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Channing Spencer 10-04-2015 01:42 PM

1959 Cadillac Other FLEETWOOD
 
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So, any thoughts?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271999328981...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Peter Grave 10-04-2015 02:40 PM

This looks like a pretty fair car I have a 62 75 that ran and drove when it came here motor and trans were excellent. I would bid on this but I have my six door and with Wellsboro need no more projects. This would be a good way for someone to get a cheap 59.

John ED Renstrom 10-04-2015 08:14 PM

I'm betting it at least dibbles in the next hr

Channing Spencer 10-04-2015 08:46 PM

I actually have been in touch with the seller over the past week or so...I had a mechanic go out and look at it for me. I asked the mechanic to take a few pics of key areas that are not shown in the pics on E-Bay, but he took NO PICTURES AT ALL....
That said, I have been told by the seller that the front floors need to be replaced, and the rear floors need patches. The seller said the rockers need some patches; the mechanic said that the rockers need more than patches...that they would need to be replaced...Mechanic said that the rear pans might need patches too...Not very difinitive for an "expert opinion".. The seller said, "...normal 59 rust spots..." "...Also has old patchwork behind rear wheels"...
He said that he has a '59 Superior hearse, and says, "I'd rather build the 59 hearse into the ghostbusters Ecto1". "The rear bumper is solid with good ends the center rear bumper the chrome is weak. Front bumper is good but will need at least lower ends as they have some holes starting in them."
He said that he would be able to send me a pic of the VIN on the frame, but he never did...he said that he would send me a pic of the back seat that shows the center divider/jump seat area, but never did...I asked if the jump seats were there, but I did not get a clear answer...I am not sure if they are there or not....the mechanic said that he does not remember if they were there...
The seller e-mailed me a picture of the title. The vehicle is titled in IL, not MD where the seller lives and the vehicle is...The title is not in the seller's name...the owner on the title is, "Auto Imports Inc" in Decator, IL. I understand that many people skip title when selling a vehicle, but I will not buy one that has been skipped...maybe I am too careful??


I was actually going to purchase it....I am not sure if the seller is honest or not; he may very well be, but I need more to feel comfortable...I am not in a position where I can drive or travel to the East Coast during a hurricane, or in clear weather for that matter...I cannot get away right now. So, I guess I will not be purchasing this one...bummer, beacuse I would have liked to have it.

Darren Bedford 10-04-2015 08:58 PM

You likely did the best thing by avoiding this one.

It needs a full restoration and who knows about the frame with all the water damage on the inside and rear compartment.

It would be about 1500.00 for emblem and trim replacement alone.

Kurt Arends 10-04-2015 09:08 PM

The overseas buyers won't be interested in this one since the engine and transmission have been pulled. They buy a lot of project cars, but really tend to steer away from incomplete cars(basket cases).

James Fischer 10-04-2015 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Kurt Arends (Post 841903590)
The overseas buyers won't be interested in this one since the engine and transmission have been pulled. They buy a lot of project cars, but really tend to steer away from incomplete cars(basket cases).

Your right about that Kurt !
My 60 Cad went to Hong Kong this summer,and I also had another 60 that I was willing to GIVE to them (needed new or rebulit motor).....they did not want it at all....:rolleyes:

Doug Lemon 10-09-2015 07:18 PM

The very first thing an overseas buyer looks for is a TITLE.
US customs will not let a vehicle out of the country without a TITLE.
Bill of sale is no good.


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