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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> That one should look VERY familiar to one of the forum members </div></div>

Absolutely, but I'm not the one selling it on Ebay. I sold it through this auction company the Ebay seller represents in Sept of '05 and it supposedly sold again at the same auction this Sept '06. If anyone wants some more info on the car, let me know and I will be happy to give you some more details on it. While it is an extremely nice car, the seller has taken some liberties in his description such as "never seen rain or snow". How he can make that claim, I have no idea since he knows little about the history of the car other than having the sales receipt with the original owners name and such on it.

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Tom, I looked at this car on ebay just before a friend picked me up to go look at a 65 Chevelle he's interested in buying. He sold his 55 Chevy and is in the market to buy. On the way home after looking at a very unrealisticly priced Chevelle I told him about this Buick. He didn't even bat an eyelash! Not interested because it's not a Chevy.........people are mind-set. If it was a 62 Nova, the bids would be never-ending..............I wish I had the extra cash.

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The woman that bought the car at the auction I sold it at in Sept of '05 was the auctioneer's (the guy listing it on Ebay's) niece. When I brought the car to the auction site on the Friday afternoon before the auction started, he introduced me to his niece. He was telling me that she really wanted a '65-66 Mustang convert, but she couldn't afford a really decent one, so he thought the Skylark would be a good alternative for her. She is the one who ended up buying it. It obviously wasn't a satisfactory substitute for the Mustang as it was back up for sale at the same auction this Sept. and it had only been driven about 300 miles. Interesting that it sold this year for the exact same amount that I sold it for last year. Now it is on Ebay listed by the auction company. Looks like he bought it back from her and is hoping to recoup his money.

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Skyking, I'm guessing $10,000. If you go to this website web page and scroll towards the bottom to recent auction results, you can click on Sept '05 and Sept' 06 results. You will see that both listings for the car are almost identical with identical sale prices. Not sure if he is willing to let it go for a loss. Also, Hemmings Classic Car magazine had a short article about the Sept '05 sale I believe in either the Nov '05 or Dec '05 issue.

If you think you are interested in it let me know, I'd be happy to give you an honest description of the car.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> That one should look VERY familiar to one of the forum members </div></div>

Absolutely, but I'm not the one selling it on Ebay. I sold it through this auction company the Ebay seller represents in Sept of '05 and it supposedly sold again at the same auction this Sept '06. If anyone wants some more info on the car, let me know and I will be happy to give you some more details on it. While it is an extremely nice car, the seller has taken some liberties in his description such as "never seen rain or snow". How he can make that claim, I have no idea since he knows little about the history of the car other than having the sales receipt with the original owners name and such on it.

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Tom, why is the "big" car above the "small" car? Would there be less stress on the unit with the small one on top? Just curious.

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Gary, when the picture was taken, the car had just been taken off the trailer and I needed to clean it up the next day so just left it on the bottom. The lift has a 7000 lb rating so keeping the bigger car on top isn't an issue. It just looks odd 'cause the Skylark is so much smaller. Even when I had the car, I still kept it on the bottom as it took up less room in the garage which made it easier for me to move around inside as it is basically just a 2 car garage.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Well, my friend did bid on it, but not the $12,000. I tried! <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> </div></div>

Skyking, to say that I was surprised at the $12,000 final bid is an understatement. I don't know for sure how the bidding process works, but according to the bid history, it would appear that the final bid was the reserve. It will be interesting to see if the deal actually goes through or if it is just a sham bid or someone was just trying to see what the reserve was.

While the car was very nice, it did have it's flaws and personally I would not have paid $12K for it having seen it in person. I'm afraid that if it is a real deal, the buyer will probably not be completely happy with his purchase at that price.

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It's back on Ebay. This time being sold by the buyer who bought it just a month ago. Wonder what's up with that? I can't believe he thinks he can turn around and make even more money off of it. He even left very complementary feedback for the seller from the last time it was on Ebay, so I would guess he was happy with it. Car is now in Nebraska.

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I saw it too again and am watching it to see what it does this time. I was going to ask the seller a question as to why he is selling so soon after he just bought it if it is such a nice car. His statement that the car has 95% original paint is patently false. How he came up with that, I have no idea. I know for sure that the sides have been repainted on it as I personally cleaned the overspray off the mldgs. The top surfaces I do believe are original, however.

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