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Old 12-18-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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Default Skimming the Classifieds



I love looking through the 1950s issues of Hot Rod magazine for obvious reasons,showing us exactly how hot rods were built, how the trends and parts changed year by year, and seeing the evolution of the custom car as well. One of my favorite things t...

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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Wow.!.hard to choose only one....I'd go for the 30 FORD Coupe in show condition! (but the 47 also grabs my attention)
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:36 AM   #4
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uh oh maybe get a hold of the FORD FUTURA before it was made into the BATMOBILE ....Now that would have changed things
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:53 AM   #5
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I often go dreaming thru those ancient classifieds and choose my new car. Hey, dreamin ain't a bad thing. ~sololobo~
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:59 AM   #6
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Now if I could just get that time machine I bought on Ebay to work...
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:04 AM   #7
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Of course those prices seem like giveaway in today's world.......but i used
to pass on $750 and $1200 cars back in those days as I didn't have that
much money to spend. Fun to read those ads today and dream.......
I still have a few of those little books I saved.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:20 AM   #8
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i remender when i was 16 yrs old,me and my dad went to look at 40 ford cpe with a sbc,the guy told my dad 500 bucks,my dad tells the guy,"your out of your mind" that was 1959,i wanted it bad,but the old man said no,it to much money.....lol
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:21 AM   #9
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My father told me when he was young he worked for 35 cents an hour. So inflation sucks and its going to keep getting worse.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:10 AM   #10
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I would have to be two cars,,, the 40 woody to tow the Larson Cummings roadster,,
And yes for this old/not so old guy, my first 'real' job, in 1969, I was paid a whole $1.10 an hour. And I couldn't afford the $500.00 57 Chevy hardtop my brother wanted to sell.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:14 PM   #11
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I like the one you picked Jive Bomber OR this one...

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Old 12-18-2012, 12:15 PM   #12
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If you're interested in more, I started this thread and scanned a bunch....

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...t=hot+rod+mart
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:22 PM   #13
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Imagine the HAMB traditional police if you posted that frontend today

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Old 12-18-2012, 12:48 PM   #14
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Also checkout JeffreyJames' >>>SELL-----Hot Rod Archives (Hot Rod Mart Thread)<<< thread!


EDIT: Doh! ... he already posted a link to his thread
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:53 PM   #15
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uh oh maybe get a hold of the FORD FUTURA before it was made into the BATMOBILE ....Now that would have changed things
Holy conundrums Batman!

What would we do without the caped crusaders trusty Batmobile just the way it should be?

George started with the perfect basis to create one of the most important vehicles of all time (perhaps a little over-stating things, but hey, who cares?).

Mind you, any of the GM showcar Firebirds might have been an option.

Hmmmm, now you've got me thinking about a new thread.........!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:56 PM   #16
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Im with JJ on the black Deuce 5w.. But that 36 roadster for $795 also gets me.. Just needs chopped!

So who's working on the time machine?
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:02 PM   #17
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In 1957, I earned $275/month; my apartment cost $75/month, so these cars were well out of my reach!

By 1961 I was up to $600/month; in late '61 I got a '62 Corvette, 360 HP, four speed, big brakes etc. There was no reason to be practical, yet, but that all changed two years later.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:02 PM   #18
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Imagine the HAMB traditional police if you posted that frontend today

I'm intrigued by the car for sale (by the same owner) above this one - apparently a station wagon with TV and wet bar, wire wheels, Cibie headlights and wood paneling - can we get a scan of the rest of the ad?
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:10 PM   #19
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I found a old classifieds book from 1977 in my 63 Catalina when I bought it and in that book there were 63 split window corvettes from 2700 to 3500. Unbelievable. I'll see if I can get the pics up of the adds. 69 hemi super bees for 1800 too!
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:48 PM   #20
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If you took $2000 in 2012 dollars back to 1958, you could probably buy two, maybe three of those cars. $2000 in todays dollars would equal about $250 in 1958 dollars. Fun to dream isn't it? The woody would be my choice.
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