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Old 07-21-2005, 07:29 PM
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Over the mountain and thru the woods, look what I found

I was going to a cruz last week and the town is about 30 miles away, but if I took back roads up over the mountain its a lot shorter, so thats what I did. I'm almost the the town, when I came around a bend and along side the road sat this car. I hit the brakes and stopped and took a look. 1951 Pontiac, nice, looked good. I wonder how much they want for it, I said to myself, since no one was with me. UP to the house I go, no one home. I get to the cruz and I'm talking to a couple of the locals and I mention this Pontiac, oh yea, thats Larry so-n- sos, he wanted $2500. but he will talk on it. Well I couldn't get back down until last night. Knocked on the door out comes Larry and introductions were made. I asked how much he was asking for the old car and he said" you know its worth a lot more then the $2500 I was asking, but if you are serious, I take $1000. I want to buy my wife a motorcycle.". Wheels in my head started turning, since I just happen to have 97 Honda VLX, with only 8000 mi. on it, that I was thinking about selling, so I told him what I have and if he was interested we might be able to work a deal. he offered me the car, plus $1000. I told I wanted more, so he offered me the same plus a 80 something Jeep, I just can't remember what year, since I wasn't interested in the jeep. I told him I would be back and see what we could do. When I got home I showed my wife the pics I took and told her about the offer and she looked at me and asked why I didn't do the deal, you can always sell the jeep. Da dummy me, never even thought of that. Needless to say, tomorrow I will be back there to see if he was serious. This car is almost all original, with the flat in line 8, 3 on the tree, the only thing I can see are the door panels have been done. Take a look at pics this thing is nice. I hope I can work this out, I want this car sitting in my drive way Saturday, oh yea, its a driver.
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Old 07-21-2005, 07:32 PM
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Heres a couple more.
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:23 PM
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holy crap that's cool. Strait 8 is supposed to be one of the smoothest motors you can run, HAVE FUN!

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Old 07-21-2005, 10:15 PM
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that is one sweet score man!!!!!! good luck
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Old 07-22-2005, 09:54 AM
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I'll buy it for a thousand. Jump on that before it's gone. I guarantee it won't last at that price. 2500 may be about right, but a grand is a steal. At least around here in Indiana it would be.
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Old 07-22-2005, 09:56 AM
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Snatch it up!!!! Plus flathead inlines are the bomb in my opinion, but I'm kinda biased





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Old 07-22-2005, 10:04 AM
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I was riding my bike one day when I found a 4 door version of the same exact car in the woods. I fell in love with that car instantly but the sad part is It was beyond repair

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Old 07-22-2005, 10:08 AM
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I had to let this '53 Pontiac go to someone else for $2200 canadian ($1500 US) and came with a painted, rebuilt and dressed up Pontiac 400 read to be dropped in





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Old 07-22-2005, 11:00 AM
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Oh dude nice find. Hurry up any get that Pontiac, it sounds like you're the one coming out on top in that deal.

Does it run?
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Old 07-22-2005, 04:30 PM
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What the wife said!!! Hope it's still there when you get back!!! Ain't cruisin' the back roads grand!!

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Old 07-22-2005, 07:42 PM
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Worked a deal out on the Pontiac and should have it home in the next couple of days. I started it up and you should here it purr. everything works except for the brakes, I think they bleed down from setting for so long. the Indian on the hood even lights up! I'm pretty happy right now. I'll post some more pics when I get her home.
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Old 07-22-2005, 09:56 PM
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Great find bro! Sometimes it pays to go off the beaten path.


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Old 07-28-2005, 06:06 PM
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The deal is done and the car is home! I had some problems with the brakes, like they were froze up, but we got her on the trailer and the next day I got the brakes free. She moves on her own, the clutch feels good and everything works. before I put it on the road, I will need to do a complete brake job, I don't want my wife driving it the way it is. Oh ya I don't think I mentioned it but this car is for my wife to drive, she's the one that told me to get it , so it is hers. Here are a couple more pics of it at my house. Can you see Jack, my dog it the car with me?
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Old 07-28-2005, 06:11 PM
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That is toooo cool! I can hear the whine of that straight 8 now, awesome! Take the snowtires off, that's way too nice to drive in the snow. Nice catch. Dan
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Old 07-28-2005, 06:52 PM
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A Fulton visor and some Appleton spots and you'll be "downtown".
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