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Old 01/01/2010, 11:07 PM   #1
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Just posted Paul Newitt's car on Ebay,

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Old 01/02/2010, 05:35 AM   #2
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this should be a interesting thread.

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Old 01/02/2010, 09:57 AM   #3
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Let's keep this thread on track.

I know a lot of you have things to say about Paul, Good, Bad and the Ugly, but this thread is about the car. I respectfully ask we keep this thread about the car only. I described the car as best I could and have hidden nothing. Thank you. Mike
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Old 01/02/2010, 11:44 AM   #4
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No withstanding any differences with Paul, I just don't get the selling price.

Sure, it may have sparked a book, but the car no longer has it's original configured drive train. Admittedly the body is not 100% clean.

I could be proven wrong, and won't be the first time, but with the market today, the fact that it does not have anything left of the original drive train, just don't get the price. GT/CS with original small block gear aren't selling for even $20K right now.

A large premium for a car that is no longer a 390 car just because it sparked a book does not make any sense to me.
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Old 01/02/2010, 11:48 AM   #5
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Tough time to be selling such a car (with the economy and all). I hope Paul gets what he is asking for it, it is a rare car. I have never seen it in person, but I can't help but say it is a little rougher than I had imagined from seeing pictures of it. It would be nice to have the "numbers matching" original drivetrain with it though. Good luck, Paul!!!
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Old 01/02/2010, 11:58 AM   #6
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Mike, are you selling the car for Paul or do you now own it?
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Old 01/02/2010, 12:03 PM   #7
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Mike, are you selling the car for Paul or do you now own it?
Arlie, I am selling for Paul.
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Old 01/02/2010, 05:11 PM   #8
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I just don't get the selling price.

Sure, it may have sparked a book, but the car no longer has it's original configured drive train. Admittedly the body is not 100% clean.

I could be proven wrong, and won't be the first time, but with the market today, the fact that it does not have anything left of the original drive train, just don't get the price. GT/CS with original small block gear aren't selling for even $20K right now.

A large premium for a car that is no longer a 390 car just because it sparked a book does not make any sense to me.
I would have to agree; the car is rare, but if someone was to pay the asking price and then return it to its original configuration they would be $50k into the car. A fully restored 68.5 CJ coupe only bid to $44K recently and a CJ coupe is more rare. I hope he gets it; but I have my doubts.


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Old 01/02/2010, 08:45 PM   #9
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Mike, the ad summary shows the mileage as 23+K. Is that number clarified somewhere in the ad?
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Old 01/02/2010, 09:07 PM   #10
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Mike, it looks like Paul added the convenience group. Did he install the correct harness and is it all functional? Just curious because it seems like that would be a pretty involved undertaking, but kind of cool if done right.

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Old 01/03/2010, 05:05 AM   #11
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Mike, the ad summary shows the mileage as 23+K. Is that number clarified somewhere in the ad?
should read 223,000

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Old 01/03/2010, 06:13 AM   #12
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Steve, no, the convenience group is not hooked up. it is just set in the dash. Jason, the milage is unknown, could be 223K, could be 423K. ?????. I have been under this car and found no signs of stress, cracks or rust. The frame rails are undamaged, the welds appear to be intact and when I jacked it up, it did not flex like a worn out car. I drove this car and it handled great and tracked straight. Mike
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Old 01/03/2010, 06:51 AM   #13
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I hope Paul is selling his beloved car because he wants to vs. has to. Don't know the exact history of the vehicle, but it's been part of his life a very long time. Happy New Year .
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Steve, no, the convenience group is not hooked up. it is just set in the dash. Jason, the milage is unknown, could be 223K, could be 423K. ?????. I have been under this car and found no signs of stress, cracks or rust. The frame rails are undamaged, the welds appear to be intact and when I jacked it up, it did not flex like a worn out car. I drove this car and it handled great and tracked straight. Mike
If I remember correctly Paul recently stated that the car has over 400K miles.
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Old 01/03/2010, 09:32 AM   #15
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Arlie, I will confirm with Paul and let you know. Mike
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