Steve Moskowitz

1923 Olds 6-Cyl Parts Car

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Perhaps it could be donated to a museum?  AACA?  Scrap is pretty low so there's not much value here, and once it's gone, it's gone.

Henry F.

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All I am doing is trying to get as much as I can for my mother's care.  As I have said earlier is the ad she is 92.  Something now needs done with the house and contents..  A local Oldsmobile collector has made an offer on the engine.   Some how he wants to cut the "Oldsmoblie" script out of the engine block.  Not sure what he would do with it.  We will see how the week goes.

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"Cut the "Oldsmobile" script out of the engine block?"  Let's just say some folks have different ideas than I do about how our automotive history should be preserved.

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I agree!  I work near a metal recycling center.  A few years back when they offered incentives to scrap older cars you would have been appalled by what went across the scales and to the crusher.

 I did have a $650 offer but told the gentleman he could pay when he arrived from Illinois. He called me four times in two days and made sure each time I knew he was taking it.   My mistake.  He texted five days later and said he would not take the Olds without a title.

 

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Ok no one wants to buy the 23 Oldsmobile parts car.  The last post actually got my Grandson thinking.  He told me the gentleman that wants to to pay scrap price won't scrap it.  He will purchase it a take it to Carlisle or Hershey to sell!  

Pretty smart kid.  If I could take off work I would try doing that. 

What he wants is a 4 wheel ATV or two seat go cart.  How about a trade of equal value.  The ATV must have a title.  John

 

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Maybe exposure on eBay will garner the audience this car needs.

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Well unless i have the category wrong, average scrap steel is .35/lb currently. Guessing 1000 lbs of scrap is 350. How about a 500 offer? Not near what an atv costs but then again neither is the original asking price.

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12 hours ago, GregLaR said:

Maybe exposure on eBay will garner the audience this car needs.

 I think that is a good suggestion. Put it in the local paper also. The parts that are there look very usable, but the market is soft, even for scrap metal.

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8 hours ago, deaddds said:

Well unless i have the category wrong, average scrap steel is .35/lb currently. Guessing 1000 lbs of scrap is 350. How about a 500 offer? Not near what an atv costs but then again neither is the original asking price.

 

8 hours ago, deaddds said:

Well unless i have the category wrong, average scrap steel is .35/lb currently. Guessing 1000 lbs of scrap is 350. How about a 500 offer? Not near what an atv costs but then again neither is the original asking price.

 

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Great idea about EBay.  

I live in Erie Pa and do not have delusions of grander!  I have worked in two open die for forge shops for over 22 years.  I now am a purchaser of steel for a machine shop.  I know what scrap prices are.  And note, I was not looking for a new ATV or go cart, just equal value.  

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I am enjoying seeing your tenacity but patience is the plan I would adhere to. It will sell. the wheels and tires while not scrap are worth a few hundred. If I lived near it would be in my barn!

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On 9/8/2019 at 9:58 AM, deaddds said:

Well unless i have the category wrong, average scrap steel is .35/lb currently. Guessing 1000 lbs of scrap is 350. How about a 500 offer? Not near what an atv costs but then again neither is the original asking price.

 

On 9/8/2019 at 9:58 AM, deaddds said:

Well unless i have the category wrong, average scrap steel is .35/lb currently. Guessing 1000 lbs of scrap is 350. How about a 500 offer? Not near what an atv costs but then again neither is the original asking price.

I live in Erie Pa.  Have you ever heard of the snow belt?  The past 2 years we have had 130 and 190 inches of snow. Winter will be here soon and everything must be cleaned up at my mother's.  It is already time to get the plow trucks ready and wood split last year ready to burn.  I have spent enough time dealing with the 23 Oldsmobile.  

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I am not new to the hobby.  My wife and I have a 1967 Mustang and a 1959 DeSoto.  Our son has  a 1982 Mustang, 1968 Mustang, 1984 BMW, 1953 Chevy truck, an a 1967 MGB.  Our daughter has 1988 Mustang.  Also my father was service manager for Packard Erie Motor Car Co., before and after WWII.  

It is not tenacity, just trying to keep the hobby going.  You can find Model T parts every where, but find old Oldsmobile parts.

 Like I said earlier snow is coming.

 In fact 2 years this December 26th our 2nd Grandson was born.  Between Christmas Day and late on the 26th Erie, Pa had 53 inches of snow.  My Chevy one ton plow never failed me. One dumpster is gone, ordering the second.

John

 

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SOLD to a Jonestown PA area family and will be used for a play about the Beverly Hillbillies.  

 

Thank you Steve Moskowitz for placing the ad!

John Whelpley

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