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Projects 58 Chevrolet Delray delivery sedan

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by DjNeil, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. DjNeil
    Joined: Dec 29, 2011
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    Hi
    i've been offered a nice 58 DelRay sedan delivery as a swap plus cash for my car but i've not a clue what they're worth
    Its a nice car so maybe i'll keep it but would like to have an idea what its worth.I've not come across one before
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  2. Dave Downs
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    Is it a true sedan delivery or a station wagon with filled-in rear windows? (I don't know enough about sedan deliveries to tell from the pictures. Also - drive train? brakes?
     
  3. I do not show a "handyman" two door wagon for 1958. Look this over very carefully 2X, check for filler panels.
    There were about 16,500 2 door wagons built in 1958. Rick
     
  4. belair
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    Sedan delivery has a one piece tailgate and rear window assembly. The entire back goes up. Not split in two like a wagon with separate tailgate and rear window. Nice 58. They are their own animal when it comes to parts. What car are you trading? What it's worth is often relative and subjective. What is it worth to you to have a nice driver instead of busting your knuckles, chasing parts on a car, etc?
     

  5. Here's one that I'd bet was a real delivery. tex.jpg
     
  6. verde742
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    Show us the back, Please
     
  7. They're called model 1271
     
  8. tubman
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    I personally would love to have that, converted wagon or not!
     
  9. slammed
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    VIN Tag Decoding – 1958 and 1959 Chevrolet


    Here is how to decode the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on American made 1958 and 1959 Chevrolet B-body (full size) cars. Locate the VIN tag on the left door jamb. It should be spot welded to the hinge pillar.

    Note: This cowl, or trim tag style only applies to Chevrolet cars produced in the USA.
    [​IMG] The first character represents the model and indicates 6 cylinder or v8 engine.
    1st Digit Series What It Is
    A 1100 1958 : 6 cylinder Delray or Yeoman wagon
    1959 : 6 cylinder Biscayne or Brookwood wagon
    B 1200 1958 : 8 cylinder Delray or Yeoman wagon
    1959 : 8 cylinder Biscayne or Brookwood wagon
    C 1500 1958 : 6 cylinder Biscayne or Brookwood wagon
    1959 : 6 cylinder Bel Air, Parkwood or Kingswood wagon
    D 1600 1958 : 8 cylinder Biscayne or Brookwood wagon
    1959 : 8 cylinder Bel Air, Parkwood or Kingswood wagon
    E 1700 1958 : 6 cylinder Belair or Nomad wagon
    1959 : 6 cylinder Impala or Nomad wagon
    F 1800 1958 : 8 cylinder Belair or Nomad wagon
    1959 : 8 cylinder Impala or Nomad wagon
    G 1171 1958 : 6 cylinder sedan Delivery|
    1959 : 6 cylinder sedan Delivery or El Camino
    H 1271 1958 : 8 cylinder sedan Delivery
    1959 : 8 cylinder sedan Delivery or El Camino
    [​IMG] The second and third characters represent the year. 58=1958, 59=1959.
    [​IMG] The fourth character represents the manufacturing plant. See a detailed chart.
    [​IMG] The last series of digits represent the production sequence number, starting at 100001.
    Keywords: decode, decoder, decoded, decipher, cowl tag, trim tag, body tag, 1960.
     
  10. LOU WELLS
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    Tex told me that the new 1958 chevy that they gave him to drive was a pain in the tail but very handy for hauling his stuff.....
     
  11. HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
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    What do you have that he wants to trade for? Might be worth it , might not.
     
  12. Hnstray
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    Did you guys miss that the OP is from France?.....He didn't say, but if this car is IN France (or elsewhere in Europe)...it would be one rare bird....OEM Sedan Delivery or not. May have a bearing on it's value......up, up and away!

    Ray
     
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  13. 49ratfink
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    you can't really ask a bunch of Americans what a car is worth in France.
     
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  14. DjNeil
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    Thanks for the replies,i'm checking on the tailgate
    He's trading against this 4 door 50
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  15. El Caballo
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    Yut! Keep the Merc.
     
  16. T.L.
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    from Colorado

    Love that '58...
     
  17. DjNeil
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    What's it worth in the USA then sir
    looks like a two piece trunk from here
    There's an awful lot of stuff leaving Europe now and heading back to the states.Ive had more offers on my 36 roadster from you guys than anyone in Europe
    Here's some more of the 58 for a valuation
    I found one up at 41,000 clams but i'm guessing he was just fishing DSC_0006_zpsttcv9my1.jpg
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  18. DjNeil
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    Shows what I know
    It's a Biscayne with a one piece rear door and a 1271
     
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  19. BJR
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    Looks like a 2 piece tailgate to me.
     
  20. Jalopy Joker
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    looks real good on the outside - post pics of interior/motor - what engine/trans/rearend/suspension,etc? it is your decision - which do you like more - which one would be easier to sell in your part of the world? a Handyman Wagon is rare, and so is a Yeoman Wagon to find in equal condition to wagon you post in pics, $25-40,000 is not unreal
     
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  22. rusty rocket
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    I'de trade a four door for a sedan delivery any day of the week.
     
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  23. DjNeil
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    Did the deal and I reckon I did the right thing.Mercs are hard to let go of

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  24. slammed
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    Is it indeed a delivery via VIN & tail gate?
     
  25. belair
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    You made a good trade.
     
  26. DjNeil
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    yep,its a real one

    vin is correct and heres the tail gate
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  27. SanDiegoHighwayman
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    Real NICE Chevy DjNeil

    yup -- that's a "porch roof" would LOVE to have THAT on my Merc inSTEAD of this door :p IMG_1478.JPG you open the *door* in bad weather -- everythings WET instantly :( :p
     
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  28. DjNeil
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    thanks for the compliment
    its a nice car
    its been converted to floor change which i'll put bqck to the column
    it originally would have had one seat but its had a passenger seat added
    its got fender skirts with it and 3"lowered coils so may just drop it and drive it
     
  29. tubman
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    You traded a 4 door Mercury for that? You done good! If there are any more out there with a similar situation, I'm going looking for a cheap 4 door Merc!
     
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  30. 1936dodge
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    Cool how they made back hatch look like 2 piece by having handle in middle.
     

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