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12 hours ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

OK, I think my Z28 just might go up for sale

 

Let's see some pics of the Z28!

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14 hours ago, auburnseeker said:

How can a Mopar guy pass that thing up at that price? 

 

I guess its the crooked tail pipe.

This is car is killing me.

Who wants the Jeepster?

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1 hour ago, JACK M said:

Who wants the Jeepster?

See this is why I didn't jump on the Chrysler.  I don't want to be 10G short when I find the perfect care for 10 G more than I have left.  Now if i was looking for something very specific and probably slim chance of finding,  then I wouldn't be so reserved but I have seen a couple of cars I would have bought if I didn't have the 40 Ford right before I sold it,  so I'll wait. 

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6 hours ago, auburnseeker said:

it goes back to not many guys looking for this car.  Most that would be interested would also consider a similar Chevy or Mopar product and are more price shopping than buying a specific car.  I know I am to a point.  I have a bunch of cars I'm interested in and if one comes into my price range I will probably own it. 

 

This is very true. That's why I found the car...looking at "deals I can't ignore." The good thing about looking at cars from the low price perspective, though, is that it can help you appreciate qualities in cars that you (and possibly most people) have overlooked. I never would've said "Wow!" if I'd seen a car like this when I was in my late teens, but I now have to admit that Galaxies and Impalas of the late '60's can have have nice flowing lines when compared to the gigantic architectural looking vehicles Ford and Chevy were putting out 10 years later. And I'm generally more interested in seeing a '67 Impala nowadays than a '57 Belair, too. Just this morning I saw a very clean early '60's Rambler at a lot and said, "Wow!" Never thought that day would come (back when I was a kid. 😄 )

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That Chrysler is relisted at 8500.  Even with shipping I would probably have 10 G in it.  Come on someone buy it.  The market can't be that horrible.  Any newbees looking at this for their first car, buy it.   You will look at alot of crap for maybe even years before you find something like this in this price range. 

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I am thinking I could give myself a loan and then pay myself back when i sell the Camaro?  I should not be having happy hour and looking at this car as I could just offer up 8k after a couple more beers

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What is funny is that if I add this to my existing collectible car insurance policy being that I live alone and am the only driver it would be 16 dollars a year. The 63 dodge I added to it was only 13.75

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9 hours ago, cjp69 said:

Let's see some pics of the Z28!

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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Well that damn Mopar siren got me.  But a garage full of them that I can drive and love on is my therapy for PTSD I guess.  Yeah, I bought it damn it !   Saved you all from the anguish.  Come here wonderful Chrysler and join the crew.                 

 

 So the Z28 will be going up for sale some time soon.

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I had a local friend that was just getting ready to buy it as another deal fell apart today and he's hot to buy something.  I had mentioned it a few times but he was wishy washy about it.  After seeing what the last pile looked like he turned away for about half of what they wanted for the Chrysler I think he realized,  hot damn that's a deal.  You got it just in time.  I can't imagine it would have lasted much longer though. 

Good luck with it and let us know your impressions when it arrives.  

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Looks like a good deal on a really nice car. I'm jealous.

 

Don

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Well bought as the guys in Hemmings like to say!

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I really am having a hard time going over the pictures to see anything I don't like here.  WW tires maybe?  I know green is not a big draw these days but I like different. I know pictures don't tell us everything especially when you can use select angles. But I looked and looked and looked in detail blowing up shots and I don't see anything that would me doubt buying this car. Not a great vid of it driving but I don't hear a sewing machine coming apart nor a thrasher being flogged in the braking. No smoke . I love the dashboards of the late 40's to mid 50's mopars at night.  The rear windows are a classic stand out for me. Being a Mopar guy would really sold me was when I asked myself   "Am I ever going to find a 1950 Chrysler 2 door in this condition at this price again?"    Just have to skip going to Germany next year.

 

A little late to be asking but anything that looks questionable to folks?

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I wouldn't change anything. It's gorgeous.

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Here is the limited vid.  Suspension looks to be ok !  Might need shocks      

 

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I'm a whitewall guy usually but I do have to admit,  with everything gleaming like it does the blackwalls don't distract from how clean it is.  They almost make it look more original for some reason than a set of whites,  but that's a preference thing we've argued to death and the one nonpermanent change one can make easily.  

I didn't scrutinize the pics real well,  but did notice the little bits all seemed to gleam like the outside which is usually the calling card for a nice original car like we like to find. 

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On the front fender included in the windsor trim, what is the wording under it ?  I cannot see for the life of me what it says. Newport ?

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13 minutes ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

A little late to be asking but anything that looks questionable to folks?

 

Not a thing.  As the former owner of a '48 Windsor, I can promise you that you've made an excellent choice.  These MoPars will run forever without the slightest complaint, and the interior on your car is spectacular (as well as the rest of it, for that matter).  Congratulations, you've made an excellent choice.

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9 minutes ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

On the front fender included in the windsor trim, what is the wording under it ?  I cannot see for the life of me what it says. Newport ?

 

Yes, I believe you are correct.

 

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Just now, neil morse said:

 

Yes, I believe you are correct.

 

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I am not up to speed on Chrysler trim levels yet Neil.  Just what did you get stepping up to Windsor Newport from Windsor but not going up to Windsor New Yorker?  And of course these were all below the Royal which I guess was loaded. Find it odd as well that it is a 3 speed and not a fluid drive car. I figured that was a gimmie on a Chrysler.

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I'm not a Chrysler guy, but I believe "Newport" denoted the 2-door hardtop body style.

 

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19 minutes ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

I am not up to speed on Chrysler trim levels yet Neil.  Just what did you get stepping up to Windsor Newport from Windsor but not going up to Windsor New Yorker?  And of course these were all below the Royal which I guess was loaded. Find it odd as well that it is a 3 speed and not a fluid drive car. I figured that was a gimmie on a Chrysler.

 

I'm a little rusty on my MoPar nomenclature (having moved to a Buick), but I think that Dlynskey is correct that the Newport badge during that era denoted the 2-door hardtop.  There is no "Windsor New Yorker."  You are mixing apples and oranges.  The Windsor was the 6 cylinder top trim level, the New Yorker was the 8 cylinder top trim level.   Contrary to what you say, the Royal was always the lowest priced Chrysler as far a I know, not the top.  The Royal was the lower trim 6 cylinder, and the Saratoga was the lower trim 8 cylinder. 

 

I'm impressed that you are asking questions about a car that you have purchased but you haven't even seen yet!  That takes guts, although I have to say that I don't think you can have possibly gone wrong here given what I've seen so far.

 

On the "Fluid Drive" issue, you are about to be initiated into the somewhat confusing world of MoPar transmissions.  The name "Fluid Drive" actually applied to the fluid coupling, which was offered for many years on a standard three speed or a four speed "semi-automatic."  The "semi-automatic" transmission, that was actually a four speed with a "high" and "low" range (that shifted once when you took your foot off the gas), had various different names depending on the make of car.  From Wikipedia: "The semi-automatic came under a variety of names - Vacamatic, Prestomatic, Fluidmatic (Chrysler), Simplimatic, Tip-Toe Hydraulic Shift (DeSoto) and Gyromatic (Dodge).

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluid_Drive

 

But what's that Dodge on your avatar?  Seems like you should already know this stuff! 😉

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