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Old 09-04-2006, 10:42 AM
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64 Fairlane 500 wagon, please help.

Hi, I posted a new thread over in the basics forum about buying a car without seeing it first.
Buying a car sight unseen?
I was told to ask here, if anyone would be able to look at it for me. Here is the ebay link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...DME:B:EF:US:11
I've just about given up hope on this car. But, if someone looks at it and finds that it is solid and mechanically sound, I would probably buy it.

Thanks in advance to anyone who might want to help.

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Ebay buyer's guide

First off - as one of the longest running members of Ebay, I wouldn't bid on this car if my life depended on it, BEFORE I talked to this guy on the phone AND he removed that "private" lable from his user name. The guy's hiding something - otherwise he wouldn't be "private".

He's got a 95% feedback rating. So let's say he has 100 feedbacks. You do the math!!

The car LOOKS to be in nice shape and it IS in Arizona, so the possibility of major rust is minimal. But get the guy to remove that "private" lable from his ebay info and get a REAL phone number so YOU can call HIM and discuss the particulars.

This advice would be a good piece of information for ANYONE to put in their "info bag".

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I did call the number listed and talked with him. He said it's his cell phone number.

He might be totally legitimate and honest, but the evidence is stacking up against him, IMO.

Thanks for the advice.
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The cell phone's probably legit, but IS it? Hell, he could be talking to ya' from Nicaragua!!!

.................And ask him what he's hiding from............what gives with the "private" crap??? What GIVES, is that he probably has 6 negatives from people who got screwed by him!!!!!!!

Buy my rat rod instead! You'll have a LOT more fun with it!!!

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Old 09-04-2006, 03:39 PM
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It's not really that rare. There is a pair of them just down the road from me that are for sale. Admitidly rusty and over priced but still...
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If I had the skill, I'd love to build a 50-52 Buick "rat rod." But I'm weird. I don't have a driver's license, and need something that my mom (or any of my lady friends ) could drive.

I'm not stuck on this car, or a '64 Fairlane wagon for that matter. I just happen to really like the lines of this car.
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Buy a chevy. The 60's and 70's Fords suck. Get yourself a nice 62 or 63 Chevy II wagon!!! It'll be running when that Ford is rusting away oin a boneyard. AND it'll be worth something!!
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Meh, I don't really care for the Chevy II's. I do like the 61-62 Impala's. But I can't afford a decent one. I don't have the skills, tools, and money to rebuild the Impala that I could afford. We're getting a bit off topic here...

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Buy a chevy. The 60's and 70's Fords suck. Get yourself a nice 62 or 63 Chevy II wagon!!! It'll be running when that Ford is rusting away oin a boneyard. AND it'll be worth something!!
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It's YOUR money!!!
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Buy a chevy. The 60's and 70's Fords suck. Get yourself a nice 62 or 63 Chevy II wagon!!! It'll be running when that Ford is rusting away oin a boneyard. AND it'll be worth something!!
There's always one...
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That looks like a nice wagon...however, your gut is telling you to pass. I would go with the gut feeling.The cost of the car, + the additional cost of shipping the vehicle, adds up to what, @ $4,500 or so? Since you don't have the experience and tools for a major rebuild, you may want to look for something a little newer, that you can still work and learn on, and you and your Mother can both drive. Then later you may come across something to rod out as your own personal rod. It's always buyer beware, but sight unseen, and a car dealer, that really isn't a car dealer, and a hidden 95% rating, man...it all sounds too fishy!
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ford wagon

yeh look on e-bay for some chevys like 170026537206 theres a lot but I'm telling you from personal experience don't buy unless you can see it for yourself. What someone else thinks is good might not be what you want.
My 2 cents, Joe_B
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I live relatively close to Scottsdale and would gladly check out the car for you. Just let me know if you are still interested. I am about 6 to 8 hours away from that part of Arizona.

Later, Todzrod
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I live relatively close to Scottsdale and would gladly check out the car for you. Just let me know if you are still interested. I am about 6 to 8 hours away from that part of Arizona.

Later, Todzrod
6 to 8 HOURS? I really can't ask you to go that far to look at this car. Thanks for the offer, though.
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