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  1. Look at those seats! If anyone's been looking for a stock Fairmont, this is your chance...nice car!
  2. Tell me about it. Right now, I'm struggling between buying a '66 Toronado or a first-gen Riviera. The Riv's always been one of my favorite cars, but asking prices have been pretty high lately. On the other hand, a lot of the cars I've seen for sale have been listed for quite some time.
  3. The front of the La Galaxie that keiser31 mentioned above also influenced the Turbine Car. Elwood Engel used quite a few Ford concept car motifs on later cars at both Ford and Chrysler. The Turbine Car came off looking a lot better than La Galaxie, in my opinion. If you're interested in Turbine Car history, Steve Lehto's book is very good. There are nine turbine cars left: Chrysler has two, Henry Ford Museum one, Detroit Historical Society one (it's always at Gilmore Museum), St. Louis Transportation Museum one, I think Peterson and the Smithsonian each have one, and then there's Leno's and
  4. I've never used them myself, but I've heard good things about these guys: http://www.oregoncamshaft.com/
  5. What a cool car. If I were in the market for another Buick of this vintage, I'd probably fix the rust myself and do my best to blend in some paint. It'll certainly need tires, and you might as well count on pulling the manifolds and having them machined if it has an exhaust leak. I'm surprised at the seller's claim that it's leak free, but that's another bonus (I'd be making sure it has transmission fluid). If you go into this car with the knowledge that you will probably be underwater within a month (as is the case with most old car purchases, in my case at least), it seems to be a grea
  6. I can say for certain that my '63 is not much fun to work on. Everything's hard to get to, especially for such a big car.
  7. This video always makes me feel conflicted...I own a '63 T-Bird but have always loved first-gen Rivs and am actively looking to buy one now.
  8. I think we've talked about this before, James...I'm in the same boat. A low upfront price is often too good to pass up. Oh well. As you said, however, pictures can lie pretty well, or at least they can obscure the truth.
  9. I'd like to see more pictures and more info, but if that's a legitimate ad, that's the deal of the week.
  10. That is an awesome Riv. I'm starting to look for a '63 or '64 but that one has me wondering.
  11. No judgment here for sure, but that one's had some quarter work done. It's missing the wheel lip completely.
  12. I was going to the local auctions fairly regularly for a while, but I think that the intoxication of bidding is real. There were few decent deals to be had on almost anything, so I stopped going. Thanks for the report!
  13. It's funny to think that people saw these as "classics" when they were 10 years old - today, that's a 2011 Mustang! Heck, my wife drives a 2012 as her all-year daily driver, and I wouldn't think of it as collectible at all. That brings up one more thing to look at - the cowls rust on almost all early Mustangs, and the repair is intrusive. The cowl was left almost untreated at the factory, and leaves and dirt plug up the drain holes, and all of a sudden, you have rain leaks all over the floors, and then the floors rust out. Make sure to stick a flashlight under the dash on both sides and ta
  14. That coupe is sharp. I got a chuckle out of your gas torch welded GTO - my Mustang is much the same. It's a family heirloom that my dad and I learned on 30 years ago. It looks pretty nice, but someone someday is going to wonder why we bothered with such a rust bucket. Let's just say it's not going to win any shows based on the appearance of the rust repairs (basically the whole car). I went through and installed all new panels down the sides 10-15 years ago - it's better, but not better enough to fool anyone.
  15. I believe the white on first-gen Mustangs was Wimbledon White, although there was a Pace Car White for the Pace Car replicas. Obviously, anything can happen over the course of 55 years. As far as values are concerned, I don't think regular Mustangs will probably appreciate or depreciate much at this point (Shelbys, Bosses, and the like notwithstanding). They're rugged and easy to find parts for and you can be a little picky because they're easy to find. Other than rust, there aren't any serious dealbreakers. I'm not a big fan of the shock towers on old Fords, but that's no reason not to b
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