw. #2 Proper; clean bare surface star washer eyelet screw The difference is that in the 1st example the path is through the screw head then screw head and eventually the threads (poor connection), in the 2nd (proper) example is the path is directly through the eye to star washer. This has served me well for every connection I've done.
  4. Rant alert - bellyaching about TV car shows

    Ted assaulted her, left severe bruises and such. She is doing what she needs to do to separate from him. I always thought he was not a good guy and he wanted show car prices for projects. Fake and staged crap. I hope she is successful wherever she goes.
  5. Automotive weird-ness

    Sadly we haven't... yet. But I did buy a 59 Skyliner,,, and since sold it,
  6. WTB - 1958 Edsel taillight assys

    There are still some sitting someplace...
  7. WTB - 1958 Edsel taillight assys

    I'm looking for a pair of these tail lights. They do not need to be perfect, just usable. Repops are fine. I want them for a 1958 Camper I have.
  8. Amphicar on Leno

    I watched the "just add water" episode of Jay Leno's garage. Very cool stuff and I do love Jay and all he is, but I was disappointed by the red Amphicar they showed. It had a decent paint job, but was missing a lot of trim (headlight, taillight and hood), the engine bay was filthy, missing the wiper switch and throttle lock, horn face was incorrect and very rusty, the props were pretty dirty as well as several other details that should be addressed. I'm sure he could have found a better example to showcase on the show. Yes I know many may not have noticed, but I thought much of it was obvious. I guess I hold Jay to a higher standard. I would love to show him my 100% original survivor so he could know what a proper original Amphi looks like.
  9. Vintage campers as a part of the car hobby?

    The Road Knights were well aware I was bringing a 1958 Camper behind my 1964 Olds cvt. The problem came about only after I was there for about 4 hours and one of the club members complained. He tried to complain to me but he got impatient waiting for all the people that were surrounding my camper all day to leave so he could talk with me. (how ironic) .Once he was able to speak to me he was immediately quite rude and then only got more upset when I showed him the entry form where it clearly showed what I was bringing and confirmed by another (after I called him on the phone) that it was allowed. That is when it got childish. The club is a bunch of elitist jerks that hate you unless you fit into whatever they deem is "right". (mostly the ubiquitous Rat-camer-istang-ettes crowd) They had no qualms about taking my entry fee or letting me in the gate. I can tell you it was not hidden in the trunk of my Olds only to be a surprise later. My camper is as you see it in the photo and always is the center of attention. The inside is beautiful and all as new (yes I use it regularly), the outside is untouched so far. It is certainly not ratty or junky (like some of the really poorly done, unsafe ratrods or a couple very poor "restorations" that were there. People were lined up almost all day to walk through it. Without a doubt, based on what I saw, it was the most popular thing there. I am well aware of the camper clubs and meets. I know many of those folks. My experience with the idiots I dealt with seems to not be an anomaly. My question is why are vintage campers not thought of in the same light as the corresponding vehicles that would have been pulling them when they were new? No different than any other period accessory. Period appliances and such inside only add to the draw. It's something that brings out story after story about going camping as a child. Just like the cars do. Campers are growing in popularity and prices are rising quickly. Just like before pickups and station wagons got popular. They were once merely parts cars and the pickups were not highly regarded either. Anything without a new paint job was only junk, but now....
  10. I have a 1958 camper (and a 1963 Heilite tent camper) that I actually use and tow behind a few of my old cars. There are a lot of vintage camper sites and collectors. Last year we took our to a local car show (Road Knights in Colorado). They allowed it to come in but when I went to leave they treated us as if we tried to show 2015 camper, VERY rude!. They were mad that it was there and even said it shouldn't be there as it was not "transportation related"! What... what? Just how is it supposed to go camping if not behind a vehicle?? They tried to make us wait to be the absolute last one to leave just be be jerks. I left with it anyway. They tried to stop me, but they figured I was not going to succumb to their BS. Do you think vintage campers should be a part of the old car hobby? Why aren't they looked at in the same light as any old transportation items?
  11. How binding are auctioneer's statements during sale?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ YEA! What Matt said! Proper terminology is key to conveying specific information. Improper use of words can and will indicate a lot about the person using those words. Proper spelling is also key. If you spell and speak poorly, people will form a negative view of you and will question your intelligence. I know one guy who is a friend of mine, but he spells at a 4th grade or less level. He laughs it off but all those around him try to let him know that is not funny at all, very sad in fact. It affects his business but refuses to use the tools at hand to correct the issue. Proper use of language is important in many ways...
  12. How binding are auctioneer's statements during sale?

    The term "restored" is an entirely different topic. Seems it's become a general term for anything that has been worked on rather than it's proper use. The 1934 Terraplane with a crate motor is NOT "restored" it's custom.
  13. Mid-Rise Lifts

    Mine has 4 shorter pads and 4 longer adjustable pads that add an extra 8-10" for trucks and older cars.
  14. Mid-Rise Lifts

    I have 2 mid-rise that lift to 60". It can be in the way in the center but works well for many things. Somebody mentioned that his MG was too skinny to fit, then use a couple 2x6s along side to drive up on and the lift will work just fine on it. I have used mine for everything from Amphicars, campers, flatbed trailer, to do brakes/axels my Harley and sidecar, pickups, many others including lifting me up to reach stuff as I use a wheelchair so my reach can be a problem. They are the best for suspension, bodywork or front end work. A great way to lift heavy things to tailgate height too. I have put the 2 together to lift a single vehicle to allow the center access for me. I paid $1k for ea used.
  15. Why feel good recently? Engine detail!

    "Horrific events" What Horrific events are you speaking of?