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Below is an actual Craigslist ad forwarded to us by our of our long time customers. This is an actual article and was not written by D&P or staff. The original link can be found at http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4193066471.html
55 Olds Rocket 88 – $11500 (Fort Collins)
1955 oldsmobile delta 88
This is a 1955 Olds Rocket 88. This is not a luxury SUV, or a maintenance-free disposable import. It is solid, has wind noise, and character. It’s a Hot Rod. It rides/drives like a Hot Rod. All of these are GOOD things. It is not new, it is not pristine, but it is from Co and it’s Cool!
-The badass little SBC 350 4 bolt main is bullet-proof and starts and runs like the proverbial champ. It has an edelbrock 750 carb. and Hooker fender well headers.
-Tranny is a Turbo 350 an operates perfectly . Runs cool, stops quick and turns heads! It’s set up as a “shine” runner…(the tail lights, brake lights and gauges can all be turned off independently) for quick get aways. New Front seat, fuel tank and paint (59 olds aquamarine/black satin). It has many custom hot rod features and it gets 16 MPG to boot!
This little jewel has been in many car shows including; Viva Las Vegas, Atwood Early Rod Run, Good Guys, Blue Light Special , Hot Rods and Harleys and more!QUESTIONS: -Why are you selling? I can’t justify owning it anymore. Motorsickles, work, travel, and many other hot rod projects and beer have consumed my time and money. Someone else needs to appreciate the Olds for what it is: awesome American mechanical artistry.
-What’s wrong with it? Not a damn thing! Crank it up and drive it on a road trip! I have driven it to car shows and had a blast!
-Will you take [insert ridiculously stupid low number here]? No. If I wanted [ridiculously low number] I would have asked [ridiculously low number]
-Would this make a good car for my son/daughter? Hell. Yes. Not only a good car, a learning experience. Introduction to vehicular maintenance.
-Will you take a check / cashier’s check / Western Union Transfer / Nigerian Promissory Note?
-No, really, all I have is [lowball dollar amount]? That’s great, I don’t give a bleep. I want $12,00. Why? Because I don’t HAVE to sell this little beauty. Truth be known, I’d rather keep it. But if it’s going to a good home – I will sell.
-Why are you such a dick? Everything is relative; you should see my friends.