I hope you are not getting tired of looking at 49-52 Chevrolet cars because we found another one. At family activities over the Holidays we reminisce and learn new things. I have a relative who drives truck. He now has a regular run to Winnipeg. That makes it seem a lot closer. Now he always has a return load so that means looking for something I could drive back. So I don't often look at previously messed with cars but if it would make it home from Manitoba it should be considered. 1950 Chevrolet Fastback
Chevy 11 project
We have a 1968 Chevrolet Chevy 11 Nova project in the stable. Plans are to build a nice street car that can make a few passes at the track as well. Progress is slow. I am always looking for one that is closer to being done to speed up the process. Today I came across this one : 1968 Nova. It is hard to tell if it is any better than ours and it is a good road trip away but I would like to go see it.
When I was in High school my girlfriend, now wife, bought me a slot car track for Christmas. We had hour and hours of fun with it over the years . My friends would come over and we would race and visit and have a good time. Well times change and I no longer had a place to keep it set up so away in a box it went. When the kids were little we played with it a little. So when I saw this custom speedway set up today it brought back a lot of memories.
Old cars often have great stories that go with them. When the ad says "Vegas car" you know there is at least one story in its background.
A 1969 Buick Skylark 2 door hardtop makes for one nice ride. Even with the 350 small block Buick engine is was no slouch. But add a big block and hold on.
drag car foundation
My understanding is that pro street style has passed but true drag car kept barely street legal is still cool - extra point with times still on the window. We are into 64 Impalas right now and a low rider patina rag and a full on hardtop drag car would make a killer combination.
1964 Impala pro street project.
It is Christmas Party time and what better way to travel to them than a 1952 Chevrolet 2 door Hardtop. This one looks like a solid place to start and these cars are beautiful when all fixed up.
surface rust or patina?
Don't you hate it when the wind picks up and you can hear the tarp blowing. You know the damage the rain can do in minutes .
If it happens to someone else and the damage isn't too serious it can make for a great deal. I might try to take a look at this one over the holidays. A 49-52 Chevy coupe has been on my list. Actually I drove over 3 hours to look at one several years ago, made an offer, got turned down and bought a 51 Buick instead - in hindsight it was a good deal for me - the Buick was a better car than the chevy and the road trip was great. 1949 Chevrolet coupe
I watch pricing trends all the time but once in a while one hits home with me. I bought my 49 Chevy pickup over 20 years ago, running and driving. It is a rust free truck from Oklahoma and was/ is in pretty nice shape.
Today we come across a basket case truck project of the same era for the same kind of money mine cost all those years ago.
Here is the kicker - it looks like a fair deal considering what these trucks are going for. 1951 Chevrolet truck
Most people are familiar with the famous Willys gassers of the early 30's and 37-41. Famous drag racers turned economy cars into legends. This 1955 Willys Bermuda is relatively unknown, overshadowed by its cousin the Henry J. This Bermuda 2 door hardtop was a beautiful car in its day and this one could be restored to its former glory or modified to make a great driver. I have seen a couple turned into drag cars as well.
Bel Air Rag Top
I love ebay because if you follow it it shows what stuff actually sells for.
I hate ebay because you never know what the selling price will be until it is over.
I have learned to search with parameters that usually don't waste my time and emotion too much. It is difficult when people list starting bids so low that you know that they should have added another zero and not got you all excited .
Today we have a solid 54 Chevrolet Bel Air rag top. As I write this blog the price is $1000. reserve not met. If $1000 would buy it I would take all the kids Christmas money and go buy it. I hear Wisconsin is nice this time of year. We will watch for a few days and see how it ends up.