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Stan Paralikis

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« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2008, 03:10:38 AM »



Mopar Mel
 
MN but it sounds like this guy is honerable enough to consider buying from over the phone...

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« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2008, 05:44:21 AM »

Are you kidding??? Mopar Mel is infamous!! He's right up there with Frank Mitchell!

(currently offering for a mere $900 a small NOS '59 DeSoto wire mesh
grille insert!! c'mon.)  He's been dealing in FLs for 30 yrs and
afaic is notorious for being a rip-off artist - he sells his repro,
(probably made in Taiwan), headliner bows for FL hardtops and wgons -
for only $100 each!! And for a wagon you need 5 or 6!!  Anyone
into FLs knows that guy... some of his fake Christine clones in the
past have been seemed questionable, at best.

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« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2008, 05:56:26 AM »

Hoo boy....Stan hasn't had his coffee before looking at these cars...

it's hard when dealing with FL cars....just look at the members of Foward Puke and their attitudes.....they musta got burned on a car at some point too


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« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2008, 07:32:38 AM »

Ok. Ok. OK.  No more FL's for me. 
I'll stick to  the Formals....
 

 

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« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2008, 07:49:09 AM »

Ain't nuttin' wrong with the cars, ya just gotta know the territory!!
They'e the coolest and prettiest Mopars ever built... meet George
Jetson!!!

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« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2008, 07:49:34 AM »

Awe come on Stan....don't stop now....I appreciate your FL posts. That yellow Pioneer is tempting...and the green wagon very cool, but not me. The white 59?...I was able to enjoy that for what it was worth. The christine? I actually wrote an e-mail to find out more about that one. They're just teasing ya....I've talked to Mopar Mel before....one can tell from one conversation with him that he's "da man". Keep posting what you see...Big boys are able to chew up the fruit and spit out the seeds.

Thanks...I appreciate you...Bob furyfever2008-11-19 13:15:48
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« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2008, 07:52:50 AM »

Oh Mel knows his s...t all right, and 25 yrs ago he was pretty down to earth... not any more!

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« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2008, 01:49:09 PM »

Here's Mopar Mel's reply to my e-mail for that Christine above:
 
I've got three of them  one is 45, one is 55, and the best one is 62k  wanna call me if your interested at 218 289 1185
 
Mel
 
What do you think guys? Should I call him back ASAP?
 
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« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2008, 03:48:06 PM »

You must not like your first born. . .
 
Mell is way out of line with his proces
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« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2008, 06:57:14 AM »


Quote from: firedome
but more
importantly, the exchange rate on Euros vs Dollars gives them the
equivalent of a 50% discount on everything -  so their $15k bid in
real dollar equivalency to them is only 7500! And shipping is a
bargain.  I've seen way too many 3500 to 35,000 FLs go over the
pond, not much we can do with a weak dollar...


Not anymore it is. One Euro = 1.25 $ at this moment so I think I can say the 'Europe FL feedingfrenzy' has slowed down considerably again.
It used to be that 1 Euro was $1.58 not too long ago. When the Dollar started climbing in value a bit again I made the move to buy two '57 ForwardLookers and bring them over. One from California and another one from Connecticut. Both cars are scheduled to arrive somewhere this, or early next month.
Shipping, by the way, is NOT really a bargain at $2500 to $3000 a car. Especially when buying a cheaper car. (Inland transport, Handler cost, paperwork, boattrip, handlers costs again, more paperwork costs, new title arrangements)


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« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2008, 07:03:02 AM »

Its a bargain compared to shipping 'em BACK!   Let's see some pics of those '57s! 

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« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2008, 07:46:00 AM »

Well..Obviously I'm not sure who's duking it out here for this 60 Phoenix...US or Euro. but I officially made up my mind last night to forget about it. The guy I was going to have look at it couldnt fit it in his schedule and it ends tonight. There's two guys still duking it out though....A brand new e-bayer (0 feedback) and the scrapbook bidder (76 feedbacks). They have it up to $15, 500 now. I think it's a bit much for that car, especially since the seller will not provide any undercarriage/lower panel photos. I believe I do see the chrome peeling off the rear bumper too(pass. side). If that's very good  to show chrome, hhmm.....and after looking closely at the front end, the lower valance and left/right sections of the bumper are not lining up too well.  I don't know about anyone else, but if I listed a car I'd include photos of the undercarriage + lower panels because I'd want to entice buyers and show them that I have a nice solid rust free car to sell.... I do not see this often though...I'm always having to ask...  furyfever2008-11-20 12:50:32
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« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2008, 02:44:37 PM »

Tell ya whut....go buys what FL ya wants cheep and Polaraco & I will restore it for yuh....
just need one special tool.....

yer wallet!



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« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2008, 03:20:15 PM »

what's this Polaraco and    I shtuff?
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« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2008, 04:36:32 PM »

me first.... 

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