Here's a pretty funny story that happened just this morning; I had seen a 54 Poncho Chieftain sitting on flat tires, stripped of all its chrome and stainless while I was out and about a few days ago, so I figured I would stop and ask about it. The guy sees me approaching and meets me at the car. He can tell I'm looking it over pretty hard, so he says in an Islands accent "Oh, you like it? Dat, my friend is a 55 Sunliner." So I said, "No it's not. That's a 54 Chieftain." "Oh, dats what I meant, but it's a 55 Chieftain, not a 54." Again, I said "No, it's not. No waterfalls on the rear fenders. It's a 54. What's the story on it?" "Oh, I was going to fix it up, but I can't find a carburetor rebuild kit anywhere, so it has just sat. If you're interested in buying it I would be interested in selling it, but I won't sell it with the engine and transmission. I'll be keeping them. It has a hemi in it." "Really?" I asked. "I'd like to see that!" So he pops the hood, and beneath sits a 1954 Pontiac flathead 8. I said, "Why would you pull that flathead 8?" "Because that's a Pontiac flat 8 hemi, very rare!" At this point I'm about to bust at the seams and just fall on the ground laughing. But I contained myself. "Wow, a Pontiac flat 8 hemi, huh? That IS a rare engine. I don't think they made many of those! (Like, NONE! under my breath...) So how much are you looking to get for the car?" "I'll take $3500 for it... without the engine." That was about all I could take. I said "First of all, that is a flathead 8, and it is not a hemi. Somebody lied to you. Second of all, I can see the cotton batting from the seats erupting from the top of the seat backs, and the car is stripped bare. The body is semi-straight, but I'm willing to bet that it's plugged full of bondo, since I can SEE the ripples in the crappy paint job. For $3500 I can get a car in 10 times better shape, and you want to pull the engine and transmission?" He paused for a minute and said "Wellllll, maybe you and me could work something out for, say $2500 cash?" I said "Not a chance." He said "How about $2000 and I'll leave the engine in it..?" I promptly left after that. So this poor car is just going to sit and decay because some guy who doesn't even know what it IS thinks he's sitting on gold. Sad sad sad... Did I mention that the Pontiac is parked outside of a commercial Garage, which this man owns and operates and is (calls himself) a mechanic? Guess I won't ever take anything THERE for work... Simply amazing.