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by Robinson D » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:51 pm

Not much to go on. Wonder what the front end looks like?

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/car ... 82410.html
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by VFK44 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:22 pm

Doe it HAVE a front end?

I'm sure we've seen this one before - the colour is very distinctive.
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by AN89AG » Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:55 am

According to Leake Auctions, the car and auction are in Dallas, not Tulsa.
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by Robinson D » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:47 pm

Short trip for me!
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by Robinson D » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:37 pm

Well, I'm still married. Stopped by Market Hall today on the way home from work to see this Interceptor. I now see why there are no bids placed on line as yet. Sometimes cars get overlooked and on a no-reserve, obscure car and you can be the only bidder, so I thought about throwing $500 out there before I saw it. It does have a front end that appears intact. Apparently had some cosmetic restoration work done maybe 15 years ago. The exposed chrome and glass are OK. Car was yellow before this respray which appears a few weeks old. Painted the metal, some chrome, a lot of the undercarriage (green hoses, wires, anti-sway bar, wheel arches, resonators anyone?). Rust was already showing through the rear fenders (wings) on the outside. The door windows had new rubber seals and bubbles under the paint by the seals. The interior upholstery was, I estimate, about 10 years old and in fairly good condition (normal scratches an wear). Under the bonnet it looked all original and suffering from long-term neglect. It had brand new carpet, apparently indoor/outdoor type with no pretense of following the original fitting. I saw a lot of rust on the suspension parts that weren't green and the brakes were a mess. From the dirt on the undercarriage, it appears to have been driven off-road. An emblem on the dash indicates that it was shown in Mexico in 2010. Might be a good candidate for a full restoration, but I shudder what you would find after the paint came off. Now I understand the term “tarted up”. Otherwise, an excellent example of this marquis.
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by Robinson D » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:42 pm

Sold for $21,750. I wish them well!
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by Robinson D » Tue May 08, 2018 9:17 pm

In a Mecum auction now. Yellow still showing through on the bonnet. Looks like they cleaned the undercarriage. Good luck:

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/ca ... 05738.html
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