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Chris Elzie
11-15-2012, 08:45 PM
http://austin.craigslist.org/pts/3409330098.html

Kurt Arends
11-15-2012, 09:36 PM
That car would sell complete right now on eBay for around $15,000!

John ED Renstrom
11-15-2012, 09:44 PM
run you aroud 45000 to get it compleat. there is a lot not there on that one and a lot not pictured.

Kurt Arends
11-15-2012, 10:44 PM
Yes, I agree. It is definitely a parts car in my opinion, but so was the last '59 futura that sold on eBay for an insane amount of money given the condition that it was in.

John ED Renstrom
11-17-2012, 12:35 AM
fools and money soon to be parted. and they say we are in a recession

Attila Bethlenfalvy
11-18-2012, 01:18 AM
I am that fool you speak of Ed. I bought this '60, which will now donate its life to authentically complete a '59 MM hightop. Because the glass remained intact, the rear compartment survived in very good condition. I particularly like the thin molding separating body colors and hope that can be reused on the '59. Lower body molding was in coach.

http://imageshack.us/a/img43/6932/60mm30k2.jpg

Contacted the seller before ad was posted here. Unprompted, he forwarded me email inquiries received after coach was paid for. Ironically, I know personally or am familiar with 11 of those 14 email addresses. :p

Darren Bedford
11-18-2012, 10:41 PM
Attila

Do you think the rear corner glass would be the same as in a 1962 MM Futura ?

Let me know,
Darren

P.S. There is a lot of useful parts on that car. No fool for buying and parting out !

Attila Bethlenfalvy
11-18-2012, 10:46 PM
Same corner glass used in '59-'62 MM. :thumb: (Might actually be '57-'62 although I've never had a piece of '57-'58 in my hand to match up.)

Although Ed is difficult to follow sometimes, I think he intended a fool parting with his money and not parting out the car. What can I say. It was a genius idea so I obliged. :yum:

http://imageshack.us/a/img600/1471/60mm30e.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img338/4599/60mm30a5b.jpg

Can it be the very same ambulance that served in Steubenville, OH?

http://imageshack.us/a/img22/1645/60mmsteubenville.jpg

15 years ago it came out of Iowa, hence rot. Still has an Iowa title. Prior history unknown.

Kurt Arends
11-18-2012, 11:20 PM
Attila,
Is the side glass as good as it looks?? I would be interested in purchasing the side door glass if it is good and you don't need it. As you already know, I would also be interested in the body side mouldings also if they are decent. You will do very well by that car! Awesome opportunity in landing some extremely hard to find parts!!

Attila Bethlenfalvy
11-18-2012, 11:25 PM
Windshield and driver door glass are cracked. Rest of glass is great. All etched glass is going straight into the '59 Kurt. In fact, I have another friend that has etched corner windows that would rather have regular windows. If the pattern is the same, I may swap those out with him. I will have very very little - if anything - available off this unit.

http://imageshack.us/a/img696/8441/60mm30x.jpg

Side molding is half the width than normal (and peaked), I presume because of lower placement on body. Not the same as what you're looking for. I've got you covered though. ;)

Steve Loftin
11-19-2012, 07:26 AM
I may have missed something in these conversations, but this car looks way too complete to part out.

Paul Steinberg
11-19-2012, 09:23 AM
It is being parted out to restore a 1959 just like it with less rust and a more desirable year model (by some people) that was stripped of its parts many years ago. Think of it as an organ donor that died in a tragic accident... the organs go to someone else that is living and in need of them. This 1960 has died a tragic death by a combination of salt and water... :myopinion:

Darren Bedford
11-19-2012, 10:23 AM
Attila

If it was the same car that served in Ohio, it sure had a fantastic prior life and looked outstanding at that time. Very cool color combo and lines.


Steve

Apparently it had lots of rot but some really great parts that were in need.

Another thing it would need is a LOT of TIME and mostly MONEY if it was to be restored. No one has that for this car.

Parts are a MUST to restore other cars and to keep the ones going we have on the road now !

If the car is the one pictured in Ohio as Attila has shown... it sure would have been an outstanding restoration !


In my opinion... parting out old cars is a MUST to keep our current cars rolling down the road in their original glory as we see at every PCS meet !!!

If you can't restore them afford-ably, part them out and put a smile on someones face ! People are always looking for parts !

Long live the pro-cars of the last 100 years ! :thumbsup:


Darren

John Royark JR
11-19-2012, 12:06 PM
http://imageshack.us/a/img22/1645/60mmsteubenville.jpg

15 years ago it came out of Iowa, hence rot. Still has an Iowa title. Prior history unknown.

Atti, what town in Iowa is it from? Just curious of any pro-car from my State.

John ED Renstrom
11-19-2012, 12:12 PM
I am that fool you speak of Ed. I bought this '60, which will now donate its life to authentically complete a '59 MM hight top

all she was good for was a parts car. your reading more into things then you need. the reference was to the 59 sold for the way out of line price on e-bay. but only a fool would buy this car thinking he could fix it up and sell it for a profett. now if you have the money, time, inclnation and a place for most of the parts to go to. then is was probily a brake even investment. just to keep you from having to go to someone else for small parts to redo your car.
but one has to have the space to put it, the time to strip it and the car that needs the parts. the apility to keep your fingers crossed hoping they still good on this one. me I don't have any of that. what I discovered when I did, was that I spent more time and money on the parts car then I did getting the one I wanted back to gather. all I ended up with was a yard full of junk and uncompleated projects, with lots of friends wanting me to give them something. now days all I have is a yard full of uncompleated projects and a few bucks to compleat them with. so all I can say is better you then me. been there done that, got the holes in my T shirt to prove it.

Attila Bethlenfalvy
11-19-2012, 01:33 PM
My 'fool' retort was pure sarcasm my friend, assuredly. ;)

Although now I need 2 Advil and a deciphering key to decode your last chunk. :stars:

Kurt Arends
11-19-2012, 09:10 PM
Windshield and driver door glass are cracked. Rest of glass is great. All etched glass is going straight into the '59 Kurt. In fact, I have another friend that has etched corner windows that would rather have regular windows. If the pattern is the same, I may swap those out with him. I will have very very little - if anything - available off this unit.

http://imageshack.us/a/img696/8441/60mm30x.jpg

Side molding is half the width than normal (and peaked), I presume because of lower placement on body. Not the same as what you're looking for. I've got you covered though. ;)

Attila,
Can you get a pattern off of the side door glass for me? Don't need the quarter glass. I know of a local gal that can do the etching for me. Also, let me know if you have anything left to sell.
Thanks!
Kurt

Attila Bethlenfalvy
11-26-2012, 01:04 AM
Change of plans. Sadly, due to an overseas death of an immediate family member, '59 ambulance owner wasn't able to follow through at this time so '60 is now on eBay. One shot for someone else before parting.

And no, I didn't write nor proofread item description. :rolleyes: