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Folks Of Interest Patrick Swayze 55 Ford F100 truck up for sale on ebay

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mrharley51, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. mrharley51
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  2. Moriarity
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    kinda funny how in the description it says chevy engine not original. the pictures clearly show the engine is a mopar complete with push button automatic. also that photo of Patrick sitting in front of it sure looks like a photoshop to me......
     
  3. Good eye, Mark. Something is just a little suspicious. Either the estate or someone they hired to sell the truck doesn't have a clue! Now, if it were the '57 Chevy he drove in "Dirty Dancing"........:rolleyes:
     
  4. The Shift Wizard
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    The title shown is for a '56.
    The title was issued 3 months before Patric Swayze passed away in '09. I guess you can say, if the numbers match the title, it was his truck, barely.
     
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  5. 1971BB427
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    Happen to notice the date on the title? it's April 2010, and he died 5 months later. Seems odd for someone fighting pancreatic cancer to go buy a run down old truck and be fighting for their life? Not like he'd be fixing it up, or having it fixed up at that point.
     
  6. uncle buck
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    The ad mentioned that “Patrick and I inherited this super- cool pickup truck when we bought our ranch in LA”. It is possible it was titled at the the time to help his wife get everything in order as his health was failing. Just a thought


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  7. Title and deed being reassigned is very common when facing death.
     
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    Yea, it's possible. She is named as the co-owner on it.
     
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    That's not the issue date. That's the "registration expiration date". (Whatever that is?)
    The issue date is June of '09. Swayze passed in September of '09, 3 months later, I believe. But like has been posed, that's possibly to get his wife's name on the title.
     
  10. 1971BB427
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    My point isn't that there's any hanky panky with it being titled to him 5 months before his death. It's that being transferred into his name then doesn't really make any big deal as far as ownership, or added value goes. It was simply never used by him, loved by him, or had anything to do with him other than his name put on the title when the end was near.
    I'd never pay extra for a vehicle simply titled to someone close to their passing, and no history with that person.
     
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  11. The fact a famous owned a car doesn't add a value to me, unless said person was a car guy or in the industry.

    The fact Patrick Swayze owned it doesn't add one red cent to it's valve to me.

    Zora Arkus-Duntov's Corvette, Harley Earl's Cadillac, or a car owned by Jay Leno or Reggie Jackson I could see added valve
     
  12. As said the title may have been modified to add his wife at that time. It may have been titled in his name for 30 years. You have no more idea than I do what he did with the truck.

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  13. jnaki
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    Hello,

    The idea of getting rid of something that had value at one time or another for a loved one or family member that has gone on to other places, is difficult. Everyone has various stages of grief and it can take longer to finally empty that closet or the row of boxes in the garage. Since that yard is full of "old" stuff, who cares if it is the "ghost" of Patrick Swayze, his wife or brother, finally cleaning up/out that overgrown back yard. A lot of times, large properties hold a lot of stuff, but, in this case, it might be located somewhere else, since the widow sold a ranch property to someone else, a few years ago.

    Despite the confusion, this truck is no more in worse shape than a lot of starter projects shown here on the HAMB. This one just happens to have a celebrity name attached to it. If someone buys the truck, fixes it up to various stages of completion, he/she may or may not tell anyone who was the original owner.

    At that point in time, unless the new owner is a member of the star’s fan club, it is just an old Ford truck that needed work. The new revised work if it ever gets done, would be the result of the new owner's hard work, not that rusted hunk of a truck in someone’s backyard.


    Jnaki

    There are a lot of oddball stories surrounding this ranch property and relatives. Relatives, that is a whole new ball game! Maybe the sales of the items are to appease those said relatives.
    upload_2020-7-26_9-11-13.png Bohdi and some other old guy.
     
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    Or Probate court
     
  15. The37Kid
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    Bids would be a bit stronger if it was in fact a '56 Ford pickup. Bob
     
  16. Bandit Billy
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    Naw...the Riv from Roadhouse.
     
  17. adam401
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    It makes me feel a little better that a famous guy can buy an absolute piece of shit just like I do in a weak/ drunk/ careless moment.
     
  18. .................But don't forget, George Costanza bought J(h)on Voight's Chrysler.:D:):D:):D..;)
     
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  19. CyaNide
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    I’m with Palmer, previous owner doesn’t add any value.

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  20. Black Panther
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    Patrick Swayze didn't buy it...it was on the property he bought...he never drove it. His name on the title might add some value but probably not much. Wish I still had the 1970 Nova SS 396 L78 that said on the title, Reggies Cars (Reggie Jackson)...I thought that was cool..
     
  21. chevy57dude
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    [​IMG]
    Did someone say '57 Chevy? Lol

     
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  22. chevy57dude
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    [​IMG]
    'Bout as legit as the alleged Big Daddy F100
     
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  23. mrharley51
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    wow, lots of comments on this...I agree with the comments about "funny business" with the timing of the title, the inferred ownership and so on....pickup went for 7100...a little high for the condition...I told them about the 318 poly motor but they didn't seem to care about fixing mistake....
     
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  24. I was unaware Patrick Swayze was an significant contributor to the history of hot rodding.
     
  25. Thank god for Google. I have never watched Seinfeld.
     
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  26. Looks like $7,100 was the winning bid.
     
  27. jimmy six
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    Hey, could have been first sold in 56 and so licensed as one . Vin will tell the truth on to when assembled. Depends on the State.
    Looks like was an overdrive 272 V8 originally with a custom cab. Looks like it could be a great start...
     

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