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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Moriarity, May 12, 2024.

  1. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 31,599

    Staff Member

  2. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 3,162

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    Someone got one heck of a “haircut”.
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  3. 52HardTop
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,086


    I guess you can say the buyer made a winner? $20,000.00 is pretty darn good for the buyer, not so much for the seller...
  4. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,846


    If I wasn't married I'd park that in my living room in a heartbeat and I'm not a custom guy.:cool:
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  5. Zax
    Joined: May 21, 2017
    Posts: 659

    1. 1952-59 Ford Social Group

    Wow, the buyer stole it! Hope he knows what he bought and doesn't change anything
  6. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,595


    A rare good buy. I'm betting the buyer is pretty happy he got it for that.
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  7. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 24,651


    That's cheap. There is a ton of work in that car.
  8. riv63
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 155

    from Texas

    I kinda like this one
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  9. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 56,274


  10. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 17,483


    That was so dirt cheap, I'm a custom guy anyway but I really do like this one.

    Shit like this makes me want to sell my Mercury project and just hold out for an already done, historical custom to buy.
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  11. someone got a lot of cool, history, flash, quality etc for the buck!
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  12. I wonder why the door glass is missing? tricky alignment at rear?
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  13. Sharpone
    Joined: Jul 25, 2022
    Posts: 723


    Wow that thing is cool, 20 k might cover the chrome!
  14. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 31,542

    Jalopy Joker

    Thanks for info & links. dare to be different
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  15. Confirms my belief "no reserve" auctions aren't for me if I were a seller.
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  16. God I would love to own that..imagine hitting the swap meets in that thing…
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  17. Phillips
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,531


    You didn’t ask for opinions, but I frickin love it, and that was a steal!
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  18. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 12,612

    Bandit Billy

    Paint costs more than that.
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  19. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 4,168


    I'm not sure I could get in it, or sit up straight once I got in it.
    Driving it could be a real problem.
    The though of seeing that drive into a swap meet with swap stuff in the bed makes me laugh though...
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  20. Cool isn’t supposed to be comfortable
    We suffer for our art :)
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  21. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 6,834

    from Berry, AL

    Different for sure. Wonder how much headroom there is with the top like that? Might have been better without a top? Seller had to have lost money on that sale. Just smoothing up the early bodywork and paint could easily be the $20g.
    Bet you won’t park by a twin to it!
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  22. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 4,168


    If I can't get in the ride, I can't drive it. If my head is against the roof/back glass and is tilted down enough I can't see the road, I can't drive it. We haven't even reached the comfort level yet.

    I quit suffering for art and learning to like things that don't work years ago.
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  23. Wow…that was a steal. Sad how customs don’t bring near what is typically even in them. Hopefully whoever got it will appreciate it for the historic custom it is.
  24. IMG_9041.jpeg
    I could handle this
    Channeled my Toyota. Removed the factory seat braces, race seat mounted to the floor. Like sitting in a go cart.
    I’ll just stop a little further back at a stop light.
    if I needed comfort, I’d drive a recliner :)
  25. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 10,019


    I wonder why it sold so cheap? Just the crowd, or are customs going down in price. I hope not.
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  26. Black Panther
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,180

    Black Panther
    from SoCal

    I owned that car in unrestored shape for a couple months. It was in the Midwest, allegedly pulled out of where ever it was stored and on its way to the junkyard when someone intervened. I may have bought it from that guy off of Ebay and had it shipped to SoCal.. The car was amazingly intact. Still wearing 3 of the 4 tires you see in the show pics. I got it really wanted to come back to life. I ultimately decided that other priorities ( were more important. Sold it about 2005-2007? Anyway it was and is a bitchin car. If I had known what it would ultimately sell for I would have made things happen to get it. 20k is absurd. If it was a California custom with more magazine coverage and was owned by the right people, it should have easily been a six figure car. There wasn't one panel on that car that wasn't custom.

    Last edited: May 13, 2024
  27. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
    Posts: 9,941

    Sky Six
    from Arizona

    Like it or not...

    That was an incredible buy!
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  28. SS327
    Joined: Sep 11, 2017
    Posts: 2,696


    I like it! But Mark doesn’t want my opinion. :(
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  29. Oneball
    Joined: Jul 30, 2023
    Posts: 829


    That’d be so cool towing a front engined dragster in the same colour!
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