Here it was .. April 2020.It looks like it's in a different part of Florida than previous.
i seen one like this , it was a 300 with a 426 max wedge it had a 4 speed stick it was a old ,moon shine runner car it was a bad ride . it also had a stich added to the dash it activated the back up lights ! can u just c the car being chased by the feds & all of a sudden the back up lights come on ! i was told more than 1 revenue officer ran off the road cause they thought the car was backing up @ them.Stop!!! You're gonna hurt your head!
The Whale wasn't even on my radar till 2020. Didnt even know where it was though I'd always liked it from when Henry built it a decade agp.@amazinblue82
It would've been nicely poetic if you could've gotten it while it was still white, and parked it next to the Flying Whale.
2 iconic builds that attained (deservedly) fame in our C-body circles, and outside to some extent also.
If you get the time, that would be an interesting thread for FCBO - 'iconic C-body builds that the internet noticed'.
And as I browsed some of the many links on this car, some discussing the lower prices in the past, I stumble across this.
How many of us have read an older thread and made an opinion, only to discover they said the very thing, back in the day???
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Brother, the IF I get it done would only come up IF i personally broken down healthwise or something. I have signed contracts already for me and that bus when I retire and am looking for a way to keep busy (that day is fast approaching)If/when you get a Scenicruiser available for viewing - please ping me.
The Whale wasn't even on my radar till 2020. Didnt even know where it was though I'd always liked it from when Henry built it a decade agp.
The New Yorker, late spring 2019 .. I just wanted it to stop getting endlessly being flipped, and then brought back with Stan's help ti help me to get it BACK tp what he intended.
Had I gotten it, I still likely woulda tried for the the Whale a year later I am sure, and they both woulda made neat "iconic" additions the to the fleet. "Famous" is a generous them for them, but I continue to be surprised how many folks know of the Whale for sure..she's still a fun ole' sled.
Also surprised how many people diss me to my face (as current owner), and all previous owners verbally, cuz they dont like what was done to it
The Whale has largely remained as Henry built it, albeit with a decade of disuse under fourth owner that @FURYGT remedied, and I have done nothing (except a planned brake upgrade, replaced ratchet shifter, and did Magnum 500's). It came to me in excellent "as built" shape.
I have rarely gone back to a car that I didn't buy when I was pursuing it but didn't get it. Partially because my habit is NEVER look back at lost deals, partially because another pretty girl always comes along, and not now now because I am old with buses in the cueue..
The '76 New Yorker left me four years ago, and now priced/revised outside any likelihood I will over own it, I keep hopin it gets a good home.
I’m glad that you are enjoying the Flying Whale. I ditched the ratchet shifter, had the column shifter put back in use, had the transmission serviced, a new deep cast pan and transmission cooler installed, had the carburetor redone and more. Remember that I get first dibs if you ever sell it.