The carpet is correct. It is not 80/20 loop, it is cut pile. Look at the rear seat photo and there is carpet on the base of the seats and it matches.
Scary how quickly some of you break out the pitchforks and torches and jump to the conclusion that I'm some fishy car flipping opportunist. I've been a member here for 7 years, and I'd like to think I'm a good part of this community. That said, I'll try not to take any of it personally since lord knows there are plenty of bad apples in the classic car hobby that make it hard to see anything good without assuming there's a catch or some kind of scheme.
Anyway, let's see if I can quell some of your concerns.
"Another stream-of-consciousness ad. . ."
- my old man always taught me to over-describe and risk putting a few people off rather than be intentionally vague and have people end up disappointed with what they end up with, especially in a case like an eBay ad, where most people are considering a sight-unseen purchase. Somewhere along with my long rambling description, I did state that I welcome questions, and have gotten some good ones which I've attempted to answer to the best of my knowledge. I've been burned by trusting non-descriptive ads before, so I'd rather be accused of being wordy than suspiciously quiet.
"Just added hype with the 13,000 miles idea. Not very likely, but anything is possible.
Why would a guy put all those new parts in it and only run it a very short time? This is very fishy. Why not run it and fill all the fluids and try to drive it forwards and reverse. Then All buyers would know the trans works and demonstrate how good this 13,000 mile engine runs.
Makes it way easier to load on a trailer. Very likely the hydraulic brakes are inoperative, but the park brake is all mechanical and should work if the cable isn’t frozen."
-I personally think those are the legit miles, but as I stated that's my opinion which you're welcome to call BS on. Not much I can do about that.
As far as all those new parts, -you're talking about less than $100 in parts and about a half-hour of work to prove that it isn't housing a boat anchor under the hood, which I consider pretty important. I have no doubt that it'll need to be gone through, tuned, adjusted, cleaned, and have belts gaskets, and soft parts inspected/replaced, but would anyone not expect that in a 60-year-old car that's been off of the road for at least 46 years? It's sitting outside, and I don't intend to dig into it and do all that in this weather, which is why I put it up for only $3200 without a reserve. Yes, I could wait until spring and continue to go through it on my own, but that'd be another few months of it sitting outside.
In truth, I impulse bought it from an estate sale without a place to put it, and I have 3 other unfinished projects that need my time and funds...both of which are in short supply lol.
"Michigan DOES require the actual mileage on the title.
-Secretary of State requires that you list the miles when you apply to have a title put in your name, which I did. But for a car this old, the title that you receive does not have it listed. It's sitting in front of me.
"Matt can you find out where in the Thumb he found it? I am just curious."
-The car came out of a barn (yes, I promise it was actually a dirt floor barn for those of you who think I used the term "barn find" to garner some kind of extra allure) in Ray Twp. Michigan, so more the webbing of the thumb if you want to get anatomically specific
Hopefully, this has shed a little light on the car (and the seller).
Last sentence is Exactly why I questioned it. Most guys tell you it turns over and that’s it. This one has parts and time in it to get it to run, but just ran long enough to know it runs and that’s it, no more. And you must tow it away when you buy it.
doesn’t this sound strange to Anybody out there? Guy does all the work to get battery and fuel to it, buy and install new parts and then don’t want to run it any more.
And not knowing the guy or his friend, because none of us knew that at first.
Does anybody know if this car sold and what the price was?
Still a major project car......
Would probably need a total rebuild like Will is doing to Virgil.
Click on the ebay link to get the latest details:
1960 Chrysler New Yorker New Yorker | eBay
At this time, it is showing 8 bidders and 17 bids with the current top bid at $5200 and a couple more days to go in the auction....................
Having a low miles car is always an advantage in restoring a car like this in my opinion and it is complete as well and many of the parts are in excellent condition. The biggest task will be rust repair but that isn't so bad from what I am seeing in the photos, and really not bad at all compared to what it would be if it were a 113K miles car driven in that climate and location.
I’m aware of the brake system currently own 4 cars with them. Your knowledge and experience is equal to hundreds of other people in this hobby.
He never said it didn’t have a rod knock, you did. He didn’t say anymore than this, Quoted from his ad.
“I only had it running long enough to make sure it does run but haven’t gone past that. I will insist it will need to be towed by the buyer”
That the fishy bullshit part. No car guy builds up the car and explains all the new parts and run just briefly with no further explanation on how it runs. What’s being hidden, why no explanation. Who shuts down A 10:1 BB mopar with no further running? If it sounded good you would want to,hear more, right? I would hell yes!
There is no more explanation to it. Go back and read It. I read what it says, not what I want it to say.
Go run the dam thing for a half hour and report on it if it’s such a good car and an honest guy.
Again we didn’t know it was stored a dirt floor for 30 years. And we didn’t know this man or his friend or membership here.
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SA I will talk to you face just like I type here. The difference is you will know I respect you and you opinion while I’m doing it. Something that is lost in a typed message.
I know why you 110% approve of this car and ad, because you type just the same as he does. Elaborate about many things and ignore others.
You have to look at what is not said, it speaks volumes.
WTF are you talking about?Nice cool car, probably low rust belt miles rather than 100,000+
This board needs a moderator that is a mature adult.
This crap needs to be stopped.
The old and most likely overweight adult children on here are very rude other adjectives used to describe bad behavior. This thread is another fine example of the rude, condescending, everyone is a liar/flipper/hiding something behavior that these so called men exhibit time and time again. Every car gets nitpicked unless it's got a woman's name. Negative Nannys. They name ships USS Something, C bodies are boats so it you have to name your thing I guess the USS Maryanne is way better than just Buttercup.
Always ready to buy cars that should be crushed, too cheap to buy NOS parts & complain the truly nice cars are overpriced. The funniest part about car values - there is one item on every car that really does show the car's long term care and makes a difference in the value. I will leave you expert c body children to figure what that one part is.
The Op would have been better off giving the car a woman's name and then he could have come one here and talked about an old inanimate object that is transportation with no problem. This would be the last place i put a car up for sale.