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  1. Oh the irony.... The OP has a Canadian as his avatar..... Dongle
  2. 'Afternoon all. I've got a family member looking to sell a 1964 Comet Caliente convertible. It has been sitting in a 'garage' for about 10 years. It was driving prior to that. He is looking to sell and has asked for advice on price. This is not my specialty (the year and car) and I don't trust price guides. Anyone want to hazard a guess at what the market will bear in terms of price. I know, I know can't tell without seeing it. Anyway here's a bit of a description.... Any figures are appreciated. - starting to rust from sitting a bad garage - some previous body work evident - black interior in need of help - may have been habitat for critters - 289 engine - condition unknown - was working at one point, automatic transmission - car looks bad from sitting, but very well could be restored - just one of those cars that may take more than you'd expect???? - impossible to get pictures at this point - car not very accessible - located in Canada - about 2 hours from Detroit - I've been told it was once a Florida car - doesn't matter anymore though... Any of you Comet experts want to weigh in on what the market will bear for this. Thanks, Dongle
  3. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ply33</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Lets see. Choices on getting to work are with gas at $4.07 at the local filling station and 14 miles round trip to work: 1933 Plymouth at 16 MPG ($3.56/day) 2001 or 2004 Prius at 45 MPG ($1.26/day) Public transport at $3.50/day and at twice as much time spent as other alternatives. Bicycle at $0.00/day and I get my exercise too. I generally use the bicycle. </div></div> Great for using the bicycle!! Wish I could! As for public transit. Add in purchase price, insurance, maintenance, parking etc and that $3.50 a day is the winner by far. Dongle
  4. It's like the grassy knoll of the petrolium industry...
  5. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LINC400</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Yes, and you should use Windex for your rashes too. </div></div> ...and WD-40 for your arthritis.
  6. Everyone who thinks the winning bidder had a thousandth of what he bid as disposable income, please take a step forward. Everyone who thinks Schneider should have received the 3.5mil he expected please take a step back.
  7. Don't know about quality... Merritt's version
  8. I might be able to help you. I have sent an e-mail.
  9. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Well, there's Brian Joseph (Classic and exotic restoration) in Troy, MI </div></div> For what it's worth this shop must be very busy and does not need any new work. I have called on two different occasions - and left msgs. Neither calls were ever returned. dongle.
  10. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Since the Diaspora.... </div></div> Hay. dont use such big word else I ll pick my marbles up two. dongle
  11. Excuse my ignorance here, but why won't the pistons come out from the botton even when the crank is out? The next obvious question was asked immediately above....
  12. It only takes a couple of lemmings to stem the flow over the cliff. Don't patronise these businesses - or if bidding at an auction reduce your bid by the premium amount. Don't get wound up in the hype. If people would only go to these auctions with their thinking caps on and be using them when the gavel comes down. These types of auctions only serve to line the pockets of the Auctioneer. I would argue (and could very well be proved wrong) that actual sale prices would be higher at 'non-premium auctions'. It would be an interesting Economic Thesis....guns vs. butter. Higher sale prices equals Greater Commission vs. Lower Sales Prices plus Buyer Premium. Anyone else want my rose colored glasses? Note: Yes, I know lemming don't actually commit mass suicide - you can blaim Disney for perpetuating (if not creating) that urban legend. dongle
  13. Agreed. Companies should be ashamed to charge a buyer's premium. I for one won't patronize services who employ these tactics. Pay for the privilage to pay??? That includes auctions, membership stores, retail clubs........ In second thought... maybe that's how I'll market the next car. Only $20,000 with membership fee of 30%....? To keep this comment topical though - the vehicles up for auction were certainly interesting and dispite the above seemed to do well from a price point. dongle
  14. Makes the comments in this discussion seem all that more interesting. Restored vs Original discussion I still contend there should be more recognition for originals / survivors. Dongle.
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