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#24589 of 25654 1970 Porsche 911 Targa
Aug 11, 2012 (10:57 am)
Rusted, no title, 1971 front clip, needs everything and seller wants $8500.
#24590 of 25654 Re: 1970 Porsche 911 Targa [omarman]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 11, 2012 (11:16 am)
VIN # makes no sense--that should be fun when trying to register it on a Bill of Sale.
Engine # is correct; however, a "completely rebuilt" 911T engine would cost $15,000, sooooo...........? Receipts would be nice.
Well he *might* get that but it would be rather foolish, since you can buy nice "drivers" for $20K and stunning cars for around $30K.
If you could get full receipts on the engine and offer $5K, you'd be okay because you can sell the engine and the rear clip if it isn't rusted.
Aug 11, 2012 (6:49 pm)
I drove my old car to work a couple times this week, as I wanted to test the thermostat, and several co-workers had never seen it. The car was a hit, I was surprised that people seemed to love it. One guy in particular, who is probably the biggest gearhead there aside from me, was all over it - the seats, speedometer, and engine layout fascinated him. Had the car out in the hot weather this afternoon - running as sweet as a nut and looking decent. Old cars don't have to be expensive to be fun. Tomorrow is the annual local MBCA gathering, I'll likely be the only fintail there as I am every year. Gotta represent.
#24592 of 25654 Re: . [fintail]
Aug 12, 2012 (4:56 am)
Old cars don't have to be expensive to be fun
I think you have the "perfect" type of old car. Its odd enough to be a hit and in a condition that you can actually drive it.
When I am in the market again for an old land barge that is exactly what I want. It doesn't have to be a show car, but just look good, not rusty and be able to be reliably driven.
#24593 of 25654 Re: . [tjc78]
Aug 12, 2012 (4:11 pm)
I think the same way whenever the idea of cosmetic restoration crosses my mind. Maybe a "10 footer" is the best kind of old car to have - you can drive it, but not worry about it.
Old car made it to the show and back just fine, and was well-received, as usual it was the only fintail there. I'll try to put some pics on photobucket this evening. Still seems to be running a little hot though, don't know if it is the car or the warm weather coupled with a mostly uphill freeway blast. Also noticed an odd smell coming from the car on the way back, the smell reminds me of an empty oven being on, a hot smell. All fluids seem to be OK and it runs fine, so maybe I am imagining things.
#24595 of 25654 Re: Not to only post crackheads but... [gsemike]
Aug 13, 2012 (3:41 pm)
At LEAST it has the original tires!
#24596 of 25654 Re: Not to only post crackheads but... [gsemike]
Aug 13, 2012 (3:53 pm)
brings back memories. In HS, I had a '74 (I think, could have been a '75) Gremlin X. same steering wheel and stripes. But mine was yellow (many shades!) and a 6 cyl with a 3 speed stick on the floor.
#24597 of 25654 Re: Not to only post crackheads but... [gsemike]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 13, 2012 (4:11 pm)
Quick call to the crusher for that one.
#24598 of 25654 Re: Not to only post crackheads but... [texases]
Aug 13, 2012 (4:22 pm)
Not to be nitpicky...but would a tire still hold air after 30 years? And would a Gremlin have come with radial tires? I know most normal cars had radials by '74, but AMC was backwards enough, I could see them still putting bias-plys on them.