Monday, October 24, 2011

Two Top Dollar Cars...

Sorry about the lack of posts for the past week. I've been busy at work and that, along with a dead computer and the effects of the respiratory infection from hell, have put me a bit behind schedule. (I may have single-handedly caused the stock price of whatever company makes Robitussin to rise a few cents. You know you're sick when you actually start to enjoy the taste of that stuff.)

These cars are VERY pricey, but worth pointing out....

1970 Datsun 510 - This car has just 68,000 miles on it.

According to the seller "has never left the town it was purchased in" and was purchased from a "little old lady". (That term is such a cliche that I have to imagine that anyone who uses it today is actually stating fact.)

This is a rust free Arizona car that is - thankfully / mercifully - unmodified.

Located in Prescott, AZ, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

A big thanks to Jon for sending me this link.

1985 Merkur XR4Ti - When I opened the link to this car I started coughing. Part of that is due to my cold, but part of it was from choking when I saw the price. $14,500 for a stock Merkur??!!??

But, it's a 12,000 mile Merkur. That's about as close to a new Merkur as you'll find today.

There's not much I can say about this car other than it looks like new. Other than the mileage, the dealer leaves no info in his ad.

For the most part, Lincoln / Mercury dealers hated this car when it was new. (I tried to buy a new one back in 1986. The salesman talked me out of it. I really got the feeling that if I had dropped a wad of cash equivalent to the asking price on his desk, he still would have not sold me the car. It was surreal. He even told me a joke... A salesman goes into the office of the owner of a Lincoln / Mercury dealer. He tells the owner he has good news and bad news. The owner asks for the good news first. The salesman says "I just sold the Merkur we had sitting on the lot". The owner says "That's great! But what's the bad news?" The salesman replies "I sold it to your daughter.")

This car is being offered by a Lincoln dealer, which makes the lack of info in the ad very, very frustrating. Did this belong to someone at the dealership? Did they sell / service it since new? Are they one of the few dealers who knew how good the Merkur was and appreciated it? I guess if you want the answers and are thinking about spending top dollar for a Merkur, you can give them a call.

Located in Chambersburg, PA, click here to see the dealer's ad.

A big thanks to Gregory for sending me the link to this car!

4 comments:

rrshadow2 said...

I never thought I would see the day when I would see an asking price for a Datsun 510, even a rust free one, over $3,000. Sounds like someone ( the seller ) is shooting for the moon! However today the way older Japanese cars are starting to become collectors cars, Maybe he'll get somewhere in that region for it, hard to say

kashgar216 said...

Reminds me of that Chris Rock joke about how Robitussin was used in his family for every ailment, even a broken arm.

Marlow said...

I bet she gets at least 4000 for that car. I just hope they do not modify it.

Anonymous said...

Partially installed weber? Huh? I guess this means it is not currently running. With a $6k asking price, you would think seller would spend $50 to complete the install. Something smells fishy here.