It looks obvious that the front bumpers are not the same. If you take a look at Vegasloki's 1st enlarged picture in posting #70, the passenger side bumper is nicely curved as it meets the trim from above-similar to original shape. The picture #2 shows a bumper that is almost a 90 degree bend upward at the passenger end, that appears to be one that might have been damaged prior to, or could it be possibly after, the "garage confinement" photo?The OP‘s photos were posted with the density of at least a 10 MP camera, more than likely it’s 12 MP. The resolution is 4032x3024. Those have only been common for no more than the last four years or so certainly not 10 years.
I’ve got some time waiting for a thread sealer to cure so I opened them both in hi res photo editing software. The shots you posted have been reduced so it makes it harder to get some detail but they can still be blown up though not at the resolution the new pics can.
Here’s the spot I was talking about.
If you look at the pic you posted those aren’t in the same condition. There is primer on both but not in the same place. Have a gander at the top of the bumper. Not the surface rust there was on the OP pic. I had to boost the contrast and it’s pixelated from the enlargement but it’s close enough to see the differences.
That's just an illusion created by the camera angle of the first shot you cited. If you could walk around a 69-70 Shelby in person, you'd see that's what the bumper looks like from the first angle, and that's what the bumper looks like from the other angle. And in the first shot, if you just drop the camera down a bit, and move it more towards the side, you'd see an entirely different shape and profile that better compliments the picture #2.It looks obvious that the front bumpers are not the same. If you take a look at Vegasloki's 1st enlarged picture in posting #70, the passenger side bumper is nicely curved as it meets the trim from above-similar to original shape. The picture #2 shows a bumper that is almost a 90 degree bend upward at the passenger end, that appears to be one that might have been damaged prior to, or could it be possibly after, the "garage confinement" photo?
I don't think a joke, but a scam very possible. If a scam his other thread was nothing more than an attempt to make him seem more credible. Best way to dispose of some old scrap copper core radiators? Hmm.So I'm guessing this was a joke, OP posted a few threads and never came back.
Interesting.... So I have some questions:Short story we know nothing about vintage cars. We found this forum on Google. Our aunt bought this car in the 1970s from the dealer off the showroom floor, she is the only owner. She married my uncle and he would race the car with his soccer buddies. She gave it four flats and it has been sitting in the garage since 1980-1985. It is complete, and it has not been started since. It did run when it was put in the garage. Dashboard reads 6,895 miles. There is no rust that I could find and underneath looks very clean. This car is in northern NJ. The home etc will be sold in an estate sale, the car will be held until we find out enough about it and the right place to sell it. Figure this is a good place to start. Any info would be appreciated, thanks for the help. Trying to find a good estimate for this car in original condition, not running obviously but complete. View attachment 748547 View attachment 748548 View attachment 748550 .
It READS TEASE IN LIGHTS BRIGHTER THAN ELVIS COMEBACK '68 SPECIAL !Some who-knows-who from who-knows-where pops in here with a story chock full of information we don't need to know and a couple of "teaser" pics. Ask yourself why.
The thread title says the car is "for sale". The only problem is, it's not the OP's car to sell. What could be more enticing than a one owner car like this, and let's make that one owner a female to boot. One owner female, gadzooks! How many women would even buy such a car in 1970? We're talking needle in a haystack stuff here, juicy irresistible! "No rust", "very clean", "complete", those are the OP's words. Only how would he know any of that without a personal inspection, and if the car was cleared of enough debris to get a good look, then why no decent pics? Why only drool and wet your appetite "hint" pics? And how about that uncle, the dude married to the owner, who says it won't be sold? Why, it's your challenge to pry it away from them with an offer to good to refuse! Not only that, but the OP is standing by to broker your deal! What luck!
Real stories like this happen every blue moon or so and maybe this is one of those times. I'm not saying the car doesn't even exist and this is a scam to take "sight unseen deposit money", I'm just saying some of us didn't just fall off the pumpkin truck.
Sounds like a normal Corvette, in my opinion all Corvettes smell bad (i.e. stink) , inside & out .When I was a kid there was a story about a 1963 Corvette with 30 miles sitting a garage. It went for $300 because the interior smelled really bad...
The story was sort of an urban legend told by high school boys in my area in the early 70s. There were several versions that were based around someone dying in a 63 Corvette and the body remained in the Corvette in a garage for a long time. The car was near new when it happened and no one would buy the car. Finally, the widow of the deceased owner sold it to a kid for $300. Or so the story went...Sounds like a normal Corvette, in my opinion all Corvettes smell bad (i.e. stink) , inside & out .
never been able to tell if the owners put the smell in them, or vice versa. Probably a from the factory no charge mandatory option.