Post by Steam McQueen on Mar 9, 2014 7:28:33 GMT -5
- From board member Lord Vadus, asking $7,500
This car has many extremely rare accessories that are nearly impossible to find; 1974 Police Certified speedometer, tan police upper door panels, 15x6.5 cop wheels, police dual snorkel air cleaner, 9.25 rear end (not presently installed), original CHP rubber push bar guards and more. This was originally a rust-free Texas civilian car with a 360. I've installed a performance-built 440 that's had a full rebuild and only been used to move the car around while its been worked on. The vehicle is presently being painted black-and white. All missing parts are accounted for; most being inside the vehicle.
My health forces me to move to Texas before next winter; I hate to sell, but the cost of transporting the car and pats almost doubles the cost of my move. I've had to sell off nearly every car I own and severely downsize my life.
Aww, man this totally sucks! As I have been trying to account for Arthur's absence I also started to think we have not seen anything from LV lately. LV I hope everything is ok. Is your health situation making is impossible to work on the car? If this is simply a transportation issue maybe we (the board) could help come up with some creative options.
It's tough selling an unfinished project but for whoever is looking for a 74, this is a deal. You have all the right parts. Buying this would put you years ahead of buying the typical rust bucket 74 for $1000.
Not that I am trying to be a vulture here, but IF you end up having to separate some parts send me a message.
I've got things situated, but the Midwestern weather forces me to be a hermit all winter. It becomes physically painful and hazardous to my health to go outside from December through March and that will never change. It also kills any ability I have to work for those three months.
There was a long period in which I wasn't working and was trying to figure out what was going on with my body. In that time, I built up a fair amount of debt; both medical and personal, so I can't afford to sit around and not work for a quarter of the year.
As such, I have to move before next winter and that means I can't take everything with me. I'd love to take the Dodge and finish it, but with a storage locker's worth of parts in addition to the car itself, it nearly doubles my moving costs and adds a new burden when I have yet to find a place to live.
Plus, I want to buy a house down there and the extra money would really help in that regard.
Post by Lord Vadus on Mar 17, 2014 14:26:33 GMT -5
Some legitimate interest and a few people who want to take a look at it. I did get one guy with a thick Southern accent who offered me $3,500 for the car and, when I said that his offer was insulting, promptly hung up on me.
Post by Lord Vadus on Mar 17, 2014 17:33:10 GMT -5
Thank you. Though, the thing about the car that makes transport unfeasible is the sheer mass of spare parts that I have for the car; full tan interior, spare rear end, boxes of odds and ends, etc. I have more than will fit in the car and would require additional shipping for just them.
I have, indeed, sold the DeLorean. I was so sick of the stupid Back to the Future jokes when I had done nothing to provoke them. I couldn't take the car to a show or out for a drive without getting the comments and my car appeared 100% stock. It bothered me because I had put so much effort into restoring it to better than stock and, as a result, everyone only seeing it as a movie prop.
The Monaco is different in that I was trying to make it a prop and bought it with that intent as well as the fact that it could be appreciated by the general public since it's a built for performance car; if that makes any sense.