Comets on Craigslist

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Comets on Craigslist

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No affiliation or interest...just thought it was interesting that these Comets show up in the local (Sacramento, CA) area in the same week. The convertible was originally listed for $22.5k.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d ... 61235.html

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/c ... 19725.html

And a station wagon!

https://visalia.craigslist.org/cto/d/vi ... 24011.html

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I didn't even know craigslist was a thing anymore... but then again, most people don't even know a Comet is a thing anymore;)

I like the first one, pretty clean, but looks like maybe a patch in front of the wheel well. At least a paint touch.
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Whoever listed the wagon needs a lesson in photography. Those pictures are terrible.
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Groover wrote:
Mon Sep 05, 2022 7:32 am
I didn't even know craigslist was a thing anymore... but then again, most people don't even know a Comet is a thing anymore;)
I still have craigslist bookmarked from when I was searching for a car and peruse it occasionally for fun. Actually found my car on craigslist!
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Boss/Cyclone wrote:
Mon Sep 05, 2022 8:15 am
Whoever listed the wagon needs a lesson in photography. Those pictures are terrible.
The paint on that car is highly oxidized but looks solid as a rock.
I'm betting she would buff out very well. She's my pick of the litter for the price.

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decathlete45 wrote:
Thu Oct 13, 2022 8:30 pm
For anyone interested in a 64 convertible (or 2)

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/c ... 12673.html

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto ... 50360.html
That red 64 would be sold in a minute if it were here in Michigan
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Boss/Cyclone wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 3:39 pm
That red 64 would be sold in a minute if it were here in Michigan
Extra $1K can make it happen.

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Joe Travers wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 9:15 pm
Boss/Cyclone wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 3:39 pm
That red 64 would be sold in a minute if it were here in Michigan
Extra $1K can make it happen.

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I am not a fan of convertibles. Just saying a solid project car brings good money in my area. I have 3 vehicles built at the San Jose Ford plant, those rust free western cars are a joy to work on.
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Boss/Cyclone wrote:
Fri Oct 14, 2022 9:48 pm
I am not a fan of convertibles. Just saying a solid project car brings good money in my area. I have 3 vehicles built at the San Jose Ford plant, those rust free western cars are a joy to work on.
Not a fan either, due to our frequent pop-up showers.
Yeah, looking @ a Cali truck this last week, checking on transport fees. Average from West Coast to middle section of the country is around $1K.

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More CA opportunity. I think the CA (and AZ, NM TX)aspect of project cars is significantly undervalued. Not having to spend half the projects hours on loosening bolts and grinding out rust is worth significantly more than prices indicate.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/c ... 75316.html

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This one's interesting...1965 Comet Gasser
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/7557190027.html
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JimsHot66 wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 5:20 pm
This one's interesting...1965 Comet Gasser
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/7557190027.html
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Interesting is one description for it.
I wonder how the rear suspension works, ladder bars and leaf springs... both swing a different arc. The transmission mount is also unique.
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JimsHot66 wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 5:20 pm
This one's interesting...1965 Comet Gasser
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/7557190027.html
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That car failed miserably @ auction earlier this year. The 'street freak' fad burned out faster than a cheap cigarette.
First thing a realtor will tell you is, 'take all of the personal pictures off the walls' :mrgreen:

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Joe Travers wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 7:58 pm

First thing a realtor will tell you is, 'take all of the personal pictures off the walls' :mrgreen:

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Even the peace sign headrest? :? I was kinda diggin that! :P

but I agree. if you are building to sell or even a possibility of having to sell dont make it this personal. for the same effort could have built a nice car that a whole lot more people would want.
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