Paul from PA

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  1. I used to let my kids take them to the school library.
  2. Posted on Denver Craigslist, not mine But wow!
  3. I have a 1955 Pontiac two door sedan for sale. Green and white. Good paint, chrome and interior. Runs and drives good. I don't have pictures yet. Hoping for $9500
  4. I purchased a 1993 Roadmaster four years ago and the woman I bought it from said then coolant light would come on once in a while and that it had been doing that for as long as she could remember. When it came on for me I assumed it was just part of the deal. The car never overheated or had indications of being hot. I just drive it sometimes in the summer as I have other vehicles. Last year I drove it to the Mecum auction in Harrisburg for a ride out and back. No issues out but on the way back the temp gauge was maxed. I put a little coolant in the overflow and babied her back home. Changed the thermostat and it was fine until about a week later and it got hot again. I took it back to the shop and they found the remains of a mouse in the hose between the radiator and the overflow tank. I guess it had been in there for several years.
  5. In 1977 I bought a new Buick Century and did not want to drive it in the winter. My grandfather would take his travel trailer to Florida and I was lucky enough to be able to park my car in his basement garage. I needed something to drive and would buy a cheap " winter beater". The cars I abused were a 1962 Buick LeSabre four door sedan, a 1966 Chrysler Newport, also a four door sedan and a 1969 Pontiac Lemans four door sedan. All the cars were pretty much used up when I bought them but I remember none of them ever let me down and took more abuse than they should have.
  6. Winter is coming and I have been taping some of the old Perry Mason TV shows. A 1961 Buick convertible has been used in many episodes with different characters driving it. The show is in black and white so I am not sure of the color. An episode I watched last night also had a 1956 Buick Special convertible. I am sure other old programs have Buicks in as well
  7. Interior is wet already. If it's raining outside wear a raincoat when you are driving it!
  8. Looked the old girl over this morning. It has been in the same family since new. His Moms. That is the positive...... car show 29K probably turned over, The air conditioning unit is in the trunk, Trunk is solid with some rust around the passenger side wheel house. The car was painted years ago. ( original color) and needs done again. Last State inspection was 1984. Interior should clean up. The car (455 ) starts up and is quiet. All weather stripping is bad and the back window is taped in. Chrome trim is in need of replating. There is a hole rusted thru the front passenger side inner fender where the brace goes. There is water setting on the drivers side rear floor. I did not climb under the car. It was at his auction last year and did not meet his reserve price. He is hoping to get $2,000 for the car as it sits now. I was afraid to offer him $1500 so I didn't. If you just want an old drop top to drive around in it wouldn't be a bad car. If you wanted one for restoration I would have to think long and hard
  9. I am scheduled to look the car over tomorrow AM Owner said he has had health issues and the car did not go to auction. Car has not been on the road in years and was stored inside a "damp" garage. I will report my findings.
  10. I sold a 1967 Mustang fastback yesterday at mecum at no reserve. Car brought a fair price. My personal thoughts on the whole process as an individual seller. I don't do this for a living, just a hobby. Everyone at the Mecum staff was professional and got back to me quickly from the first day I contacted them about consigning a car. The staff at the home office is very knowledgeable. We got the car to Harrisburg around noon on Wednesday and were instructed where to drop it off. One of the mecum employees drove it to it's location for the Thursday cars. We went in to the office to finalize the paperwork and were left to look over the place and view the vast array of vehicles. The office staff treated us well and made us feel welcome. We could walk around pretty much were we wanted to go. Not many folks in that day. They did have a shuttle service with people driving golf carts through the hallways. Four of "us" guys were traveling together and we all received 3 day guest tags so as not to wait in line to get in on auction days. I as a consigner got a bidder number with my name on. Thursday, the day the Mustang was to be auctioned off the place was filled with people, lots of people which is both good and bad. Good, more prospective buyers, bad because these folks were everywhere and The "please don't touch " signs would have been of no use. Prospective buyers look, feel and touch all you want but the spectators? The Mustang was ready for auction and went to the pre stage area I noticed a chip of paint on the center of the passenger side door, We had touch up paint with us but...... I made note to one of the Mecum employees and they commented that they could not keep and eye on all of the cars all of the time and I understand that. The cars are insured through us not them. I wasn't a big deal in this case but If I had a high dollar car? People were everywhere and I wouldn't want them that close to my wife. Overall a good experience, glad I did it. I was up on stage when the car sold and got to converse a bit with Dana Mecum and his son. Would I do it again? Probably not. Again these are my thoughts from just one guy who wanted to see what it was like to sell a car at a large popular car venue.
  11. Not much worse than looking at and older car and finding out someone hacked the roof and installed a sunroof. I am one of the guilty parties that did it back in the day. I had one installed in my new 1981 Chevy LUV pick-up It was the awesome flip up model.
  12. As of today there are 22 different Buicks slated for auction at Mecum Harrisburg August 1-3rd many years and models. It may give an indication where the market is. I will be there as I am taking a 1967 Mustang fastback out to sell. Never did the "auction thing" and it will be a new experience for me. Car is going at no reserve and selling on Thursday. I am going as much for the experience as anything else. Just hoping it's a "good " experience as far as the Mustang.
  13. Saw this posted this Am in central PA posted on Rennug.com classified ads. I talked to the owner who took it in on trade last summer for mechanic work done for a customer. Turn key with new tires exhaust and brake work. All papers since new. $4500. It's a four door but little money to get in it and go.
  14. Listed my 1958 Dodge Station wagon on ebay No reserve item #113025998689