View Full Version : Selling my 55 on Ebay
05-27-2008, 10:48 AM
I have my 1955 2dr 210 on Ebay this week. I haven't done much with it over the past 10 years or so and figured someone could give it a good home and some much needed TLC. Ebay Item number: 330238990932
05-27-2008, 11:25 AM
Rob sorry to hear you are going to sell the 55. Hope you don`t regret it down the road.
05-27-2008, 11:36 AM
sorry rob :(. got to do what you have to ;)
05-27-2008, 11:39 AM
Here is a link to Robs car. Terry
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05-27-2008, 01:36 PM
I have been struggling with the decision over the years to sell but have held on due to the memories. I have two other cars that I am keeping and decided it was time to narrow my focus. My other two cars are AMC AMX's from '68 and '69 and the fact that I have many parts for them influenced my decision. I know that due to time constraints as well as cash I will never get all three completed. Maybe somewhere down the line I will be able to get back into an old Chevy...my father-in-law has a nice '55 2dr sports coupe restored original that I occasionally drive and enjoy.
05-27-2008, 05:38 PM
Hope you get a good price for it and hope the buyer appreciates these cars! Good luck.
05-27-2008, 11:32 PM
My '55 Delray sat in the garage apart for 7-8 years and you have no idea how many times I thought of getting rid of it, but something held me back. I kept thinking of my friend Norm's reply when someone wanted to buy his '39 Indian Four, "If I sell you my bike I'll spend the money then I won't have either one". Bottom line, it is really none of my business; it's your car and the choice is yours, but I am SO glad I did not sell my Delray. People come up to me all the time at car shows and say, "I used to have one of these and sold it. Sure wish I would have kept it". Yours also has the distinction of being your first car you and your dad worked on. I saw your ad on ebay and that is a pretty nice car. If someone does not offer you an outrageous price for your car, perhaps think about keeping it? Mark
55-210 round 2
05-28-2008, 12:06 AM
Rob, That is a great looking car. My first car was a 55 210 post (that was eventually painted red) that my dad and I restored while I was in high school. They were some of the best memories I've ever had spending time with my dad. I have since stripped the car to nothing in order to restore it again...unfortinuately the money got scarce and its been stripped for about 5 years and is in no sight of being on the road for another 5. I did not think much other than just fun times building a car with my dad back then, but he passed away when I was 17 and that put a new view on things. For years I parked it in the garage and didn't do much with it because of the memories. Back then, even though life came up fast (putting myself through school, buying a house, marrage etc.) I have hung onto it and have started the second restoration on it. Living on a tight budget, you'd be supprised at what some hard work and elbow grease will get you...if nothing else its fun and relaxing to tinker in every once in a while. I have to keep reminding myself that a car does not need to be a perfect show car to be fun!
I wish you luck, if you do sell it, I hope it goes to a good home, if it doesn't sell, you have a great start to a fun car;)!!
05-28-2008, 01:33 AM
Hate to see ya let her go, but I'm sure the memories are "sweet" and the longer you go with out her the better shape she will have been.
05-28-2008, 04:32 PM
You're selling the wrong car(s) Rob.
05-29-2008, 03:03 PM
Thanks for all your thoughts. It actually does make me have second thoughts now. I have no idea what it will end up selling for but rest assured the money will go back into another car down the road. I have several guys who are interested in it from Ebay that will give her a good home should they win. One came by last night and wanted the buy it now price which I refused and I have another one visiting this evening. Top bidder seams serious and has upped his original bid. We'll see what happens.
05-29-2008, 06:53 PM
I could be wrong, but it seems to me that the bid is way to low for now -- probably will go up a lot in the last few minutes, I'm going to predice $12,000 and that would be a good buy!
Also, whatever you get for it, it won't be enough. I don't think you'll ever be able to replace it for what you sell it for.
Finally, sure wish I was in a position to buy it, I wouldn't hesitate to jump in and bid on this one.
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