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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 20
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2013-06-26 12:30:56 AM
9 votes:
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 01:40:40 AM
6 votes:

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.
2013-06-25 09:38:39 PM
5 votes:
That's too bad as I'm looking for a low-mileage '64 Impala with the original factory hydraulics.
2013-06-26 08:26:52 AM
2 votes:
TiredWings:  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......

"It's a bullshiat question.  Cause Chevy didn't make a 327 in '55. The 327 didn't come out til '62. And it wasn't offered in the Bellaire with the 4-barrel carburetor til '64. However, in 1964 the correct ignition timing would be 4 degrees before top dead center."
2013-06-26 03:04:12 AM
2 votes:

lordargent: A Cameo? Word up.


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2013-06-26 01:24:48 AM
2 votes:
A Cameo? Word up.
2013-06-26 06:03:15 PM
1 votes:
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 09:13:07 AM
1 votes:
Wretched:
The advantages of a manual transmission are obvious once someone attempts to car-jack you...

Other than the gun in your face, how awesome would that be.

You: lean back and say, "ok, I'm cool with that. Just don't shoot me. You know how to drive a stick shift right?"

Cjacker: "F that", and walks away head down under the weight of your smug.
2013-06-26 08:21:09 AM
1 votes:

Forced Perspective: lewismarktwo: Even if you did all that you would still die in any accident over 35mph.

And I only scratched the surface.  The reality is that today's cars are more fuel efficient and safer than anything created back then.  The average driver may not know that they have electronic stability control, electronic brakeforce distribution and adaptive headlamps, but there are people alive today because today's cars are better.


There are more people alive today because the back seats of those cars were better (if ya know what I mean ...)
2013-06-26 07:20:34 AM
1 votes:

Forced Perspective: If I wanted a perfect car, wouldn't I want something newer?  Do these cars even have automatic transmission?  Anti-lock brakes?  Air bags?  Backup rear camera?  Obviously not.  By the time you retrofitted this to be as good as a new car, you might as well just be a new car.


Even if you did all that you would still die in any accident over 35mph.
2013-06-26 04:35:54 AM
1 votes:
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.
2013-06-26 04:24:36 AM
1 votes:

frostus: I loved my 1966 Corvair. Maybe I can buy a new one now.


Don't do it!

CSB time. My girlfriends moms new husband tried to impress us with telling us about his Corvair he used to have. Bragged to me that he had all the service records. I came back with, "Wow! How big was the trailer? They sure didn't fit in the glove box!"
2013-06-26 02:45:21 AM
1 votes:
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 02:38:34 AM
1 votes:
A Chevy Cameo? Word up?
2013-06-26 01:51:29 AM
1 votes:
No '64 Malibu.
2013-06-26 01:49:15 AM
1 votes:

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 01:44:03 AM
1 votes:
I loved my 1966 Corvair. Maybe I can buy a new one now.
2013-06-26 01:32:50 AM
1 votes:

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
2013-06-25 10:59:16 PM
1 votes:

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.
2013-06-25 08:24:32 PM
1 votes:
My comment won't look silly after the headline gets fixed.
 
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