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52-fan
08-10-2017, 11:03 AM
I stopped and looked at this ad mainly because the truck reminded me of my brother's Transtar. Turns out it is not as nice, but what made me laugh was the ad text. I'll bet the dealer had his secretary post the ad. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1959-Studebaker-Truck-Gorgeous-Pickup-Runs-Great-/322645049010?hash=item4b1f24beb2:g:LqQAAOSw66pZi7hL&vxp=mtr

I don't which part was worse the 90 year old car, oak wheels, or suicide doors and rear seat. The text must belong to a 1927 car.

StudeRich
08-10-2017, 01:35 PM
Wow, they have 218 Cars listed, I gave up looking for the "OLD" Car described on the Stude. Ad.

Commander Eddie
08-10-2017, 01:36 PM
I don't think there is any way to get into the backseat, suicide doors not withstanding! :!!:

jclary
08-10-2017, 03:37 PM
Background photos look to be at a Toyota dealership. Most of the listed cars are "contemporary" vehicles. Listing some of the vehicles on ebay is a way of picking up some easy cash. Kinda like the Mall custodian scooping shovels of change from the center isle fountain after hours.;) I've never known any dealer that didn't talk cars. Most of them get tips, offers, and stumble upon more vintage car opportunities than many of us will see in a lifetime. Some they keep, others they see as an opportunity to make a few bucks.:)

As has already been suggested, the task of listing could be assigned to an employee who keeps some kind of standard "sales pitch" info to edit per each vehicle. In this case, some info was overlooked and thus the error. If the "Boss" finds out, there could be a rough day or two for the employee.:(

Skip Lackie
08-10-2017, 03:51 PM
I have encountered the same kinds of screw-ups in the glossy brochures mailed out by the big car auction companies (who should know better). And even with the basic description is correct, there are plenty of minor glitches, like a stock Ford model T with a V8 and air conditioning.

T.J. lavallee
08-13-2017, 11:51 AM
The proof reader was out test driving the dealership's latest addition: a 70 year old 1963 Corvair Monza convertable with a 289 V8 and a torque flight four speed automatic.

jclary
08-13-2017, 12:31 PM
The proof reader was out test driving the dealership's latest addition: a 70 year old 1963 Corvair Monza convertable with a 289 V8 and a torque flight four speed automatic.

HA!:ohmy:...Now that might just be a combination that could justify the title..."UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED!":eek:;)

evilhawk
08-13-2017, 01:05 PM
Wow so 1959 was 90 years ago according to this ad..

kurtruk
08-13-2017, 07:03 PM
It is a special truck: the FIRST 59 produced---VIN: 1! :woot:

plee4139
08-14-2017, 05:19 AM
Car ads are frequently plagued with errors, not to mention bad grammar and punctuation. I see them all the time on my FB page: wrong marque, model, year, and specs are common. I try to spot the errors by replying: "Before posting, read, edit, correct, THEN post."