Comments for Classic Car News https://news.classiccars.com Your daily dose of steel, rubber and soul Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:24:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Comment on What was so special about the ’57 Chevy? by jerry davishttps://news.classiccars.com/special-57-chevy/#comment-2473 Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:24:23 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=29453#comment-2473 I have had 2 1957 chevy’s one in 1959, they were very popular then mostly because of the hot 283 cid engine, very fast from stop light to stop light. That was the street racing we did then, 45 yrs later i restored a 1957 red 2 door hard top, car won at almost all car shows ,sold it now have a 1956 bel air 2 door hard top , really old school, car has continental kit, skirts, sun shade over wind shield, twin spot lights, this car gets as much attention as the 57 did. remember as the commercial said they were the hot ones, JO

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Comment on Breaking News: Barrett-Jackson ends Hot August Nights auctions by Bill Lawellinhttps://news.classiccars.com/breaking-news-barrett-jackson-ends-hot-august-nights-auctions/#comment-2472 Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:12:57 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=55094#comment-2472 Loosing B/J is a big loss, they will be missed. I guess the best we can do is thank them for the three years and wish them well.

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Comment on My Classic Car: Gregory’s 1966 Lincoln Continental convertible by Arthur Applehttps://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-gregorys-1966-lincoln-continental-convertible/#comment-2471 Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:26:17 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=39565#comment-2471 Apples Lincoln Parts ‘R’ Us

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Comment on My Classic Car: Gregory’s 1966 Lincoln Continental convertible by Arthur Applehttps://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-gregorys-1966-lincoln-continental-convertible/#comment-2470 Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:24:42 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=39565#comment-2470 This Crackpot Greg orientation dosent really deserve the dignity of a response but do to the bazzaar nature of how this all started, it’s almost worth a few minutes of my time to respond, so, here goes..Martin, whose real name is Gary, from ohio, call me begging to have me take his run down 66 lincoln 4 door convertable for a complete restoration, in denver, colorado, at my shop..I agreed reluctantly, since I had more local business than I could handle.There was a concern that this overly trusting lincoln owner was really being taken advantage of in his small town and needed help! He agreed to arrange the transport from the hot rod shop that was doing him wrong, leaving the payment with them for the ship to me for the resto.The transport picked up the car from that shop with great difficulty since it was taking away their cash cow.A day later, I get a phone call from the transport driver wanting to know if I had a contract with Gary to work on the car, and would I pay the $1200 for the delivery to me…The repair shop kept Gary’s money! ! The driver also told me Gary was DEAD, and he needed to do something about the delivery and get paid…I agreed, and the car was delivered to me the next day..I neden to verify this shocking revolution to get this sorted out..After calls to his small town police department and the three funeral homes I finally fount where his corpse was resting! Nothing like this quagmire has ever happened to me before.
5 months later and much resto work, Gary’s No experience Executrix sold me the car for what it was worth in the condition it was in…I finished the resto work I was going to do on it and sold it thru the Internet to a local classic car dealer (fix and flipper)..They put it on line and resold it to Adam (alias, Owen) in Deleware, but before the deal was completed, Adam was referred to me (the GURU), To inspect the car to verify it was all the dealer was saying it was…Adam starts telling me about the c a r and I started realizing it was the car I restored and had just resold…We laughed and I informed him he just saved my $350 fee..Within hours we turned into being best new friends! ! Adam completed the purchase and got the car delivered to him In deleware..Adam continued the needed rest efforts to his satisfaction and eventually, put it up for sale on line and put those resources in the awesome 67 lincoln convertible he was redoing for show..
Enter Gregorie! ! This is where the lies and deception started when this insecure jerk Gregorie started going after the car he believed was his former ‘baby’…He had been pushing himself on all these owners and sellers to get it back in his poses sion and just being an obnoxious jerk…The real deal was that this honorable guy Adam, was probably the only one in the chain of people that would have accomodated this jerk, and had the appreciation of Gregories passion over getting his baby back, to sell him the car at his real target price of 25k, and make another new friend in the hobby…After the surprise of Adam taking off with wife for a getaway weekend to palm springs, and finding that this new mysterious buyer was there closing up his home there, the final payment for the car was done there over lunch all the while, acting the lie…Is this really the kind of people we want in our hobby..After adam returned home, he completed the transportation to Gregory as promised, even though he had the car and the money now…Then, as the caring person this Adam is , he made repetitive attempts to do the right thing with this jerk with no acknowledgement….
Gregorie, you missed out on good car carma! This will come around on you.Shame on you! !
Art ( The Guru!)

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Comment on My Classic Car: Arnold’s grandfather’s 1965 Buick Riviera by Arnie Slaterhttps://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-arnolds-grandfathers-1965-buick-riviera/#comment-2469 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:40:51 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=36261#comment-2469 Thanks guys! Still looking for my Pops car!

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Comment on Breaking News: Barrett-Jackson ends Hot August Nights auctions by paul russohttps://news.classiccars.com/breaking-news-barrett-jackson-ends-hot-august-nights-auctions/#comment-2468 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:21:22 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=55094#comment-2468 It’s all about money!

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Comment on My Classic Car: Gregory’s 1966 Lincoln Continental convertible by ("Owens friend)https://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-gregorys-1966-lincoln-continental-convertible/#comment-2466 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:28:10 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=39565#comment-2466 Wow I was with “Owen” having lunch with these two “gentlemen” (on Owens dime). All I can say is after reading this total fabrication it is truly sad that someone would feel it necessary to make up such a story. The Lincoln community is blessed to have a great crowd of enthusiasts. It’s a shame that some feel it necessary to fabricate stories just for their moment of fame. Classless.

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Comment on My Classic Car: Gregory’s 1966 Lincoln Continental convertible by Adamhttps://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-gregorys-1966-lincoln-continental-convertible/#comment-2465 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:37:48 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=39565#comment-2465 Hi Greg – like Owen said above the Lincoln community is very small and they know Owen and adam well – you should be happy I’m not like you and one of the good guys – I would hate to see poor Joan weeping for a part some day :)

Could you imagine is the guru said I’m sorry but Joan is not covered by my parts plan ? Or if the Florida/ca crews said hmmm zompalis …. Sorry is that spelled right ?

In any line I said I’m not like you !

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Comment on My Classic Car: Gregory’s 1966 Lincoln Continental convertible by Adamhttps://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-gregorys-1966-lincoln-continental-convertible/#comment-2464 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:28:22 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=39565#comment-2464 I sold Greg this car. All I can say reading this is that I hope his dream land keeps him happy because this make believe world will come back and burn his rear end shut !! That would cause him more difficulties than most of us.

I left him messages congratulating him and explaing his number got lost in an old phone called the “guru” actually art who didn’t have it.

The best part is instead of him pushing his finger through the computer he should have offered or called me instead of living this fairy tale – for him instead of 31500 I would gladly taken 25k – I’m glad I have the extra money seeing what type of person this guy is.

In closing if acting like a fool at his wallets expense made him feel big for a minute I guess all is well – certainly we got the last laugh on this one.

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Comment on My Classic Car: Gregory’s 1966 Lincoln Continental convertible by Friends of "Owen"https://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-gregorys-1966-lincoln-continental-convertible/#comment-2463 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:37:15 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=39565#comment-2463 Gregory I hate to tell you this but your story is just such a fairy tale. “Owen” no longer had your number – there was no great conspiracy not to sell you the car you call “Joan” back. He bought the car from a dealer and was not provided any paperwork with your name on it. Your “performance” just made you look like a crazy, weird old man. The Lincoln community is small. Karma my friend – time will get you back for that “performance” lol.

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair convertible by Robert Carrhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1964-chevrolet-corvair-convertible/#comment-2462 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:44:29 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=41167#comment-2462 Shoulda said: red exterior, black and white interior with chrome studs on the seats. Brushed stainless dash. Nice.

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1964 Chevrolet Corvair convertible by Robert Carrhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1964-chevrolet-corvair-convertible/#comment-2461 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:42:15 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=41167#comment-2461 My dad had a 63 Spyder coupe. Black and white material. Production fake wires and chrome engine cover louvers. Prettiest one I’ve seen. Loved the way you could SMELL when the turbo kicked in. Went through head gaskets regularly. Sweet ride… at any speed.

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1968 Mercury Cougar by '59FORDfanhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1968-mercury-cougar/#comment-2460 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:12:03 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=50637#comment-2460 If I had my choice, I would pick a Cougar, over a Mustang.

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Comment on My Classic Car: Jim’s 1965 Chevrolet Corvette by MARC MARTINhttps://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-jims-1965-chevrolet-corvette/#comment-2459 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:30:39 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=34399#comment-2459 I’ll like to visit your show room….from France

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Comment on My Classic Car: Tom’s 1970 Porsche 911S by Ovandohttps://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-toms-1970-porsche-911s/#comment-2458 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:20:25 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=26812#comment-2458 Is it for sale

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Comment on My Classic Car: Buddy’s 1967 Olds 442 Holiday coupe by Larry adairhttps://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-buddys-1967-olds-442-holiday-coupe/#comment-2457 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:27:32 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=23116#comment-2457 I had very very very same car when graduating from high school in 1966. I’ve been looking everywhere to find a 65 or 66 442 with Hurst 4 speed. Black bucket seats and the “holiday” coupe body type. Please help me find one. I live in Dallas Ft Worth metroplex.

At 66 now is my time to regress!!! LOL.

Respectfully,

Larry Adair

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Comment on Breaking News: Barrett-Jackson ends Hot August Nights auctions by Bill Khttps://news.classiccars.com/breaking-news-barrett-jackson-ends-hot-august-nights-auctions/#comment-2456 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:16:29 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=55094#comment-2456 Barrett Jackson is the Platinum standard of Automobile events for the American collector car sales and events, and they have done a Tremendous amount of positive promotion of the collector car world wide attraction that this sport / pass time has garnered over these many years, and the positive light of collecting, buying and selling of vehicles would not be anywhere near what it is without Barrett Jackson’s participation in this…. The Hot August Nights will continue to grow as will Barrett Jackson in the years to come…Glad they did the gig and if they made the choice to move on, it’s a choice that I’m sure was a good one

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Comment on Breaking News: Barrett-Jackson ends Hot August Nights auctions by Soxshttps://news.classiccars.com/breaking-news-barrett-jackson-ends-hot-august-nights-auctions/#comment-2455 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:28:03 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=55094#comment-2455 Prices paid were to low, not many high brow people in the Nothern Cailf area. They should have stayed in Orange County!! They will be at home in Vegas with their VIP mentality …

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1929 Ford Model A roadster by Bob Golfenhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1929-ford-model-roadster-2/#comment-2454 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:51:54 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=54753#comment-2454 Thanks for a great note, Daniel. Many wonderful old cars are still with us because of folks who had the foresight and passion to keep them alive.

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Comment on My Classic Car: Tom’s 1962 Cadillac Sedan DeVille by Stanhttps://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-toms-1962-cadillac-sedan-deville/#comment-2453 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:27:19 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=29183#comment-2453 Any response from the seller?

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Comment on Pick of the Week: 1966 Pontiac GTO by Nicole Jameshttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-week-1966-pontiac-gto/#comment-2452 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:54:13 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=31822#comment-2452 Hi David and Jim, we checked the listing and the car has already been sold. On all of the Pick of the Week or Pick of the Day vehicles, you can contact the seller or see the vehicle listing by clicking on the bold year make and model within the article. Hope that helps!

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Comment on Pick of the Week: 1966 Pontiac GTO by David Luterhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-week-1966-pontiac-gto/#comment-2451 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:01:28 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=31822#comment-2451 How can I contact this seller?

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertible by cathy maiorinohttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1976-cadillac-eldorado-convertible/#comment-2450 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:38:52 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=52477#comment-2450 My first car was a black 4 door sedan deville. I loved that car so much that when I couldn’t afford to keep her, I gave her up to a good home. In a dark and gloomy world she brought some joy into my life. Now I long for the peace I felt while driving that sweet car. So I will begin mt search to replace her. If anyone has one to sell rest assured she will be treated like the star she is.

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Comment on Pick of the Day: 1991 Lotus Esprit Turbo by Lorenzo Parham, Jrhttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1991-lotus-esprit-turbo/#comment-2448 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:16:06 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=54899#comment-2448 This Lotus, has simply got me….. MESMERIZED…! If only I had $20,000 more dollars. Well, maybe one day I’ll find…somewhere!

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Comment on How at age 13 I obtained Texas driver’s license by Joseph Ianneohttps://news.classiccars.com/age-13-obtained-texas-drivers-license/#comment-2446 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:51:03 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=32950#comment-2446 hi Barry
my grandfather bought me my first car at 15, a 4-door sedan 55, loved that car. yours is beautiful. i am now 68 and i am convinced i want to go back to my first car, only your 2-door post is now my goal. if you find one for sale let me know. again, yours is beautiful.
thanks
Joseph
ianneo6@sbcglobal.net

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