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Wagon is cool but, driving a yellow and white box makes me hate yellow cars.

20 grand seems cheap if the claims are true. Usually these people want nearly 50 grand.
 

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I dig both of those. The idea of building a camper/RV from an ambulance is a great one. We picked ours up for $2500 with a rebuilt engine. Just have to keep an eye out for deals.
 

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At one point the Caprice could be had fairly cheap. What happened to that?
 

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GRtak;n3547939 said:
I really don't get stuff like this. Wouldn't it have been worth more as a complete Beetle?


GRtak;n3547939 said:
Reminds me of a Malibu wagon one of our racers just bought. Wagon, V8, posi-trac, 4-speed. Very cool, unmolested car. He plans to drive it on nice days and leave it be.


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Not sure what to think on this one. It's a neat car and in restorable condition, but I guess these cars just don't bring money.
 

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Was mostly just adding to your list of oddities and weird stuff. The Beetle definitely files that bill. Yes, it would probably worth more as a plain Beetle. It might also be worth more as a pile of parts...

That is the same platform as the Malibu that generation. I know somebody that built a drag racer out of a Malibu like that, and it performs admirably.

I always liked that style Century(that platform really), used to be a billboard on the edge of the Flint area that featured one. I also got to see the actual Indy Pace car at the Buick headquarters years later and it reignited my interest in them.
 

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Malibus are a very popular drag race platform. We have a handful that run with us on a regular basis. None of them are particularly quick, but they are bracket cars and don't have to be.
 

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Damn... lots of good stuff there, but when did a '73 Torino command nearly $13k? Or $20k for a '72? I must be out of touch on prices...

That '58 Ford marina truck is very cool. Looks to be a F-600 or so by the lug pattern.

Of the bunch, the 1965 Galaxie is the pick. My neighbor has one that is low mileage, maybe I should see if he'd sell it...
 

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You are not paying attention to the auctions or ebay pricing. It fills 3 criteria that drive up the price that much. First, it is in nice condition. Second, it is a popular model, or newly rediscovered model that was used in a movie. Third, and this is the most important reason for the price, the owner wants to start his retirement account on the sale of that vehicle, or take a month long trip to Hawaii or somewhere else really expensive.
 

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Of course, always remember, something is only worth what someone will actually pay for it...
 

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Very nice! I'd love to have that one.
 
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