Steve-V

Need someone in Binghamton, NY area to look at a car.

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I am looking for someone in the Binghamton, New York area to take a look at a 1957 car for me before I purchase it.  Typical check-out, nothing too extensive.  Just want to see if the car is advertised correctly.  Any frame rot, paint condition, interior condition, etc.  The car is about 20 minutes north of Binghamton.

 

Happy to pay for gas and your time.

 

Much appreciated-- 

Steve in NJ (732) 927-122two

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I would suggest you send a PM to ex98thdrill. I have not seen him active on the forum recently but that is in his area.

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59 minutes ago, EmTee said:

What make/model are you talking about?

 

Just a '57 that I would like to have someone  take a look at.  

Are you in the area?

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I'm in the Syracuse area, but I know someone near Binghamton who owns a '55 Buick.

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6 hours ago, EmTee said:

I'm in the Syracuse area, but I know someone near Binghamton who owns a '55 Buick.

 

Can he look at a car for me?

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You'll need to ask him.  Send a PM to KAD36.  He's active on the Buick forums.

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On 8/11/2017 at 7:57 PM, Steve-V said:

 

Just a '57 that I would like to have someone  take a look at.  

Are you in the area?

So why are you so secretive about what brand of car you are interested in?  A 57 Vette is a completely different animal than a 57 Rolls. 

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1 hour ago, Curti said:

So why are you so secretive about what brand of car you are interested in?  A 57 Vette is a completely different animal than a 57 Rolls. 

 

Why not?  Secretive?  I didn't know there were parameters in asking if anyone is in the area.  I stated my phone number to speak further.  

 

Anyways, It's a GM.  If I were buying a high dollar car like a Rolls Royce or Vette, I would have professionals look at it or go myself.  It's not a high dollar car.

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The pose in that little picture looks like one of those TV show stances. I'd be concerned about getting into some over dramatized mess.

 

Just saying.    A guy checking out details is going to be aware of details.

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2 minutes ago, 60FlatTop said:

The pose in that little picture looks like one of those TV show stances. I'd be concerned about getting into some over dramatized mess.

 

Just saying.    A guy checking out details is going to be aware of details.

 

The picture is of me in front of my radiator shop.  Just a small time guy looking for a little help within the community.  Concerned?  

If i am offending anyone by asking for a little help I will take the post down.

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TV car show producers have influenced the hobby. Crossed arms, feet apart, and a defensive stance and a hallmark of their unstable stars. Some people interpret that as a warning. Just like a 20 foot paint job.

I saw that but didn't comment until another did. The old books about body language covered it well but were forgotten.

 

That's a little help, as well.

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Oh , honestly , this is starting to sound like psychobabble. I see on Steve-V's website that he is the son component of a father and son business which has been around for almost 40 years. My suggestion is to help the gentleman out and possibly make a friend if you can. I feel second guessing his motivations is inappropriate , and somewhat demeaning. We all have our reasons for living our lives as we choose. There you have it. My "Sunday Sermon". Peace be upon all of you.   - Carl 

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2 hours ago, 60FlatTop said:

TV car show producers have influenced the hobby. Crossed arms, feet apart, and a defensive stance and a hallmark of their unstable stars. Some people interpret that as a warning. Just like a 20 foot paint job.

I saw that but didn't comment until another did. The old books about body language covered it well but were forgotten.

 

That's a little help, as well.

 

I am 33 years old and don't own a TV.  Haven't watched it in quite some time.  I also have a flip phone with no smart capabilities.  Opinions are like BUTTHOLES, Everyone's got one..  I can needle you with your signature but I don't feel it's necessary.  Live your life, I will live mine.  

 

38 minutes ago, C Carl said:

Oh , honestly , this is starting to sound like psychobabble. I see on Steve-V's website that he is the son component of a father and son business which has been around for almost 40 years. My suggestion is to help the gentleman out and possibly make a friend if you can. I feel second guessing his motivations is inappropriate , and somewhat demeaning. We all have our reasons for living our lives as we choose. There you have it. My "Sunday Sermon". Peace be upon all of you.   - Carl 

 

Thank you Carl.  I work hard and keep original equipment alive best I can.  It's tough to please every TV-Watching-Keyboard-Ego Personalities.  

Good Sunday Sermon.  Be well.

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If someone sees what they think might be a deal they may not want to advertise the make model and location since it would be so easy to look it up. That is if you want someone to go look it over for you, not buy it out from under you.

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Steve, 

 

One of the reasons that it would be best for you to put the brand and year in your request is so a person that has that expertise might be able to help you AND have an expertise in that era & area.

 

If possible you would not want a Ford person looking at a GM car and vice a versa.  Also any more that a brass/ nickel person looking at Corvettes or Mustangs or Challengers of the 60's and vice a versa.

 

Even though I own a Corvette, I am by no means an expert.

Edited by Larry Schramm (see edit history)

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4 hours ago, C Carl said:

Oh , honestly , this is starting to sound like psychobabble. I see on Steve-V's website that he is the son component of a father and son business which has been around for almost 40 years. My suggestion is to help the gentleman out and possibly make a friend if you can. I feel second guessing his motivations is inappropriate , and somewhat demeaning. We all have our reasons for living our lives as we choose. There you have it. My "Sunday Sermon". Peace be upon all of you.   - Carl 

 

Well said, Carl.

 

Steve-V:  I just sent an email to the President of the Chemung Valley Region who is a very good friend to the AACA.  He is on the Library & Research Center committee  The region is in Elmira, NY along the Southern Tier of NY State and about 45 miles or so west of  Binghamton).  Asked him to check out this thread for a possible assistance.  Will let you know when I hear from him.

 

One does not have to be a specialist of any one marque.  If Steve simply wants overall condition or any very obvious alterations from original, etc., it is very easy for anyone to describe the condition.  I did it twice over the years.  One was a very poor condition large late 1970 Buick that was so deteriorated a blind man could tell it was ready for the crusher with very few parts that were reusable.  The other was a mid-1950's Chevy that needed restoration but doable and the gent in Texas bought it based on my inspection as it was as advertised by the owner.

 

Regards,

 

Peter J.

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 Steve-V,

 

 Don't pay attention to the small talk from small persons.

 I know very well why you don't advertize the make and model. If I wanted to negotiate a price on a car, I would not advertise it's location to the world either.

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1957 Chevy, Buick, Caddy, Pontiac Olds or Vette in the Binghamton, NY area for sale by private owner. Call Steve @ *** **** **** for details and location....................Bob

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On 8/14/2017 at 11:42 AM, Roger Walling said:

 Steve-V,

 

 Don't pay attention to the small talk from small persons.

 I know very well why you don't advertize the make and model. If I wanted to negotiate a price on a car, I would not advertise it's location to the world either.

 

Thanks Roger.  I am always optimistic and forward thinking.  I've dealt with too many people not to get upset over the "little things."

 

23 hours ago, Bhigdog said:

1957 Chevy, Buick, Caddy, Pontiac Olds or Vette in the Binghamton, NY area for sale by private owner. Call Steve @ *** **** **** for details and location....................Bob

 

Huh?

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Sometimes the best bet is to look at the car yourself.  Binghamton is not a bad ride (very scenic this time of year) from the Jersey shore and the round trip can easily be done in one day.  I live in Freehold and have made this trip many times.

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10 hours ago, Harold said:

Sometimes the best bet is to look at the car yourself.  Binghamton is not a bad ride (very scenic this time of year) from the Jersey shore and the round trip can easily be done in one day.  I live in Freehold and have made this trip many times.

 

Thanks Harold, unfortunately at this point a day trip is not possible.  Between the radiator shop and a new Antique Transportation shop I am starting time is not on my side.  

Since you're in Freehold you should stop by some time.

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The car has been looked at by a very nice gentleman.  

Thank you for the replies.  I will end the thread on this quote...

"You today, Me tomorrow"

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