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Is it overpriced?
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I'm still looking for that right pre-war. This one passes the eye test. If it's as nice as advertised what do you guys think about the asking price?


Posted on: 2011/12/6 13:34
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Having owned, maintained and driven the same year, chassis (1100) and body style (703) just a few numbers earlier than that one for 48 years, I took a close look at that vehicle this morning. I could give you a lot of information on that make and model. PM me with your phone# is you want to chat about it privately.

In a nutshell, with the shortest wheelbase of the model year, they are a delight to drive; very easy steering, superb brakes, an excellent ride considering a beam axle. Downside if there is one (depends on how you want to use the car) is the 4.69 rear axle which gives a comfortable max highway speed for sustained driving of about 50 mph. Putting in a high speed rear is a mixed bag, it's a lot of weight and only 120 hp so you'll find yourself downshifting on many modest inclines you used to breeze over in 3rd.

The particular car looks quite nice; of course there are a few things that are not quite correct but such things are likely to found in all but the very best restorations. For example, rug bindings, pin striping pattern & color. But overall I think it looks quite lovely in nice (can't tell if they are OEM) colors. Don't understand the mechanical fuel pump bypass, these cars are pretty much immune to vapor lock. If the engine passes a careful muster I'd say it's not an unreasonable price.

Posted on: 2011/12/6 14:03
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Nice that it has the original (optional) sidemount covers. Kind of nice to see them on the 1100 series cars. It's a good sign that it hasn't been "butchered" of its desirable parts.

I seriously thought about buying an 1100 myself, also with leather upholstery. I decided not to because the car I was looking at didn't have sidemount fenders, and for touring purposes, that trunk (not shown in the eBay photos, but mentioned that there is one) and trunk rack come in very handy.

Good luck. It looks like a sweet car. I think $42,000 is the asking price, though, and there is probably some room for negotiation.

Posted on: 2011/12/6 16:01
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Just needs some black walls, LOL. I like the black 733 that was on eBay last week better but I may be a bit biased.



Posted on: 2011/12/6 21:37
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Ohhhh the pun.

Posted on: 2011/12/6 22:20

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