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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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2013-06-26 01:37:48 PM  
a couple of Vegas

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2013-06-26 01:52:20 PM  
Any El Caminos?

...What? I like them.  Especially with a V8.
 
2013-06-26 02:04:04 PM  

Omahawg: you people are losers. I used to drive one of these.

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'cept it was like seven years ago and it was all rusted to hell and cost $500 but I was a broke mofo and the speedometer would bounce until it hit 40 or so and the rear view mirror fell off and the AM radio was mostly squwak unless you turned it up real high so I didn't notice that cop that chased me out of town 'cause I didn't know I blew through his speed trap. they threw me in jail over that. with a warrant out in the whole state of nebrasky even. it is good to be a caprice classic gangsta. damn, it's good.


I loved my Caprice. I had a burgundy and silver 79 that I was $600 in 1992. Power windows, power split bench seat, power mirrors, power sun roof, velour interior. I loved that car it was great, I never should have gotten rid of it. In fact, to this day it still had the best seat I've ever sat in. The drivers side of the power split bench was controlled by a joystick. You could pretty much get that seat into any angle or position, I could cruise like a low rider with my eyes barely over the drivers side window, but at the back of the drivers area, or in a moment be positioned like a granny with my nose up against the steering wheel. Made it a great road trip car, if your ass or legs or feet were getting uncomfortable from being in the same position you could easily change the angle or position of the seat. My dream car has the salvaged seat out of one of these in it.
 
2013-06-26 02:10:15 PM  

Skunkwolf: I'm still waiting for the crates of thousands of WWII motorcycles to be dug up somewhere. All packed in grease, waiting to be assembled.

I'm going to be waiting a long time.


Buy a Ural
 
2013-06-26 02:20:50 PM  

SharkaPult: Any 1953 2 door Chevy Nomad Wagons?  No?  Then I don't think I'm interested, thanks.
/yes I'm a weird car-guy.
//also loves flathead engines too, wanna fight about it?


You sir, have good taste!
 
2013-06-26 02:23:29 PM  

Zafler: Any El Caminos?

...What? I like them.  Especially with a V8.


My grandfather had about an '86, shiat brown though. Awesome car, I drove it a number of times. It's on the list of cars I'd own again.
 
2013-06-26 02:50:34 PM  

Medic Zero: Zafler: Any El Caminos?

...What? I like them.  Especially with a V8.

My grandfather had about an '86, shiat brown though. Awesome car, I drove it a number of times. It's on the list of cars I'd own again.


I like the '59 model and the '70s ones the best.  The '60s ones are too boxy looking, and its the fins and the first generation that sells it for me.
 
2013-06-26 03:06:11 PM  

Land Ark: SharkaPult: Any 1953 2 door Chevy Nomad Wagons?  No?  Then I don't think I'm interested, thanks.
/yes I'm a weird car-guy.
//also loves flathead engines too, wanna fight about it?

<Pedantic alert>
1955 was the first year of the name Nomad, prior to that they were either called 2-door wagons or deliveries.
</pedantic alert>

To show I'm not always a jerk, have some pron:
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Technically you are correct.  Which is the best kind of correct.  Although I'm not sure there was a Chevy 2 door station wagon model at all in 1953. (which I have to assume was a typo by me)
I am reasonably sure the Bel-Air line had no station wagon option in 1953/54 and the 150 and 210 didn't have 2 door models available until 1955 alongside said Nomad. (I know the 2 door Handyman wasn't available in the 150 line until 1955)  The only 2 dr that I can recall offhand in 1953 is the AMC Rambler.
I meant to type the 1955 Chevy Nomad in my post.
/ stoopit fingurs tieping rong
//lerves old station wagons
 
2013-06-26 03:13:24 PM  

Medic Zero: SharkaPult: Any 1953 2 door Chevy Nomad Wagons?  No?  Then I don't think I'm interested, thanks.
/yes I'm a weird car-guy.
//also loves flathead engines too, wanna fight about it?

You sir, have good taste!


Much appreciated!  The old 2 dr wagons have a neat blue-collar flair that I like for some reason.  Just appeals to me.
My latest car-pipe dream is to somehow squeeze an old 8 cyl flathead motor into a little deuce-coupe.  Haven't seen one done up like that before and I think all the older car-guys in the neighborhood would get a kick out of it.
/future old car-guy.
//has weird taste in cars
 
2013-06-26 04:24:52 PM  

SharkaPult: Medic Zero: SharkaPult: Any 1953 2 door Chevy Nomad Wagons?  No?  Then I don't think I'm interested, thanks.
/yes I'm a weird car-guy.
//also loves flathead engines too, wanna fight about it?

You sir, have good taste!

Much appreciated!  The old 2 dr wagons have a neat blue-collar flair that I like for some reason.  Just appeals to me.
My latest car-pipe dream is to somehow squeeze an old 8 cyl flathead motor into a little deuce-coupe.  Haven't seen one done up like that before and I think all the older car-guys in the neighborhood would get a kick out of it.
/future old car-guy.
//has weird taste in cars


Me too! Have you seen the off-road Pacers?

I'd like an old station wagon too, but a mid-60's Valiant is what I'd like to start with.
 
2013-06-26 04:26:30 PM  

RastaKins: Medic Zero: 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.

The Vega valve stem seals were its real problem. They would get hot and harden. When the engine was off, oil would pool on the stem seals and leak in, fouling the spark plugs.

The Vega had a linerless, etched aluminum cylinder. The Porsche 928 and 944 had a very similar linerless, etched aluminum cylinder. My 944 currently has 302,000 miles with only modest oil consumption. May late (as in deceased) 1974 Vega GT did not make it to 90K before I had to rebuild.


Interesting, thanks!
 
2013-06-26 05:32:39 PM  

SharkaPult: Medic Zero: SharkaPult: Any 1953 2 door Chevy Nomad Wagons?  No?  Then I don't think I'm interested, thanks.
/yes I'm a weird car-guy.
//also loves flathead engines too, wanna fight about it?

You sir, have good taste!

Much appreciated!  The old 2 dr wagons have a neat blue-collar flair that I like for some reason.  Just appeals to me.
My latest car-pipe dream is to somehow squeeze an old 8 cyl flathead motor into a little deuce-coupe.  Haven't seen one done up like that before and I think all the older car-guys in the neighborhood would get a kick out of it.
/future old car-guy.
//has weird taste in cars


Supposedly, out in the woods somewhere, my dad knows of a 1948-50 Ford F-5 grain truck-ish thing, which was parked and abandoned decades ago. It had a flathead in it, supposedly, that's free for the taking. Not sure what sort of condition it would be in at this point, or even if it would be possible to get it running, or what it would cost to start the process, but I always dreamed of taking a chainsaw, a big truck, and a log chain out there looking for it. What I would do with it, I have no idea, but t-bucket sounds like a good start. That's the real old rat-rod style, where you cut everything possible off the car and between the front of the tires and the steering wheel there's basically nothing but motor.
 
2013-06-26 06:03:15 PM  
Land Ark:... the engine was replaced in the late 70s so I can't speak to the seals.

This guy can...


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2013-06-26 06:28:12 PM  

Medic Zero: Skunkwolf: I'm still waiting for the crates of thousands of WWII motorcycles to be dug up somewhere. All packed in grease, waiting to be assembled.

I'm going to be waiting a long time.

Buy a Ural


Or a Chang Jiang, complete with flathead engine.

Speaking of flatheads: a friend of a friend purchased a brand new, still in the crate, ex-Canadian army 1956 Triumph TRW 500. This was about 15 years ago, so the bike had been in proper storage for about 40 years, less than some of the cars in TFA, but it still needed a strip down and reassembly with all new gaskets, seals, and wiring before it could run. It did help that this bike is slightly less sophisticated than the average riding mower. Of course, being British, the fact that it leaked bodily fluids and had dodgy electrics meant everything was in order.
 
2013-06-26 09:11:09 PM  
Got to wonder how many of these end up in a collection, and never even get cleaned beyond blowing all the loose stuff off before going back inside, put up on blocks and all fluids drained! Then surrounded by a velvet rope you can walk past after paying a small fee!
 
2013-06-26 10:38:52 PM  

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.


Word!

But seriously, round these parts we call what you've described as circus ride, which typically is seen doing loser laps down Main Street on a Friday night.   Upon sight, the correct response is to hum "Barnum and Bailey's Favorite".
 
2013-06-27 12:32:50 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Wake me up if they find a low-mileage 1957 Chrysler 300 in the mix. Or a 1960. That'd be fine, too.


Lt. Mike Torello already bought it.
 
2013-06-27 04:29:12 AM  

Apos: a couple of Vegas

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What, are you from Japan or something?

We call the little flippy dude Vega here...

On a more serious note, my first car I ever had was a 1978 Chevy Malibu coupe... That sucker was a TANK... you could fit like 12 people in it if they got cozy. It also likely saved my life in the only accident I've ever been in. I was doing about 65 on a country road when I came over a hill to a little Ford Ranger that was in my lane... The driver had drifted over to my land because he was on a ton of drugs and drunk to boot... Utterly destroyed his truck, bent the frame of my car, but the only reason I was hurt was because the sun visor came down and clipped me in the face, cutting me above my eye and breaking my nose.
 
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