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#27529 of 29644 Re: toyota 2000GT [ateixeira]
Jan 12, 2013 (8:16 am)
Sean Connery didn't, which is why the 2000GT in "You Only Live Twice" was converted to a roadster.
#27530 of 29644 Re: . [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 12, 2013 (8:17 am)
Oh yeah, it's more of a ~10K car I think, I just liked (well, I noticed) the colors and the state of preservation - lots of these things are ratty, this one looks spotless. I've never seen a light orange 107 before.
Jan 12, 2013 (9:27 am)
Not a bad color for the car actually--they look kinda dumpy in black or maroon IMO. One would have to do something about moving those catalytics however--cars of that year suffer from maddening vapor lock issues.
#27532 of 29644 Re: . [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 12, 2013 (12:35 pm)
I've seen a few in brown, red-orange, tan, light yellow, other period colors. Such things were once a negative, but as time goes on, add some character.
I wonder if those cats can just be removed?
Speaking of 107s and period pieces, I still like this SLC - brought $6K at auction
Jan 12, 2013 (2:54 pm)
SLC is a hard sell---$6K seems about market correct for a clean one. Problem is you have to know what you're buying, as these cars can eat money like a whale eats krill.
Yes I think you can remove the cats and make up an exhaust system that would work. Just don't bring it to California.
#27534 of 29644 Spotted...
Jan 12, 2013 (3:04 pm)
...beautiful teal green 1966 Pontiac Catalina Safari wagon filling up in front of my Mercury Grand Marquis at the Sunoco/A-Plus at Rhawn and Verree in NE Philly.
#27535 of 29644 Re: Spotted... [lemko]
Jan 12, 2013 (3:23 pm)
Do you mean the dark color? I always loved that color and I think all the Big Three offered it in the sixties. Very elegant I think, and no doubt had a light aqua interior. I miss those interior and exterior colors today.
#27536 of 29644 Re: . [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 12, 2013 (4:33 pm)
I'd think the worst on an early car like that would be the 12/15mpg it strives to attain. No insane emissions crap, small bumpers - the way to go.
When are cars exempt there? Is 75 the cutoff?
Jan 12, 2013 (5:30 pm)
Currently, smog inspections are required for all vehicles except diesel powered vehicles 1997 year model and older or with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) of more than 14,000 lbs, electric, natural gas powered vehicles over 14,000 lbs, hybrids, motorcycles, trailers, or gasoline powered vehicles 1975 and older.
So YES you could bring that de-catted 1975 Mercedes to California in theory---but if it's coming from out of state, it would have to be inspected by the highway patrol, and I guess there's an odd chance they'd spot the missing cats (nah, would they?)...so, small risk. But you wouldn't need a smog certificate.
If I remember correctly, it's never legal to remove emissions equipment, even on exempt cars. Not sure i"m right but I think that's true.
#27538 of 29644 Re: . [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 12, 2013 (7:36 pm)
I'd guess unless the inspector had a book, he wouldn't recognize that odd cat setup. Not something seen every day, especially by someone there who probably is used to dealing with sketchy used Honyotas from Joisey.
As with virtually all rules, it is only illegal if you get caught
Odd sighting today, US spec C126 500SEC (so only 1984-85, IIRC), kind of neglected, parked horribly in a crowded lot taking up two spaces, with a window down on a cold evening.