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Shattered Dreams ~ 1950 Pontiac Silverstreak 8 Fastback For Sale

dscf71641950 Pontiac Silverstreak-8 Fastback, that is what he bought many long years ago. It was in need of restoration. But the body was in excellent condition and still has no rust after all these years.

The Patriarch was a car guy through and through. When I met him his daily driver was a 1957 BelAir 4-door. He had painted it mustard and custard. I was the only other person he allowed to drive that car. When we were transferred from California to Florida the Chevy was towing a trailer with the 50 Pontiac on it.

This trip from California to Florida was the same one where the state patrol in California pulled me over. No, I wasn’t speeding… he wanted to talk old cars!! He told us up ahead we’d be passing the place where we could see his old car.

dscf7141Yeah… car guys.

Moving every 4 years and living on enlisted pay isn’t conducive to a car restoration project. We kept moving that car. Once in Washington we had to store it for a short time in a storage lot. I can remember the day we went down there with a large can of rustolium and brush painted the entire vehicle in an effort to keep the rust at bay. So nice to know we did. The car still has NO rust on the body.

dscf7161I had picked out the color for the car. Cream, a rich, deep, creamy cream color. I had even found a tin advertisement that had that same car painted in the beautiful cream color I envisioned. I was going to make us all period style clothes to wear when we drove that car. We had plans to take some road trips. 

The heart of man plans his way,
but the Lord establishes his steps.

Proverbs 16:9 

dscf7163dscf7134Last year The Patriarch said he thought it was time to sell the Pontiac. He’d never gotten to any restoration work on it and our budget didn’t look like it would be anywhere near the level needed for a restoration project. I knew it was a hard decision for him. Both boys, Peter Cotton Tail and Arrow, were looking forward to the day when they could help daddy restore that Pontiac. We never did get it listed for sale… until now. It will be listed in the Pontiac Oakland Club’s newsletter.  Should be starting in August.

dscf7148For Sale: 1950 Pontiac Silverstreak-8 Fastback.  Body complete & no rust, no glass, no engine.  Includes all chrome pieces, hood ornament intact and in great condition.  Even has the original window washer bottle in excellent condition.  Sold as is.  $3500.  Please contact me at eMaeRay (at) comcast (dot) net for more details and additional photos.  Serious inquires only please.

I am so sorry that I can’t keep it for you boys.

Our dreams are shattered.

First we need to understand the difference between fatalism and what is called compatibilism.  Compatibilism is the view that God is absolutely sovereign (as explained above) and yet our choices have real meaning and we are responsible for them.  It is what I believe the Bible teaches, and is often called “Calvinism.”  Fatalism, on the other hand, teaches that no matter what you choose or do, things will turn out the same.  For example, if it is determined that Bill will get an “F” on his test tomorrow, then no mater how hard he studies or how well he knows the material, he will fail.  His choices do not really affect what will happen.

Compatibilism, in contrast to fatalism, says that our choices really do affect the future, and that if different choices had been made, the future would have been different.  On this view, if Bill doesn’t study, he will fail. But if he does study hard, then his studying will be the means that brings about a good grade.  In regards to God’s sovereignty, this means that God does not just ordain the ends (for example, a good grade for Bill) and then say “this will happen no matter what.”  No, God also ordains the means to His planned end (for example, God ordains that Bill will study as the means to the good grade that He decreed). Our decisions are each links in the chain of means ordained by God to bring about His planned ends.  If different decisions had been made, the consequences would have been
different.  But God works to ensure that the means He has ordained will most certainly occur so that none of His purposes can fail. This makes human decisions truly significant and vital.

Excerpt taken from:
If God is Sovereign, Why do Anything? By John Piper

My loss is your gain.  Please let all car guys know about this great deal.

Blessings, Aunt Mae

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  • John September 4, 2013, 5:35 PM

    Do you still have your 1950 Pontiac? I was raised in Herman Garden Housing Project in Detroit. We use to have a green 1950 Pontiac and I want to buy one to fix up with my children.

    Please let me know if it is still for sale – I just read that you are asking $3,500.00.

    I live in Missouri – where are you located?

    Thanks – John

    • ~Aunt Mae (~Mrs. R) September 6, 2013, 11:04 AM

      …answered via email! thank you for asking about this.

      Yes it IS still for sale! Please pass the word to anyone you know who may be interested!!

  • Dave Stevens December 26, 2013, 6:58 PM

    I just saw your sad story. I ALSO was in the military, starting out as enlisted and finally retiring as a CW4 – about 2.5 years ago, having served 23.5 years. So, I fully comprehend and can totally appreciate the inability to properly restore an old vehicle – with so many moves, storages, overseas tours, etc., etc.
    That all said, I have a 4 door 1950 Silver Streak that I am trying desperately to put on the finishing touches. It has been over 15 years in the process!!! But, I have a few parts that are still “missing” (actually, I HAD all the parts, but, some of the finished / chromed parts were severely damaged in an unfortunate mishap….so, I must start anew). I noticed that you have a few of the parts that I need (i.e.: like the central “tower” portion of the chrome grill, as well as the leading, chrome-edge of the hood).
    Might you be interested in selling some of the parts? I can guarantee you that much more lucre can be made (if that is, indeed, your goal) than attempting to sell the vehicle out-right. Overall, the price you are seeking is a bit steep ~ for the condition the vehicle is in. That is why I ask if you might consider, instead, “parting out” the vehicle.
    Let me know if I can be of some assistance,

    • ~Aunt Mae (~Mrs. R) December 27, 2013, 1:51 AM

      Hello Dave,
      Lucre is only a part of what I am aiming for. Garage space is the first thing! I would like this behemoth out of my … hair. Yes, the price may be a bit steep… and I am going to be lowering it. Not sure if I am ready to *part it out*. I don’t want to put that much work into it! THAT would take more of my time than I have right now… Not sure if anyone else could really help in that regard. I’d still have to package it up, etc. But if I change my mind I’ll let you know!

  • steve March 15, 2014, 8:08 PM

    Do you still have the 50 Pontiac? I am interested in some of the par
    ts you have!

    • ~Aunt Mae (~Mrs. R) March 17, 2014, 1:51 PM

      Yes I still have the vehicle. I am not interested in parting it out.

      You certainly could buy the whole thing and part out the remainder after you removed what you wanted. :-)

  • Andre K. May 6, 2014, 5:58 AM

    Hallo,my name is Andre I am from Germany.They still have spare parts of the car?
    I am very interested.
    thanxx Andre

    • ~Aunt Mae (~Mrs. R) May 6, 2014, 8:04 AM

      Hello Andre,
      Thank you for your inquiry on the vehicle. I am not interested in parting this out. You are welcome to purchase the vehicle, take the parts you want from it and then sell off the remaining pieces yourself though!

  • Andre K. May 17, 2014, 4:52 AM

    I sent them 2 emails, they have to get?

  • Ben January 14, 2015, 3:30 PM

    I know its an old add. but is the car still available?


    • ~Aunt Mae (~Mrs. R) January 15, 2015, 4:23 PM

      Yes this vehicle is still available!

  • Hans Rosie March 20, 2015, 10:34 PM

    Hi there. I recently bought a 1950 Pontiac deluxe silverstreak 4door and i would need some parts. Is the car still there and Would you consider selling all the loose parts you have on one photo?
    Kind regards
    Hans Rosie

    • ~Aunt Mae (~Mrs. R) March 21, 2015, 4:09 PM

      Hi Hans, I am not interested in parting this out. But you certainly could purchase the entire thing and do so yourself!!

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