Re: [FWDLK] Very nice D500 wonder what it should bring $45g and did not
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Re: [FWDLK] Very nice D500 wonder what it should bring $45g and did not hit reserve



Roger,

See the message below for a longer partial list of errors.

Dave Homstad
56 Dodge D500

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Subject: Re: [FWDLK] Very nice D500 wonder what it should bring $45g and did   not hit reserve
Date: 3/30/14 2:39:20 AM
From: "Dave Homstad"
To: "Jason Rogers"

Jason,

The BS in the written description:

1. "The Dodge D-500 which was named for the NASCAR requirement that 500 identical models must be produced in order to be raced."  The name D500 had nothing to do with a requirement for 500 units. In 1954, Dodge was the pace car at the Datona 500, and used the identical cross checkered flags/500 badge as the 56 D500 model. That's were the name comes from. I have a spare engine with S/N D500-8000 something, which means they made over 7000 D500s in 56.

2. "The Golden Lancer was a special edition Royal Lancer that was available in California only." The Golden Lancer had nothing to do with California. It was available everywhere. It was also available in all 3 models, not just the Royal. The car for sale is not even a Royal, it is a Coronet.

3. "With production numbers for the D500 Golden Lancer originally slated for 100, actual production was closer to 50." Nobody knows for certain how many Goldens were sold because there were no records on that production breakdown. My guess is closer to 1000, based on survivorship.

4. The rest is just parroting old advertisements.

5. There are also many retorations errors, such as gold plated body scripts, welded exhaust (as somebody pointed out), modern rubber mounted exhaust hangers, etc. Wrong hose clamps, missing heater hose guide on valve cover, shorter 2 bbl oil filler tube, aircleaner is on correctly but the decal is located wrong, blue oil pressure gage hose, not a 2-belt hemi only generator, wrong battery cable ends, painted hood hinges, wrong horns and painted horn bracket, wrong carpet & rear window deck & trunk materials, funky vent lever, painted steering wheel, wrong winshield wiper arms (which is why they do not park all the way down), generator brace attached to the wrong engine location, starter solenoid/battery cable wired wrong, wrong battery hold down frame, the heater box should have a second fan motor for the defroster, etc, etc. That's only some of what I can see from the photos.

6. The photos are not that good of the undercarriage, but I do not see "6-leaf springs" or "upgraded 12 inch brakes". The leaf springs are 2 different styles.

I would like to see the body code tag on the cowl.

One should get something more correct for 45K is not enough. But it does have shiney paint.

Dave Homstad
 


On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 11:26 AM, Roger van Hoy wrote:

 What do you see wrong?  I see incorrect upholstery inserts, no paint  on steering wheel bar, wrong interior carpet, wrong trunk and spare carpet,  wrong windlace, no support bracket for the cowl vent...
 
--Roger van Hoy
 
From: Dave Homstad
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2014 11:52 PM
To: L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] Very nice D500 wonder what it should bring $45g  and did not hit reserve
 
It looks like a nice car, except for all the restoration  errors and BS story that goes with it. It's obvious the seller has little  knowledge of real 56 D500s or Golden Lancers. 

Wonder if it is a real original D500 or even a real Golden  Lancer?  Or was it created to copy the VERY nice 56 Golden Lancer that went  accross the Barret Jackson block a few years ago at over 200K?

Dave Homstad
56 Dodge D500


On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 3:05 PM, debenson2  wrote:

  http://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-Dodge-D500-Golden-Lancer-Low-Miles-/191104777479?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=G2LG4vE7QNF7GtwfjkXlTfDralg%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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