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(Yahoo)   Looking for the perfect car? You're in luck as hundreds of Chevys are going up for auction that were never titled and have less than 10 miles. Everything from a 1956 Chevrolet Cameo to Bel Airs, Corvairs and even a couple of Vegas   (autos.yahoo.com) divider line 118
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2013-06-25 08:08:04 PM
My in luck what?
 
2013-06-25 08:09:16 PM

crypticsatellite: My in luck what?

 
2013-06-25 08:14:25 PM
"Among the dozen low-miles pickups sits a 1956 Chevrolet Cameo pickup with an odometer reading of just over one mile, and a 1965 Chevy Impala with six miles that still has its original window sticker and the plastic sheeting that covered its red leather seats. Although even ardent Corvette fans look askance at the late '70s models, the '78 version here with five miles has an appeal that's grown over time."

I love survivor cars. the ouside on some of these look a little rough but the interiors looks minty...
 
2013-06-25 08:14:32 PM
Subby meant "Urine luck..."
 
2013-06-25 08:24:32 PM
My comment won't look silly after the headline gets fixed.
 
2013-06-25 08:40:43 PM
I had an Astre' which was the Vega with AC and a slightly larger engine. Not a bad car.
 
2013-06-25 08:51:09 PM
"Among the dozen low-miles pickups sits a 1956 Chevrolet Cameo pickup with an odometer reading of just over one mile"

Except it's a '58. And I still want it.
 
2013-06-25 08:51:55 PM
Ish dink muchsh. Gahhhhhh!
 
2013-06-25 09:33:33 PM
Going through that garage is opening a time capsule. Amazing they were able to keep so many cars and never drive them.

Godscrack: "Among the dozen low-miles pickups sits a 1956 Chevrolet Cameo pickup with an odometer reading of just over one mile"

Except it's a '58. And I still want it.


Buy one, take to a restoration shop (it shouldn't be hard to restore as they're in mint condition), replace the tires, hoses and belts (as they probably have dry rot), replace the fluids and battery and it'd be a nice show piece.

Keep it covered in the garage and trailer it to car shows. Many a car buff would love to see a '58 Cameo with 1 mile on the odometer.
 
2013-06-25 09:38:39 PM
That's too bad as I'm looking for a low-mileage '64 Impala with the original factory hydraulics.
 
2013-06-25 09:43:00 PM
going through the auction list they have a ton of 1964 1/2 ton pickups in the single digit mileage. Multiple Impalas and Bel airs in the singles as well. Man if all of these low digit cars were at least stored under cover...it's just insane...
 
2013-06-25 09:47:48 PM

Godscrack: "Among the dozen low-miles pickups sits a 1956 Chevrolet Cameo pickup with an odometer reading of just over one mile"

Except it's a '58. And I still want it.


On top of that, they identify a '56 Chevy sedan as a '57, and a '64 as a '65.  Complete fail.
 
2013-06-25 10:53:31 PM

dustman81: Buy one, take to a restoration shop (it shouldn't be hard to restore as they're in mint condition), replace the tires, hoses and belts (as they probably have dry rot), replace the fluids and battery and it'd be a nice show piece.


My '48 and my '38 already keep me pretty busy. :)
 
2013-06-25 10:59:16 PM

Godscrack: "Among the dozen low-miles pickups sits a 1956 Chevrolet Cameo pickup with an odometer reading of just over one mile"

Except it's a '58. And I still want it.


No, it's an awful car. You should ignore it and wait until a worthy car comes up for auction. Ignore this dirty, 1958 late-comer. It was an awful year. There's dirt on the car, too - I bet it won't come out.

I'll just stay here and warn anyone else who might bid on it. They'll catch up with you soon, I'm sure.

/A friend loaned me his '67 Vette for a weekend. If I hadn't already fallen in love with a wonderful woman, I would have married him instantly.
 
2013-06-26 12:30:56 AM
Once my granddad realized his Parkinson's wouldn't allow him to drive anymore, he (reluctantly) gave me the keys to his mint condition '54 Chevy pickup (with the visor and the curved side windows.) Looked SO much better after I yanked out that stupid 3 on the tree tranny, put in an old '86 'vette engine, threw some new neons under the running boards, and added a crankin' Alpine. Used the old tires to set the trash fire out back...Old guy didn't know what he had.
 
2013-06-26 01:24:48 AM
A Cameo? Word up.
 
2013-06-26 01:25:50 AM

Fo Shiz: That's too bad as I'm looking for a low-mileage '64 Impala with the original factory hydraulics.


I saw that!
 
2013-06-26 01:32:50 AM

voodoomedic: Once my granddad realized his Parkinson's wouldn't allow him to drive anymore, he (reluctantly) gave me the keys to his mint condition '54 Chevy pickup (with the visor and the curved side windows.) Looked SO much better after I yanked out that stupid 3 on the tree tranny, put in an old '86 'vette engine, threw some new neons under the running boards, and added a crankin' Alpine. Used the old tires to set the trash fire out back...Old guy didn't know what he had.


8/10
 
2013-06-26 01:37:23 AM
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Intrigued.
 
2013-06-26 01:39:12 AM
I see WB or Disney buying them all for back lot props
 
2013-06-26 01:40:40 AM

voodoomedic: Once my granddad realized his Parkinson's wouldn't allow him to drive anymore, he (reluctantly) gave me the keys to his mint condition '54 Chevy pickup (with the visor and the curved side windows.) Looked SO much better after I yanked out that stupid 3 on the tree tranny, put in an old '86 'vette engine, threw some new neons under the running boards, and added a crankin' Alpine. Used the old tires to set the trash fire out back...Old guy didn't know what he had.


I've never killed anyone, but that doesn't mean I'm not willing to start now.
 
2013-06-26 01:41:58 AM
Some of the comments there are either genius trolls or complete dumbasses.  Either way, funny shiat:

<i>I doubt that they will need much restoring probably just change the fluids and any dry Rotted Rubber and they are good to go </i>

<i>NONE of these cars need restoring, they will all have a light CONSERVATION done to bring back the original luster of the paint and rotted rubber parts, but there is nothing to restore, the cars are essentially new. </i>

<i>The value of the cars is that they are original. Restoring the 50 that were not driven would destroy thier value </i>
 
2013-06-26 01:43:54 AM
Html is ignored by default now?  Jeebus.
 
2013-06-26 01:44:03 AM
I loved my 1966 Corvair. Maybe I can buy a new one now.
 
2013-06-26 01:44:49 AM
Although even ardent Corvette fans look askance at the late '70s models

They do?
 
Oak
2013-06-26 01:45:36 AM
'62 Corvette?  No?  OK; never mind.
 
2013-06-26 01:48:36 AM
Dibs on the Corvair Monza.
 
2013-06-26 01:49:15 AM

voodoomedic: Once my granddad realized his Parkinson's wouldn't allow him to drive anymore, he (reluctantly) gave me the keys to his mint condition '54 Chevy pickup (with the visor and the curved side windows.) Looked SO much better after I yanked out that stupid 3 on the tree tranny, put in an old '86 'vette engine, threw some new neons under the running boards, and added a crankin' Alpine. Used the old tires to set the trash fire out back...Old guy didn't know what he had.


Yer full of sheet. An 86 Vette engine is more of a pain to do anything with than anything else GM ever offered. Next thing you will say is that you used the 4 + 3 transmission also......
 
2013-06-26 01:50:21 AM

MisterTweak: Godscrack: "Among the dozen low-miles pickups sits a 1956 Chevrolet Cameo pickup with an odometer reading of just over one mile"

Except it's a '58. And I still want it.

No, it's an awful car. You should ignore it and wait until a worthy car comes up for auction. Ignore this dirty, 1958 late-comer. It was an awful year. There's dirt on the car, too - I bet it won't come out.

I'll just stay here and warn anyone else who might bid on it. They'll catch up with you soon, I'm sure.

/A friend loaned me his '67 Vette for a weekend. If I hadn't already fallen in love with a wonderful woman, I would have married him instantly.


My dad has had two '67s, earlier one was a 327/300hp coupe, current one is a 427 tri-power roadster, with 4 speed & side pipes. Absolute pinnacle of automotive design if you ask me.
 
2013-06-26 01:51:29 AM
No '64 Malibu.
 
2013-06-26 01:52:50 AM

J. Frank Parnell: No '64 Malibu.


Pernicious lies.
 
2013-06-26 01:53:51 AM
About five six years ago I took a ride down Valencia street in the back of a 64 comet.  The owner (friend of my friend at the wheel ) who'd bought it at auction claimed it had 600 miles on in.  We didn't believe it, 100600 miles maybe.  Didn't believe it till I got in and took off, and heard the engine.  My Grandmother had one, bought new.  It had that sound, from when I was a boy, riding in grandma's car off to the beach.

Guy had bought it for $300.  No one wanted it because it would start.  Wouldn't start because the ground strap had corroded away. Paint was ruined, but no rust.  Upholstery had thread rot, but the fabric was good.  The inside chrome was perfect.
 
2013-06-26 01:56:48 AM

gibbon1: About five six years ago I took a ride down Valencia street in the back of a 64 comet.  The owner (friend of my friend at the wheel ) who'd bought it at auction claimed it had 600 miles on in.  We didn't believe it, 100600 miles maybe.  Didn't believe it till I got in and took off, and heard the engine.  My Grandmother had one, bought new.  It had that sound, from when I was a boy, riding in grandma's car off to the beach.

Guy had bought it for $300.  No one wanted it because it would start.  Wouldn't start because the ground strap had corroded away. Paint was ruined, but no rust.  Upholstery had thread rot, but the fabric was good.  The inside chrome was perfect.


Was it's hair perfect as well?
 
2013-06-26 02:00:33 AM
Wake me up if they find a low-mileage 1957 Chrysler 300 in the mix. Or a 1960. That'd be fine, too.
 
2013-06-26 02:17:41 AM

Bacontastesgood: Some of the comments there are either genius trolls or complete dumbasses.  Either way, funny shiat:

<i>I doubt that they will need much restoring probably just change the fluids and any dry Rotted Rubber and they are good to go </i>

<i>NONE of these cars need restoring, they will all have a light CONSERVATION done to bring back the original luster of the paint and rotted rubber parts, but there is nothing to restore, the cars are essentially new. </i>

<i>The value of the cars is that they are original. Restoring the 50 that were not driven would destroy thier value </i>


That's actually debatable. Some would say that these cars should NOT be shined up. To many collectors they are worth more as genuine barn finds than as renewed classics.

That being said, not all these cars are worth collecting (The Vega was GM's Austin Marina, and like the Marina should have pianos dropped on the survivors). For anyone contemplating buying one these cars (not just the Vega) to drive, be aware that it will need a fair bit of work. Tires, hoses, and all electrics will need replacement because rubber and plastic dry out and crack over time. Shocks and springs will have settled, fluids will all have to be purged and replaced. Worst: fuel in the tanks, carbs, and fuel lines will have turned to some kind of varnish by now and that's a b*tch to clean out (been there).
 
2013-06-26 02:37:43 AM
I don't usually go in for American cars, but... That Corvette is damn sweet. I would totally go for one of that generation... it seemed to escape the Detroit curse of "our cars are huge for the sake of being huge".

[flamesuit on]
 
2013-06-26 02:38:34 AM
A Chevy Cameo? Word up?
 
2013-06-26 02:45:21 AM
Actually wouldn't mind having a Vega that still had a strong frame... wouldn't stay original for long tho; tear out drive train and drop in a `69 350, factory 300 horse (fresh rebuild from block up) and match it up with BW 5 spd racing tranny... tub the ass for 50's and a new driveshaft.  Probably have to sacrifice the headers since it is a little car, but be worth it... AFTER cleaning/sealing/painting the frame from one end to the other.
Haven't seen one of those on the road in - hell, can't even estimate how long.

/will NEVER forget when growing up and parents had a police scanner. Sat and listened to a Vega get chased through WV then across into OH and got away.... no matter who they called in, he outran them all.
//naturally, not all that impressive when you consider a similar incident happened recently with a STOLEN Tracker (that just happened to come right down in front of my house). City, County and State after him and he/she got away in a vehicle that wasn't even theirs... and, it was the `98 or older, so no V6 - 4 cyl all the way LMAO


As for saying those cars are still like new and only need rubber parts - I doubt the alternators will last 500 miles in ANY of them. Sitting that long, the rings will go or at least start smoking to beat hell. Shocks will be shot (as well as springs need taken off and stretched/replaced).  Gas tanks will HAVE to be fully flushed/soaked/cleaned out - along with rest of fluid holding systems and lines.... carbs rebuild because gaskets will be dried out.
Any money-bags thinking they are buying a dream that just needs a good buff job and a set of tires is in for one hellacious surprise.
(had a 64 Plymouth Valiant conv. that some thought was a conv Barracuda and 2 `71 short, fleetside Chevy trucks - one of which was full of mud when I got it.... yet the carpet was literally MINT when I washed it all out.. would not have replaced it if given new carpet for free)
 
2013-06-26 02:45:56 AM

Bacontastesgood: Html is ignored by default now?  Jeebus.


Have you been naughty? I've seen people lose their html privileges before for various reasons.
 
2013-06-26 02:57:31 AM
Give me any one of those, a fair amount of funds and a garage, and I could seriously make something of it.

You have to realize that every single part of the vehicle has to be examined and/or repaired.  The engine, for instance, will need to be disassembled and repaired before you crank it up for the first time.  Same for the rest of the vehicle, if you give a damn about the thing.  Entropy (see: decay, rust, oxidation, etc.) will take place, and you have to do something about that.

But I'd really love to be given the opportunity to restore one of those babies ;)
 
2013-06-26 03:00:40 AM
TheMega:  not all that impressive when you consider a similar incident happened recently with a STOLEN Tracker (that just happened to come right down in front of my house). City, County and State after him and he/she got away in a vehicle that wasn't even theirs... and, it was the `98 or older, so no V6 - 4 cyl all the way LMAO


Hilarious. I drive a 2004 Tracker and I'd never in a million years consider trying to outrun cops in it.
 
2013-06-26 03:01:06 AM
Oh, man, my first car was a 1962 Chevy Impala 4 door sedan with a crappy inline six that just ate batteries and had enough rust through holes (west coast Florida car, so lots of sea salt corrosion) that you could see what was in the trunk without even opening it.

That said, it got me laid and was all kinds of roomy inside.  I'd love to score one of those, just for old times sake.
 
2013-06-26 03:04:12 AM

lordargent: A Cameo? Word up.


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2013-06-26 03:18:11 AM
So this Nebraskan couple had what looks a lot like a parking lot in Cuba. Interesting. You know, there's something in South Dakota you might like to see, they've carved the faces of some Presidents out of this mountain. You could avoid driving through Nebraska. In case you're thinking about making a trip.
 
2013-06-26 03:31:42 AM

Shrink: lordargent: A Cameo? Word up.

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Is that Neil Degrasse Tyson's former profession?
 
2013-06-26 03:54:44 AM
Uber-rich collector types will be boosting the prices up so high, you will need a horde of Nazi gold to win one.
 
2013-06-26 04:05:53 AM
If I wanted a perfect car, why would I want a 50 year old POS that will undoubtedly be cheaper than an M5 by the time I can even look at it?  As a historical curiosity, sure, but modern cars are better in every conceivable way.  The only reason people buy them is to remind them of the days when driving was fun, seatbelts weren't mandatory and drunk driving was only a crime if you killed somebody.
 
2013-06-26 04:06:29 AM

Lifeless: If I wanted a perfect car, why would I want a 50 year old POS that will undoubtedly be more expensive than an M5 by the time I can even look at it?  As a historical curiosity, sure, but modern cars are better in every conceivable way.  The only reason people buy them is to remind them of the days when driving was fun, seatbelts weren't mandatory and drunk driving was only a crime if you killed somebody.


FTFM
 
2013-06-26 04:06:29 AM

Pointy Tail of Satan: Uber-rich collector types will be boosting the prices up so high, you will need a horde of Nazi gold to win one.


it would be easier for wealthy types to wait until the middle men grab these, wrecker them onto flat beds & portable parking lots and do lots of resto work back at the shop. work all done looking sweet that's when they'll attract the money that just doesn't care. why get your filthy rich hands greasy dirty unless it's your hobby or passion.
 
2013-06-26 04:18:51 AM

2wolves: I had an Astre' which was the Vega with AC and a slightly larger engine. Not a bad car.


Did it have the same aluminum engine block as the Vega? Because IIRC, that was one of the biggest problems with that car.
 
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