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    What would you do?

    What if you are offered a 55 Chev 210 post by a friend's wife right after he dies of the Corona Virus. All you know is that the car was being built for this millionaire that wanted something cool. You have seen his 57 convertible, an incredible restomod valued over $250k that he had built so he could sit in the bar in his house and drink sitting in a car. Seriously. So you know this should be good, right? All you know is that has been worked on for years and has a new LS6. Oh, and you know cars, they just happen to be 60's Mustangs.

    You buy the car unseen because you know the guy and you were looking for an LS6 anyway to put in your Ford Galaxie Fastback (sorry) because you wanted a new AT.

    The day comes where you get to see what you bought. The garage opens and there it is, a custom 55 where not one panel has not been customized and reworked to perfection. The car is in primer but sanded and ready for paint. The car sits on a custom hand made powder coated frame with coil over suspension with a Ford 9 inch IRS rear suspension. This is barely visible as the car is on Air Ride suspension that has no air and sits 2 inches from the ground. There is no interior installed but you can see the Flaming River Steering Wheel and a control panel that is wired for an incredible set of gauges and electric everything, including doors, hood, and trunk. The motor is not a LS6 but an 620ci Chev big block rated at 800 horsepower. You are handed a sheet that confirms that car is one of a kind and so far beyond your capabilities that you have no idea what to do, even though it's 85% done. It only needs paint and the interior finished (maybe wheels and tires too).

    You are finally told the shop that was doing the work and they are a top shop, and they tell you the guy has over $600,000 into the car at their shop. A disagreement on paint left him pulling the car and taking it home, where you have found it.

    The owner of the shop says he never wants to see the car again.

    If you try to get the car completed you are talking probably $100k because you can't put a stock paint and interior in it.

    Even if you find a shop, not many will want to complete some one else's vision.

    Ebay?

    Take it to some place like Pomona Swap?

    Break it up into pieces and sell the components? That Chev motor is way too overboard for my Ford

    I am absolutely serious. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    Troll???

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    Thanks for the help

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    I'm calling BS...........

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    I admit, I am a Ford guy, but I would ask the guy a few questions before assuming he lying. I just asked for help.

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    FYI ... NONE of us had any comments, negative or otherwise, about the widow. ALL of our comments were directed to the arrogant poster, assuming we were ALL going to drop whatever we were doing and respond to an essentially unbelievable story without any supporting photos, information, or anything. Your very first post... and you expected us to believe such a story? IF your story is accurate, AND you really want suggestions, THEN give us some detailed information and photos. NONE of us in here have any idea how anyone would spend $600K on a '55 period! Much less and to have it incomplete... Again, I ASK YOU..
    If I come to you in your mustang/ford forum and present such a story about a 64-1/2 Mustang and had spent $600K on it thus far in a high end shop and asked you 'what should I do?'... No pictures, no information just BS... WHAT WOULD YOU and your Mustang cohorts do/say?

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    Send the whole pile to junkyard.

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    Give the widow lady (when she calls) the name of your worst enemy!

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    I really appreciate getting to know the 55 crowd. My brother owned 2 and I was considering keeping this car, but considering the way you treat people maybe that's a mistake. To be clear, I asked this group for help and you all treated me like crap. At a time where teenagers can't even drive a stick I would have thought you would be a little more polite to someone that supports our cars. So much for car guys helping car guys. If someone wants to contact me and help I would appreciate it, otherwise I will just withdraw from this group and head back to a more friendly group of guys.

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    Your story was a bit unbelievable, and you gave us NO reason to believe it... What would YOU do?

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