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John, you took the words right out of my mouth. A hard-top cut off job. If you had the solid top to take on & off if you wanted to it wouldn't be too bad, providing you re-enforced the chassis.

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My two (2) cents is pass on this one and find another. Too much can go wrong and the cost down the road
My " spidy senses " are twinging on this one
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Most of the parts on the car look like a 59 with the exception of the front bumper. There are also no hash marks on the rear 1/4 panel.
If you look at the picture with the steering wheel, it appears that the power top switch is there and located in the panel under the dash. Seems strange that someone would replace this panel and put one in with a power top switch if it is a chop job.
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The correct location for the top switch on a '59 is to the left of the hood release. I don't know what that switch is but it's not in the right place for a '59 convertible.

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One of my friends has a 60 and his top switch is located where this one is shown. Hmm?
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One of my friends has a 60 and his top switch is located where this one is shown. Hmm?
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The top switch for a '60 is on that side but it's not in the finish panel as shown in the picture. It hangs from a bracket below the dash. '60's have a fully automatic top so the switch is in a different location. '59's have a semi automatic top which is completely different.

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We won't know what this is until someone looks at the VIN # stamped into the frame in the engine bay. The Data Plate could be a reproduction plate. A good look at it should tell if the rivets are OEM or replacements. Anyone could have taken the chrome strips off the rear panels. If it is a '60, I don't know why someone would have put what looks to be '59 gunsights on the car. I have seen a '59/'60 Tbird around here that looks like a '60 but has '59 parts on it. It is restored and highly customized and often wins trophies.
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I see the Craigslist ad was taken down. I hope the individual that posted didn't buy it thinking it was a real convertible.

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