Not making this up (more CL blunders)

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  1. drpreposterous

    drpreposterous Well-Known Member

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    10 minutes of perusing Los Angeles and Las Vegas Craigslist and I found:

    1. A '52 De Soto called a '49.
    2. A '56 De Soto called a '54
    3. A '59 De Soto identified as a '57
    4. A '52 Plymouth called a '54.
    5. A '66 Newport called an Imperial
    6. And, my fave, an '85 Chebby Caprice called an '85 Chrysler Caprice.
    Wow! California car culture might not be what it usta.

    Of course, none of those top my all time fave, courtesy of a dealer: an advertised '57 Studebaker Hawk that was in reality a much more modest '59 Lark. If you're going to call yourself a classic car dealer, wouldn't it behoove you to do a little research?
     
  2. slant6billy

    slant6billy Well-Known Member

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    Most car dealers focus is the strategy of the dollar and not knowledge of the product. Ask questions that are way crazy. See what answers you get. And just nod up and down and say "ok" ....... "Is that low VOC vynil? See them scramble.
     
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    DCAspen Well-Known Member

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    Kinda like the old guy selling the black 78 Roadrunner at Carlisle last year,He didn't know a single thing about that car
     
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    volare 77 Well-Known Member

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    I guess that way you can`t say he lied about the car. LOL
     
  5. Dr Lebaron

    Dr Lebaron Well-Known Member

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    As a Lebaron man. I'll find stuff under Labaron or Lebron.
    Also I've seen 80/81 Lebarons with wrong yrs like 85, which is whole different car if it was 85.
    Different ways for M's-Fifth Ave/Avenue and 5th Fifth Ave/Avenue
    Of course-Grand Fury.
     
  6. Justwondering

    Justwondering Well-Known Member

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    Saw a 73 Corona for sale in San Antonio.
    Of course I clicked on it to see why a 45 year old beer would cost so much.

    It was a 73 Toyota Corolla ... with obligatory mexican serapes on the front seats so you couldn't see how trashed out the seats were. No title... bill of sale only.

    I'm still chuckling over that one.
     
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  7. Aspen500

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    I see that all the time. A Plymouth Volere or Veleri, Camero, etc. Then the description with an Idilbreck manefult, and Holly carbirater with chrome valley covers along with Cragger wheels. It's like, really people????? Let's not forget the famous Chrysler Cordova you see all the time. My favorite is the "rare collectors item" and it's an '89 Sunbird or something.
     
  8. drpreposterous

    drpreposterous Well-Known Member

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    And the other common gem: "all original," even when the pix show clearly otherwise!
     
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  9. Aspen500

    Aspen500 Well-Known Member

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    What about "completely restored" and the underside looks like it has never been touched or it has aluminum heads, aftermarket wheels, headers, disc brake conversion, non stock trans and rear axle.................That is not restored, no matter how nice the car may be. That's why I say my car is a restomodificustom. Part restoration, part modification and part customization.
     
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    Oldiron440 Well-Known Member

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    creme puff, only 185k miles,.lol
     
  11. Aspen500

    Aspen500 Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget the classic "easy restoration". There is no such thing. I love when you see for example "2018 Chevrolet Whatever, 3,200 miles, ONE OWNER' Really? Only one owner? :eek: