[elky] Re: no tire kickers yet for Clustertruck :)

  • From: John Christensen <johncgg@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2011 08:31:55 -0500

Like I always told Nate when he would suggest a new or different car for me
"it can't haul rocks".

On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 11:05 PM, Saul Marsh <saulmarsh72@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Thanks Mary!  It really is a work truck.  Someone might restore it, but
> it's probably better for hauling.
> One thing I don't know if I've mentioned to you guys...I noticed some rust
> underneath between the frame and the bed, near the rear bumper.  Looks like
> it might officially make Clustertruck unworthy of restoring.  I have a
> friend who had worse rust on his '66 Chevelle, and he got a skilled welder
> to fix it.  But a '66 Chevelle is worth more than a '73 Elky.  Don't know
> why...Chevelles can't haul anything :)
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Mary McCarthy <printces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Saturday, September 3, 2011 11:08 AM
> *Subject:* [elky] Re: no tire kickers yet for Clustertruck :)
> it's not the body style that turns folks off, Saul.  It's the lack of
> engine and the perception that it is heavy, therefore slooooowwww.
> Because so much became plastic in those years, it's not much heavier than
> the previous years, but try telling someone that.  Throw in air pollution
> insanity and no one wants to deal with them.
> It'll sell.  We bought ours to take the trash to the dump.  Try marketing
> it as utility, not classic?
> Mary
>  Brought my son to a high school football game tonight, and there was a
> '76 GMC Sprint for sale in the parking lot.  It was black, not much rust
> except surface rust in bed, body fair with numerous scratches and dents, and
> some sort of tube welded to the bed (looked like it was supposed to hold up
> a large flag or some other upright poll).  Kid was asking $2000, which I
> seriously doubt he'll get based on my limited experience of trying to sell a
> similar car :)
>  I really have gotten to like this unique body style for the '73-'77.  I
> look on ebay and at any given time there will be approximately 100 El
> Caminos for sale, with only 4 or 5 of them being 4th gens.  I guess that's
> what I like about them...they're definitely different from the rest.  But
> anyway, I have to remember that my tastes are different from the general
> public.  I think I posted earlier this year that I looked at a '72 that was
> not much better than mine, except had red paint thrown over the rust on the
> car.  That truck sold for $3600.
>  Anyway, I'm not stressed about this at all...just felt like typing a
> little.  I finally re-listed the Sprint on craigslist and if someone has
> tastes like mine, they can buy a classic 4th-gen for much cheaper than the
> black '76 at the football game tonight :)
>  Here's my ad re-posted, except now asking $700 (first ad was for $950,
> and mentioned a driver's window problem that has since been fixed.)
>  http://wichita.craigslist.org/cto/2579238746.html
>  I think for anything below $500, I'd rather keep the truck even though
> it's a bulky eyesore in my overcrowded driveway.  It's nice to have a
> "practice vehicle" for repairs, and a driveable parts car, and a truck that
> I'm not worried about scratching the paint.
>  Saul
> '76 GMC Sprint
> '73 GMC Sprint "Clustertruck"

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