The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Cars For Sale' started by bobwop, May 19, 2014.
1963 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport Coupe $ SOLD
1932 Ford Model B Roadster Traded to a HAMBer
1951 Chevrolet 3100 5 window pickup $ SOLD
1953 Lincoln Capri Sport Coupe Custom $SOLD to a HAMBer
1952 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 ton short bed 5 Window pickup $ SOLD
1948 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe Hotrod $14,995
I will admit that my attraction to hotrod black cars is not strong. But there was something about this car that drew me to take another look.
When I discovered that the body had been set onto a 1982 Oldsmobile Toronado chassis, I was intrigued. You see, I am an Oldsmobile Man.
When I examined the craftsmanship, I was astounded. Such great attention to detail! The builder utilized the two cars to the fullest. He successfully transplanted the great luxury and power features of the Toronado into the Ford body.
The body on this car is very solid and sound. As mentioned, I am not a fan of the hotrod black look. You could just scuff it and paint it the color of your choice. There is no body work needed.
When you look at the car, you really can't detect that it isn't stock. I suppose the wheels give it away, and the mirrors are not proper. But otherwise, he did a great job.
The stance is right. He was able to install Ford hubcaps and Coker radial wide whites onto the Oldmobile wheels, the body was not altered. You would never guess this is a front-wheel drive car. The windshield is the old two-piece style that old hotrodders used.
The powertrain and chassis is all Toronado. The 307 Olds is a great engine. The transmission is the 325-4L four speed overdrive. The suspension is independent at both front and rear. There are disc brakes on all four corners. The wheelbase is the exact same 114" as the 48 Ford coupe.
The engine is nicely dressed up. There are power brakes and steering. The exhaust is dual stainless steel. This car has working climate control. When the A/C is on, an auxiliary electric fan kicks in to keep the engine cool.
The interior appointments are great. The luxurious Toronado maroon leather interior is almost enough to put you to sleep. The power seats work properly. The steering column tilts and telescopes. The mirrors are power adjusted.
You will enjoy the Sony AM/FM/CD sound system. There is a 19 channel CB radio, too. The Cruise Control works, so does the power trunk latch release. You will get a kick out of the wolf whistle.
There are manuals, brochures, spare parts, the jack/spare/lug wrench in the trunk. The ignition and door lock via key.
The final drive gear ratio is 2.73 to one. With the .67 overdrive transmission, you will realize great fuel economy. The engine is designed to run on 87 octane unleaded fuel. The brakes and fuel system were all recently maintained. In fact, the fuel tank is new.
The man that built this hotrod put lots of time, energy, effort and cost into getting it right. His widow sold the car after he passed. The next owner got it back into reliable driving condition.
Just put gas in it and roll. I would not be afraid to make this my daily driver for spring, summer, fall and winter.
1956 Pontiac Chieftain 860 2 door sedan $14,995
This car was sold new in Milbank, SD. It has only been driven 80,080 miles. It is rust-free and looking sharp!
This is the short-bodied Pontiac that shares components with Chevrolets. In fact, we replaced the windshield and it was correct for a Chevy. The gasket and original sealant were still soft and pliable!
This car certainly was garage kept, as the elements have not impacted the quality. The original chrome and stainless look wonderful. The paint is original and shows quite a few character flaws. But it still shines nicely. The Glendale Green and Nimbus Grey (off-white) are a very period combination.
We see no sign of rust or repairs anywhere. There are some dents along the body line of the driver's side quarter panel, but nothing that is obnoxious. The glass is all in nice shape. The tires are new.
The interior is interesting. The seat covers are hand sewn and installed. They are stitched on with thread that was obviously done with needle and thread. It feels like the original covers that are beneath are not damaged. I just don't have the guts to tear off the covers to find out. The headliner is original and nice. The door panels are in great shape. The original rubber floor covering is still soft and pliable and very usable.
There is an aftermarket stereo mounted beneath the dash. But the radio delete plate is still in place. All gauges and lights work. The wipers and heater work. The horn blows. The doors lock via key.
The engine is the 316 cubic inch V8. Good performance for the day. What is cool is the transmission is a column-shifted three-speed manual! The clutch was just replaced. This car is tons of fun to drive.
This was a bare bones Pontiac. Manual transmission, radio delete, rubber floor covering, no power steering or brakes, poverty hubcaps.
What a great original car with just the right options and powertrain!
Please PM me with your running/driving trade offer or reasonable cash offer
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