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For Sale: 1940 LaSalle 52 Convertible Coupe - $75,000 - Aurora, CO - Not Mine


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For Sale: 1940 LaSalle 52 Convertible Coupe - $75,000 - Aurora, CO

1940 Cadillac laselle - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle... (craigslist.org)

Selling my 1940 Cadillac LaSalle, fully restored, runs like a dream car, was in the Cadillac museum, time to give her up to a new home, car needs nothing, very rare vehicle of interested, call me

Contact:  (720) eight-0-0-six-1-6-one

Copy and paste in your email:  fbd141df93cb3d95bf98f1f422cf455a@sale.craigslist.org

 

I have no personal interest or stake in the eventual sale of this 1940 LaSalle 52 Convertible Coupe.

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*this post was slept on and then re-edited*

Yeah, I wish you wouldn’t correct the incorrectly listed make and model of the car, the misspellings in the Ad title, take screen-shots of the screen-shots of emailed photos from another time of year (in a dealer’s shop and showroom?) and crop and resize them.
 

Presented this way on this site it could introduce the Craigslist ad with an air of authenticity (effectively a bias) that the average reader here would not have gotten from first seeing the ad itself — which screams scam. If there is any doubt of the possibility that a reasonable person on this site couldn’t be confused by that I have just one question: How many guys have asked you if still had the car for sale in your “not mine” ad?

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Here is the actual text of the ad, without the

grammar and punctuation being corrected:

 

"Selling my 1940 Cadillac laselle fully restored runs like a dream car was in the Cadillac museum time to give her up to a new home car needs noting very rare vehicle of intrested call me
Keywords Cadillac Chevy pickup c10 f100 ford classic restored"

 

Could the owner of such a nice $75,000 car

really be semi-literate?  We all mistype occasionally,

but who owns a LaSalle and can't spell the name?

Would he really write with no punctuation?

I see a few other misspellings, such as "intrested."

Could this be a scam?  

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5 minutes ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

Here is the actual text of the ad, without the

grammar and punctuation being corrected:

 

"Selling my 1940 Cadillac laselle fully restored runs like a dream car was in the Cadillac museum time to give her up to a new home car needs noting very rare vehicle of intrested call me
Keywords Cadillac Chevy pickup c10 f100 ford classic restored"

 

Could the owner of such a nice $75,000 car

really be semi-literate?  We all mistype occasionally,

but who owns a LaSalle and can't spell the name?

Would he really write with no punctuation?

I see a few other misspellings, such as "intrested."

Could this be a scam?  

Yep. Thank you John. I thought of this re-presented Craigslist ad all night and re-edited my comments on it this am.

Guys, I’m all for posterity — but we’ve really got to be careful with exactly this sort of thing.

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27 minutes ago, 58L-Y8 said:

Only one way to know for sure: call the number and talk directly with the seller.  If it is a scam, we'll note it as such to warn off others.

1) That’s not our burden and with this response you manage to further reduce it for the “seller”.

2) You missed my point. Encouraging readers on this site to call the number on the CL ad is exactly my concern with the average 80 year old no-so-tech-savvy frequenter of this site who very often will respond to a “not-mine” ad X months or years later with, “Do you still have this car?”

 

Fortunately Craigslist ads expire and are removed quickly. Unfortunately some of you are keen on reprinting the seller’s PHONE NUMBER to live on beyond the life of the original ad.

 

I don’t mean to pick a fight, but there are some very elaborate scams out there. We’ve come a ways from the ‘picture sellers’ in HMN 40 years ago....

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1 hour ago, 58L-Y8 said:

As with any old car advertisement, whether Craigslist or other sources, caveat emptor is always the appropriate approach, regardless of age.

Correct, and I’m asking you to be mindful of correcting any mistakes, typos, or otherwise ‘dressing up’ ads for the actual seller in any more ‘not mine’ ads. All of that would be very helpful in additional comments (posts) AFTER the post linking/representing the ad itself — but not in that 1st representing post.

The bulk of that burden does belong to the buyer, but it isn’t helpful to anyone to further reduce it for the seller.

Especially here.

Out of respect for you, I’m leaving this conversation because beyond this point I’d only be repeating myself.

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There's no problem, Mr. 58LY8, in posting such ads;

in fact, you and Fin-Seeker have made this category

very interesting, and one of the Forum's most popular

categories.

 

We're only critiquing the ad, not you!   Just as we

may assess the correctness of the engine compartment

or the upholstery.

 

Auburn Seeker makes the good point that scammers

typically don't overprice cars.  So maybe the seller is

a language-challenged son of an educated, deceased

long-term owner.  Who knows?  But our cautions might

alert any prospective buyer to ask plenty of questions.

 

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That is a nice car.

 

If someone bought a car here because of the corrected advertisement and got screwed I would still 100% blame the buyer for being an idiot.

 

The phone explanation has a ring of truth,  but people do too much on their phones these days,  perhaps not everyone has a computer?

 

 

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I worked for a guy raised in the woods of West Virginia. He could barely spell , or put a sentence together on paper that you could read.

He was a great mechanic and a good business man , he could afford several of those cars , and not miss the money.

If I wanted that car , I would dial the number and have a conversation. Then I would decide for myself.

Not to put down any one stating an opinion here , just saying not is always what it seems.

Nice car!

 

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