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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 19, 1:47 AM Thread Starter
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It looks like this guy got fed a bunch of bull chips or he's the one doing the feeding ? he claims this car was bought from the original owner as a 1973 MC SS which we all know is bull***** so who's lying here ?

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ct...989164030.html

This guy or the guy he bought it from ?

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This guy for sure, possibly the previous owner too.

I have a feeling it will be a nightmare to register. I almost feel sorry for any sucker that might buy this car except that the ad serves as its own warning.

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I've pretty much given up on buying anything that doesn't already have a clean title. Too much hassle to buy something with just a "bill of sail" and then have to deal with all the headaches.

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This guy for sure, possibly the previous owner too.

I have a feeling it will be a nightmare to register. I almost feel sorry for any sucker that might buy this car except that the ad serves as its own warning.

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Well, he didn't buy it off the showroom floor, so he is the SECOND owner. You would have to find the original owner and have him get you a duplicate title and then sign it over to you.

The possibilities are endless - Maybe the guy he bought it from stole it and sold it to him? He could be the 10th owner in-line who was just passing the title thru their hands...

Finally, I did buy a 1973 Monte Carlo brand new. I ordered it and I don't remember seeing any SS options, otherwise I would have gotten it. Mine did have the swivel buckets, though - Brown car, lovely brown vinyl interior....UGH...That was probably the worst running car I ever had. It was a 350 2bbl and had a catalytic converter. That car wouldn't get out of its own way, got less than 10 mpg and wouldn't not stop running when you turned the key off.....

Just my .02...Your mileage may vary...
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Maybe he was making a joke about sailing in his '73 SS Monte Carlo. Doesn't everyone name their boats? Terry
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Re: 1973 Monte Carlo SS

In 1973 there was either the Monte Carlo S, or the Monte Carlo Landau. A special stripped model was the base Monte Carlo with bias-ply tires, no high-caster front geometry, plus a 3-speed manual only (zero built).

The seller has a Monte Carlo S, which they hyped as having great handling and road manners (and they were right).

I always thought the 1970-71 Monte Carlo's rocker SS454 badges would look great on a '73, along with tips from a '73 GTO.
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Well, he didn't buy it off the showroom floor, so he is the SECOND owner. You would have to find the original owner and have him get you a duplicate title and then sign it over to you.

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You don't have to be the original owner to get a duplicate title.

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Owning a first gen myself, i think they are good looking cars. I dont have quite the love for the next generation, but done right, they can look nice. The wheels on that car make me want to vomit. Its my opinion that this guy doesnt own the car, definitely didnt win it in a spelling or grammar contest. I think the guy knows he has nothing, but he might as well shoot for the moon when sailing a car thats not yours. He should dump the BS about it being an SS, and lead of with "motortrends car of the year for 1973."

Sailing a 1973.....comes with a bill of sail......C'mon dude.
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Sailing > dang autocorrect

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Dude spelled California correct...impressive.
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You don't have to be the original owner to get a duplicate title.
But, wouldn't he need to go to whomever titled the car last and have them get the title? What if Mr Sailing bought a stolen car from the third or tenth owner? That is when you have nothing in your drive....

The ex wife ordered the 73 and I know we got the Landau. Had that half vinyl top, console, bucket seats and all. I think I paid about $4500 for it. I can't tell you how much I hated that car......On the other side of the coin, we got a new 1977 Monte and that was a really good car. Most of the engine problems were taken care of and that got about 14 or 15 MPG and rode much better. I paid about $5500 and that was the most I ever paid for a car.

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Well, he didn't buy it off the showroom floor, so he is the SECOND owner. You would have to find the original owner and have him get you a duplicate title and then sign it over to you.

The possibilities are endless - Maybe the guy he bought it from stole it and sold it to him? He could be the 10th owner in-line who was just passing the title thru their hands...

Finally, I did buy a 1973 Monte Carlo brand new. I ordered it and I don't remember seeing any SS options, otherwise I would have gotten it. Mine did have the swivel buckets, though - Brown car, lovely brown vinyl interior....UGH...That was probably the worst running car I ever had. It was a 350 2bbl and had a catalytic converter. That car wouldn't get out of its own way, got less than 10 mpg and wouldn't not stop running when you turned the key off.....

Just my .02...Your mileage may vary...
With all due respect I'm pretty sure Chevy didn't go with cat converters nationwide till 1975 but we had a brand new 1973 Chevy Impala with a 350 2 bbl and you're right what a dog.We brought the car back to the dealer for exhaust repairs right away in the 1st year because no one could sit in the passenger side rear seat due to the heat from the muffler.There was a customer complaint recall that added a heat shield above the muffler and that fixed that but those cars ran so lean the exhaust temps were always high.
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The idiot didn't include any drivetrain info. Two small blocks or 454. This car doesn't even have buckets or floor console.

What prevents me from liking second gen Montes is the heavy bumpers.
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I feel dumber having read the ad.

The $22,000 second gen is dark blue, 454, buckets, console, air, power everything and 13k one owner miles. And it was ac garage kept.

I think the brain surgeon meant $2,200.

Couple of junkers and a few clunkers.
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A dealer modified car!!

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