Continuing on with this Memorial Day Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend, and look what we have here… Another Vintage Convertible Matchup. On Saturday, I did a posting about an Oldsmobile F-85 and a Plymouth Valiant Convertible, now let’s look at these two to see which one is right for you… I am going to start out with this 1962 Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass Convertible that looks not only spectacular, it is largely in original condition with a few scrapes and bruises along the way. According to the listing:
THIS 62′ OLD F-85 IS ALL ORIGINAL, UNMOLESTED BY HUMAN HANDS, HAS SIGNS OF AGE, NO ROT, NO HOLES, TRUNK IS SOLID ( SEE PIX). IT WAS ORIGINALLY FROM CALIFORNIA & BROUGHT TO VIRGINIA LAST YEAR. THIS CAR IS A PIECE OF TRUE CLASSIC CAR HISTORY. WE DROVE THIS CAR FOR HOURS HERE TO BUFFALO AND IT DROVE WELL. CAR RUNS AND DRIVES. STRONG ORIGINAL 215 CUBIC INCH V-8 ALUMINUM ENGINE.DRIVE IT HOME OR HAVE HER SHIPPED. THE ODOMETER STATES 19,999, BUT WE BELIEVE THIS IS UNTRUE DUE TO THE FACT THE SPEEDO JUMPS WHEN DRIVING AND THE ODOMETER DIGITS DO NOT MOVE. SO THE MILEAGE IS UNKNOWN. THE ORIGINAL HI BEAM BULBS ARE STILL INSTALLED. THE AM RADIO WORKS AS WELL. THE GLOVE BOX IS SIGNED BY MARIO ANDRETTI. CARPETS ARE IN GREAT CONDITION. NO TEARS OR RIPS. THE SEATS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION WITH VERY MINIMAL FADING. THE CONVERTIBLE TOP IS NEW (THE PRIOR OWNER PUT THE NEW TOP ON STATING THE OLD ONE WAS WAY TO DRY ROTTED TO KEEP). THE 3 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANNY SHIFTS AS IT SHOULD. A FEW PUMPS OF THE GAS PEDDLE AND SHE FIRES RIGHT UP & RUNS SMOOTH. THE UNDER CARRIAGE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN FACTORY UNDERCOATED / SEALED WHEN IT WAS NEW. UNDERNEATH THE CAR IS RUST FREE AND NO HOLES. THE CAR HAS SOME MINIMAL RUST FROM SITTING AND NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR OF 52 YEARS. ALL THIS CAR NEEDS IS SUN, A NEW HOME AND AN OPEN ROAD!!
The current owner has done some updating to the car, and you will have to go to the listing to find out for yourself. With a little under a day (when this posting runs) the current top bid so far is $5,049 with an unmet reserve. Do you think that this car, with its originality intact, is worth that price? Let me know after taking a look at the listing here: [sc:ebay itemid=”261484258428″ linktext=”1962 Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass Convertible ” ] Fast forward 11 years, and you have one of the last Ford Convertibles offered in the 70’s. This is a 1973 Ford Mustang offered by one of the last small town Ford Dealers in Connecticut (Bowen’s Garage in Eastford, CT) that has been in business for the past 83 years. Anyway, this particular Mustang has never been titled, and according to the listing:
Okay so here is the story. This is a 1973 Mustang convertible. My grandfather got it from another Ford dealer back in 73. It sat in the showroom for a little while and he decided to store it in his garage instead. He kept it there until he passed away last year. It only came out for parades and the occasional cruising around. It never got caught in the rain. It is completely and totally original except for the battery. It has 6741 miles on it as it sits but it will likely got up above 6750 as it gets used for memorial day parade. The vehicle was never sold or titled. I included pictures of the invoice and certificate of origin. In general it is in amazing condition. The only flaws are a little tear in the corner of the top boot visible in the pictures. Also, there is about a 4 inch tear in the top just below the glass on the left side. Email with questions or offers. Not really sure what its worth as no one values unrestored cars. Don’t be afraid to offer, worst I will do is say no.
The Buy-It-Now price for this Mustang is $45,000. Holy Cow, that’s a lot of money, and it may well be worth that amount some day… Take a look at the listing, and tell me what you think it’s worth. [sc:ebay itemid=”321412270535″ linktext=”1973 Ford Mustang Convertible ” ]