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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tumbler, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Tumbler
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 107

    from Tucson, AZ

    I was thinking about a car I had noticed around a month or so ago. I previously mentioned I was pretty much only into muscle cars and didn't give the car a second look. Well I went back today and no one was home. I quickly shot a few pictures from in front of the house. I also left a note on the front door. Looks to me like a '30 ford coupe. I got down so I could see and its got an engine. Hes also got another set of original wheels in a box behind the car. Looks like its just been stored under that car port for a long time.

    Luckily its pretty far off the beaten path so it probably hasn't had a lot of people stopping trying to buy it. I'm gonna be stoked if the owner wants to sell. I know its not much info but what kind of a price range am I looking at in case I get a call tonight?


  2. Frank
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,321


    Looks like a 31 to me. The top of the grill gives it away.
  3. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,926


    I'd pay 4,000 for that.
  4. 6deucecaddy
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 714


    Ask whatever yo are willing to pay. I paid $3000 and it was a piece of shit.
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  5. 6deucecaddy
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 714


    I agree with $4000. You might want to take a closer look though. There might be hidden issues.
  6. Has 30 splash approns. It's a standard coupe, like mine. I paid 3,500.00 for mine
  7. split the differance $3500 , try not to get shot in your quest for tin man!
  8. Tumbler
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 107

    from Tucson, AZ

    So what do you guys think it is? A 30 with a 31 grill or a 31 with 30 splash aprons?

    It wasn't too much investigation to get pictures. You can see the car from the street.
  9. Chris, no split in the splash aprons. It's a 31. Tag, you're it. Definitely a 31.
  10. Uhhh, you sure? I'm alomost positive 31's had split splash aprons. Friendly bet :D???
  11. So-cal Tex
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,356

    So-cal Tex

    Split splash aprons are '30 only.

    That is what mine has and they are original.
  12. CoupeHEAD, did some research, and the start of 30's had the split aprons (along with oval speedo's), and the later 30's had solid. My 30 has solid aprons and a rouns speed-o. Point being you win, I'll buy ya a beer sometime ;)
  13. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,817


    Looks like a damn nice car!! $4000.00 would be a steel.
  14. I'll take you up on that! The last two events (Billetproof and Hotrodarama), I've seen the coupe and 40 PU but not you. So when we meet I'll be thirsty! :D
  15. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 4,857


    I wouldn't sell it for $4000.
  16. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    sorry guys ..If i owned that it would take more than 4G's to pry it away from me.
    But than again cars like that dont come along like that up in Michigan.

    I would wait and see what he says he wants for it, before you offer anything, you never might go home a happy man..or not
  17. Yeah, but thats the beauty about the Hamb. I've probably seen 100 members, but wouldn't know it because I havn't a clue what they look like. Regardless, I'll get you that beer somehow or another.....I MAY be over there for the Arlington drag reunion...

    Did you have a car at either event?
  18. joeybsyc
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
    Posts: 803

    from PA

    Amen to that... 4 grand wouldn't buy a bare body shell in that shape around here... that's if you could even find one in that shape around here.
  19. Tumbler
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 107

    from Tucson, AZ

    Well I got a call from the woman who owns the Model A. She says its a '30. Her husband recently passed away. The Model A belonged to her Brother who passed away in '78. Its been off the road since then. The husband was going to restore it but never got around to it.

    She is still talking with her children trying to see if anyone wants the car. If not shes going to let me know. She said she has a price in mind what she wants for it but she wasn't going to let that out yet.
  20. Chuckles Garage
    Joined: Jun 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,366

    Chuckles Garage
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    5k all day long. That thing looks clean!!
  21. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,234



    Keep us posted as to how this turns out. I would love to hear that you were able to get it. Good luck.

  22. 21tat
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
    Posts: 829


    Wouldn't surprise me if she's asking 5k. Looks good.
  23. gbones32coupe
    Joined: Jan 1, 2007
    Posts: 578


    buy that bitch Yaaaaaaaaaa hooooooooo
  24. CyaNide
    Joined: Mar 2, 2006
    Posts: 185

    from Texas

    I'll go look at it for ya.
  25. rodder001
    Joined: Jan 3, 2008
    Posts: 22

    from Omaha Ne

  26. Butcher Boy
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 301

    Butcher Boy

    Its a 31 and a nice one at that. It would take more than 5k to buy if it were mine. But please let us know how it turns out........ GOOD LUCK !!!
  27. Bondoboy
    Joined: Apr 14, 2005
    Posts: 646


    I think the owner already said 30, but ya looks decent.. Im curious to see what she wants. Might say 10K or something stupid...
  28. arbs1976
    Joined: Mar 29, 2007
    Posts: 205


    Yeah that one looks way better than mine and I paid 5,500 for mine. 2 weeks ago. Good solid cars are hard to find. If you want it you shouldn't let it get away from you.

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  29. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,988

    Member Emeritus

    And knowing the story about it with her husband and everything you'd be an ass to offer her anything lower than what she will be asking. Even if the price seems astronomically high buy it or leave your name with the offer to look at it again if she can't sell it for her asking price. Either way she should have your name and number if the car doesn't follow you home.

  30. Tumbler
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 107

    from Tucson, AZ

    I was thinking the same thing about her probably having some sentimental attachment to the car but she said she had none what so ever? She and her husband did have a '66 charger that he restored and her son has already came and got that car.

    She thought she would know if she is going to sell the car in the next month or so.

    She seemed pretty confident it was a '30.

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