1958 MM on Craigslist in Cincinnati, OH. Seller is asking $20,000
You sure? Seems to be a pretty weird way to scam someone...An old hearse? He also knows a lot about the motor.
If you were going to scam someone, wouldn't you pick a more common vehicle?
I'm extremely confident it's a scam. His description of the process was pretty much verbatim from eBay's scam alerts; member of the military, looking to sell something extremely fast before being deployed. Item is on base and prepped for shipment (after their deployment), so it is unavailable to personally inspect. eBay would be used as a clearing house for payment, for protection of the buyer and seller.
I have a friend in Portland that was willing to go look at it, which of course never happened.
I have photos below, that the "seller" sent me by email, side-by-side with photos of a hearse at ClassicDreamCars.com (link
). The description on their site notes it as from Missouri, the craigslist post has Missouri plates despite being for sale in Oregon. The Craigslist ad lists it as a Miller Meteor versus a Superior on the other site, but the exterior and interior look the same.
I'd guess the craigslist photos came from before it got to Classic Dream Cars, but who knows. Either way, they're very similar. I'm sure there were a handful of identical ones put out the same year, but the chances that both look so close, in such good condition, I don't believe. Plus, I don't care if the story 100% checks out, there's no way this car is worth the $3,000 price on Craigslist, then the lowered emergency sale price of $2,000 they emailed me with to my inquiry if the hearse was still available.