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Part of the Chevy dress up package
I went original parts... by the way I have a noob question. What does NOS stand for in the Mopar world
New Old Stock
Another you'll sometimes see is NORS - New Old Replacement Stock, although I haven't seen it much for the last ten years or so.
You`ve done great job so far!
Thanks! I’m not planning to keep the car, so I was very thorough to do everything to the best of MY ability, so the new owner can really enjoy it and not have to focus on reliability.
I know it seems stupid to sell the car, but there is a duster I really want to buy. With a duster, that’ll be something that’s a winter long project that I would do just to my liking and keep forever.
Hope you guys understand.
Here’s the ad.
1972 Dodge Polara Custom Coupe 46k Original
So you're selling it for eight dollars?
This is why I HATE flippers like you. Buy the car, ruin it, then expect to make a profit on your destruction.
I’m sorry you feel that way Polara. I’m not sure how I ruined this car. I know you’re not a fan of the wheels, neither am I. No the car isn’t 8 dollars. I’m open on price, I just want as many ppl to see it as possible.
HATE is a strong word for a dolphin.
Remember I have hundreds of hours in this car. I posted it on CL because of guys like YOU! Ha I’m only kind of kidding. Here’s why-
1) You clearly have love and passion for these cars... I felt your ruffled feathers through that response. I want this car to be owned by someone like you. Not me. I like the car, but clearly I’m not doing it justice (ruining it)
2) I am 32. I like to work on my cars. I like to make them faster, make them stop better, handle better, etc. It will be hard for me to just fix the couple items that don’t work, tune the carb, polish the paint, and leave it be. The C body (and community alike) aren’t hot rodders.
So I’ll ask you , Polara71 especially. Would you rather me keep the car, or sell?
And... would you rather have had me not buy the car originally? There’s a chance the car could’ve been purchased by another guy like you, but likely it would’ve been bought (especially at $1650) by either some dumb kid, or some guy who parks it for another 20 years in a field once he realizes the motor has to come apart to get it to run. Not to be big headed.... but you’re welcome I saved another C body Polara and reintroduced it back to the life of a licensed, running driving car. I’ll only sell to an enthusiast with the means and where with all to end up here with you guys.
Good news though. I have another 72 coupe I’m getting started on after this one. Eat your heart out
I would rather you not buy it. Leave it alone, let it rot, don't disgrace it.
Since I'm not particularly fond of the 72s I'm not eating my heart out. Since i have owned the nicest polara collection on the planet i can not eat my heart out. I am however curious why the hell you would bother if you have zero interest. . .
If you don't want this one, why get a second one? Or is this other coupe not a C body? Because if it is, you make no sense.
I don't thik thik youve ruined this car, yet, but your missing Polara71's point of these cars being bought by someone who isn't searching for one, fixes it up (nothing wrong with that), but then sells it for three to four times what it would have cost the guy who missed out on it the first time around and now has to pay premium money for something they could have gotten, fixed themselves, or had fixed, and had that extra difference in money to put somewhere else in the car. Now they get to pay for someone's trip to Vail or Aspen this coming winter. That's what sucks, and why Dave hates flippers. Nothing wrong with making a buck, but unless you're selling this for maybe a thousand more than you have into it, you've entered flipper land. The guy loves these cars sells them and makes a little money, and gets another or moves on to the one in the garage, whatever. And 100's of hours? Didn't you just get this car?
Edit: I guess, it's been at least ten days, so ten hours a day get you to a hundred, twenty hours a day gets to the hundreds...
And Chad, for the record, I got my Polara to fix a little and flip so I could get some more money for my Dart. Well, fifteen years later, I have another Polara, a Monaco, two parts car, sent two parts cars to pasture, and I'm working on getting another Monaco to Minnesota in the next few months. I still have my Dart, and it still is in the same sad shape as it was when I got my Polara. I'm glad I didn't sell the Polara, hoping to maybe get a thousand more out of it. Make some money, but don't be a flipper. Good luck with the sale.
That’s my point. I have been working endlessly on this car, especially the last few weeks. 100 is actually on the lighter side, more like 2. Just because I paid $1650 for the car, doesn’t mean I have at least double that into the car in hard cash. I’m not looking to make double or triple my money. More important that the car goes to a good home. Also, I know you saw what I wrote about the likelihood of the car being purchased by someone on here, especially at $1650. Car was on CL for over 3 weeks, wasn’t easy to make run, and likely after a typical buyer realized that new plugs, gas, and battery wouldn’t make the car run, most likely car would’ve just sat more.
As for the whole flipper idea... which I don’t consider myself, what’s wrong with anybody in any industry buying something to turn around and make a profit?
If I’m in the car $3500 and sell for $4499 it’s okay by you but if I sell for $6000 im a flipper, and it’s not okay? Flippers do have a bad rap in the car biz. And I agree. They usually beat up the car when they buy it, hacks and haggle the seller to death, put tire shine on, vacuum, clear the check engine light, then lie and manipulate their way to a sale, convincing the buyer that the same car they called a POS to buy is now best car ever and sell at above retail to someone who is an inexperienced buyer.
That is what I would label a flipper, someone who manipulates both ends of a car deal and benefits with minimal effort.
I am not a flipper.
How much do you think someone would’ve paid to get the car to where it is now after the original $1650 investment? Consider towing the vehicle home or to a shop, cost and time of diagnosis, parts, labor, not to mention all of the little repairs I made such as door handles, lights, sway bar, trans service, exhaust, tires, etc. Not to mention all the cleanup and painting. More than likely I am saving someone money. We all know how expensive this stuff can be. A regular joe using “his mechanic” and assorted exhaust and tire shops, would probably have spent minimum 5k to get the car where it sits now, as long as he didn’t get the whole upsale from his mechanic “We should tear the motor down completely as it shows less than 70 psi on 2 cylinders “ then it’s 10 grand. Would’ve been months to get all done as well. Really think about it. Instead someone gets to spend 6-7k on a complete, running driving car and drive it home, enjoy it for the summer. He can spend his money on a new paint job or suspension overhaul, chrome, etc. The fun finishing touches. He still has a low mile really nice car he can drive in the mean time. You guys are intelligent. Most guys aren’t up for projects. Weekend warriors who do tune ups and wax jobs are the norm. Am I wrong?
Yes I am going to make money on the car. As deservedly so. I paid full ask for the car.
The buyer will be happy with the price and condition of the car. I’ve been very transparent here. I really want this Duster.
Also the other 71 Polara is not nearly as nice of a car, it runs and drives, green on green, but body and metal is in a lot worse shape. I wouldn’t choose to take it on, but the seller needs help and needs help financially. I overpaid for the car, and will simply make sure the car is a safe reliable car before it goes to a new home. It’ll be on here as well, and you guys can form your own opinions, but instead of rotting in a garage the car will be brought back to driveable and given a good home.
Please though in the future it’s always good to consider the facts and consider all that’s involved before throwing shade at members. I get it. But usually I have a “first thought wrong” philosophy when I get emotional online. The yellow Polara is a good car whether it gets my treatment or not, but it’s lucky I was the one. I know what I’m doing, and I have hearty honest intentions.
Also Vail and Aspen? Nah. I’ll use the money for speed parts. Mopar speed parts must be made of some very fancy medal.
Who’s next LMAO
You’re very welcome
The Jersey salute ...... HA! I was rewarded with that at 605 this morning when I yelled at the elevator guy and threw him off the job .
Funny thing about the Jersey salute, and the F word for that matter, In todays world it means very little . Now, you gotta use the C word or the CS word for me to know you are serious .
From this (with no cam teeth)
To this... cruising up the highway
Sitting for 30 years....dead,wont run
Healthy, rumbly V8. Buy, drive to car show
So, pay $1650 and tow it home, only to discover after countless hours motor has to be torn down? Still a dirty mess, rotten exhaust that doesn’t make it to the axle, and needs lots of other parts.
Or, pay 3-4 times that, car is licensed with collector plate, clean, runs drives excellent tons of new parts, serviced front to back, new healthy dual exhaust, 2 sets of wheels, just enjoy!
Jersey salute ha I love it
While the grumpy old men with hats like me may not approve of the aesthetics my guess is that this solid running driving classic car will likely find a good home. In my book that is not a bad outcome.
Honestly, I stopped reading after you said all the work you did that would have cost someone a bunch, a timing chain and front engine rebuild? That's a day or two putzing (my style), and painting takes a day or two also. Wheels and tires aren't hard to swap. Tune up takes a few hours. The top took some elbow grease, I'm not trying to be a dick, but I've been slowly working on my car since May 4th, and I've torn down my engine to swap heads and intake, then later tore down the front of the engine to swap timing covers. I installed the exhaust, put original wire looks on the car, all kinds if little detail crap, painted all the pullets, brackets, and bought all the parts I thought might need. It takes a while, some are quicker.
If someone would have bought this car the way you did, and brought it to a shop to so the same as you did, it wouldn't have been hundreds of hours, I'd guess well under 50, and I think that's a stretch.
And if you're in the "industry", sure sounds like carsalesman lingo, well, I think you know what I'm getting at. And three weeks on CL? The Monaco I just picked up had been on there for months. And I got it for $150 more than the guy who bought it, just so it wasn't crushed. That's the love we have for these boats, I'll do whatever I can to keep them going and help someone out.
And the '71 is in worse shape? I'm lost. And I'm out!