Rusty Yet Appealing: 1933 Chevy Edition

What would you guys and gals value this car at?

Each weekend I find myself at car shows, junkyards, swap meets, and generally surrounded by the car culture.  This past weekend I was at a swap meet that we call “Amherst”, but it’s actually called “Cruising To Amherst”.  I have been going there on the last Sunday of every month for as long as I can remember, and it is always a great time.  There is never a lack of bizarre cars for sale or interesting people people to watch.  I usually bump in to old friends, co workers, and sometimes even cars and parts that I used to own!

This month was no exception for interesting people and cars.  One of my favorites was a 1933 (I think?) Chevy that appeared to have been freshly pulled out of a barn.  The body itself wasn’t that bad, but the running boards on the sides were almost completely rotted away.  I don’t really know how that’s possible, but hey, whatever.  The frame was cover in grease from looooong ago so it wasn’t too bad looking in the grand scheme of New England cars.  I was afraid to ask what the price tag was, because I’m often left flabbergasted, and I wasn’t mentally prepared for that type of risk so early in the morning.  If I had to put a number on it, I think $1500 is probably a fair estimate of value for a car like this.

Pro’s:
- It was a complete car
- You won’t need to hunt down little odds and ends that nickle and dime you to death.
- You may be able to get free delivery if your local?
- Cool looking car
- The metal is fairly straight

Con’s:
- Quite Rusty
- Needs lots of time and money invested to restore it
- 4 Doors, not as desirable as the coupe
- Your significant other will not like this in the yard / garage / property.  You may be kicked out of the house.

1A Auto Blog Readers:  What would you guys and gals value this car at?

If you had this car: What would you do with it?

Over the weekend I came across a vehicle that was clearly built for ultimate world domination.  It is so tough and burly looking that it would likely make Chuck Norris nervous.  I would imagine it was built for delivering mail or something very mundane, but I guarantee that somewhere in it’s exhausted memory, it has some great stories to tell.  It would be impossible to own a vehicle like this and not test its limits (of which there likely aren’t any).

If I were to buy this as an early birthday present to myself, and it wasn’t irreplaceable, I would take it through mud, lots of it.  Not shallow mud, the really nasty deep stuff, at high speeds.  When I am done driving the beast, I would want to have a mud line near my elbows at a minimum.  I want to get home, and have somebody think that the skunk ape just broke into the house.   If I can’t find any mud, I would want to cruise up to a drive-up window with a top hat on like everything is 100% ordinary, and order a delicious iced coffee. Then cruise away leaving the drive-up window people wondering if they just had a really messed up dream.

What would YOU do with it?