LOOKIE WHAT I ACCIDENTALLY BOUGHT on eBay! (Lotsa pics here.) See, one of my hobbies is to look around online for cars for sale near me and bid lowball on those I'd love to win. I never won before because, well, no one wants to sell their car for less than it's worth.
Anyhow, I've been doing that for years, and like many others, this one shouted, "Bid on me!" So I did, not really expecting to win. I placed my bid to go up to the "junker" price and won the auction by a dollar! That'll teach me to bid on cars for fun and hobby ;-)
Regrets? No! Look how cute! Now I have a reason to go visit my Dad (the car is currently near Minneapolis where he lives). It's in pretty nice shape, though no show-winner: The paint is older yet still pretty, the interior is very nice for an old car but has a cigarette burn and such, and three windows have cracks. Still, sweet for the money! (The Old Cars value guide says I should have paid almost twice as much for it.) I mean, sheesh, this cost me less than it would just to get our old Ford wagon on the road (which, by the way, will be sold to help finance this purchase; drop me a note if you want it or hot-rod parts for a Ford 400M or 351C. It'll show on eBay soon.) - and this Chevy is a-runnin' already!
One neat thing about this period Chevy is that it was also my first car (a 1950 four-door in two-tone green and rust), the machine with which I taught myself auto mechanics back in 1985-1987. I still have the shop manuals! That one was a rusted hulk that did not have functioning brakes, valves, transmission, water and fuel pump, carburetor... you get the idea. It needed everything, but the price was right for a college student. Even though I kept it on the road for years, it wasn't worth restoring, while here's one that certainly is.
Watch these pages for updates when I bring it home, take new photos, and get started making it all my own. I have one page with all the photos so far and will keep adding to that until I have more to say!
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