Stephen Pellegrino posted this shot along with the title. He also posted this additional information:
Used car lot, Route 46, Mine Hill NJ; October 23, 2017
So are there any takers?
I’ll be right over. Some look decent and complete. And who can go wrong with a shoebox Mopar? (Apologies to the Pontiac)
Ha, notice the Ontario guys are first…
There’s the website. The black Dodge is $2k
Can I trade my old Focus for one? 1940 Plymouth at the end there (?) I wonder where the rest of it is.
Jim Grey might want to trade his Matrix for a project.
We both have plenty of free time, this is our big chance!!
My two ’51 Dodge sedans were, respectively, $60 and $100. Of course, that was in 1965 — on old Cape Cod. Ah, youth. Great cars, with sit-up seating, big steering wheels, and the fastest window-winders in the west.
What a deal! Every time I see a car like these online the ad uses words and phrases like “rare” and “no drivetrain” and lists a price something like $4,500.
“Ran when parked and before engine removed.”
One of my favorites. I read one last night on Craigslist for a Buick Park Avenue that said “Runs great other than having a cracked head the engine has no issues”
I like the 81 corvette. But for $999 the caprice hurse could be fun around Halloween. Maybe even rent it out at Halloween.
It is A Very Good Thing that I live so far away from this place or I’d be hauling home a couple of ‘hobby cars’ that will be recycled after I’ve failed to get them running for 10 years…but if there had been a Beetle with decent floor pans and heater channels in there, I’d be booking a flight right now.
Don’t look in the back of my shop, then!
? Where’s your Shop Ed ? .
Don’t listen to him, Ed, I’ll restore it to as new from the factory. Wolfsburg West is on my speed-dial.
It’s an “undisclosed location!”
On the website, the 1950 Dodge Coronet on the far left is advertised as having a “FLATHEAD 4” (his all-caps, not mine). That’s got to be really rare!
Oh, and it’s $1,999, so I’m not sure how it qualifies as “under $1,000.”
Talk about using leftover parts! I thought Ma MoPar’s last flathead 4 was made in 1933!?
It doesn’t say “all cars under $1000”.
No, it doesn’t, but it’s still a sleazy way to lure in buyers…
From a used car dealer. That’s a unpossible
He looks trustworthy to me
Perhaps they are only counting the cylinders with compression?
People say that cars nowadays all look alike, but the same largely holds true for older cars as well. I can’t tell what company made any of these on first glance.
Yep. Cars from before I was born all have the same silhouette, just different grilles – pretty much today’s situation, only I don’t know the design language that was being used by different companies at the time, so I don’t really know what I’m looking at.
I’ll take that 53 / 54 Bel Air (?) third from the left.
That is a 1950 Pontiac. Even more desirable.
I’ll take it 🙂 .
Their ad says it has an 8 cylinder engine. That would be a Pontiac -design, flathead straight eight, an engine so rare these days, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one.
in a row of bad to worse and I want one
Maybe it’s too close to Halloween but I’m thinking about taking all of them and creating one “Franken-car”
I had a ’54 Pontiac wagon for a bit. That car would get up and march. Felt like six tons of car. That was the last year of the straight eight.
Had ’54 Star Chief convertible and hard top (paid less than $200 for both cars), both in great shape, each would push 104-105 mph with enough run (my friend Norm would say “Yeah, from here (california) to Utah” Because torque was low it felt like it weighed more than it did
I like the newer Buick hearse, they make great campers.
Looks like a row of old trade-ins you’d see behind a used car lot in the late 50s.
Why on earth would anybody want these? Only the first one looks decent enough to be a daily driver, and here in southern Ontario there’s so much road salt in winter you’d never want to take it out in that.
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