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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by luapsed, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. luapsed
    Joined: Jun 2, 2012
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    luapsed
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    from Fords, NJ

    I got an offer to trade my 1972 4speed vette for a 1940 plymouth with 283/ 700r4 trans. My vette needs paint and work and so does the plymouth. Pretty much an even trade, but I can't decide !! The vette is a blast to drive, but I do miss the feel and look of an old school rod. Any thoughts ??
     
  2. Fenders
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    coupe yes. 2 dr sedan maybe. 4 dr sedan no.
     
  3. luapsed
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    luapsed
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    from Fords, NJ

    2 door coupe, chevy driveline, looks like an old school bracket racer.
     
  4. bobwop
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    sell the Vette and buy what you desire
     

  5. luapsed
    Joined: Jun 2, 2012
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    from Fords, NJ

    pics...vette is base 350(200hp) muncie 4spd, both rebuilt with less than 500 miles.
     

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  6. edweird
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  7. dorf
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    i would take the plywood.
     
  8. tough decision, i like t-tops, but the coupe is cool [except the girly color].
     
  9. Boxcar's 1928
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  10. Vettes are a dime a dozen...go for the old girl !!!...I own a 1940 Plymouth coupe and it such a cool old car to drive around in....it's a flathead six w/dual carbs and headers...not very fast but chicks dig it !!
     
  11. KustomCars
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    I would sell the vette and buy what you really want ..
     
  12. The37Kid
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    Even though my Dad bought a 1940 Plymouth new, I'd advise you to keep the Vette. Bob
     
  13. jfg455
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    Hate to be a nay sayer but the vette will be worth more in the years to come. people go gaga over them. And the 68-73 body style has been going up in value fairly steadily. But then I am not into the fatter fendered years of rods. If'n it were my stuff I would not trade. Just my $.02
     
  14. redlinetoys
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    old is cool, but I'd definitely keep the vette.
     
  15. moparmike
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  16. flatford39
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    Keep your Corvette. It is not a fair trade.
     
  17. The plymouth should have some good upgrades,like disc brakes,diff ,wiring,etc.Steel bumper vets with 4spds are worth a few bucks.A plymouth with chevy drivetrain,no.
     
  18. Edgrrrrr
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  19. henry29
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    Is the plymouth well built?Is it rusty? , How rusty is the vette?
     
  20. mr.chevrolet
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    stay with the vette, put some cash into it and you'll have a more valuable car.
     
  21. pug man
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    If you don't like the Vette anymore, sell it and buy what you want......
     
  22. Hdonlybob
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    Bye Bye Vette.....fershure....
    Cheers.....
     
  23. fourspd2quad
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    If you are getting a 50-50 call on this site you probably should not make that trade bro.
     
  24. RagtopBuick66
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    Once the Plymouth is done you'll get more looks at the stop lights and gas pumps. I still see (and own one) a lot of early 70's Vettes, and frankly I'm not real impressed. They're wicked cool styling-wise, but they're overrated. Just my opinion. I'd trade, but it's gonna come down to what it is you're looking for and where you're at in life.
     
  25. falconwagon62
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    dodge's hard to sell...not a Chev or Ford....takes a special person....
     
  26. davidbistolas
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    Yeah- keep the Corvette. Finish what you've started, you'll get a mint for it if it's in great shape. then buy whatever the hell you want.
     
  27. slowmotion
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    Vette got more sizzle, done right.
     
  28. 1964countrysedan
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    1964countrysedan
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    from Texas

    no way would I trade the 72 4 speed vette for the plymouth shown
     

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