: Oh Dratt...



Wheelman322
07-19-07, 06:06 PM
Well I just missed out on the ebay sale of the decade. I've been looking for these wire wheels with the correct 78 center cap for over three years. The only sets i've found finished over $1300. I've been watching this auction since last Friday, and was planning a thirteen hour ride(each way) to pick them up. Seeing this set was like seeing a mirage. Last minute I got busy at work and couldn't place my final bid.
Check out the top bid...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=019&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=290139410344&rd=1&rd=1

96Fleetwood
07-19-07, 07:26 PM
He didn't sell them, he is about 15 minutes from me and he just put them on Craigslist for $500 or best offer.. what a bastard!

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/pts/377580972.html

z06bigbird
07-19-07, 09:25 PM
Well I just missed out on the ebay sale of the decade. I've been looking for these wire wheels with the correct 78 center cap for over three years. The only sets i've found finished over $1300. I've been watching this auction since last Friday, and was planning a thirteen hour ride(each way) to pick them up. Seeing this set was like seeing a mirage. Last minute I got busy at work and couldn't place my final bid.
Check out the top bid...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=019&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=290139410344&rd=1&rd=1

A few years ago, I spent a weekend near Peoria, Ill and also northwest of Wichita, Ks. There are some small junk yards out there, no internet connection with tons of old cars, wheels, hub caps, etc. Might want to go down early some Friday to Peoria area and search all day Friday and Sat until noon. Just ask some garages where these junk yards are; many are out in country at the end of a dirt road.

Same thing just west of Newton, Ks (outside of Wichita). I think I drove about 40 miles west of that area and had all kinds of fun locating old car parts. Cheap too.

96Fleetwood
07-19-07, 10:08 PM
You are right, I passed those yards on my way to St. Louis :thumbsup:

Wheelman322
07-19-07, 11:10 PM
I wonder if someone else bought them and relisted to make a profit.