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Should I Purchase My Friend's 56 Plymouth Volare?

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Catfsm, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Catfsm
    Joined: Aug 8, 2012
    Posts: 1

    Catfsm
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    from Oregon

    I am not really a hot rod person. I have a conservative car: 1988 Toyota Camry Sedan!

    I am a 62 year old woman who is very full of life and NOT your typical middle aged person at all!


    I love old cars, and my friend, who is an 85 year old woman, offered me the job of selling her old car.

    It is a 1956 Plymouth Volare. It has had one owner (my friend), and it has only 76 thousand miles on it. She said the engine was rebuilt a few years ago. It is an 8 Cylinder.

    It has sat a while, and her son had the battery charged and it starts up now beautifully. The tires and lights and so on all work nicely.

    She says: 500 dollars and will give me 10 percent if I sell it, but I think maybe I should buy it myself.

    What do YOU think? I thought I would get the ideas from car lovers about it.

    What should I look for in the car that would make it bad? What would make it a good deal? How much is it worth, once I wash and wax it and clean up the inside? I have been driving my Toyota for years: Is this boat going to be difficult to drive for me? Any other thoughts?

    I could buy it for maybe 400, and I wonder if I can get quite a bit more for it on reselling.
     
  2. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,217

    F&J
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    It can't be a 56 Volare. Volare came out in the 1970s, maybe 1976, I think.
     
  3. 1964countrysedan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,131

    1964countrysedan
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    from Texas

    Buy it. It is most likely a Savoy. You can't go wrong for the price in the condition you described. Drive it a little bit and if you don't enjoy it, sell it and easily double your money.
     
  4. screwball
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,761

    screwball
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    If its a Volare NO If its a 1956 Plymouth for 500 for sure.
     
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