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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 16
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2013-06-26 01:40:40 AM
3 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.
2013-06-26 06:39:12 AM
2 votes:
I'm only interested in an 83 Corvette.
2013-06-26 11:52:50 AM
1 votes:
2013-06-26 09:56:18 AM
1 votes:
Vega owner here (1973 base model 4 speed hatch back) I bought the car the day Reagan was shot for $600 bucks. I fixed the previous owner's repair jobs then drove the piss out of it till the motor just smoked too bad. Pulled the engine had the block steel sleeved and drove the hell out of it for years. I parked it and almost had it crushed in the California smog program (you were payed $600 bucks for it) but hung on to it and built a race car. People love them (Vega's) or despise them, some of the best GM horror stories were about Vega's (car started rusting when they got it home) or about the early S10 Blazer's (tranny blew up just after they picked up the car from the dealer). Years ago the local junk yard had a flyer wanting cars but on the bottom it said "NO VEGA'S OR PINTO'S". I"ll never sell my Vega, the car always treated me great and still does.
2013-06-26 09:19:15 AM
1 votes:
Call me when they find one of these.

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/Step into my Rocket 88.
2013-06-26 08:42:23 AM
1 votes:

Turbo Cojones: SpinStopper: 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 ;)

Engines designed to run on leaded fuel need new rings or they will self-destruct.  Lead provided lubricity.



Valve seats are the problem, not rings.
American cars from the early 70s onward are designed to run on unleaded, as its introduction was already planned. For the older ones you can get lead replacement additives.
2013-06-26 08:31:43 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.


Automatic transmissions became optional in GM cars in the 1940s, so it's a good bet many of these cars are equipped with one. It's not hard to use a manual and performance cars like the 'vette are more desirable with a stickshift.
The installation of seat belts became optional in the 50s and mandatory in the 60s, so a good many of them will also have those.
Many GM cars had optional air bags in the 70s, but few people ordered them, so these cars probably don't have them.
Antilock brakes did not get into general use until the late 80s, but many cars still don't have them today.
Backup camera ? if you must have one, they're easy and cheap to retrofit. But if you must have one, maybe you're not a very good driver...

At any rate, you're missing the point of driving an old car.

/unless you're a troll
2013-06-26 08:26:52 AM
1 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 08:09:33 AM
1 votes:

Munchkin City Coroner: "Perfect car" and an American made brand don't belong in the same headline.


I disagree: Tucker was an American marque.
2013-06-26 03:04:12 AM
1 votes:

lordargent: A Cameo? Word up.


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2013-06-26 02:17:41 AM
1 votes:

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 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 01:32:50 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
2013-06-26 12:30:56 AM
1 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.
2013-06-25 08:14:25 PM
1 votes:
"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...
 
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