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David

Thanks very much for the offer. Actually, it was just a flight of fancy. The car has been a bit too modified for my tastes. Even though it looks good, I prefer the interior to match the exterior in a classic car. The 50's Tbirds have such a wonderful style I'm surprised why anyone would try to 'improve' them. Anyway, I'm really after a convertible and so I'll keep looking.

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Old 03-09-2012, 05:34 PM
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Mark,

Have you seen this '60 convertible. I know it's not on the west coast but it seems to be a nice solid car at a fairly reasonable price.

http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/cto/2891630724.html

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David

I'm really after a convertible and so I'll keep looking.

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Here is one local, needs just a bit o work, but it is a 430 60 vert....



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That is an excellent buy for a convertible that looks that good.



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Have you seen this '60 convertible. I know it's not on the west coast but it seems to be a nice solid car at a fairly reasonable price.

http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/cto/2891630724.html

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Old 03-10-2012, 01:45 AM
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Thanks guys

The convertible in Boston does look good for the price. I must admit I've been confining my search to the West Coast because the roads aren't salted, I have someone who can check the car out there and it's close to international shipping. I realise that just because a car comes from California or Arizona it still might be a rust bucket and that solid cars can be found anywhere. That said, I'll follow up on the Boston car as it certainly looks good.

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Old 03-10-2012, 01:58 AM
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Not long ago I bought a squarebird that spent it's entire life in California. I bought it thinking the same way you do. When I got it it had more rust than any car I'd ever bought. Lesson learned.
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Not long ago I bought a squarebird that spent it's entire life in California. I bought it thinking the same way you do. When I got it it had more rust than any car I'd ever bought. Lesson learned.
Hmm, Bay area p'raps??


Anyway, here in NZ there's a story getting 'round that unscrupulous guys are buying classic cars from the rust belt and re-plating them as CA cars to sell to the unsuspecting because everybody knows they CA cars are meant to be rust free - (and "It never rains in California"...)

Dunno how true that is, probably quite hard to do but hey, I live 12,000 miles away...
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Look for cars from Texas. Ruth is totally rust free
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Not long ago I bought a squarebird that spent it's entire life in California. I bought it thinking the same way you do. When I got it it had more rust than any car I'd ever bought. Lesson learned.
Depends on where it lived in California. If it lived along the coast, lots of salt water there......

But if it lived in the valleys or nor cal, rust isn't much of an issue.
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Mine was from the LA area and it's got bondo in the outer rockers. The floors and trunk are very nice, just the outer rockers are rusty. I'm hoping I don't find a surprise underneath when I finally get around to digging into it one day.
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