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jww_289
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posted 05-16-2006 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jww_289        Reply w/Quote
Sorry about the double post, I asked this question in the Old Fords and Mercury forum and only got a response from Alex, the guy travelling to the US is comming around tonight and I would try to get as much info as possible:

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A friend of mine is bringing in a caddy from Colorado, to make it viable he needs to fill the shipping container. I have always loved '30 and '40's ford coupes but thought that the dream of owning a steel body one had passed me by until me mentioned a 6 cylinder '47 coupe that he has a chance of getting, the description is a small amount of rust in the floor pan, I am yet to see pictures but thought I would make some initial inquires with people on the spot (so to speak).
The questions are, are 30's and 40's steel body coupes as hard to find in the US as we in Australia are lead to believe ? what would a realistic price be for this car .... I can post more information as I get it.

Any help or opinions will be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
John......

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kwazykat
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posted 05-16-2006 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat        Reply w/Quote
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jww_289
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posted 05-16-2006 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jww_289        Reply w/Quote
much appreciated young lady

fastford34
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posted 05-16-2006 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34        Reply w/Quote
47 coupes are not rare but they are not in abundant supply either. a good number of them were used for modified racing back in the late 50`s & 60`s (i remember seeing them run at the Reading Fairgrounds track). an average price for an almost rust free,complete original car in my area starts at 12 to 15 thousand US dollars. other areas of the US will be higher or lower. i hope this helps you & good luck with whatever you end up with!
keep on roddin !

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keith
it`s nice to be important but more IMPORTANT to be nice.

fastford34
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posted 05-16-2006 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34        Reply w/Quote
BTW....a GOOD steel car is HARD to find. there are a lot of rust buckets around. after your done repairing all the rust, you could have bought your own personal castle!
just my 2 cents

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keith
it`s nice to be important but more IMPORTANT to be nice.

jww_289
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posted 05-16-2006 10:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jww_289        Reply w/Quote
Thanks Keith, I wish you had of said 2 to 5 thousand USD but as you have said the reality is; a GOOD steel car is hard to find, I know a lady that imported a 34 coupe, and is up to about 50K already with import and rust removal !!! I will see the photos of the '47 tonight and get the full story, the guy who sourced it is a hot rodder and rockabilly guy who loves south Colorado and I am kinda hoping that it is in a junk yard with a solid frame and body - not in someone's front yard with a for sale sign on it, he said there were some reasonable buys over there but as soon as some people picked you as a rodder then the price seemed to double.

BTW, loved your '34 and the line at the bottom of the page:

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NO heater or air. The fun factor is off the meter!

Just about sums it up I reckon.

Regards,
John......

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fastford34
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posted 05-17-2006 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34        Reply w/Quote
John,
just how close is your friend going to be to Pennsylvania? if he is going thru Penna, i will look around for you. a month ago there was a 40 tudor sedan for 11,500 US & it was in good condition a half hour ride from my home.
i know where a 31 coupe is in DRY storage. it is apart, 99% of the parts are there, no title. everything but the frame is in great shape. i looked at it but i need more room as in a tudor because of the grandkids.
BTW, i am located about half way between Harrisburg & Philadelphia Penna.

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keith
it`s nice to be important but more IMPORTANT to be nice.

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jww_289
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posted 05-17-2006 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jww_289        Reply w/Quote
Keith, I just looked at a map and wow you have a big country there my friend will only be around Colorado / Utah I believe, the cars are picked up from South Colorado and packed in the container, trucked to Denver then train to LA although these plans a flexible. He has to be over there in early July as he is playing at a party Bo Huff is having .... lucky guy.
The 31 coupe sounds very nice, is it really for sale ? if I play my cards right I maybe in Canada for work later this year, in a small town called Bellville that I believe is a "few" hours outside of Toronto.
The price for the 47 coupe is still to be worked out but the range could fit into what I can afford at the moment. It is so hard to tell from photos but the floor is gone, the body looks solid but with that much rust in the floor I would have to be a bit suspect, what do you think ?


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fastford34
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posted 05-17-2006 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34        Reply w/Quote
this is just my opinion...
from those pictures i would NOT give more than 1500 to 2000 US dollars for it. it looks almost complete but....it has been out in the weather HOW long?

yes the 31 (i looked at A LOT of cars last year before some misfortunes arose, the car i`m telling you about may be a 28 or 31) is really for sale. the gentleman that has it owns a couple more running older cars & trucks. he has lost interest in this 1 cause it takes to much of his time keeping the others going. he showed me his collection. very nice cars. the 31 (or 28) does NOT need much body work, has new wood frame work installed and if i remember correctly,it is a sport coupe. these were not made in large numbers.
maybe another board member in Colorado could help you. good luck.

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34 coupe powered by 351 c 4v
keith
it`s nice to be important but more IMPORTANT to be nice.

fastford34
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posted 05-17-2006 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34        Reply w/Quote
John,
since your on the net, try these :

http://www.streetrodding.com/sr/?fuseaction=home.main

http://hotrodhotline.com/index.php

http://www.clubhotrod.com/

maybe you could find something from Colorado for your self.

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34 coupe powered by 351 c 4v
keith
it`s nice to be important but more IMPORTANT to be nice.

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