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  1. Anyone know anything about these? What does SSC mean? I'm going to be helping with the sale of a one owner 118k mile 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais SSC and was wondering what kind of values these have. Is this something that would be worth putting on here or ebay for an Olds collector? Interior is excellent, but head liner needs replaced. It has some hail damage, but all glass is good. Paint is good minus some peeling on the hood. Rear bumper has a split in it that wasn't fixed very well. A/C compressor needs to be fixed.
  2. Does anyone have pictures of the differences of the speakers between the '59 and '60. I had known about the seats, and I heard somewhere that there is a difference in the mirrors as well.
  3. Looking for a #3-5 1936-1938 Buick coupe.
  4. Don't think anyone has mentioned the New Beetle yet. The half that weren't sold to girls were bought for nostalgia and had a good chance of being well maintained. I've already seen a few 90s BMWs being babied. I think 1990s BMWs fill a similar segment to 1960s Buicks. Vipers were instant collector items as people thought it'd be one and done production and future Shelby Cobras. My favorites of the 90s are C4 Corvettes, Vipers, and 98+ Trans Ams.
  5. I doubt anyone has a field full of 100 hood ornaments sitting out in the weather that they're going to restore one day. Although I could picture it. "One day I'm going to replate all those hood ornaments and display them inside"
  6. I hadn't noticed or heard about that for the wheel covers before. I did notice the 1957 covers on a video reenactment a couple weeks ago I saw, and wondered what that was about.
  7. Someone that was around their early driving life at the time when most of the new rwd v8 coupes were starting to disappear in the early to mid 80s is now pushing 50.
  8. I was told it is off a GMC, and while it does look similar. Haven't seen any that matched up just right.
  9. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Buick-Century-Limited-1985-buick-century-ltd-23-k-orig-miles-tx-creampuff-one-owner-immac-all-orig-/271313887905?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3f2b9162a1&item=271313887905&pt=US_Cars_Trucks I wish it went to auction with no reserve and low start. I know a few years back a family member sold a 1987 Lesabre one owner 36k mile car for around $3600, but I think it just became a driver.
  10. Cool cars. The slanted back door and quarter windows on the Nash give it a better look. Nash definitely made an improvement on their coupe windows from '36-38 as well. I almost bought a '36 Lafayette coupe a few years back.
  11. There are less 2004 Camaros than 1984 Corvettes. I will agree that newer cars last longer....initially, but difficulty and lack of interest in restoration will ultimately cause them to have a shorter life in general. Not to say to say there weren't similar stigmas prior, but the 70s and 80s brought a much more old man car image to luxury cars and mulletmobile to performance cars.
  12. They're fine cars along with the FWD C bodies, but styling, fwd, performance, nostalgia, age, extra doors, badge engineering, and better available choices hold them back in the collector market. It'd be nice for some of the nicer examples to be saved though. It's not up to AACA standards, but if you do a search, there's a guy doing a 1981 Oldsmobile Omega Sport, 1 of only about 600 into a stock looking restomod with a Impala LS motor and GOOLE AWD setup. I'm sure there have been Gremlins at BJs, and I'm not sure how well it would qualify in comparison to a Metropolitan or Issetta, but it is one of those cars that might bring more than regular market for it's cute or odd factor for the guy spending $100k's on a full classic or well optioned muscle car.
  13. Thanks for the suggestion. $2800 for all, will consider trades or splitting up the lot
  14. Any mods to the 403? Most would prefer whitewalls on there. The original Rocket 88s had some muscle, so it would be neat to see this one done up closer to that. The bumpers redone with no rubber on them would be nice.
  15. Those trucks are becoming more popular, but probably not the 3/4 tons. Nada classic pricing isn't the best, and those prices are for #1 cars.
  16. $3000 for whole lot more pics on http://s907.photobucket.com/user/txcars4sale/library/Jeeps/
  17. $3000 for whole lot more pics on http://s907.photobucket.com/user/txcars4sale/library/Jeeps/
  18. 1964 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Series limousine Former Air Force vehicle Dyess AFB I was told that it was parked running and it shows around 75k miles Driver side back door glass is needed and is currently covered Clear Texas title $4000 will consider trades more pictures http://s907.photobucket.com/user/txcars4sale/library/1964%20Cadillac%20Fleetwood%2075%20Limo?sort=3&page=1 vehicle is in Abilene, TX
  19. 1964 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Series limousine Former Air Force vehicle Dyess AFB I was told that it was parked running and it shows around 75k miles Driver side back door glass is needed and is currently covered Clear Texas title $4000 will consider trades more pictures http://s907.photobucket.com/user/txcars4sale/library/1964%20Cadillac%20Fleetwood%2075%20Limo?sort=3&page=1 vehicle is in Abilene, TX