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Saw a Relatively Unmolested '68 1600 Yesterday

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Took a trip down to Middletown, NY yesterday to look at this Craigs List '68 1600 for a fellow Board member.

http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/1127186560.html

The car is unmodified, but also a relative mess. What was curious to me was the apparently original trunk. The floor boards over the spare tire well and gas tank have half inch strips of painted grey wood attached to their edges against the quarter panels to probably protect the inside of the trunk sheet metal from shifting luggage. Also, there was a full trunk carpet over the floor boards that was dark gray and a very loose weave that was unbound. Both the wood strips and carpet looked original. Interesting glimpse to the past.

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Roger

'72 Malaga

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Roger,

Did you get a chance to start it, see how it runs? Looks like a good deal for the $600.00 asking price. There is a beautiful Manilla 1600 here in Rochester, the owner is an MD, here at the U. of R./Strong Hospital

Tim

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Funny.

Since my cars are not completely original, does that mean they have been "molested" sometime in their past?

OMG- What does that make us that do 'modify' our cars? Will we have to register ourselves?

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Responses: This car has golfball-size rust holes over both rear wheels and in the rockers, and the shock towers appear to have some bondo in them, but the trunk and cabin floor pans and firewall appear solid. The exterior sheet metal appears quite straight and the hood closes perfectly, but the underside front lip of the hood is badly rusted. The front end took a slight, direct shot and the grills are bent in and the driver's side fender is also slightly banged up around the headlight. There is a bird's nest by the wiper motor and a bee's nest inside the cabin. The interior is beat, but not ravaged. All the engine parts are there, but no battery, and it looks like it hasn't run in 20 years. I made no effort to get it started (it was 93F and scorching sun). But IMHO, this car could be restored to an nice original '68 with $$$$$ and TLC. All us car "molesters" report daily to this web site.

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