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    Quote Originally Posted by itschad View Post
    Years ago most interior lighting was green. Yes the later MB's have blue lighting, a sanatorium therapy colour, not for me.
    Orange is a pleasant colour for sure. Soft on the eyes. Blue can be cold. Hard to know when you test drive any car.

    I might take a look at this car soon:

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars...ble/1501099245

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    Pretty sure it's a Canadian-only model Dodge (to an extent) and possible made-in-Ontario as well.


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    Looks like similar to what would be a '65-'68 Polara convertible in the US. My grandfather had a 1966 hardtop and I remember that car had a really nice interior and the dash was fancy compared to some of the other cars of that era. Great looking collectible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dspace9 View Post
    Orange is a pleasant colour for sure. Soft on the eyes. Blue can be cold. Hard to know when you test drive any car.

    I might take a look at this car soon:

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars...ble/1501099245

    Name:  1968 monaco 500 wyoming.jpg
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    Pretty sure it's a Canadian-only model Dodge (to an extent) and possible made-in-Ontario as well.
    That's an interesting car there ds. It looks like it'll need a few shekels to sort it out, can't believe how reasonably priced it is, over here 50's & 60's cars cost an absolute mint.
    Friend, if you chase it then I wish you well with it and wish you all the luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itschad View Post
    That's an interesting car there ds. It looks like it'll need a few shekels to sort it out, can't believe how reasonably priced it is, over here 50's & 60's cars cost an absolute mint.
    Friend, if you chase it then I wish you well with it and wish you all the luck.
    I thought you might find this interesting. I just contacted the dealer.

    It's a very local car. I want to know how the body is, if the power roof works, etc. They say the Dodge runs and drives good. 10 minute drive home.

    Go figure, might be worth the investment. Trunk big enough to sleep in. Hood needs work, my friend can paint the car.

    My thinking is classic cars that are convertibles tend to outlast others because they never see the winter. Exceptions of course!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dspace9 View Post
    I thought you might find this interesting. I just contacted the dealer.

    It's a very local car. I want to know how the body is, if the power roof works, etc. They say the Dodge runs and drives good. 10 minute drive home.

    Go figure, might be worth the investment. Trunk big enough to sleep in. Hood needs work, my friend can paint the car.

    My thinking is classic cars that are convertibles tend to outlast others because they never see the winter. Exceptions of course!
    Well to me, at that price, it's a no brainer, spend a bit of wedge on it and providing it has none of that dreaded rust stuff it'll be a diamond, definitely a keeper.
    Let us know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itschad View Post
    Well to me, at that price, it's a no brainer, spend a bit of wedge on it and providing it has none of that dreaded rust stuff it'll be a diamond, definitely a keeper.
    Let us know.
    I'm looking at the car at the end of the week. I asked him what is the shape of the car, and is the roof power roof? This is his response:

    "Body is in good shape as is the frame and floors. The roof is power but I think the motors need some attention as they are weak"

    Seems like a good classic car investment. It's not a Barracuda or Challenger. So less money being less desirable collectable. Looks like it could look great though. 383 V8. I have to see the car, bring a flashlight and really look under the car and see if he is for real. From the photos, looks like the dude has many ongoing projects.

    I like the Canadian connection to the car, I think some of the chrome on the side and rear lights is only on the Canadian models.

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    I spy a Dodge Daytona in the background. DodgeAriesK ought to appreciate that number. Disappearing headlights and all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    I spy a Dodge Daytona in the background. DodgeAriesK ought to appreciate that number. Disappearing headlights and all that.
    Must be a Mopar man. I think the blue car that is sticking out of that shed is a Dodge Shadow cabrio. So, that's 3 Dodges, and a scarface Porsche 944. Might be getting rid of stuff.

    I'm car crazy so I talk to lots of people about their cars in days gone by, and I know one person who had a Daytona. Drives an Echo now, 2 door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dspace9 View Post
    I'm looking at the car at the end of the week. I asked him what is the shape of the car, and is the roof power roof?
    DS, let me know if it happens for you, I have my VW, but the Queen wants a convertible. I don't want to bid against a member, so if you don't like what you see, fill me in... I may have to follow up...
    I didn't know what to do, so I didn't do anything

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    Sounds good.


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