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Classic Car Watch
More Convertibles Than Expected

NOTE: This column displays cars I have found on the Internet. I am not selling them. Please follow the links if you are interest in a car. Be mindful of the date this article was published. For an explanation why I do this read the original column here.

July 1, 2010
By Scott Lewis

This month was almost an all Harwell Motor Company month. But one car from Holt slipped in. We have a Corvair and a couple of Mustangs from my short list. And a strange this happened this month... I saw a few convertible worth looking into.


1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza - $9,900

Description: Harwell Motors is proud to offer an extremely clean 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza. This car has a great running 110 HP engine, automatic transmission, working AC, bucket seats, spare and jack, 8 track radio, factory hub caps with white walls, and more. The body is very clean with nice paint. Interior is also in excellent shape and looks like new.

Source: Harwell Motor Company

Found: 6/25/2010

Comments: One form my short list. The oddball classic. The A/C just makes this car special. It gets might hot in South Central Texas. I could see myself driving this car every day. It's almost perfect. Just a decent stereo would be all that i would add. O.K., and maybe a nice set of wheels and tires too.


1966 Ford Mustang - $8,900

Description: Harwell Motors is proud to offer this 1966 Ford mustang coupe. This car has a great running 6 cyl, automatic transmission, cold Air conditioning, bucket seats, CD player and more. The body is straight with nice paint. The vehicles interior looks to be original with some wear on the pass seat but overall very presentable.

Source: Harwell Motor Company

Found: 6/2/2010

Comments: This is a great starter classic. The 6 cylinder with automatic would make this car easy for my sons to learn to drive. The black on black might be an issue... but we have air conditioning. I am so very temped to call and finance this one. But... I can't do that. Maybe next year. In fact, this is exactly what I want to find next summer.


1968 Ford Mustang GT J code - $12,900

Description: Harwell Motors is proud to offer a factory 1968 Ford Mustang J code. This car has the original 302, factory AC, tilt away wheel, upper and lower console, factory power steering, factory power disc brakes, original wheel covers, C4 automatic transmission, Deluxe interior, remote mirror, black vinyl top, and more. This car is documented with the marti report and is optioned now as it came from the factory. This car is very solid and very clean. If you are looking for a rare, highly optioned GT mustang then look no further.

Source: Harwell Motor Company

Found: 6/25/2010

Comments: Another car from the short list. I am not thrilled with the black dtrips on the hood. Other than that this car is nearly perfect. The A/C is the cincher for me. I could cruise in this all day long.


1967 Buick Skylark Convertible - $10,900

Description: Harwell Motors is proud to offer a 1967 Buick Skylark convertible. This car has a great running matching #s 300, automatic transmission, bucket seats with console, console tach, tilt wheel, power top, rally wheels, AM radio, and more. This car looks great and turns heads every where it goes. Body is straight with nice driver quality paint. The trunk has a small rust hole that can easily be repaired but other wise looks good. Interior looks to be original and shows very well.

Source: Harwell Motor Company

Found: 6/25/2010

Comments: This is a classic case of find a car I would never go looking for. I don't even like the Skylark in this year. But this car is clean and grabs you attention. And the price grabs my attention. When other cars get too expensive it's nice to know there are still affordable classics that can be enjoyed... by driving them.


1968 Chevrolet Impala Convertible - $9,900

Description: Harwell Motors is proud to offer a numbers matching 1968 Chevrolet Impala convertible. This car has the original 327, automatic transmission, power steering, custom wheels, bench seat, and more. This car runs and drives great making it a perfect affordable cruiser. The interior looks to be original and shows well. The top is shot but does have the glass back window that is still in good shape.

Source: Harwell Motor Company

Found: 6/25/2010

Comments: We are just full of big convertibles this month. I assure you it was not planned. They say the top is shot. We would have to see that. But if the rest of the car checks out... AND you don't plan on driving with the top up... this could be a nice, big convertible cruiser. Oh, and those wheels have got to go!


1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Convertible - $12,900

Description: Harwell Motors is proud to offer a matching numbers 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass S convertible. This car has a great running matching 350, automatic transmission, rare power locks and windows, power top, factory wheels, power steering, power disc brakes, working AC and more. The body is solid with driver quality paint and is a real head turner. It runs and drives great with excellent power.

Source: Harwell Motor Company

Found: 6/25/2010

Comments: Here is another car i would not search for. But look at what it has... A/C, power windows, power locks, power top. These are things we take for granted today... yet this car had them 40 years ago. How cool is that. And you will need that A/C with a black on black car in Texas.


1968 Buick GS 350 - $11,900

Description: Harwell Motors is proud to offer a 40k original mile real 1968 Buick GS 350. This car is documented with original window sticker, warranty book with protecto-plate, original owners manual, and accessories pamphlet. This car is loaded with matching original 350 4v 280 hp, 4 way power driver seat, bucket seats with console, power steering, power brakes, AM/FM radio with rear speaker, factory tissue dispenser, dual remote mirrors, black vinyl top and more. This car is very original and drives like a new car. Interior is in excellent shape and all original. If you are looking for a rare, documented, low miles, original car then look no further

Source: Harwell Motor Company

Found: 6/25/2010

Comments: Now we're talking. A low mileage, unmolested car for an affordable price. Too bad it doesn't have the Ram Air hood. Notice the options. This was a nicely equipped car in its day. Power seats! How often do you see that in a car over 40 years old?


1974 Chevrolet Malibu - $11,995

Description: Take a look at this 1974 Chevelle Malibu Classic with only 9,651 ACTUAL miles. This totally original Chevelle Malibu Classic is basically untouched right down to the original Uniroyal Polyglass narrow white wall tires. It is equipped with power steering, power brakes, saddle colored vinyl top, factory AM radio, vinyl interior with a front bench seat with fold down arm rest, full size spare tire and jack, rear view mirrors both sides with the drivers mirror inside remote controlled and the original owners manual.

Source: Holt Auto Sales

Found: 6/14/2010

Comments: Here is another low mileage car. Ultra low mileage as a matter of fact. 1973-77 Chevelles/Malibus are significantly less desirable than the ones from 72 on back. But if you an a classic this qualifies. Personally, I think this car is overpriced. But a car is worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it. One the TV Show Muscle Car (on Spike) they are doing a build up of a 73 Buick. This car fits that same mold.. but 12 grand for a project car... especially an orphaned car like this... is a bit much. I like the idea of taking this car and making it cool. But it would have to sell for a lot less to get me to tackle such a project.

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