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1918 Olds model 37 and others


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2 hours ago, suchan said:

Nice little Olds.

No opinion on the other cars, but the ad is strange.

Why advertise such unusual cars on Craigslist?

I had some truck parts advertised and got a response to trade for a tattoo kit The wife did not want to trade. 

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I read the linked ad yesterday. There is a lot wrong with it. Yes, the math. Poor English. And I am not sure the Oldsmobile is an '18. Could be? But the fender style and headlamps say it is more like a '21 or later. (I haven't looked at my reference books to narrow it down, but drum style lamps are likely '23 or later, and the "double crown" fenders were very unusual an anything but Dodge until after the Great War!) It could be possible the fenders and lamps were replaced with later ones? Oldsmobile used that unique style radiator shell until about '23 or '24.

 

Anybody interested in these cars? Tread lightly.

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On 2/11/2020 at 5:06 PM, suchan said:

 

Why advertise such unusual cars on Craigslist?

 

Lots of reasons:

1- Seller not internet savvy, has no idea forums such as this one exist. Otherwise would use a newspaper classified.

2- Prefers to deal with local buyers whom he can meet face-to-face and judge whether he wants to sell to them or not.

3- Doesn't want to deal with shipping the car to an out-of-town buyer.

4- There should be a bunch of potential buyers in the Phoenix/Tucson area.

 

Don

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18 hours ago, DLynskey said:

 

Lots of reasons:

1- Seller not internet savvy, has no idea forums such as this one exist. Otherwise would use a newspaper classified.

2- Prefers to deal with local buyers whom he can meet face-to-face and judge whether he wants to sell to them or not.

3- Doesn't want to deal with shipping the car to an out-of-town buyer.

4- There should be a bunch of potential buyers in the Phoenix/Tucson area.

 

Don

I fully agree with all except #4. There's a dwindling pool of buyers for prewar cars, to say nothing of a car from the teens. The seller may find someone in Phoenix, and it's certainly the place to sell a car in winter, but it makes more sense to me to fish where the fish are (antique car forums).

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