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Would be a shame to see this broke up into a couple other cars

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This would be a real shame to see this broke up into a couple of hot rods, or whatever the seller has planned.  Only problem as well is the chassis has the vin, not the body,  so one would be paying 35K  for a car without a vin? 

 

https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/d/1932-ford-model-original/6310037990.html

 

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That's a nice looking car, but is it worth $45,000?  I realize that 1932 Ford coupes are very desirable, but $45K?:o

 

I'm also a bit puzzled by this sentence in the ad: "Would consider without the chassis for $35K."  Does that mean that seller would sell the body only for $35,000?  I just don't see that sort of value here, but, then again, I'm no early Ford expert.

 

Cheers,

Grog

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It's probably closer to a 40K car as is, but  I think that's it as when you get to that 40 mark there are some non correct things that other 40 K cars have to offer.  With the body it would really depend on what you would be getting.  All the sheetmetal less the rolling chassis or are you just getting the body.  A 3 window coupe would be a different story as well as they are scarcer.  Lots of if's as is.  It just seemed like a shame to want to part out a car that looks this good. 

 

Now here is another Why would one do that as well. 

Car is only for sale piece by piece and will not be sold as a complete car. 

There is no way they are going to come out much further ahead to part this out.   If they do it will only be a reimbursement for the time they spent tearing it apart.  As it reads,  it's the car listed below and wasn't torn apart yet. 

 

https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/d/1955-cadillac-series-62/6298985372.html

 

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Both are kind of a puzzle but I wonder if the 1955 Cadillac has a fatal title flaw or would set off lights, bells and whistles with a VIN check. The flaw may be so old that no one would remember but I can't think of another reasonable explanation. Naturally skeptical I guess - i've seen a lot of things go wrong over the years. If I were going to buy an identifiable part from it I would want a copy of the paperwork showing the seller owned the vehicle. 

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The seller of the Cadillac apparently is not offering body parts/panels.  The seller says in the ad: " I am not selling the car or body."  That leads me to think that the body is pretty badly rusted or otherwise deteriorated.  Other than that possibility, it's a pretty weird way to get rid of, what appears to be in the photo, a pretty nice car.  I'm sure that the seller has legal custody of the car.:rolleyes:

 

Cheers,

Grog

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I think the real answer is that the seller is going to RESTO-MOD this Cadillac like the shows you see on VELOCITY:

Totally custom interior and guages,

Crate engine

Lowered on Air Suspension,

26 inch rims with 325/30-R-26 Radials?

 

Just a wild guess, but A shame (in my opinion)

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Hey Guys,

something stinks about that Cadillac. I live 8 miles from the town where the car supposedly is on Long Island, there are no mountains here other then a few landfills. I strongly doubt that the car in the photo is the running car that was parted out 

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Up north here a shop has a restored 63 Vet split window they are pulling the body to build a custom. To some people money is no object to have a one of a kind show quality ride. 

The concept drawings for this planed project was in the thousands.

Edited by Joe in Canada (see edit history)

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Good chance the photo is just one picked off the net. And equally good chance the N.Y. body is a bit rougher than the photo car. But best bet of all is the Resto-mod angle. Too bad a good number of the cars that are subjected to this process are never finished , and wind up as junk. And many of the finished ones even are pretty questionable.  However it is a free country, and TV promoted concepts will have their followers. 

 I must confess that although I have some projects that are earmarked for %100 stock condition as a finished project I am also a fan of vintage racing and obviously some modifications are necessary.  As well I have a 57 Chevy that has been a circle track car since 1969, not much 1957 left on that one but a part of history none the less.

 But I would never take a decent survivor and change in any way more than replacement of "maintenance" items.

Greg in Canada

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