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Old 01-16-2011, 01:20 PM
 
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Someone on another forum I participate in suggests that because of its Pennsylvania location, the car was originally purchased by a not quite so strict Amish person. Just a thought...
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:16 PM
 
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Tenneseestorm, how were you able to post those pics off eBay to here? I've tried doing it before but usually cannot due to eBay's having them protected from copying/pasting....we need to post some engine pics and especially that rear bumper....very rare indeed.
Certain pics I cant post either, I think it depends on who has hosted the pics. I just right clicked, then clicked on properties, then copied and pasted the address here in the "insert image" box.

Here are the engine pics and rear bumper... I also notice the car still has the factory "A.I.R." pump on the engine for emission controls.

http://i.ebayimg.com/03/!CCY(uDQEGk~$(KGrHqN,!hsE0GF8ImVNBNK6FoudSQ~~_3.JP G (broken link)

Only two lights versus the three on the Impala/Caprice....

http://i.ebayimg.com/20/!CCY(i0!Bmk~$(KGrHqR,!iwE0FwCJVIbBNK6E9oQK!~~_3.JP G (broken link)

entire instrument panel void of ANY woodgrain trim... (in comparison, Ford had a small amount of it on their Galaxie 500, but they did have a lower level Custom 500, but I think even it had some woodgrain on the dash).

http://i.ebayimg.com/18/!CCY(p9wBWk~$(KGrHqJ,!hQE0fiJjwSIBNK6F,otFw~~_3.JP G (broken link)

as a comparison... here is the top level Caprice for 73.... quite a step up to luxury from the base Bel-Air...




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Old 01-16-2011, 03:20 PM
 
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I think 3 speed manual transmissions (with column shift) were standard on low-end series like the Chevrolet Biscayne in the '60s, but the optional automatic was probably opted for by 99% of the buyers. They were no longer offered from the early '70s.

Higher trim level cars such as the Caprice and LTD, plus higher-end marques like Oldsmobile/Buick/Mercury had automatic as standard.

I think the situation was similar for 6 cylinder engines. You could get them in lower priced trim levels till the mid-70s.
My cousin had a 62 Biscayne... two tail lights on each side rather than the Impala's three, 6 cylinder 135HP and three on the tree... really cheap car but dependable as hell......



Now if she hadn't been so cheap and gotten a 409 instead....
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:28 PM
 
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is that Black Bel Air a 6 or a V8?
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:34 PM
 
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It is an inline 6 cylinder with a manual three speed transmission with column mounted shifter.
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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you just never see this stuff anymore

and those Caprices, esp. the convertible, are gourgeous
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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Someone on another forum I participate in suggests that because of its Pennsylvania location, the car was originally purchased by a not quite so strict Amish person. Just a thought...
You might be thinking of Mennonites? If so I'm surprised the AM radio wasn't omitted....as I believe the Mennonites don't listen to radio...or watch TV...or read the newspaper.
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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You are probably right about that. Whoever it was, I feel was either that or just old school. I would really like to know the history of this one.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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According to seller: the car was owned by its original owner until last year. The seller was not aware of the owner's religious affiliation, if any, and stated the man lived with his mother most of his life.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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The auction ended today and only made it to $4450. Yet the reserve was not met. Hhhmm how much does the seller think a 4 door plain jane Bel air is worth?
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