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Leaburn Patey

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« on: March 19, 2009, 03:03:56 PM »

Nothing wrong with it.I drive it almost everyday.

The '68 Monaco I saw at Jack's has caught my attention.

http://www.moparfins.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2239
Problem is I am good at finding cars--and buying them when I have the cash..
I am in pretty deep with the Boab and no extra cash laying around.
Selling my own car has never been a good experience for me. 
Of course,I always invest more than what the car is worth with no intentions of flipping them.Every car is a "keeper" until something else comes around.
 
I have all the parts to build up the Dippy really nice--just never got to it.8-3/4 rear with the spring pads relocated to fit.Driveshaft,4bbl intake,and a pile of trim parts from other M's I parted out.
 
I just don't know if it makes sense to sell the Dippy to buy the Monaco.
Can I get $1800.00 for my Dippy and all the parts going with it??
All it needs is a windshield.
The repair list on the Monaco is unknown.It does run and drives.But sat since 1995.
 
The Monaco would be a great car to bomb around in.I would not even paint it!! Leave the "Patina" alone.It is more my style for a daily driver.
I actually have enough parts to keep three '68  C's on the road.
Any thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 04:07:32 PM »

Have you driven it around the yard? How bad is that rear window rust?
I know you like these cars, so as long as it doesn't leave you stranded while taking your wife to work. Heater work good? It's cold up there!


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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 04:39:48 PM »

"every car is a keeper... until something else comes around"...
hahahahahaha!!  that's what I tell the wife... and why I've had
something like 150 cars over the last 40 years!!!!! ;-)  hee hee.

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Leaburn Patey

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 04:42:32 PM »

Surface rust,Bob.She is solid--I poked!!
A little sanding and Rustoleum --a simple fix.LOL
Everything appears to be working.
I have plenty of parts to fix it up.
I have a spare heater core if needed.
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 04:44:16 PM »

Actually,I have Gerri's blessing on this one.
That's 3/4's of the battle.She likes it.
Ardog..where are you?? Ya wana buy a dippy??
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 04:53:16 PM »

OK...but ya gotta swap the cop wheels onto the Monaco!

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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2009, 05:08:58 PM »

Keep the Dippy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2009, 05:22:18 PM »


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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2009, 06:03:08 PM »

Definitely a bit of a head scratcher.

I think if I was offered my choice of the two cars, I probably drive the Dippy home.

The Dippy is understated and most people would underestimate it. With a nicely done up engine and a little tweaking here and there, the Dippy becomes a real sleeper.  While the  Monaco is a nice looking ride, I suspect the Dippy would be more fun to drive especially if you drop in some cubes.


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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2009, 06:56:14 PM »

Oh Boy. . .Here we go.. . .  DOAB
 
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2009, 08:33:34 PM »

Lea Keep the dippy, as John has told me , you know what you have now. And the dippy according to what you have said is a good daily driver so why not keep it and save some coin. Besides chances are you will be kicking yourself in the arse after you get rid of your dippy.

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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2009, 02:04:16 AM »

I vote for the Dippy.

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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2009, 05:51:25 AM »

Dippy. 

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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2009, 09:25:50 AM »

Do the Dippy.  You know as well as I do you'll start pumping money into that Dodge because you can't help yourself!  It pays to have boring, everyday transportation, and save your car dollars for the toys.  That's why my dd is a Subaru Outback.  Nothing to spend on it other than oil changes and the like.  All the fun money for cars goes into the 300.  Or, maybe a New Yorker....;-)
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