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  • 1 month later...

I received this e-mail from the classiclincolns.com mail list.

----- Original Message -----

From: "James Simmons" <sevenlincolns@yahoo.com>

To: <texaslincolns@yahoogroups.com>

Cc: <lincoln@yahoogroups.com>; <classic_chassis@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Saturday, February 22, 2003 12:15 AM

Subject: [texaslincolns] Pampa Auction

> Well, the auction has not even begun yet and this

> little escapade has already proven to be a big waste

> of time and money.

>

> The auction company is correct in their statement that

> there are about 400 Lincolns at the auction site.

> However, what they neglected to mention is that

> virtually all of them are in a serious state of

> disrepair. My guess, after going to the preview today

> is that fewer than a third of them are actually in

> running condition, and even those require some serious

> work (and money) to get them to even fair condition.

> Most of the cars, about two-thirds of them, are junk

> cars, and about half of those (in my own estimation)

> are not even salvagable for parts.

>

> A good number of the registered bidders demanded that

> their bidding fees be refunded, claiming that the

> auction company's claim regarding the condition of the

> cars was grossly misleading. I am inclined to agree

> with them.

>

> I had originally planned to take some photos to share

> with the group and with the DFW Lincoln Club, but

> honestly, I cannot find anything here worth

> photographing. The barren plains would be more scenic

> (and interesting) than anything one might find at this

> auction. For those of you who wanted to come and

> couldn't make it, count your blessings and enjoy the

> rest of your weekend.

>

> JS

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  • 3 weeks later...

A buddy of mine sent me this e-mail today about the Pampa auction: "I came thru Pampa last week on my way back from Colorado. There were a few of the nicer cars left in the building. A transporter was loading 4 of them going to a FORD dealer in Glendale, AZ. The remainder (6-8) would be picked up soon. The man tending to the place told me the ones in the bone yard were sold for parts. Parts would be pulled & the the rest crushed. I hate that word crushed on a FoMoCo Product. General Motors is O.K."

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