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#25144 of 25635 Re: I"m thinkin' about it [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 16, 2013 (1:54 pm)
Well, if that's the ride that turns you on for transportation to the nursing home, by all means go for it. Just go light on the caffeine at Starbucks, though.
Feb 17, 2013 (11:21 am)
Seems like about $1000 over market for the condition but being an SE, and kept original, and an automatic, and with zero rust (if that is to be believed) then I can see this bid being "reasonable".
Any good restoration is off to a great start if the project has "good bones". If you don't have "good bones" on which to build, you got all kinda problems facing you.
I could make that car look 2X as good in a week with soap, water, some varnish, upholstery cleaner and new carpets via UPS.
The seats are problematic, but that's the next stage.
#25147 of 25635 Re: . [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 17, 2013 (6:39 pm)
Yeah, a 100% rust free fintail, I'd like to see that. Maybe if the dents could be popped out, it would be less hard on the eyes.
Sometimes bones don't matter too much when you're going to sink 40K into something and get 15K back, as this car could manage.
Feb 18, 2013 (7:29 am)
I was thinking more of a "sympathetic restoration" as we call it in the appraisal biz---that is, body filler, steam clean under and in engine bay, cheap paint job, safety check and incorrect re-upholstering. We also call these a "30-30 car" ---From 30 feet away at 30 mph, nobody would know.
#25149 of 25635 Re: . [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 18, 2013 (9:00 am)
Or just buy one already like that for 5-6K - unless fintails have started taking off in value (fingers crossed).
#25151 of 25635 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 18, 2013 (3:18 pm)
re: the "6.9" - no badge on the trunk, is he sure?
And I like that E cab, remember them being $$$$ when new.
#25152 of 25635 Re: . [texases]
Feb 18, 2013 (3:27 pm)
I have some doubts about the "6.9". It also appears to have a Euro cloth (?) seat. No engine pics. Doesn't look like a grey market car as it has DOT bumpers/lights and a NA style HVAC unit. Could be debadged, or just a goofball who thinks every 450 is a 6.9. It's a hopeless mess either way.
The 124 cabrios were around 80K, IIRC - in early 90s dollars.
#25153 of 25635 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 18, 2013 (6:01 pm)
I love and hate the color. If I had one, would definitely have to be period correct like this
Hmmm, that make me nostalgic. I changed many a diaper that looked like that car.
That Pontiac ambulance.... WTF?! "Runs" Yeah, I bet. Was he talking about the car or potential buyers?
I love that SR22 pickup. I wonder if those are current photos - they look like they were scanned from hard copies, and the truck looks practically new in them. If that's what it looks like today then its not a bad price, honestly.
Overall, you have some real freak shows in western Washington, fin!