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Wed. Dec 10, 2014            Carbo Medalist DA and Velcro Paper
Best abrasives on the market...guaranteed!
Metro is now stocking Carborundum Medalist sticky-back and velcro abrasives for your body shop. This is the highest quality that Carbo produces and is guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest of techs or you can return it!

Also on qualifying purchases, we are offering a Craftsman 3.6 volt screw gun, perfect for license plate screws or our award-winning Beef Jerky, your choice! Ask your sales rep today for more details.
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Thu. Dec 04, 2014            Bird is the word
Tom Comerro
Here is a pair of 1960s Thunderbirds that were for sale in the March 1974 issue of Hemmings Motor News.

From the seller’s description:

”The 1962 Sport Roadster was formerly owned by John Baum of Santa Ana, California. The Rangoon red was featured in the published book Thunderbird, an Illustrated History. Only 1,427 of these ’62 models were produced and their value is rising rapidly. Car has no body or mechanical defects, is equipped with factory air conditioning and full power. Asking $3,350.”

“Also selling mint 1966 T-Bird Convertible. Must see to appreciate this low-mileage silver blue with white top beauty. Asking $1,850. Also have set of four excellent shape 14-inch T-Bird wire wheels with caps and spinner inserts. $500 firm. Money refunded if unhappy. Will deliver cars within reasonable distance of Detroit.”

The Sports Roadster was a convertible that featured a fiberglass tonneau cover for the back seats. The design was green-lighted by Lee Iacocca who was car marketing manager for Ford at the time. The Sports Roadster was an attempt to make the Thunderbird look sleeker, smaller and provide a sportier example of the T-Bird that harked back to the mid-1950s two-passenger versions.

The 1966 Thunderbird was the last year for the fourth-generation Birds and featured a more powerful engine with the stock 390/315-hp V-8 as well as the optional 428/345-hp V-8, available for an additional $64.30. The 1966 convertible saw a production run of 5,049 and was sold for a factory price of $4,879.

We have to wonder about the pictures provided, as the ’66 is clearly a press photo and the not the actual car being sold. Anyways, the asking prices from 1974 would equate to $16,000 today for the Sports Roadster and $9,000 for the 1966. Today, you could expect an average example Sports Roadster to command around $40,000, or around $70,000 for a near-mint example. A 1966 convertible would range from $25,000 to $40,000.

Here’s a nice unrestored original 1962 hardtop we featured in the March 2010 issue of Hemmings Classic Car. And for you Special Interest Autos loyalists, we featured the Sports Roadster in issue #44 and a 1966 Hardtop Drive Report in #106.

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Mon. Dec 01, 2014            December Specials from Metro
Winter is harsh! Make sure you're carrying all the parts you need for the season ahead. This month we've got Michelin Stealth wiper blades, all clips and retainers as well as Saab, Volvo and Suzuki parts on special for the month of December.

Tue. Nov 25, 2014            Pick up a nifty Craftsman Screwgun
While supplies last, you can pick up a 3.6 volt Craftsman screwgun with any qualifying purchase of Ford engine or cabin air filter like the FA1884 pictured. Ask your sales rep for more details!
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Tue. Nov 11, 2014            Free Craftsman Screwgun!
While supplies last, we will be giving out a free 3.6volt Craftsman Screwgun, perfect for license plate screws, with any qualifying purchasing of Hyundai/Kia filters like the 3SF79-AQ000 pictured. Make sure to talk to your sales rep today to find out more!
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Tue. Nov 04, 2014            Pick up a Craftsman 30-piece socket set today!
While supplies last, with any qualifying purchase of Nissan air filters like the 16546-0Z000 pictured, you can pick up a Craftsman 30-piece socket set for free! Ask your sales rep for more details.
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