Friday, December 2, 2011

1936 (?) Oldsmobile Rat Rod (Or Something Like That) - Now In France At 5 Times The Price

Remember this beast? I wrote about it back in July. (You can find the post here.) It sold for $5200.00

It's now in France and being offered for sale again. This time the asking price is €20,000, which is roughly $27,000.00. Unless the seller paid to have the Concorde pulled out of mothballs to fly this thing to France, that's a helluva markup.

As far as I can tell nothing has been done to it. The pictures used in the French ad are the same ones used in the earlier US ad. (Which is a bit suspicious.)

If you live in Europe and have always wanted to spend a lot of money on a bizarre, homemade US car (one that is a huge project, no less), here's your chance.

Click here to see the eBay France listing.

5 comments:

Jon said...

There is something really dodgy with this listing. When I first read it - the listing has what could be described as a subtly sarcastic tone. It really comes off as a joke.

Nowhere in the text, does the "new owner" describe with precision, what he actually has on his hands.

In fact, he keeps on referring to the car as the legendary 1936 Olds - as if this Frankenstein came out of Detroit. It further appears he's not providing new photos of the car under the guise of warding off "picture collectors."

Le Scam...

Just A Car Geek said...

That was kind of my fear when I saw it. I don't read French very well, so I couldn't "get" the sarcastic tone.

Of course if it's a real ad, the seller may not be describing what he actually has because he has no idea what he actually has. I'm not sure anyone does.

Anonymous said...

at 27.000 usd, reserve is not met on ebay, he is actually asking 35.000 euros, (45.000USD) !!!
www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/264562394.htm?ca=19_s
add with new pictures...

Anonymous said...

at 27.000 usd, reserve is not met on ebay, he is actually asking 35.000 euros, (45.000USD) !!!
www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/264562394.htm?ca=19_s
add with new pictures...

Anonymous said...

This car was built in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was featured in a mid '70s issue of Hot Rod magazine. I have pictures of it i took on Lake Street in Minneapolis in the '70's. It was built from a 1936 Oldsmobile,