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i thought her majesty the 26th-Z might be interested in meeting her sister the 27th-Z for sale on e-bay. just listed hours ago for $500 now.i would hyper link if i knew how.maybe someone else could do it for me. thankyou very much.in dover delaware not far from you is it 26th-Z?

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I wonder if this one's a fred flintstone mobile

The visible rust sure makes one think so

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yea, if there were any things good about the car you'd post pictures of it if your trying to sell it for the most money.for example interior, engine bay ect.. this guy only post 2 pics of the exterior and poor ones at that.

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:eek:

The trouble with finding such a relative is discovering what happened to her – and disappointed I am!! Looks like my twin sister has been dancing in topless bars and snorting crack!! And with all that rust, we could easily say she has been driven hard and put to bed wet!!

Some interesting things to mention about her, though. According to the add:

She was 907 green with a butterscotch interior – like 26 – meaning they made two identical cars in a row?

The rear hatch glass is clear – like 26 – no demisters on the very early cars.

She is date stamped 9 / 69 (quite early) and 26 is date stamped 11 / 69 which might lend credence to Alan’s assertion that the date stamps were applied on the docks. OR HLS30-00026 was pulled out of line for misbehavior and completed later. (She has a relatively high engine number – 2338).

And my comments on the value of restoring a car like this. I have been watching prices of unique examples soar during the last year or so. We have seen and discussed several cars in the $25 - $30,000 range. I know what several of you out there have in your cars and what you would expect to get IF you would ever sell it. If number 27 has a matching engine, the opportunity exists to realize every dime put into a restoration. I would estimate this example to cost at least $40,000 to restore. By the time you finish, the car could well be worth it.

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Buy her Chris!!! Imagine having the 26th and the 27th VIN of any fine car. Whats another 30K-40K for restoration...........peanuts for you LOL Now we need to locate the 25th or the 28th. Line 'um up baby :P

Vicky

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Vicky,

I have been looking at #95 also. To me, these cars are resources - not assets. The part about buying it sight unseen that scares me is what parts does it have that are still worth something. I met a friend of Alan's at the national convention who spent the better part of twelve years restoring his car and you should see the sheet metal work he did. Amazing. There is no doubt in any car collector's mind that the first 100 cars are valuable and collector items. I encourage anyone to buy it and restore it. I think it would be worth it.

In terms of my funds - at the moment, I'm grasping! Geez, I thought going to the convention was part of the treats you get for all the hard work and money you spent on your car. Nobody told me I was going to have to PAY for it, too!!! :laugh: LOL :laugh:

Oh....I'll bet $1000

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Way to go "luismiguel35" whoever you are! The seller posted answers to some questions and evidently took more pictures. The build date is 10/69 - much better. All matching numbers, original parts galore. How exciting!

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I'll go for $5,000 just because of the sheer rarity of something like that on ebay. And I understand the speculators are in there when it comes to the really low vin number 69 cars.

I think it is almost expected that the early cars have to be restored to original, especially if they are to command big price tags, and therin lies the problem. Some of the parts unique to the 69 cars are so rare so as to be totally unobtainable, and unless the car still has virtually all the bits needed it will be a huge job to source/remake anything that is missing.

A statistic that Carl Beck quoted a short while back was that out of the 120 or so 69 cars left, ( I'm quoting from memory here so I apologize if I am significantly out) only about 40 were roadworthy, the rest were in need of total restoration. I wonder how many of the 80 projects will ever be completed, as you can still say 'I own vin number 27' whether it is a runner or just a chassis plate on the wall of your garage.

I hope vin 27 gets bought and restored.

Just my opinion :)

Andrew

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"Seller is to deliver payment in full within 5 days of the final sale in the form of A cashiers check or certified funds."

!!!!!!!!!!

BUY it now!! LOL

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I'll go for $5,000 just because of the sheer rarity of something like that on ebay. And I understand the speculators are in there when it comes to the really low vin number 69 cars.

...as you can still say 'I own vin number 27' whether it is a runner or just a chassis plate on the wall of your garage.

Now that's some expensive bragging rights....

Wayne

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Well, it's already at $2000 with 5 bids.

You must be looking at a different auction. Only $500 and 1 bid as of 4:45PM today (Sunday)

Would scare me away:

1. No view of driverside (what is he hiding, worse swiss cheese than he's showing us)

2. Inspection doors gone (allow rain right onto battery area)

3. Huge rust stains above battery area (probably the tip of the iceberg)

4. Somethig funky going on at rear bottom of pssenger side fender

5. "the engine is seized but not the result of engine failure" (who cares what reason it's seized? 20 years of rust still ruins the engine internals. I guess he's bragging that there isn't a HOLE in the block. LOL)

6. "the cylinders were oiled to reduce further damage". (WHEN in 2001? after they rusted for 18years? :stupid:

Strip it and bury/cremate the remains. It's dead. :dead: :dead:

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You must be looking at a different auction. Only $500 and 1 bid as of 4:45PM today (Sunday)

Carl- It was up to $2k, the eBuyer withdrew his bid(s)

Bid retraction and cancellation history

Date of Bid and Retraction Action / Explanation User ID

Bid: Jul-25-04 11:35:59 PDT

Retraction: Jul-25-04 15:30:50 PDT Retraction:

Explanation: Seller changed the description of the item luismiguel35( 63)

Wayne

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I've tried for several hours to email questions...getting bounced "undeliverable" Ideas?

Kinda fishy to me. :nervous:

david

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I just "ask seller a question" for more pictures. Let's see what happens.

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Chris

perfect donor car for you if its not saveable. I hope sitting for 20 years has not damaged the interior too much.

My guess of $5,000 was based on the current(at the the time) now retracted bid of $2,000. If we are viewing the car as a donor then I expect it will get a lot less, maybe $1,500.

For that the owner gets a shell that might go to the crusher, hopefully a stock of super rare 69 parts or a bonanza selling them on, and can still say 'I own number vin 27' :classic:

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Hey Andrew! I don't really need a donor car, however, it would be cool. I'll post pictures, if I get them. I might change my mind this week. We'll see

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One of those panels just went on eBay for $115!!!! Carl Beck wrote this morning - egging me on. I wrote the seller - let's see what happens.

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Chris, keep your eyes on the "vin plate" I have swinging back and forth in front of you. Now, listen to what I'm saying, "buy it, buy it, bbuuyy iiittt. On the count of three, I will snap my fingers and you will be on your way to the airport to go look at this 27th-Z ROFLROFL

Vicky

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