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View Poll Results: If owning this '59, you would:
Part this sad too far gone coach out. 7 20.59%
Find parts and restore. 23 67.65%
Cut roof off and make a parade car/truck/custom. 2 5.88%
Other. 2 5.88%
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:04 PM
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Default '59 Superior 3-way: part out or restore?

Hurricane Fran wreaked havoc in '96, causing 37 deaths and $5B in damages.

Hurricane Fran also happened to down an oak tree. A large old oak tree. A large old oak tree that happened to partially crush a '59 Superior sideloader.




Here's a chance to actually express opinions after being asked! State your focused case like a trial lawyer.

Cons: Took out rear third of roof, rear loading door, fiberglass sail panel, and damaged driver fin. Look at main ingredients: Superior rear door is interchangeable from '59-'64, roof '59-'60, sail panel and fin (obviously) '59 only. '60 sail panel could be modified to work. Skill set required to re-roof coach limits to upper percentile.

Pros: This was a running, driving '59 until damage occurred five years ago. Not rusty. 3-way table/mechanism not damaged. (Left rear piece loose and set in place for pics). Clear title. Highest (relative) procar value. '59s don't grow on trees.




Would you* restore, part out, use base for custom, or ?

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Old 05-25-2011, 04:12 PM
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would like to see this fixed up. perhaps one of the 59 superior crown's that i sold to dan would be a great donor?
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:22 PM
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I'm for restore it, shes worth it. Nothin that can't be fixed.

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Old 05-25-2011, 04:40 PM
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Ah that would be a piece of cake for Ed!!!
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"It's just a flesh wound.... Tis but a scratch!"

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Old 05-25-2011, 06:22 PM
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I voted "other" as the question posed is IF owned would you... If I owned that car I would not have the resources or expertise to revive it. It would be a painful decision but I am a part of the REAL world.
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Its hard to see the real condition.

The floor isn't all there and rusty. The interior is rough.
Doesn't look like they took care of it after the tree fell on it.

If you have the time, money and parts car to get the roof and many other parts, I would say fix it !!!

I'm sure it would be worth it and make a nice care !


I'm sure you could part it out for big bucks.


Let us know what will happen to it,
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Not for me; not for sale at this time; merely hypothetical.

At some point since Hurricane Fran, this '59 changed hands. It has been under cover since. The current owner can't decide what (if anything) to do. Stimulating then relaying different thought processes might just assist him along...
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I vote restore.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Darlene Daniels View Post
would like to see this fixed up. perhaps one of the 59 superior crown's that i sold to dan would be a great donor?
Yeah, you can use the one that mysteriously disappeared after I paid for it...
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