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Old 06-23-2014, 08:54 AM   #21
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Is it worth more if it's from a "smoke free" enviornment?
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:59 AM   #22
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Looks like $10-12K here. Nice driver.
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I wouldn't pay over 8k...
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:04 AM   #24
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The bumpers are NOT black. I believe that it should have said BLACK FENDERS.

It is worth whatever someone is willing to sell/buy it.

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Old 06-23-2014, 10:26 AM   #25
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Now that you mention that, if you can picture the wheels painted orange, it would look a lot better, not "correct" for the correct people but a lot better. Bob
I agree 100% !!! Yellow wheels and whitewalls is just too much light color in one place. Orange or red wheels would set the whitewalls off much better. Not knocking, just a thought.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:34 AM   #26
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On the subject, are late 31' with the indented firewall on average considered worth more?
I don't think so. I think that most would prefer the gas cut off valve under the tank rather than under the hood . Its a pain having to raise the hood most times when the engine is shut off.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:51 PM   #27
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The bumpers are NOT black. I believe that it should have said BLACK FENDERS.

It is worth whatever someone is willing to sell/buy it.

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Photo looks like the back bumpers are black.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:48 PM   #28
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The coupes are hot sellers, I missed two on craigslist recently. One was 8k other was 9k gone within an hour of posting. Hopefully they are high enough in price that they dont end up like this coupe. Shame to start with such a gorgeous car.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:15 PM   #29
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No offense but I like the 2nd one............
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:21 PM   #30
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Photo looks like the back bumpers are black.
You must be looking at the wrong car !!
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:30 PM   #31
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Boy O' Boy, Would I like to have the parts he/she removed to make the rod!
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:56 PM   #32
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Well I Paid $15,000.00 For It And Was Happy To Find It, Where Is The Vin # At On This 31 ?
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:10 PM   #33
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Black bumpers, incorrect body colors, lack of pinstripe, maybe missing radiator emblem, roadster top supports, and replacement ignition cable call into question what else was done incorrectly in the "total restoration six years ago." Lacking photos of the undercarriage, interior, dash panel, and right side of the engine compartment, as well as any knowledge of whether the engine was rebuilt and by whom, I would put the value at about $9000 in Portland.
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No offense but I like the 2nd one............
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I think its a dirty cryin' shame whats been done to a beautiful car!
(Referring to the chop job) The Yellow coupe looks like a nice car. Great driver!
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Roadster top supports are what some call grab handles on the tops of the quarter panels. These were standard equipment on roadsters to support the top when it was let down. These parts are often installed on coupes with rumble seats as grab handles. Yhe VIN is on the frame, under the body and splash apron on the drivers side near the rear motor mount block. The body will usually need to be removed to confirm the number.
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Joe, Glad you bought it and are very proud of it. If this is your first one you have a lot to learn and this is a great place to start. Welcome aboard. Also your engine block on drivers side will have a number, mine was same as title and vin # Yours may not, not biggie if not. Cool car
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Joe, Glad you bought it and are very proud of it. If this is your first one you have a lot to learn and this is a great place to start. Welcome aboard. Also your engine block on drivers side will have a number, mine was same as title and vin # Yours may not, not biggie if not. Cool car
Joe,

When you bought the car did someone point to a number that matched the paperwork? They used to use engine numbers but the DMV's are getting away from that. There may be a tag installed by the DMV on the door jam.

Roadster top supports, which are frequently called grab handles because they is what they are often used for, support the roadster top and keep it off of the paint when the top is folded down. They are not "correct" as something that came from the factory on a coupe but frequently installed to be used as grab handles when getting in and out off the rumble seat.

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Joe, Glad you bought it and are very proud of it. If this is your first one you have a lot to learn and this is a great place to start. Welcome aboard. Also your engine block on drivers side will have a number, mine was same as title and vin # Yours may not, not biggie if not. Cool car
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Roadster top supports are what some call grab handles on the tops of the quarter panels. These were standard equipment on roadsters to support the top when it was let down. These parts are often installed on coupes with rumble seats as grab handles. Yhe VIN is on the frame, under the body and splash apron on the drivers side near the rear motor mount block. The body will usually need to be removed to confirm the number.
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Joe,

When you bought the car did someone point to a number that matched the paperwork? They used to use engine numbers but the DMV's are getting away from that. There may be a tag installed by the DMV on the door jam.

Roadster top supports, which are frequently called grab handles because they is what they are often used for, support the roadster top and keep it off of the paint when the top is folded down. They are not "correct" as something that came from the factory on a coupe but frequently installed to be used as grab handles when getting in and out off the rumble seat.

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No The Owner Said It Was On The Frame, And Had Tpo Remove The Cab.
I Was Told That Vin # id Not Come Out Till The 50's And The Mod A Ford Used Body Numbers ?
Is That Right
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