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PostSubject: The 1959 Pontiac parts prices are rising ?   Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:39 am

I'm in Europe, so I look at this from afar.

Is it true that Pontiac parts 59 are increases for 3-4 years?
I find it strange that the room is too expensive compared to Chevrolet.
NOS parts are very expensive, so a catalina sells moderately.
What is for you the correct price of a bonneville, star chief, catalina ....?
Why did you took this model 1959?

In my country, the restoration of my Bonneville is considered unreasonable. It is true that the shipping and customs crush us.
But for me it is a vehicle not common. I is not doing it for a living. I like it a lot.

I'd like your opinion on these questions, because you are closer to the ground and you have a huge choice of car models vintage U.S.. Wink



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PostSubject: Re: The 1959 Pontiac parts prices are rising ?   Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:42 am

I still have questions.

You still there many 1959 Pontiac good condition ?

Why not create a registry ? (VIN, in working condition or not, original, modified ... and 1 photo.)
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PostSubject: Re: The 1959 Pontiac parts prices are rising ?   Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:45 am

From a Canadian perspective, I wouldnt neccesarily say it was alot more money, maybe 20 percent more than a Chevy?? What I loved was the challenge of rebuilding an American Pontiac in Canada, where sourcing parts became a challenge. Places like Indiana Pontiacs and Ames were a real help, and the odd NOS Ebay score always helped, and of course this site was my number one place to make the contacts I needed.
I'm currently restoring a 60 Chev and its a breeze as far as parts go- lots of suppliers and mostly youve got to keep an eye out for quality as theres so many cheap parts available too.
I can see from your perspective where shipping could be a deterrent, but if its parts availability, dont give up-theres plent here who can steer you in the right direction.

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PostSubject: Re: The 1959 Pontiac parts prices are rising ?   Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:35 pm

59 Sport Coupe…..Pontiac sold less than 400,000 cars in 1959. While this was a relatively nice increase, it pales when compared to about 1,500,000 for both Chevrolet and Ford. This generally reflects the upscale positioning and price of our cars. With regard to NOS parts, auto manufactures produce and make available replacement parts, only to the extent they think will be needed, for a certain number of years after a particular model year (usually about 10 years.) The bulk of them are used up within the first 5 or 6 years. Fifty some years later, it's rare to even find parts made by the original manufactures, no matter the brand. The aftermarket helped to keep these cars going, mechanically for many more years, but things like sheet metal and trim have long since dried up. I don't think there is much of a price difference for any NOS parts for any brand. Chevy, Ford, Dodge, or Pontiac, they're all expensive.

With regard to reproduction parts, the old adage "what was popular then is popular now" holds true. It costs a lot to reproduce an old part. The investment only makes sense if you can sell many. That's why there is a proliferation of Tri-five Chevrolet, Mustang, Chevelle, and Camaro parts out there. There's not a whole lot of people out there looking for a 1959 Pontiac fender ornament. Pontiac popularity has mostly been focused on the GTOs and Firebirds of the 60's and early 70's.

The one bright spot for you, with this jackass in the White House for four more years, you'll soon be able to buy the entire Country for 10 cents on a dollar……John
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PostSubject: Re: The 1959 Pontiac parts prices are rising ?   Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:57 pm


Ha, ha, ha, do not believe this. We also have set a jackass for another 5 years. And Europe also had a better time.

But when I buy a $ 100 part. I pay about $ 80 shipping + $ 36 taxes. So it increases the price of fast rebuilding Crying or Very sad
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