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Can you do anything with this 350$ Ride??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Norrland, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. A friend of mine asked me some time ago if i would want to buy this ride for 350$. It need some work but would maybe be a nice daily driver this summer!! What you think?? Is it worth to save or schould i let it go to the Junkyard? It has a late 70's Nissan engine and a 5 speed transmission...
    Check the link and give me a comment or an idé what to do with it??
  2. jusjunk
    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
    Posts: 3,138

    from Michigan

    its got possibilitys... what the hell is it anyway? looks 3/4 scale but cool
  3. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,454


    I don't know what it is...looks sorta like a '57 Chevy...but yes, for $350.00 it'd make a nice sled...lots of body work already done...looks like all it needs is interior...but pictures can be deceiving...looks like a relatively easy fix for summer cruiser...

    Buy it, finish it, drive it...

  4. john56h
    Joined: Jan 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,767


    Is that 350 U.S. dollars?

    Either shouldn't go to the junk yard. Somebody has to be able to complete a build of that.

  5. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,707

    Tech Editor

    Pretty cool...

    What is it?

    An old Opel?
  6. SlowandLow63
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
    Posts: 5,953

    from Central NJ

    looks like a 54-5-6 bop based on the shape of the back window opening. if the front is glass and the back window is close that thing can be real cool. setup for 51 buick tailights? slightly kanted quads. i could do w/o the fins but they are real nicely done. looks real good to me and for $350 i wouldnt hesitate.
  7. It's an 1958 Opel and the pricetag is 350 US dollars about 3000 Swedish Crowns.

    It started life as the picture showing! an ordinary Opel Rekord 1958....

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  8. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,691


    Kinda cool. I even like the stocker. But then I sorta think '50s Toyopets look cool too.

  9. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Are you kidding me? That miniature 57 Cadillac-styled custom Opel is a killer! Finish it up and you'll be the King of the Kustoms.
    Don't let all that work and talent go to the scrappers!
  10. Bumpstick
    Joined: Sep 10, 2002
    Posts: 1,372


    I'm not so sure about this one.:( Too weird. Mini-caddy?

  11. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,871

    Chris Casny

    Buy it, $350 is cheap and it's cool.
  12. Shagrat
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 212


    I would buy it for $350 in a heartbeat, if it were a LOT closer. :)
  13. That thing is killer. I would snap it up in heartbeat. If it were here I'd probably be divorced for buying it hahaha you better jump on it.
  14. Why are you asking? In other words, what's holding you back? That's the best looking Opel I've ever seen.

  15. Kurt
    Joined: Nov 18, 2003
    Posts: 698


    Alot of time and money already invested for $350. I would not hesitate on that one.
  16. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,595

    from Garner, NC

    I dig it, just wondering where you got the little Buick headlight trim rings. And I dig the 12" WWW's :D:D:D
  17. Skip-o-Matic
    Joined: Jan 26, 2007
    Posts: 137


    There is no thinking about it. Only action.
    Letting it go to the junkyard would make you an accessory to murder.
    What ever it is, it is kool. Change the color maybe, but it is kool.
    If it was closer to Florida I would have to try and drag it home to be with the other 10 or 12 strays I already have.
  18. $350?? Hell yeah, it would be mine in a heart beat!!
  19. let me put it this way, if i lived any where near that car it'd be in my garage by now for that price....joe
  20. Sweet ride,i would get it given the opportunity,never seen one like that before,thats a good sign of originality,dont let it pass you by.
    Jamie of Dead City MC/CC
  21. Bumpstick
    Joined: Sep 10, 2002
    Posts: 1,372


    Everything is fullsized! They just get thrown off by that giant steering wheel.:D :D :D
  22. Tha is a cool SOB...:D even using the rear glass for the windshield!
  23. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,871

    Chris Casny

    Maybe I should make a trip to Sweden and buy the car and bring it to California, as opposed to the other way around.
    I like this little "thing".
  24. rodknocker
    Joined: Jan 31, 2006
    Posts: 2,267


    you're crazy not to buy it, because even if you don't like it you can always sell it on ebay as rare and get buku bucks
  25. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,055

    from California

    Min tanke e just Sommar bruksis om jag köper den. Måste fixa riktigt garage först.

    that's all I got to say.
  26. bigolds
    Joined: Oct 27, 2006
    Posts: 883


    Toss a domestic banger in it or maybe a V8-60. The thing looks a little rough around the edges but overall its a steal!!!!
  27. I will buy it as soon as i get a hold of the owner.... You will be updated what happens to the sweet little ride....
  28. Ahhh, peer pressure at work :D.

  29. eric
    Joined: Jun 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,643


    that car is AWESOME!!!! the cadillac rear quarters and all. sure it's small but it has some very nice lines!!! besides, you'll never have any problems trying to squeeze it in the COMPACT CAR PARKING stalls!!!:D
  30. Mozes
    Joined: Nov 16, 2006
    Posts: 155


    That Thing Is Bad Asss. Id Buy It Without A Second Thought. In Fact I Bet Someone Bought It While You Were Thinking Twice. Hope Not Though, Good Luck With Your New Bumper Car.

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