crypticsatellite: My in luck what?
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.
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.
Fo Shiz: That's too bad as I'm looking for a low-mileage '64 Impala with the original factory hydraulics.
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 transformer, 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.
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.
J. Frank Parnell: No '64 Malibu.
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.
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>
Bacontastesgood: Html is ignored by default now? Jeebus.
lordargent: A Cameo? Word up.
Shrink: lordargent: A Cameo? Word up.[permanentplastichelmet.files.wordpress.com image 387x400]
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.
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.
2wolves: I had an Astre' which was the Vega with AC and a slightly larger engine. Not a bad car.
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Mar 27 2017 03:33:40
Runtime: 0.379 sec (379 ms)