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Everything posted by kingrudy

  1. Or the wife says get rid of the car, so you put a ridiculous price on it and she thinks that you are really trying to sell it.
  2. I would start with a bath for this car. Why the wooden block in front of the rear tire?
  3. Maybe $10,000 is hidden under the front seat.
  4. I agree 100%. It is a nice car, no doubt about that, but for this price the entire car should be immaculate. The engine compartment sure looks original to me, but does it look that scruffy after only 14,000 miles? I also agree with your comment on the color. IMO Coral has a bit of an orange tint, this is a pink car.
  5. Original black plate car, says that this car has lived in California since 1965. last of black plates then California went to blue and gold. I lived five minutes from Northridge in the San Fernando Valley. The climate is very dry there, rust should not be a concern. A bigger concern would be all of the rubber. My Buick is from this area, zero rust.
  6. Sure looks like it could be a beautiful car if someone is up to the challenge this car represents.
  7. Thank you everyone for all of the feedback. I took the car out for a long drive today and practiced downshifting. I did this on some gently rolling hills and steeper ones. Great success, though I did goof up a little and forgot to goose it when shifting down into second. I plan on more practice tomorrow. I will also change the trans fluid soon. Thanks, Mike
  8. I'm not sure why someone would go down this road in the first place, but even if the conversion was done correctly the cost to convert back to black leather interior and paint would be quite expensive. If what I am reading is correct, the Fisher body on this car is similar to the Buick Special. Sold on a bill of sale would worry me.
  9. I agree with 55er. I owned a 1960 Olds with a very similar roof line what I still believe looks great on this car. That having been said, the rust spots, sketchy paint a interior that needs work all together says 15K is a little over priced.
  10. I haven't seen this color on a car until now. I think that I could get used to it. Sure is a clean looking car, but not sure if the price is realistic. Sad to say there are few pre war cars that bring this price IMO.
  11. From 1940 to the mid 50s many states used the engine number as the identification number on a car. My car had an RE number on the block which the state of California used as the ID. As the car never left California this was not a problem as there never was a vehicle inspection. Moved to North Carolina and things changed. I had to get the vehicle inspected and initially there was a concern about the ID number which did not match the frame number. DMV ran the number and it came back clear, so they changed my title to read the frame as the vin. The process took about 9 months.
  12. Interesting article in the Buick Bugle 8-15. From 1940 to the mid 50s the engine number was used as identification in most states according to this article. If your engine has not been changed this would be a good place to start.
  13. I agree, scruffy looking carpet detracts from what is a very nice looking car. I'm sure that carpet didn't get that way over night unless a racoon was trapped in the car. This brings up the question, if you thought it was a good idea to fix the headliner, why not fix the carpet? One of my favorite cars, the dash on these cars sure looks cool.
  14. My problem with NC registration transfer from California took nearly a year to straighten out. Main excuses were Covid related and the fact that this was not my primary auto, so there was no urgency. No excuse for poor service.
  15. Nice looking car inside and out. I don't see how you could go wrong at this price.
  16. I really like this car, as Oldsmobile's of the period were my first cars, but GM built a ton of these cars. The four door Olds of 54, 55, 56, are nice. Just nothing special about these cars IMO. 16K might be the top end for this car. The fact that it is a 98 helps, but still think the price is a little high.
  17. IMO that is a lot of money for a Lark, but due to the cars originality and speed factor this car will sell. I agree that if you have to explain why this car is cool, maybe it is not.
  18. Bloo, thanks for the great information! I will take the car out on Friday for some practice. Mike
  19. Thanks Gary, I have a hill by my house also and this will be common event.
  20. Thanks Bloo I will give this a try and report back.
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