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1959 Ford 300 Custom 4 Door. Former California Police Car. Very Nice! on 2040-cars

US $6,250.00
Year:1959 Mileage:63000

United States

United States

Hello. You are looking at a Gem of a Car!  I am listing this for a good friend of mine.  It is a 1959 Ford Custom 300 4 door former Los Angeles California Police car.  It has a 292 Intercepter V8 engine, with 2 barrel carb, Automatic trans.  The Car has around 63,000 miles as shown on the photo of odomometer.   This car is super nice!   The body is almost perfect with a slight bit of rust bubbling up on the passenger side rear quarter panel.  Some of the trim has some very small dings in it.   The interior is about as nice for the age as you can get, with a small spot in the headliner. The car was last on the road around 2005 and was last started about 2 years ago.  What the car needs is a battery, gas tank repaired, exhaust system, and some brake work.   I am advertizing this car for a good friend of mine.  If you have any questions Call Mike at 989-672-0896.  The Car is between Caro and Cass City Michigan about 2 hours north of Detroit.  Please do not send questions to me, because I am just listing the car for him.  I have tried to describe the car to the best of my knowledge.  If you want to look at the car, call Mike and setup a time to inspect it before you bid.   I reserve the right to end the auction early as the car is listed for sale locally.  Payment terms:  a $500 deposit via PayPal is due right after auction end, and the remainder of the payment is due within 7 days of auction end.  Call Mike to make payment and storage arrangements.   Mike is willing to deliver the car within 100 of Caro, Mi for free.  Thank you for looking.  Please see my other auctions.  No sales outside the USA please.  Remember, please call Mike at the number above with any questions.  Please ask any and all questions long before auction end.  God Bless.

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