The Continental

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  1. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned a 1950 Mercury coupe, but then again it really only applies as a custom. A '59 Biarritz should be on the list much sooner than a Ferrari. If a Ferrari does make it then how about a Countach as well.
  2. Speaking from the youth side I'll give my viewpoint. There are multiple factors that threaten the hobby including cost (which has risen with cost of materials, cost of popular cars, insurance, etc), youth involvement (the interest doesn't compare to previous generations, cost, limited quality cars grown up with, lack of shop programs in school, attention towards technology, environmental conscious, etc), government regulation (cost of gas, quality of gas, insurance, EPA, etc), decrease in future collectible cars(styling, performance, and quality starting going down in the 70s), etc. As far as people that collect cars that predate them, how many of them grew up with car enthusiasts or have some sort of early fond memories of classics? Not to mention the excellent styling through the 30s-60s. Most young car guys now atleast like 60s performance cars. The entry level car isn't as common as it used to be. Look at what one paycheck will buy today versus in the 60s or 70s.
  3. 1940 Buick Roadmaster coupe is a cool car regardless of whether it's stock, hot rod, or custom. 1964 Plymouth Valiant sedan.....maybe if you've got history with this exact kind of car, make it a sleeper, or make it a ute. They have smaller engine bays so putting in a big block isn't easy.
  4. I'd like to know what the deal on that hood piece off the Nash was, but I'd love to have a Healy.
  5. Thanks Dave, 1969 Galaxie it is. It was marked 60s Chevrolet, but due to no badging I was wondering if it'd be something besides Chevy or Cadillac. I've got a whole bunch of hub caps to be identified, so I'll post those up soon.
  6. I'd like them, but I'm over in Abilene. If I'm ever that way I'll give you a shout.
  7. I was thinking Cadillac, but couldn't find a match
  8. Sounds like Crosley and Nash would be first for slab side. The Clipper and Sweep Spear Buicks have lines from their front fenders that flow back into the quarter. The Sweep Spear is obvious, but the Clipper had fenders that the top line flowed into the door and towards the bottom their is a line that flows past both doors into the quarter. 1942 GMs also had full fenders that flowed into the doors as well.
  9. It adds one extra horsepower to the motor that is still in there.
  10. Anyone going? Is a list available yet? It's too bad that '63 was sitting near a window, but it still should be pretty good after it gets new rubber.
  11. That is definitely a huge project, but it will be an amazing car when done.
  12. $3500 for whole lot or $2500 for black Jeep ($1200 for hardtop) $1000 for brown Jeep $600 for chassis will consider offers and trades
  13. $3500 for whole lot or $2500 for black Jeep ($1200 for hardtop) $1000 for brown Jeep $600 for chassis will consider offers and trades
  14. Somehow I doubt the average scrapper knows what these cars are let alone cares. The names don't indicate the weight, so they don't matter to those who are only worried about the amount of metal. Good to see these cars getting sold.
  15. I want the following for my 1963 Skylark. The quarter trim for both sides, rocker trim for both sides, fuel filler door, air cleaner, letter B from Buick on hood, cigarette lighter, side mirror, driver side inner headlight bezel and the driver side quarter window weather stripping.
  16. I want the following for my 1963 Skylark. The quarter trim for both sides, rocker trim for both sides, fuel filler door, air cleaner, letter B from Buick on hood, cigarette lighter, side mirror, driver side inner headlight bezel and the driver side quarter window weather stripping
  17. Good to take safety in consideration. I'm guessing though that unfortunately it doesn't work in reverse by swapping a pre '73 bumper onto a '73+, but there are probably only a select amount of mid 70s cars that are otherwise the shame as their pre 73 counterpart.
  18. How does this along with non-lacquer paint and seat belts effects points in judging?
  19. Such a shame to see it in that condition.
  20. $1200, tail lights gone, trunk a/c unit, and front floor mats not pictured, good tires in Abilene, TX, will start stripping a few parts off this weekend, will sell parts separate including 413/Torque Flite
  21. $700!!! Will start removing a few parts this weekend and then it gets scrapped! Tail lights are gone. I haven't ran the codes yet, but I'm thinking it's originally the pinkish Silver Lilac with matching interior. A/C unit is in the trunk and I also found a set of front floor mats for it.
  22. Will start removing a few parts this weekend and then it gets scrapped!