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Oh I am fine on the whole fluid drive thing, just having finished a clutch job on the old 46 pictured in my avatar.   Just did not understand how Chrysler did their trim levels as I have never owned one before. Didn't know they had different designations based on 8 or 6 cylinder cars.  Never researched it as I had really no plans to buy a Chrysler at this time.  But this car seemed to get big thumbs up from everyone who saw it so I said what the heck and bought it. Have regretted in the past not making a great deal happen ! I just need to learn it. Everything really the same as my other 2 flat sixes from this era. The 46 Dodge and 53 Plymouth.

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Enjoy it in good health, and please keep us posted.  By the way, I really like the black-wall tires.  It's very refreshing to see a car set up the way most cars actually were done at the time.

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Brooklyn Beer, congratulations on a very nice Chrysler. Enjoy it. Thanks, John

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Thanks for buying it.

I can sleep better now.

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1 hour ago, JACK M said:

Thanks for buying it.

I can sleep better now.

Me too... I can stop doing the math on how much plasma I can afford to sell to purchase that car!

 

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8 hours ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

   Just did not understand how Chrysler did their trim levels as I have never owned one before.

 

I had a 1955 two door hardtop Windsor Deluxe Newport that I sold several years ago, and I never took the time to understand the system, I'm sorry to say. They definitely aren't very intuitive. Windsor is in Ontario and Newport is in Rhode Island, right???

 

Your new car looks awesome. I honestly don't see how you can be disappointed. Your purchase makes me want to pursue that '68 Galaxie, but I won't. That's the good thing about being broke. 😄

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1 hour ago, thehandleman said:

Good luck with purchase I was real close to taking a loan lol

I gave myself a loan this time around until I can sell the Z28.  It just doesn't give me the warm fuzzy feeling anymore driving it like the 40's and early 50's cars do. 

 

I stood back when it was 10600 and just said "darn it".   When it dropped to 9600 I leaned in a little closer and took a deeper gander at the pictures and said "hmmmmm".  When it went to 8600 I broke out the calculator and figured out how many cans of beenie weenies for lunch divided by tins of vienna sausages and cheap swill beer instead of steak and Hof Brau it would take to make it work. Then I looked at the Camaro and the math became easy.  I just don't think another Chrysler looking like this would become available at this price if I ever searched for one . I talked with the seller today and he is liquidating his Grandfathers cars he inherited.

 

And the more I stare at the black walls they just seem to be what is really meant for this cars color. The hubcaps only showcase the contrast of the black with the two tone green. Someone really cared a lot for this car. Look forward to being it's next caretaker

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20 minutes ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

I gave myself a loan this time around until I can sell the Z28.  It just doesn't give me the warm fuzzy feeling anymore driving it like the 40's and early 50's cars do. 

 

I stood back when it was 10600 and just said "darn it".   When it dropped to 9600 I leaned in a little closer and took a deeper gander at the pictures and said "hmmmmm".  When it went to 8600 I broke out the calculator and figured out how many cans of beenie weenies for lunch divided by tins of vienna sausages and cheap swill beer instead of steak and Hof Brau it would take to make it work. Then I looked at the Camaro and the math became easy.  I just don't think another Chrysler looking like this would become available at this price if I ever searched for one . I talked with the seller today and he is liquidating his Grandfathers cars he inherited.

 

And the more I stare at the black walls they just seem to be what is really meant for this cars color. The hubcaps only showcase the contrast of the black with the two tone green. Someone really cared a lot for this car. Look forward to being it's next caretaker

Seems like the important question to ask is whether or not there are any other cars to liquidate?  His prices on the last few seem very reasonable. 

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20 hours ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

Numbers matching, never apart, 65k original miles, 350-4 speed.  working cowl induction. Factory tight suspension, T-tops that don't leak.  One repaint  in 83-84 (In total including trunk after deer ran into fender. GM replaced) AC works, heater core bypassed. Interior original, great shape. True survivor car down to air pump/smog.

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Looks to be in real nice condition.  Will have to see if I can convince the wife to like the colors, those are typically her least favorite.  :>(

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3 minutes ago, cjp69 said:

Seems like the important question to ask is whether or not there are any other cars to liquidate?  His prices on the last few seem very reasonable. 

You know I didn't ask.  This was the third one he has sold

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Just now, Brooklyn Beer said:

You know I didn't ask.  This was the third one he has sold

I looked at the others on ebay and they looked like pretty nice cars. 

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Getting that MoPar to replace the Camaro seems like a pretty good trade!

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2 minutes ago, cjp69 said:

Looks to be in real nice condition.  Will have to see if I can convince the wife to like the colors, those are typically her least favorite.  :>(

I am the third owner of the car and outside no cats on it anymore, everything else on it is as it left the factory. I was shocked when I opened the hood and saw a 1980 time capsule down to carb and smog pump.  I have a box of tune up parts and maintenance things to throw in as well like filters, etc.  When the car was repainted in 1983 they removed the torsion bar springs (cut off) for the trunk to get a proper paint job and never reinstalled them because they were worried of screwing up the paint. I said the same thing so they are included. NOS in the bag. Next guy can install if he wished. I use the 30 year old wood pole as they did. The trunk paint is as good as the rest of the car. Car was never undercoated so normal surface rust there. Never anywhere else. Has the original T-Top padded storage bags in excellent shape included. Some wear / stain on the drivers seat, original interior. Back side panels could use a touch up. I have the correct paint but decided against doing it myself. Only original once.  AC was converted. Only the clock doesn't work but they never did anyway. Was going to remove and install a repo factory look oil pressure gauge in it's place but again decided against it. 1980's cassette stereo in place of the original but nothing chopped up.

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12 minutes ago, cjp69 said:

Getting that MoPar to replace the Camaro seems like a pretty good trade!

Looking where this last year 350- 4 speed (US) seems headed in demand I might be able to make it a 2 fer trade !  I would love a 1960 Phoenix or 60-62  big block Imperial. Guess I am getting old.  Looking at what I had in 1983 pictures I at first missed having a 12 second street car but then I remembered I don't miss breaking crap all the time and doing repairs all week just to drive it 4 hours on a saturday night.

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The 1950 Chrysler Windsor Newport that had so many of us tied up in knots trying to figure out if selling a kidney would be enough, is due for delivery tonight. Spent much time on the phone with the owner who had inherited his grandfathers collection. Really looking forward to seeing this car for sure.

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2 hours ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

The 1950 Chrysler Windsor Newport that had so many of us tied up in knots trying to figure out if selling a kidney would be enough, is due for delivery tonight. Spent much time on the phone with the owner who had inherited his grandfathers collection. Really looking forward to seeing this car for sure.

That was fast! Must have found a good transporter or be in a better part of the country for that sort of thing than up north... usually takes me 4-6 weeks to get a car transported around the rust belt.

 

I'll bet your excited! Heck, I'm excited and I didn't buy it... though I wanted to so bad!

 

 

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4 hours ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

The 1950 Chrysler Windsor Newport that had so many of us tied up in knots trying to figure out if selling a kidney would be enough, is due for delivery tonight. Spent much time on the phone with the owner who had inherited his grandfathers collection. Really looking forward to seeing this car for sure.

 

 

Did you remember this time to ask what else is coming up for sale?

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25 minutes ago, cjp69 said:

 

 

Did you remember this time to ask what else is coming up for sale?

Wow I didn't think of that.  Does he have more stuff to sell? I'm in the market for something,  was tempted by that Chrysler but with Hershey a week away decided to hold my cards.  Of course didn't buy anything there.   I'm not very good at old car poker. :( 

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I'm not very good at old car poker. :( 

 

patience grasshopper!                  ...............................lol

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7 hours ago, cjp69 said:

 

 

Did you remember this time to ask what else is coming up for sale?

Nothing yet.

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Delivery Delay !  Blown hose on his semi outside Dallas so looking like sometime this afternoon. I needed an early day off on a friday anyway.

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12 hours ago, mercer09 said:

I'm not very good at old car poker. :( 

 

patience grasshopper!                  ...............................lol

My father who was a big time collector of rare pre-prohibition brewery advertising always said  "The regret of buying something good for a little extra will soon pass once it is in your hands but the regret of passing on it and then never seeing something so good again will always stay with you."   Yeah now I have to sell the Z28 but now that I look at it I was just looking for a good enough reason to sell it anyway.  There are two more cars on the list I would like to get.  A 47 Plymouth and a 39-40 Dodge.  Sedan or coupe.

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OK.  After putting on around 100 miles in the day and half I have had the Chrysler I can give a little run down on the car.

 

First. No regrets. It runs and drives and operates like a car did in 1950 and that includes the fluid drive operated transmission.  Low range acts as low should and high range will shift at the right speed even though I think 2nd to 3rd is a little high at just under 40 mph. It has a narrow band of rpm and speed to match up on the flat but going down hill you never even notice the shift point. At a stop light it will idle correctly but a little noticeable vibration. Fluid drive is a wonderful thing. Give the car a little gas and it pulls very nicely from a dead stop while sitting in high range for the 2 minute light change.   Just a lift of the gas pedal for a couple seconds and gears shift nicely. 

 

The paint is what it is for an original paint job and a car with no body working. It is cracked, has some stone bruises. A couple pings from the inside out in the back wheel wells. Does have some flaking under one headlight. Some old touch up. But boy does it shine !  Much better then I thought it should. The engine compartment and trunk show the aging of a well cared for old girl. Clean but driven.

 

Interior is just great for original. More then it's fair share of moth bites in the wool but the leather is soft and pliable. No sag in the springs and the seat is very stiff. Everything from the gauges to the lights to the switches all work as should and are bright and clean. Even the clock works but loses 5 mins a day. Heater blower won't come on so will dig into that. Defroster blower works fine. The E brake warning light likes to come on for no reason and flashes. At night it sucks. This green flash nailing your left eye. There is no pitting or any damage at all on the bright work both inside and out. One front turn signal is out so will see about the bulb. No drips yet. Has a wee pull to the right and will rotate the front tires and check that out.  No squeaks, no rattles. Steering and suspension is as tight as new. Turning radius is that of an aircraft carrier. At 55-60 it just wants to level out and float over the bumps. No big bouncing. 

 

I really think taking the chance like I did has given me a very special car. Am sure some other things will crop up the future but good feelings in every regard about it. 

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