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Funny Statements in Car Ads

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3 hours ago, Tinindian said:

The one that gets me whether it is a car or parts is "if interested please contact...."  A total waste of words, space and probably money if it was a paid ad.

 

Another waste of words and typing. When you have a car for sale and somebody sends an email and asks "Is the car still for sale?" That is why I have an ad posted.

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11 hours ago, Brass is Best said:

The best thing to read in an ad. "Restored all original".

 

Most people consider original to mean not customized, factory stock. 

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7 minutes ago, Billy Kingsley said:

 

Most people consider original to mean not customized, factory stock. 

 

Yes but that is not what the words mean.

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I just read a Facebook ad for a car with no rust that comes with new quarter panels. By the pics, it needs those quarter panels because a rat must have chewed 10% of the old ones off. 

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"This car is believed to have belonged to Mr. Mercedes." -- from an old auction catalog hyping a 1950s Mercedes..

 

Of course, as most know, there was no "Mr. Mercedes." Mercedes was the first name of Emil Jellinek's daughter; he was involved in marketing early automobiles and named the 1901 Mercedes after his daughter.   

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Some classics I come across when buying Early Ford V8s:

 

seller:  The guy I got it from got it from the original owner’s family

me:  do you have any paperwork to prove it?

seller: (no)

 

all original, except for fiberglass rear fenders, replacement Flathead, and juice brakes added...and 12 volt...

 

RARE, only 32,655 made...
 

“hard to find in this condition” ..(...found this one...)

 

Me:  why are you selling it?

seller:  I have too many cars.  (which means he is flipping it)

 

Seller: 66,000. Original miles
me: do you have DMV records to prove that?

seller: no

Reason:  it’s a 5 digit odometer, and after eighty something years, near impossible to have that few miles.  And you can reach under the dash and disconnect the speedo cable almost by using your fingertips 
 

but still, absolutely love the car hobby.
 

seller:  if I don’t get my (high) asking price, then I am just gonna keep it...

*then why did you list it for sale in the first place of you are going to keep it? Threatening to keep it isn’t going to make me offer more,
 

 

 

 

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18 hours ago, Brass is Best said:

 

Another waste of words and typing. When you have a car for sale and somebody sends an email and asks "Is the car still for sale?" That is why I have an ad posted.

 

 

OTOH, some aren't so conscientious about pulling their ad or at least marking it sold.

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Here's another one I just stumbled on tonight:

 

$_59.JPG

 

Selling my project car... have another project to work on.. 1965 Meteor Montcalm convertible, have never tried to start engine since i got it, but looks decent. I was told its a 390 big block. Body has minor rust spots. Needs driver floor patch and slight rear side frame repair. Deserves to be restored back to a daily driver... lots of parts to go with it... PLUS ownership. Have more pics to send if you're interested... i'm asking 3999. she will be a beauty once you finish her up!

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I took my father with me to look at a Packard tonight. It was cheap and my expectations were low... but still too lofty. 
 

All new wiring:  several rolls of electrical tape. 
Body is in good condition: rotten to the core... rust through above windows... don’t get me started on the bottom side. 
New tires: Walmart radials on an old car. 
Runs and drives: loudest Packard I have ever heard that wasn’t a racing boat with a brake dragging enough that all you had to do to stop was push in the clutch. (The modern edelbrock 4 barrel on a 288 did peak my curiosity... but who straight pipes a Packard). 
 

I really was hoping to find a car worth the cheap asking price... I found a car I wouldn’t offer 1/3rd of the price on.... for fear they would say yes. 

 

Do sellers not realize it is their own time they are wasting?
 



 

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