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I am in love! :blink::wub:

This is like the coolest obtainable 1930s "survivors" on ebay ever.

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LINK ---> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1931-PONTIA...1QQcmdZViewItem

YOU ARE LOOKING AT A VERY SOLID 1931 PONTIAC 2

DOOR SEDAN, IT RUNS AND DRIVES VERY NICELY....

IT HAS HAD A VALVE JOB, AND BRAKES DONE

RECENTLY.... THE TIRES ARE IN LIKE NEW CONDITION,

AND THE SPARE TIRE IS IN THE BACK SEAT, NEW

NEVER BEEN MOUNTED..... OVERALL SHEET METAL IS

RUST FREE, THE BLACK SPOTS WERE JUST RECENTLY

DONE TO PROTECT MINOR SURFACE RUST FROM

GETTING WORSE...... THIS CAR USED TO BE A TAXI

CAB IN ARGENTINA, AFTER BEING BROUGHT BACK

INTO THE STATES, IT HAS HAD VERY LITTLE MILEAGE

ADDED ON..... FRAME IS VERY SOLID, MOTOR RUNS

REAL NICE, CLUTCH, TRANSMISSION, REAR AXLE, AND

FRONT AXLE ARE IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION......

IT HAS A TRANSFERABLE REGISTRATION HERE IN

NEW YORK STATE

------------------ currently the bidding is at $1375

Anyone who wins this auction and buys this car can trade me straight

up for my Super88, no joke. The guy said his reserve is about $7000

but he will not consider trades, he has his eyes set on a 1935 Ford

Business Coupe in Maine and needs to sell this Poncho fast so that he

can buy that car.

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Please do tell me DF.

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Hmmm... I thought '59 was the first year of the split grille... :AH-HA_wink:

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Honestly, most low-end cars of this era look alike, much like Japanese cars of the 80s and 90s and none of them look real good. There's a '55 Starchief coupe in decent shape for sale locally for $8000 that's about 1,000,000x more desireable than this.

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we have a 1929 dodge borthers coupe in our toy trailer

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Honestly, most low-end cars of this era look alike, much like Japanese cars of the 80s and 90s and none of them look real good. There's a '55 Starchief coupe in decent shape for sale locally for $8000 that's about 1,000,000x more desireable than this.

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I used to think the EXACT same thing... then I grew up

and had my fun with 60s cars, now I'm ready for the

next step. I learned to appreciate cars beyond speed &

exterior cosmetics.

Regardless of what you thinkof this car, it is a better

investment than any post-WWII non-exotic production

car or truck. I'm falling hard and fast for the cars of

the 1930s... Damn, I'd even love to have a Brass era

car lke the 1909 Packard in my sig. :wub:

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OR EVEN BETTER:

1912 Metz Roadster. Made right in Waltham

Massachusetts, same town I work in now.

You know your car is FAST if you have

an oversized monacle for a windshield. :P

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Though I can appreciate them at car shows, cars that old seem to me like they would be rather unpleasant to drive...either that, or I'm too used to the creature comforts and reliability of modern cars..

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Honestly I don't see the beauty in these cars. Earliest ones were prbably the 36 Cord and the 48 Tucker. The 50s to present I can respect much more.

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I've long thought the Tucker was hideous, but as far as the late '30s and '40s, I lthink the '38-40 Fords, the '39-40 Mercurys, the '40-41 Lincoln Continental, the late '30s-early 40s Lincoln Zephyrs, the Cadillac Sixty Special, the Cords, Auburn Boattails, and some Packards were all beautiful cars...

As far as owning an old car for a weekend toy, the oldest I'd probably go is the '60s or early '70s..still modern enough to be drivable in today's traffic.

Edited by moltar

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Honestly, most low-end cars of this era look alike, much like Japanese cars of the 80s and 90s and none of them look real good. There's a '55 Starchief coupe in decent shape for sale locally for $8000 that's about 1,000,000x more desireable than this.

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Sixty8, you do realize that if you were to buy this car, you could no longer be critical of Honda and the like without being hypocritical? Please do it, though. I need to have some fun prodding someone. :P:D

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Watch yourself, Sixty4. Viper's 18 and he wants to "prod" someone.

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Sixty8, you do realize that if you were to buy this car, you could no longer be critical of Honda and the like without being hypocritical? Please do it, though. I need to have some fun prodding someone. :P:D

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Dude, what the heck are you talking about?

a 1931 Pontiac is EXACTLY in line with my principles:

- RWD

- BOF

- INLINE-6 (bulletproof flathead)

- A+++ in ease of maintenence

- Does NOT blend into traffic

- While every Honda ever made DEPRECIATES this car will always APPRECIATES

Show me one HONDA product from the 1930?

They did not exist as a car manufacturer for

another 3+ decades and therefore do not

enter into the equation to ANY capacity.

Honda did ZERO, nothing, zip, zilch for the

advancement of the Automobile in the days

of the early "horseless carrige". I'm so sick of

the Japanese they have not contributed in the

last 100 years to the advancement fot he car

any more than just GM did in ONE decade like

the 1950s or 1960s.

Ever seen a '36 Toyota AA? A botched abortion

of a chrysler Airflow with showpping cart wheels.

There's a car you can compare to a '31 Poncho.

Gross :puke:

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here's a 1959 Chevrolet BTW:

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Dude, what the heck are you talking about?

a 1931 Pontiac is EXACTLY in line with my principles:

- RWD

- BOF

- INLINE-6 (bulletproof flathead)

- A+++ in ease of maintenence

- Does NOT blend into traffic

- While every Honda ever made DEPRECIATES this car will always APPRECIATES

Show me one HONDA product from the 1930?

They did not exist as a car manufacturer for

another 3+ decades and therefore do not

enter into the equation to ANY capacity.

Honda did ZERO, nothing, zip, zilch for the

advancement of the Automobile in the days

of the early "horseless carrige". I'm so sick of

the Japanese they have not contributed in the

last 100 years to the advancement fot he car

any more than just GM did in ONE decade like

the 1950s or 1960s.

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YES!!! And now for the prodding.

Read Fly's post, then read mine. I was agreeing with him in that cars back then all looked alike. They weren't enthusiast's vehicles. They were simply for making getting from a to be alot easier. Styling was a carriage with an engine connected. Oh wow... Sexy. The few that were more than that, were expensive. It was not until the 40's and 50's that the majority of them were designed for looks. The 20's and 30's? Not so much. The essential equivilant of the Japanese in the 80's and 90's, or the domestics in the 70's and 80's. Sure, there are always a few nice designs, but the majority of them sucked ass. If you're going to disagree; you're a hypocrite. Simple as that. :D

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I may be a hypocrite but to say that 1990s Hondas

share a commonality with 1930s Pontiacs is just

mind boggling. Yes, in 1931 this car would not jump

out at you cosmetically in traffic but it DOES have

style and you can;t argue with that. In 1931 Pontiac

was an upscale manufactrer, not your Chevrolet or

Plymouth, nevermind the cheap-tastic Fords that

every arm-chair entusiast thinks needs to be made

inot a "rodded", "chopped" & 350-SBC powered car

with cheesy 1990s aftermarket wheels.

Respect your roots, if ti wa not for this car and many

other cars from the 1930s GM would not exist today,

nevermind Pontiac ZETAS.

let's not get into semantics, you think 1930s cars

suck and that's your right... I think they're a great

investment and I appreciate any 1930s non-Ford

that has survived to be seen on the road today still

powered by it's flathead (or valve-in-head-Buick)

motor and manual transmission sans-synchros.

I think 20 years from now when a 1991 or so Honda

Civic with low miles will be a great candadite for a

demolition-derby enduro race (same as my Datsun

is today and your Millenia will be soon despite both

being great vehicles in their day) a mostly original

1931 Pontiac sedan on corker tires will be worth its

weight in Copper if not Gold.

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I didn't say the vehicles themselves sucked. The styling? Yes, and that's all that I talked about in my post. This is where you let me prod you. You shouldn't do that. You should read more carefully. :P :wink:

I think 20 years from now when a 1991 or so Honda

Civic with low miles will be a great candadite for a

demolition-derby enduro race (same as my Datsun

is today and your Millenia will be soon despite both

being great vehicles in their day) a mostly original

1931 Pontiac sedan on corker tires will be worth its

weight in Copper if not Gold.

What about 75 years after they were made? Your argument is skewed. You're comparing eventual 10-15 year old products to a 75 year old product. How do you think a 31 Pontiac was treated in the 50's?

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Well that is a nice car, but not my type lol! I always liked the newer cars couldn't get into liking the old ones for some odd reason besides the 69 Charger, and 69 Camaro.

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I didn't say the vehicles themselves sucked. The styling? Yes, and that's all that I talked about in my post. This is where you let me prod you. You shouldn't do that. You should read more carefully. :P :wink:

What about 75 years after they were made? Your argument is skewed. You're comparing eventual 10-15 year old products to a 75 year old product. How do you think a 31 Pontiac was treated in the 50's?

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Excellent point but i'll most likely be noting

more than a cryogenically frozen head in a

locker at Iron Mountain 75 years from now,

I do however see your point.

One thing though: Per capita MUCh less of

today's cars will survive that long, domestic

or otherwise... modern cars suck in terms

of ease of maintenence and "restoration".

Between the electronics and all the otehr jun

in modern cars they'll be fed to a crusher in

much larger numbers than 30s or 50s stuff

ever was.

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Excellent point but i'll most likely be noting

more than a cryogenically frozen head in a

locker at Iron Mountain 75 years from now,

I do however see your point.

One thing though: Per capita MUCh less of

today's cars will survive that long, domestic

or otherwise... modern cars suck in terms

of ease of maintenence and "restoration".

Between the electronics and all the otehr jun

in modern cars they'll be fed to a crusher in

much larger numbers than 30s or 50s stuff

ever was.

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Just as different engines and transmissions can be swapped in and out of older cars, so too can different computer components be swapped in and out of modern cars.

Just as long as there is a market for it.

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I'm hoping that he has trouble selling it, it is the winter

after all... and maybe in the spring I can offer him like

$4500 for it and drive it home the entire distance from

the Canada/NY border, through upstate NY, across a

few cool landmarks like river City junction Vermont &

the White Mountains in NH all the way to my house

just east of Lowell, Mass.

Now THAT would be a road trip to remember!

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I'm hoping that he has trouble selling it, it is the winter

after all... and maybe in the spring I can offer him like

$4500 for it and drive it home the entire distance from

the Canada/NY border, through upstate NY, across a

few cool landmarks like river City junction Vermont &

the White Mountains in NH all the way to my house

just east of Lowell, Mass.

Now THAT would be a road trip to remember!

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If the car can make it that far.

Do you know if all the bits are in place?

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