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1956 Dodge Coronet 2 dr HT, 32k miles - $9,000 - Philadelphia
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Greg P.
Posted 2018-05-14 4:19 PM (#563379)
Subject: 1956 Dodge Coronet 2 dr HT, 32k miles - $9,000 - Philadelphia



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This car needs a few things to be roadworthy, but it looks like a very nice solid car at that price. Listed on Craigslist and on eBay.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/d/1956-dodge-coronet-2-door/...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-Dodge-Coronet/173317158719?hash=item28...






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56D500boy
Posted 2018-05-14 6:12 PM (#563387 - in reply to #563379)
Subject: RE: 1956 Dodge Coronet 2 dr HT, 32k miles - $9,000 - Philadelphia



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Greg P. - 2018-05-14 4:19 PM

This car needs a few things to be roadworthy, but it looks like a very nice solid car at that price. Listed on Craigslist and on eBay.



mikes2nd - 2018-04-06 9:27 PM
sigh I really want a 56 now and that was a d@mn good deal...


Mike: It's BAAACKK!!

We've been around on this one before. We established that a 270 2bbl would be correct for a Coronet V8 "Red Ram".

REF: http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=68316&...

Nice car but I can't believe that the interior is that of a 32,000 mile car. Unless it was used as a cat scratching post. 132K mile maybe.



PNT 175 = Sapphire white roof, Crown yellow lower and taillight area = correct













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Greg P.
Posted 2018-05-15 2:29 PM (#563457 - in reply to #563387)
Subject: RE: 1956 Dodge Coronet 2 dr HT, 32k miles - $9,000 - Philadelphia



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56D500boy - 2018-05-14 6:12 PM

Nice car but I can't believe that the interior is that of a 32,000 mile car. Unless it was used as a cat scratching post. 132K mile maybe.



That's quite a bit of seat wear, but from my experience, it's not impossible for 32k mile car. There are a lot of factors that contribute to seat wear. The type of wear seen in the photos appears mainly dependent on the number of ingress/egress cycles, but also the weight and type of clothing worn by the driver.

Think of it this way. If a driver had an average one-mile commute to work, they would have 10 times the number of cycles compared to a driver with a 10-mile commute. such a driver could create the same amount of wear in 10,000 miles as the second driver would do in 100,000 miles.

Also, a 250 lb. man wearing coarse jeans or heavy gauge work pants and jacket will create a LOT more wear than a 90 pound woman wearing silk dresses. I have occasionally seen woman-owned cars with over 100,000 miles that had a perfect driver's seat.

Another factor is the driver's style of ingress/egress. Some people are what I'd call "rough sliders" while some use more a "lift and settle" technique. Most of us who own cars with fragile interiors or have spent the big bucks on a restoration use the latter method.

Just a few things to think about. Without a complete documentation trail, it's nearly impossible to positively confirm a low-mileage car.

Some things that can help to indicate a low-mileage car:

1. Service history, door jamb stickers and service receipts are the best if they show the sequence of mileage.

2. Brake pedal wear - it's the first place I look, but it's not foolproof. City driving vs. highway, and also the pads can be replaced.

3. Heel spots on the driver’s side floor mat or carpet.

4. Steering wheel wear.

5. Original date-coded headlamps.

6. Original date-coded spare tire.

7. This last one is the most subjective, but the main thing I look for is the number of components that appear original and unmolested. Are there any signs that the engine has ever been taken apart? Are screws and bolts stripped or rounded off? Are trim pieces intact and not broken? How many door dings? Sometimes it's hard to tell, but you can start get a good feel when things add up or they don't.

Of course, none of these things are foolproof. I'd be interested if anyone else has any tips or ideas.

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firedome
Posted 2018-05-15 2:35 PM (#563458 - in reply to #563379)
Subject: Re: 1956 Dodge Coronet 2 dr HT, 32k miles - $9,000 - Philadelphia



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Always liked the yellow and white color combo. A charcoal roof would go well too.

I can believe 32k on the interior, some of the fabrics in '50s Mopars began to fail within a year or 2.
One of my best friends/neighbor's Dad was Sales Mgr at Smith Motors Dodge in Baltimore, he said
the dealers would have to repair or replace a lot of the seat covers at no charge under a "goodwill"
unexpressed warranty. After 50- 60 years sheer age would take a toll and make them fragile.


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matte
Posted 2018-05-15 5:18 PM (#563468 - in reply to #563379)
Subject: Re: 1956 Dodge Coronet 2 dr HT, 32k miles - $9,000 - Philadelphia



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Sweat is a major killer of fabric seats...

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56RatKing
Posted 2018-05-15 5:48 PM (#563474 - in reply to #563379)
Subject: Re: 1956 Dodge Coronet 2 dr HT, 32k miles - $9,000 - Philadelphia


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The fabric was never designed to last 60 years. Even a car literally in a bubble would show wear on the interior after this long, fabric detoriates and fades. Nothing can be done to stop that - Nothing.

Personally interior is the last thing I look at, as it makes no difference to how the car runs. Since there is literally ZERO way to actually verify the miles on these cars, why worry about it.

Sure there is lots of mechanics tricks like listed above, but not a single one of them is actually a guarantee.

All it takes is a key left in your pocket and the seat is destroyed on any car.
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-05-16 3:43 PM (#563527 - in reply to #563474)
Subject: Re: 1956 Dodge Coronet 2 dr HT, 32k miles - $9,000 - Philadelphia



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4 hrs to go. $9K or best offer.

https://www.ebay.ca/i/173317158719?ul_noapp=true
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matte
Posted 2018-05-16 4:26 PM (#563532 - in reply to #563379)
Subject: Re: 1956 Dodge Coronet 2 dr HT, 32k miles - $9,000 - Philadelphia



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Don't know if it's my eyes but is there screwed up foil in the tips of the exhaust pipes? Is it to stop rats from nesting?



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56D500boy
Posted 2018-05-16 6:14 PM (#563536 - in reply to #563532)
Subject: Re: 1956 Dodge Coronet 2 dr HT, 32k miles - $9,000 - Philadelphia



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matte - 2018-05-16 4:26 PM

Don't know if it's my eyes but is there screwed up foil in the tips of the exhaust pipes? Is it to stop rats from nesting?


Probably "Kurly Kate" ("Kurly Kate Stainless Steel Scrubbing Pad Package Of 12):
https://hdsupplysolutions.com/shop/p/kurly-kate-stainless-steel-scru...


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matte
Posted 2018-05-16 10:36 PM (#563547 - in reply to #563379)
Subject: Re: 1956 Dodge Coronet 2 dr HT, 32k miles - $9,000 - Philadelphia



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Oh they're called Brillo pads down this way... But I don't see the purpose of leaving them in the exhausts tips.. The finer ones are ok'ish for old chrome but unless he cleaned with 2 and forgot to remove but......

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56D500boy
Posted 2018-05-18 3:49 PM (#563610 - in reply to #563536)
Subject: Re: 1956 Dodge Coronet 2 dr HT, 32k miles - $9,000 - Philadelphia



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It went away for a bit but it is back on eBay with new photos:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1956-Dodge-Coronet-Lancer/173323561389?hash=...

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