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KillerB
January 6th, 2014, 08:05 PM
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4267615083.html - 1975 Lancia Beta Zagato for $3,750 in Sactown... paging tsg!

http://images.craigslist.org/00o0o_aaA1zfOaE0z_600x450.jpg

thesameguy
January 6th, 2014, 08:37 PM
Dude. If I wasn't +3 cars and -1 RV I would have to move on that. :(

KillerB
January 6th, 2014, 08:45 PM
Sure seems to me you could sleep in the Suburban if you were serious enough. :P

I saw a really badass 50s trailer on Facebook that for $13k, they'll finish the restoration in the colors and finishes you want. If I had the space, I'd be all over it.

thesameguy
January 6th, 2014, 09:09 PM
I'm not worried about a place to sleep. I'll sleep in the sand. I want a place to shit. They won't let you shit (or anything else) in the sand.

KillerB
January 6th, 2014, 09:10 PM
A porta-john would fit on a utility trailer... :D

tigeraid
January 7th, 2014, 12:16 PM
I forget, is this thread only for GOOD finds?


http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/4267603491.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00y0y_iCsibiy9PfC_600x450.jpg


http://images.craigslist.org/00W0W_7y2FEISm2ba_600x450.jpg



this is a beautiful pontiac fiero quick silver coupe 1986 built by zimmer in florida on a pontiac Fiero drivetrain Mid-engine V6, Automatic,power steering a beautiful driver, I am the second owner I bought this car in 2003 with only 63,000 miles original.. and now it has 78,000 miles original. I bought this for 11,000$ but put over 10,000$ more in the last 10 years I have all the paperwork I done in this car it was white and I painted red, and now all the interior is new like you can see it in the pictures, run smooth and nice.. no leaks everything is in perfect condition ready to drive. if u are interested for more information email or give me a call or text at 206-290-3883. Jason ..
12,500$ OBO
PLEASE ONLY SERIOUS BUYERS
PLEASE NO SCAMS CALLS..

tigeraid
January 7th, 2014, 12:18 PM
And my dream racecar hauler:

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/4248326206.html


http://images.craigslist.org/00A0A_iISEXq95Czj_600x450.jpg



Custom built Ford F5 COE slant ramp car hauler. The COE has a 460 V/8 ford , C6 auto trans, f 350 DANA rear axel and frame, engine behind the cab in the bed, front section is c 30 1 ton gm a arms front steering and suspension . The bed was built by Eagle manufacturing in the state of washington. Radiator is under the hood up front with electric fan large cooling lines running under cab to motor. Dual aprox 18 gal saddle tanks, trans cooler is mounted under bed with its own cooling fan. This truck could be driven any where with a rod on its back.

Send an email with your phone number and I will call you back. Don't ask for my number, send yours!

Ref: vintage, hot rod, tow, classic, cab over engine, hauler, ramp truck

Random
January 7th, 2014, 12:37 PM
Dude. If I wasn't +3 cars and -1 RV I would have to move on that. :(

I was thinking about that the other day--you should get a small travel trailer and tow it to BM with the F eetwoo . :hard:

Mr Wonder
January 7th, 2014, 12:52 PM
I sort of dig the Fiero Caddy thing. Some late 80s Cadillac wheels would improve it an awful lot.
Plus sort out the terrible dashboard.

thesameguy
January 7th, 2014, 02:04 PM
I totally dig those Zimmer Quicksilvers. They look like a Hot Wheels car. I like the idea of those updated wheels, but not those specific ones... more positive offset is positively called for. The dash aspect is troubling - there are several awesome dash swaps for Fieros, but murdering a low volume car like that Zimmer with one-way mods seems less than ideal. I think if it was not red, but maybe woodgrain or some other texture it would be okay with the stock Fiero dash. OTOH, a Zimmer with total redo including a V8 and a modern automatic (maybe a 4T65?) would be pretty awesome. I think that bodywork is just really let down by a 2.8 V6 and 3-speed auto. :(

thesameguy
January 7th, 2014, 02:13 PM
I was thinking about that the other day--you should get a small travel trailer and tow it to BM with the F eetwoo . :hard:

I would love to do that, but not with my car! Although the *chances* of something going wrong are pretty low, the idea of letting my classic Cadillac bake in the sun and swim through the dust for a week doesn't sit well. I'm also not keen on letting it hang out with 60,000 people of varying, um, skill. ;) I've been paying a lot closer attention to the stories of burners that I know, and I would have no fun knowing my F eetwoo was left all alone with those people. ;)

speedpimp
January 7th, 2014, 02:21 PM
I'm not worried about a place to sleep. I'll sleep in the sand. I want a place to shit. They won't let you shit (or anything else) in the sand.

Pretend you're a cat and bury it.

thesameguy
January 7th, 2014, 02:26 PM
Not legal in BRC.

George
January 7th, 2014, 02:43 PM
I'm not worried about a place to sleep. I'll sleep in the sand. I want a place to shit. They won't let you shit (or anything else) in the sand.


Dude, once again I have found your ride...shitter and all.

1975 VW BUG LIL BUGGER CUSTOM CAMPER - $7500 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4243596065.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00909_i1c0jk6p6AV_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00I0I_lN10JcYGqUY_600x450.jpg

thesameguy
January 7th, 2014, 02:54 PM
George, I love your CL finds as much if not more than everybody, but fuck, that is a terrible idea.

:p

Kchrpm
January 7th, 2014, 02:55 PM
Flawless victory :up:

Random
January 7th, 2014, 03:20 PM
George, I love your CL finds as much if not more than everybody, but fuck, that is a terrible idea.

:p

Seriously...

Who the hell takes a surfboard to Nevada? :p

Sad, little man
January 7th, 2014, 06:30 PM
Where does the shit go?

George
January 8th, 2014, 09:10 AM
Lever-operated trap door in the floor of the trailer, perhaps?

Perfect for marking your turf before driving away!

And did you guys notice the seller says it's a "two hole outhouse"? You can have some quality time with a friend.

That's AWESOME VALUE!

thesameguy
January 8th, 2014, 10:21 AM
Is that technically a gasoline pusher RV?

Random
January 9th, 2014, 09:37 AM
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/4273748406.html

My father-in-law is selling his truck, if anyone needs one, or knows of someone who is looking. :)

"Handles like a BMW" :lol:

George
January 9th, 2014, 12:34 PM
This truck didn't handle like a BMW.



1971 ford f250 camper special - $1600 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4273877919.html)

"This truck runs and drives great but it needs a front axle because of a little roll over in the mountains."

http://images.craigslist.org/00T0T_ckzC428cgMK_600x450.jpg

Random
January 10th, 2014, 03:23 PM
SHowering and pooping are for wimps. This would be way cooler to take to BM than some stupid ol' RV: http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4270710460.html

thesameguy
January 10th, 2014, 03:48 PM
$35k!!!!

Yeti
January 10th, 2014, 05:59 PM
This isn't exactly a find, as the guy lives directly behind me, but http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/4262947777.html

Maybe this weekend. I've already driven it. The level of un-rust is insane for a Suburban of that vintage. Yay for transplanted CA vehicles.

Drachen596
January 10th, 2014, 06:04 PM
I'm gonna guess this has been rebuilt. price is crazy imo (http://www.rohrmanautoworld.com/used/Toyota/1979-Toyota-Land+Cruiser-5bf857ed0a0a000200ad2388ba1cae32.htm)

the trouble i could get in with this thing... (http://www.rohrmanautoworld.com/used/GMC/2007-GMC-4500-5f41d75c0a0a006401a0fcfbd0d4f807.htm)

thesameguy
January 10th, 2014, 07:37 PM
Yeah!

http://images.craigslist.org/00303_k0s1l3hLpTS_600x450.jpg

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4271418286.html

Random
January 10th, 2014, 07:57 PM
http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/tpa/3477732832.html

thesameguy
January 10th, 2014, 09:10 PM
:lol:

Almost equally funny, these people have three Lancias.

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4266060682.html

JoshInKC
January 11th, 2014, 04:42 AM
"Nothing rides like a Pacer 'cause nothing's wide like a Pacer."

thesameguy
January 12th, 2014, 09:33 PM
I shouldn't but I can't help but think I should buy this. A timesert should fix that spark plug hole nice and quick.

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4284595011.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00v0v_5FVTGIgbR3Z_600x450.jpg

Edit: Now I'm really interested, as it's apparently right around the corner! :)

Random
January 13th, 2014, 06:56 AM
That car has probably been tracked, given the list of mods, if you care. :) But for $2k? You could probably replace the entire head and still be net-positive (and own an M3).

thesameguy
January 13th, 2014, 09:37 AM
Guy says it has a clean title and 200k on it. Little higher mileage than I'd like, but OTOH if it's in generally good shape I'm not opposed to it. Only question becomes am I better off pulling the head and redoing "stuff" due to the mileage, or doing the cheap timesert fix and see where it leaves me. The kit to do a spark plug timesert costs nearly two bills, the timeserts themselves are only a few bucks. I'm generally not opposed to buying specialty tools to fix a car when there is a high likelihood selling the car will then pay for the tools. Who knows, maybe a spark plug thread repair kit will come in handy again in the future. I think I am going to look at it today.

Edit: reread his response... he says 200k on the car, but 75k on the motor. Not sure what that truly means (head gasket vs. total rebuild, etc.), but it's not a bad thing. :)

thesameguy
January 13th, 2014, 09:40 AM
Also, any chance you're free some evening in the next day or two to look at it with me? You know a lot more about E36s than I do! :D

Edit: Yep, dude is like 1/2 mile from my house. That's convenient since I could flat tow it home. :up:

Random
January 13th, 2014, 10:18 AM
I can make arrangements, if needed.

thesameguy
January 13th, 2014, 10:29 AM
I'll see what his availability is! Thanks!

Yeti
January 14th, 2014, 05:28 AM
I kind of want this, even though Id prefer later wheels and a single-tone paint job. (http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/4285886423.html)

Much better than my old one. Better headlight and taillight treatments too. (http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/4274971546.html)

novicius
January 14th, 2014, 05:47 AM
Yeah, that '67 is very nice... $8k tho', ouch -- not saying it isn't worth it, just... ouch. :lol:

Fogelhund
January 14th, 2014, 05:53 AM
I like that Volvo... but wow.. I didn't realize they were worth that much now.

thesameguy
January 14th, 2014, 12:06 PM
Bastich sold my M3. Definitely an instance of "you snooze you lose." OTOH, maybe it was a basket case and I dodged a bullet. I'll never know. Back to hunting for RVs, W124s, and FWD Volvos.

thesameguy
January 15th, 2014, 02:47 PM
Three possible Mercedes...

http://images.craigslist.org/00O0O_6863gzmRyp3_600x450.jpg
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4282763933.html

Guy has lowered the price twice in the past month, but I think it's still too much. It has low mileage for its age, but I'm not sure how important that really is. I'd rather have a service history. Gonna look at it in about an hour.

http://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_Snuw0MqHd7_600x450.jpg
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/4283455683.html

Has history on a transmission rebuild and a catalytic converter, and I am waiting on pictures of the front seats. The fact there is no photograph now makes me worry. Hard to be upset given the price...

http://images.craigslist.org/00C0C_gTVGvsSo7Qr_600x450.jpg
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4259703098.html

Although I'd prefer a newer car, there are some advantages in an older one... 4-speed auto, SOHC, and no worries about the wiring harness. I'm just really torn on whether I should pay more for less, even when less is more. Also, this car was the catalyst for me researching leather repair (Tools thread :) ). I emailed on this last night, but no response so far - and that just pisses me off. :D

Random
January 15th, 2014, 02:53 PM
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/4281360828.html

Kenji's old car? Hmm. He had different front and rear valences, though.

KillerB
January 15th, 2014, 02:57 PM
Add says new front and rear valences in last 3,000 miles. Maybe kenji sold it to someone else who changed them?

Random
January 15th, 2014, 02:59 PM
Good catch.

edit: er, where does it say that?

edit2: here's Kenji's car, back in the day: http://www.kenjim.com/albums/racing/firebird_NSX.sized.jpg
http://www.kenjim.com/albums/racing/Laguna_Jan_30th_040.sized.jpg

neanderthal
January 15th, 2014, 04:50 PM
Definitely prefer history on the W124s.

The earlier ones had more head gasket issues. The later ones had more wiring harness issues. But, at that milage it should have had its wiring harness replaced already.

thesameguy
January 15th, 2014, 06:17 PM
Saw the first one. It has a few more scratches on the paint than the pictures suggest, but nothing even remotely serious. The hood has been repainted, and the repaint is starting to fail. I could detect no sign of body damage, and the radiator crossmember looks origina, so perhaps the respray was to cure normal pebble damage to the hood. Interior looks very nice, most all the accessories work properly, the transmission works fine, and it has plenty of power. The wiring harness and electronic throttle body were both replaced.

The driver's seat height adjustment does not work, and the power antenna is wrecked. It has a slightly shaky idle - if it was a four cylinder it'd feel normal. Maybe motor mounts, maybe something else (maybe just needs an ignition tuneup). The accelerator feels impossibly heavy - it takes an enormous amount of effort to move, meaning it's tough to get a smooth start - low speed modulation would be impossible. I have only driven four W124s including this one, one of those was a 500E, and I don't think any of them had the fancy throttle body. I'm not sure if it's normal or not - I don't see how it could be, but I also can't explain how it could have gotten that way! Rear tires are shot, front tires almost shot.

I was hoping for a "best of breed" that I could get for a slightly above average price (that is, $350 less than it is now), but I think it's fairly middle of the road and a $2300 or $2400 car tops. The tires are, amazingly, the big letdown because that's $400+ the second I buy it. Gonna look at some more. I'm not sure I can do significantly better, and quite sure I can do significantly worse. At $2000-$2200 I'd take a risk and take on its needs, but I don't think the seller is going to be happy with a 30% discount off his asking price. I wouldn't. That's rude.

thesameguy
January 15th, 2014, 08:14 PM
#2 car has seriously messed up front upholstery. It's still on the table, but while it's there, I'm on the fence. Since I'm not in any *immediate* hurry, I could buy it and hopefully find new seats in the next couple months. Not sure I want to take that on, and $400 (a guess) later, I haven't really saved anything.

#3 car will hopefully be seen tomorrow AM.

This... well... I don't know:

http://images.craigslist.org/00r0r_2PUC2hg5jza_600x450.jpg
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/4289193593.html

:lol:

thesameguy
January 15th, 2014, 08:33 PM
I cannot quite verbalize how close I am to buying this:

http://images.craigslist.org/00000_eMYS48NqJAO_600x450.jpg
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/4286011513.html

Random
January 15th, 2014, 08:39 PM
Note quite a '91 AMG 500SL 6.0, is it? Only 10% of the price, of course... :lol:


http://www.benzworld.org/forums/attachments/general-amg/384959d1309924751-1991-1992-amg-sl60-img_4416.jpg

Random
January 15th, 2014, 08:51 PM
ps. Chris Harris talks about the wood-block gas pedal in his brief drive of a Hammer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MzqNn8kJqQ

thesameguy
January 15th, 2014, 08:52 PM
This sounds like a slight, but I don't mean it as such... I cannot picture the future driver of this car in any SL. Frumpy and frequently plaid-wearing, I just can't even picture her getting out of one. If it wasn't for the fuel economy and safety issue, I'd be shopping 4.0 Cherokees or 2nd/3rd gen 4Runners. It's just an amazingly perfect fit. Actually, maybe I should go shop a 4cyl 4Runner. Hmmm.

KillerB
January 15th, 2014, 09:42 PM
I doubt the 4-cylinder 4Runners get better fuel economy than the six-cylinders. Smaller engine is balanced out by gearing and having to work harder for the same result, I would think.

thesameguy
January 15th, 2014, 10:12 PM
I suspect you're right. My motivation for the four cylinder would actually be the cost of maintenance, and not much more. She'd never benefit from the extra power, and would benefit from fewer spark plugs and a shorter timing belt. ;) A quick look at fuelly reaffirms my belief that you can't trust anyone, as fuel economy reports are all over the map, 16mpg to 20mpg regardless of engine. A 4.0 Cherokee is similar. A W124 may only get 20mpg, but it'll always get 20mpg. A '97/'98 Volvo will do much better, but they have all racked up crazy miles just like the W124s, and they're half as durable and mostly beat to shit. Heh. I wish I had an ounce of confidence in the automatics in a 3-series - that'd be another option.

I really don't know what to do here. I am trying to balance too many factors - safety, comfort, economy, reliability, and now serviceability. It's too much to balance at what I am willing to spend. I'd spend more if I had the *slightest* degree of confidence this effort would go differently than the last three. *None* of the cars she's had have failed completely, nor failed of their own accord - each of them has failed to the point of shaken confidence due to neglect and subsequent hamfisted repair attempts. If I believed for a second that wouldn't be the case again, I'd go get something MUCH newer that would have an easier time meeting the goals. I just can't stomach the idea of an ~$8k car being written off because she never changed the oil, or didn't spot the abnormally high temp gauge until it was too late. :| I can write off $3k cars every couple years and not feel too bad.

(The PT is now a $5k car, BTW - an extra $500 because she didn't get a flat fixed, and an extra $500 because the jagoff that changed the power steering pump wrecked the radiator fan.)

I wish I could just check out of this, but I can't. Of course, the sick parallel here is that if I ignore this problem it will get very bad (for me, personally)... while she ignores her car problems and they get very bad. It's much better to help her succeed than it is to support her when she's failed, obviously. I just really don't know how best to help her succeed I guess. FML. Thank Dog for Rogue Shakespeare Stout!

novicius
January 16th, 2014, 04:58 AM
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/4281360828.html

Kenji's old car? Hmm. He had different front and rear valences, though.
Heh, if they did they improved the look -- I always thought Kenji's rear valence looked janky.

Random
January 16th, 2014, 06:46 AM
tsg, FWIW the automatic in the E36es is a GM piece. You can get it serviced anywhere; roofer actually had a local (to him) shop put in a shift kit. :D

Random
January 16th, 2014, 06:47 AM
Heh, if they did they improved the look -- I always thought Kenji's rear valence looked janky.

It was hardcore! :hard:

:D

thesameguy
January 16th, 2014, 10:11 AM
Yeah, but it's a 4L30E. Unfun, and like the '90s ZFs (Audi, Jag, etc.), not made terribly well. I just don't have a high degree of confidence that a ~15 year old 4L30 wouldn't totally self-destruct. If it was low enough mileage I'd be okay with that, or maybe higher mileage in a 4 cylinder. Just the thought of one of the bigger sixes generating very close to the transmission's torque handling for a couple hundred thousand miles makes me uneasy. I think most E36s and increasingly E46s have or have exceeded 200k, and I don't want to get into that. I'd rather a Volvo with the very good Aisin-Warner transmission. (Yes, I realize this is all an excessive level of analysis :p )

I'm looking at the 300CE either tonight or tomorrow. Dude selling it is a doctor and has owned it for a long time. He seems to be a decent guy, but told me on the phone "the speedometer stopped working over the weekend." Pretty sure that means the odometer stopped working too. My concern of course is that it actually stopped working 10 years ago and he's been racking up "free" miles on it ever since. Hard to say. In any case, I certainly can't hand over a car without a speedo or an odo, so that'd have to be dealt with. Off to research potential repairs for that! Maybe it's a negotiating point. ;)

I'm also almost ready to throw X300 XJ6s on the list. There is a apparently a British car shop a couple miles from her house. The I6 is pretty decent (although it too has timing chain issues), and like Benzes Jags often come in with very low mileage for their age. If I could find a '95-'97 XJ6 with low mileage (~120k-ish), that could work too. Maybe. I'd still have to get over my fear of ZF transmissions, though. :D

Random
January 16th, 2014, 01:59 PM
I really don't know what to do here. I am trying to balance too many factors - safety, comfort, economy, reliability, and now serviceability. It's too much to balance at what I am willing to spend. I'd spend more if I had the *slightest* degree of confidence this effort would go differently than the last three. *None* of the cars she's had have failed completely, nor failed of their own accord - each of them has failed to the point of shaken confidence due to neglect and subsequent hamfisted repair attempts. If I believed for a second that wouldn't be the case again, I'd go get something MUCH newer that would have an easier time meeting the goals. I just can't stomach the idea of an ~$8k car being written off because she never changed the oil, or didn't spot the abnormally high temp gauge until it was too late. :| I can write off $3k cars every couple years and not feel too bad.

How about a Y2k 4-cyl AT Camry LE with 93k miles? :)

thesameguy
January 16th, 2014, 02:10 PM
I looked long and hard at Accords and Camrys, and anything worth owning is $4k+. Your Camry is probably a $4500 or $5000 car. Cars with double that mileage get almost $4k! I would stretch, except I fear that it doesn't address the repair scenario. I clearly need to find a good shop for her, and after a lot of looking there just doesn't appear to be any "generic car shop" anywhere near her. Just a bunch of shady places and chains (like Midas and Pep Boys). I could *totally* be chasing my tail, but I am really hung up on this aspect of the purchase. I am just really tired of panicked phones that go like "They told me I needed a new spark plug for $1, but now they're telling me my tail light fluid is low and it's going to be a grand!" I just want to have a shop available that is going to be fair and honest. This conundrum is *exactly* what caused me to start working on my own cars... trustworthy, competent mechanics are just incredibly difficult to find.

thesameguy
January 16th, 2014, 02:23 PM
Oh, told #1 Mercedes it was too rich for my blood, he came down $450. I feel bad, but I'm going to tell him it's still too rich. :(

JoshInKC
January 16th, 2014, 05:53 PM
... trustworthy, competent mechanics are just incredibly difficult to find.
Sadly 100% true.

thesameguy
January 16th, 2014, 06:26 PM
I suppose it's broadly true of "repair people." I can't say I've run into a large number of IT types who are worth shit, either. Or plumbers. Or electricians. When you're the supposed expert, I guess you get the benefit of the doubt. :(

I told the #1 car guy I needed it yet cheaper but would hardly expect him to go lower. No response on that one way or another. I do know it's not a $2500 car - even though typing that makes me feel bad.

I just drove the #3 car, the coupe. The seller is a multiple Benz owner and very enthusiastic about his car. It's not quite as nice as it looks in the pictures, but it's pretty nice. A few scuffs, a couple dings. Nothing to get upset about. The interior is exactly as it's represented - really nice except for those two weird tears in the front seats. The leather up there is, how you say, rock hard. It's like sitting on outdoor furniture. "Supportive" would be a nice way of putting it. The headlights have been updated to the later aero style, which I missed in the pictures. The bulbs are signal brightness HIDs, which are bright on low but IMHO not a substitute for proper high beams. The transmission is slightly harsh between shifts, with a slight delay between F and R and R and F. It could be a fluid issue, it could be very early stages of failure. The CEL is, apparently, permanently on. I have no idea what would trigger a CEL on a 1988 Mercedes. He says he has the shop reset it every other year, smogs it before it comes back on, and then ignores it til the next cycle. The speedometer came to life once, probably as I slipped past 80mph - it popped up to 160 and then died again. Apparently they just replaced the bulbs in the cluster, and then it stopped working - and that actually turns out to be a somewhat common problem involving the speedo cable not going back in right. It has a small oil leak, probably the valve cover.

It drives very well - plenty of power with a responsive engine and transmission. Engine sounds good in & out. It's got a very firm ride, '80s sporty to be sure. No noise from the suspension under normal circumstances, though I didn't push it. Steering is tight and pleasant. All the accessories work - well, I didn't test the headlight wipers. Overall, seems like a solid car.

He is going to have his shop (a very reputable Benz shop) check the speedo and pull the CEL code and we'll go from there. '88 and 200k is older and higher mileage than I wanted, but OTOH an owner of ten years who daily drives the car and makes routine trips to LA is a solid character to buy a car from. My only remaining concern about this car is the age of the AC system. I'm a big fan of R12, but I'm concerned about it failing and being expensive to repair. Not sure how that will go. I'm going to see what he says about the two issues, and maybe we can come to an arrangement on repair and/or price. Overall, I'm not sure I can do much better than this car but it's still early in the game. I think it's a $2200 car for me, delivered with a repaired speedo and a CEL explanation. I'd pay a little more for a fixed CEL, under $2k as-is. He won't like that, but apparently he's moving out of state and only taking two of his four cars, so it's his crunch, not mine. ;)

thesameguy
January 16th, 2014, 07:58 PM
'95 dude just agreed to $2300. Now I'm scared, but I think I will probably do it. Shit, maybe I'll buy both and sell the lesser. Heh. I suck.

CudaMan
January 16th, 2014, 08:28 PM
The silver car? [Ad says '94]. That looks pretty clean to me, especially for its age. $2300 with no major mechanical issues would seem like a deal to me!

-

Still on the lookout for Miatas, though given time constraints lately I've been less keen to travel for one. These two just popped up locally. First question is does either of them have cruise. The leather in the '99 means it has an LSD, right?

http://images.craigslist.org/01010_3nYCvW6TyjS_600x450.jpg
http://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/4290237214.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00x0x_cWEmqY5736p_600x450.jpg
http://fresno.craigslist.org/cto/4289803660.html

thesameguy
January 16th, 2014, 08:54 PM
Whoops, yep, '94. And it does seem like a deal... which is why I am afraid it's about to explode. ;)

I am increasingly fond of the earlier Miatas - a total reversal from a couple years ago. But for driving and not just looking cool, I'd probably go for the newer one. :D

Random
January 17th, 2014, 06:59 AM
The 97 looks like a "Leather Package" car, which should have cruise. It'll also have the Torsen. :)

Actually, looking at the 97 brochure, the only obvious options that car doesn't have are the AT and the HT. :lol: ABS was also an option, but he didn't post an engine shot, so it's impossibru to tell if it's installed.

http://www.miata.net/faq/brochures/1997/Back.jpg

CudaMan
January 17th, 2014, 01:11 PM
Going to look at the '97 tomorrow morning. :) Supposedly everything but the power antenna works.

thesameguy
January 17th, 2014, 01:18 PM
Now is definitely the time to buy convertibles! :) Be sure to double-check the top for leaks... I'm guessing there will be rain in this state. At some point.

Dude called back on the coupe. Repairs on the speedo and CEL are about $700 combined, consisting of about $300 in parts and $400 in labor. I personally like the coupe better - the W124 coupes are still a great looking car. In this instance I think newer trumps cooler and the sun-dried leather is the nail in the coffin. The '94 is getting smogged now. Assuming it passes, I'll pick it up tonight.

Random
January 17th, 2014, 04:21 PM
Going to look at the '97 tomorrow morning. :) Supposedly everything but the power antenna works.
Power antenna is super easy to replace. :up:

CudaMan
January 17th, 2014, 05:01 PM
Now is definitely the time to buy convertibles! :)
Dude, it's CA. There's never an off-season for convertibles. (Although if you ask me, off-season in Fresno is May through September!)

Leaks? I doubt they'd let me wash the car for them to check for leaks. :lol:

Random
January 17th, 2014, 05:17 PM
I agree with your offseason!

thesameguy
January 17th, 2014, 08:18 PM
Dude, it's CA. There's never an off-season for convertibles. (Although if you ask me, off-season in Fresno is May through September!)

There is definitely an off season for convertibles. I've shopped, bought and sold lots of them and prices are tangibly higher in the warm months than the cold. Watch those Miata prices. In five months they'll be 10-20% higher.

Leon
January 17th, 2014, 09:46 PM
146

Not Craigslist (because New Zealand)

But going to look at this 2002 Corolla tomorrow for a friend ... it has nearly 300,000 miles on it (470,000km)

Should be interesting

Typically in NZ 200,000km is considered high miles for something like this type of car. Looked at a wagon version one with 270,000km on it last night, but the interior was too scruffy.

neanderthal
January 18th, 2014, 01:02 AM
Now is definitely the time to buy convertibles! :) Be sure to double-check the top for leaks... I'm guessing there will be rain in this state. At some point.

Dude called back on the coupe. Repairs on the speedo and CEL are about $700 combined, consisting of about $300 in parts and $400 in labor. I personally like the coupe better - the W124 coupes are still a great looking car. In this instance I think newer trumps cooler and the sun-dried leather is the nail in the coffin. The '94 is getting smogged now. Assuming it passes, I'll pick it up tonight.

For a good line on shops in her area, check out peachparts.com (used to be mercedesparts.com) and in the tech help forum, look for a thread called "good shops in your area" or something like that.

CudaMan
January 18th, 2014, 12:55 PM
'97 Miata: Mine. :cool:

Will update my Garage thread tonight.

Kchrpm
January 18th, 2014, 02:49 PM
And Miata answers yet another question :D

CudaMan
January 18th, 2014, 05:20 PM
The question this time being: What's the best car to prepare someone who doesn't drive manual transmission cars for their upcoming Factory Five kit car build? :D

Yeti
January 18th, 2014, 05:59 PM
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4266897575.html

*grumble* Clean 68-72 A-body GM for 10 grand? Doesn't happen around here. *grumble grumble*

Kchrpm
January 18th, 2014, 07:35 PM
The question this time being: What's the best car to prepare someone who doesn't drive manual transmission cars for their upcoming Factory Five kit car build? :D
Wait, WHAT?!?!

CudaMan
January 18th, 2014, 07:58 PM
She's always wanted a Shelby Cobra. Seeing as the real things aren't exactly affordable...

But now she's considering the Type 65 too. Because the tops on the Cobras are ugly.

And she won't let me help build it. :(

But she will let me instruct at the track, which means I get to drive. :rawk:

CudaMan
January 18th, 2014, 07:59 PM
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*grumble* Clean 68-72 A-body GM for 10 grand? Doesn't happen around here. *grumble grumble*

1. Plane ticket
2. Road trip
3. Win.

Kchrpm
January 18th, 2014, 08:16 PM
She's always wanted a Shelby Cobra. Seeing as the real things aren't exactly affordable...

But now she's considering the Type 65 too. Because the tops on the Cobras are ugly.

And she won't let me help build it. :(

But she will let me instruct at the track, which means I get to drive. :rawk:

Jesus, man, you just keep winning life lotteries :up:

CudaMan
January 18th, 2014, 09:16 PM
Would it be twisting the knife if I mentioned I'd already driven one? ;)

Kchrpm
January 18th, 2014, 11:49 PM
I meant the girl, not the car. I'm much less interested in the car.

Leon
January 19th, 2014, 01:43 AM
In reference to the Corolla I mentioned previously ... I now own it.

My newest car ever, with the highest miles of anything I've owned.

GB
January 19th, 2014, 05:19 AM
Would it be twisting the knife if I mentioned I'd already driven one? ;)


I meant the girl, not the car.

He was talking about the girl.

GB
January 19th, 2014, 05:24 AM
Starion racecar:

http://spacecoast.craigslist.org/cto/4289449559.html


http://images.craigslist.org/00o0o_9Cv9bwM5bKP_600x450.jpg

I'm not sold on that front "splitter", but pretty cool nonetheless.

Yeti
January 19th, 2014, 07:58 AM
1. Plane ticket
2. Road trip
3. Win.

I've done it before. And an A-body would be a lot more comfortable than the last vehicle.

speedpimp
January 19th, 2014, 08:17 AM
One speed bump and that "splitter" is history.

Yeti
January 19th, 2014, 08:32 AM
It's probably made of flexible material. The Datsun had something similar, if less XTREEEME!!1

Random
January 19th, 2014, 08:41 AM
He was talking about the girl.

Oi, this is his sister we're talking about!

Kchrpm
January 19th, 2014, 08:46 AM
Oh, I thought it was the girlfriend :lol:

CudaMan
January 19th, 2014, 09:14 AM
Foot, say hello to mouth. :lol:

(My gf is even more of a manual transmission elitist than I am.)

Kchrpm
January 19th, 2014, 11:37 AM
Well my statement of lottery hitting still sticks for the girlfriend, so my foot and mouth are still strangers :P

Drachen596
January 19th, 2014, 03:29 PM
i think the Shelby Cobra LeMans hard tops are awesome looking.

GB
January 19th, 2014, 07:39 PM
Oi, this is his sister we're talking about!

Well... how am I supposed to know what goes on in that liberal, tree-huggin', reefer-smokin' state out there??

:assclown:

CudaMan
January 19th, 2014, 10:23 PM
Shoot! I should have bought this Miata:

http://images.craigslist.org/00S0S_kRTPIoHpqdR_600x450.jpg
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/4295239307.html


Well my statement of lottery hitting still sticks for the girlfriend, so my foot and mouth are still strangers :P
Luck only has so much to do with it. ;)

George
January 20th, 2014, 12:11 PM
Well... how am I supposed to know what goes on in that liberal, tree-huggin', reefer-smokin' state out there??

:assclown:

LOL!

*points and laughs at California*

George
January 20th, 2014, 12:48 PM
Lancia Scorpion - $5000 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4259489255.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00f0f_6VytYCMCNJu_600x450.jpg

1974 Volvo 2dr. model 142 - $4500 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4273926969.html)

1974 Volvo 2dr. model 142 with a Toyota 20-R 4-Cyl engine, 5-Spd. Toyota transmission

http://images.craigslist.org/00202_4wWYHBMr2Dw_600x450.jpg

1974 FORD Crew Cab CUMMINS Diesel 4x4 Black Truck - $43000 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4281771967.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00707_2x0FVUtgjGt_600x450.jpg

thesameguy
January 20th, 2014, 01:37 PM
Gah! Another stupid expensive "old truck with newish diesel." It looks nice, but $43k nice? Not even close.

Hmmm... side note: Went to the girl's show on Saturday and ended up sitting with an acquaintance and his, um, [very nice looking] acquaintance. Turns out she's visiting California, her hometown is Colorado Springs where she does... burlesque. Southwest points + a couple grand = boobies in Coolerado + awesome road trip. Sadly these are 2015 plans, but I'm patient. Ish.

Fogelhund
January 22nd, 2014, 09:42 AM
Interesting 1967 Volvo Amazon 123GT for SALE HERE (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=291059244473)

Taimar
January 22nd, 2014, 11:00 AM
Euro-spec 1980 350SE (http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/4292660055.html) is a steal. Shame about that color though, Red never looks right on a Merc.

George
January 22nd, 2014, 12:00 PM
1973 Renault 17 17ts Gordini Price Lowered - $4500 (http://boulder.craigslist.org/cto/4247941321.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00W0W_eetBOamZydo_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00T0T_fG5FvvD3Otw_600x450.jpg

thesameguy
January 22nd, 2014, 12:14 PM
Euro-spec 1980 350SE (http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/4292660055.html) is a steal. Shame about that color though, Red never looks right on a Merc.

It really, really doesn't. But at least it doesn't have red wheels and whitewalls...

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/attachments/sale-wanted-trade-giveaway/743865d1390282785t-sale-1975-280slc-euro-img_4089.jpg

The only time paint-matched wheels works on a Benz if it's black, white, or tan - then it gets a pass. Colorful body color wheels are just ick.

It's otherwise a super-cool car - a base model SLC.

thesameguy
January 22nd, 2014, 12:16 PM
1973 Renault 17 17ts Gordini Price Lowered - $4500 (http://boulder.craigslist.org/cto/4247941321.html)

That is TOTALLY dope! I was originally thinking about trying to find an old Dodge Colt or something out there... but something French would be pretty cool as well. :up:

Alan P
January 22nd, 2014, 05:45 PM
1973 Renault 17 17ts Gordini Price Lowered - $4500 (http://boulder.craigslist.org/cto/4247941321.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00W0W_eetBOamZydo_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00T0T_fG5FvvD3Otw_600x450.jpg

Just because it's old, doesn't make it good. In Europe you'd probably have a hard time giving something like that away. It's also French and will therefore give you endless electrical problems which would be a nightmare to fix even when they were sold here, never mind over there

thesameguy
January 22nd, 2014, 06:50 PM
Oh, don't confuse my desire with reason... I have absolute certainty that thing is a pile of shit when evaluated against desirable automotive attributes... but when evaluated against awesome experiences, driving an old French car across the southwest sounds posilutely fantabulous. :D

Taimar
January 23rd, 2014, 08:48 AM
Just because it's old, doesn't make it good. In Europe you'd probably have a hard time giving something like that away.

Oh no, for sure there's some anorak who wants it.


It's also French and will therefore give you endless electrical problems which would be a nightmare to fix even when they were sold here, never mind over there

Well, that's the real problem with a car like that - every part you need is a quest, even minor parts at this stage of life. 20 years ago you could still find some R12's and things here and there as donors, but now, you're really on your own. In 15-20 years, we'll be getting into the territory where parts need to be made, not found. This is in part why I turned down many interesting cars like this over the years - I don't have time for tracking down a relay from a shop in Romania. I use Romania here because all parts for cars like this now come from Dacia parts bins.

I never really liked the R17 but I did like the R15 - sort of like a cheap (and slow) Iso Lele.

Kchrpm
January 23rd, 2014, 08:57 AM
Hopefully the proliferation and refinement of 3D printers will help out in that area.

thesameguy
January 23rd, 2014, 09:59 AM
3D printers, homebrew CNC, improved thermoforming, cost-effective prototyping, and consumerization (is that even a word?) of complex electronics make keeping old cars running just not that hard. Sure, if you want a perfectly restored old car that's a challenge, but if you want to run around in a car that looks like an old car that's really not so hard. As long as the glass is intact, everything else is fairly well negotiable!

Now, I'm not that dedicated to an R17, but if someone was, they could do it.

Taimar
January 23rd, 2014, 10:11 AM
One very tempting 1976 Impala (http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/4282240139.html), if mainly for the wild color/interior combination. It'd be even better if it had the optional fender skirts.

thesameguy
January 23rd, 2014, 10:40 AM
Jesus, GM couldn't even get the steering wheel installed right side up. No wonder they have the problems they have.

George
January 23rd, 2014, 01:10 PM
1963 dodge 330 custom wagon hot rod
(http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/4297212999.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00F0F_83x1FsbWjHO_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00k0k_jhBTIJMy3Qr_600x450.jpg

73 AMC 401 V8 Gremlin - $3000 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4262627405.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00K0K_l54oLItnybp_600x450.jpg

thesameguy
January 23rd, 2014, 01:52 PM
That Dodge is *really* pretty. I dunno about $25k, but I hope they get it. They deserve it.

The Gremlin is hilarious - wheels not included! :lol:

KillerB
January 23rd, 2014, 04:21 PM
It really, really doesn't. But at least it doesn't have red wheels and whitewalls...

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/attachments/sale-wanted-trade-giveaway/743865d1390282785t-sale-1975-280slc-euro-img_4089.jpg

The only time paint-matched wheels works on a Benz if it's black, white, or tan - then it gets a pass. Colorful body color wheels are just ick.

It's otherwise a super-cool car - a base model SLC.

I dunno, I think it looks good in that denim blue the did back in the day.

thesameguy
January 23rd, 2014, 05:22 PM
?

Is that code for something? :lol:

George
January 24th, 2014, 02:31 PM
I was originally thinking about trying to find an old Dodge Colt or something out there...

rare 1981 plymouth champ trade me! - $750 (http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/cto/4267989833.html)

"1.6l 4cyl motor. i have replaced the cv shafts, the rebuilt carburetor , plugs, distributer, changed oil regularly. it always starts and has never left me stranded. it has its quirks and faults such as tired interior , should get a new carbeuretor but still runs fine. needs an alighnment. i have a clean title... "

http://images.craigslist.org/01717_6YOrZRHFgWL_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00h0h_2YY18BTIs3P_600x450.jpg

thesameguy
January 24th, 2014, 03:10 PM
YES! :D

Side note:

http://boulder.craigslist.org/cto/4297804694.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00808_ebq6FoTKOhV_600x450.jpg

George
January 24th, 2014, 04:17 PM
My first thought when I saw that interior was "Honda Element".

thesameguy
January 24th, 2014, 06:10 PM
So tricky! :)

KillerB
January 25th, 2014, 02:12 AM
?

Is that code for something? :lol:

Yeah, should have been "they did." Anyway, here's what I meant:

http://www.originalpaintcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/1981_Mercedes_300D_main.jpg

Sad, little man
January 31st, 2014, 04:53 PM
As a connoisseur of manual transmission Mercury Milans, I have to say that this is the only 2010 or newer one I've ever seen. That's significant because they went to a 6spd for 2010 and 2011. Too bad it's snoozefest blue and has cloth seats and no SYNC. I believe my car still stands as the only loaded Milan with a manual.

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=358358800

Random
January 31st, 2014, 08:30 PM
Needs blue hubcaps.

Godson
January 31st, 2014, 09:36 PM
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/4288820977.html

Interesting place for a Redhead to be advertised.

Leon
January 31st, 2014, 11:50 PM
I keep getting crazy thoughts about getting a cheap oldish 911 from USA (fuck yeah!) and immediately regretting it

thesameguy
February 1st, 2014, 09:02 AM
If you're going to do it, do it soon. 911 prices creep ever-upwards. Even poor examples and previous undesirables are starting to fetch decent money.

thesameguy
February 1st, 2014, 09:49 AM
This thing has been for sale for months... since before I bought the Celica. I wanted it then, and I want it now. Unfortunately I want it $500 bad, not $1100 bad. I don't think the seller understands the reason it hasn't sold in half a year is because it's too expensive...

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4312624438.html

I'm thinking it could be fun with something like a Zetec installed. :D

thesameguy
February 1st, 2014, 09:59 AM
Oh snap, I guess the stock engine is from a Toyota... guess they only made 3cyl motors back then... ;)

What '80s Toyota had a 1.6l SOHC 16v and about 94hp?

Random
February 1st, 2014, 12:38 PM
FX16?

Leon
February 1st, 2014, 12:41 PM
The 4AGE is 117hp and DOHC

There's a 4AFE Corolla engine (common as muck over here) that would be about that power but still DOHC (just gear driven from one cam to the other cam) narrow head economy design.

I thought the one called the FX16 over there was the FXGT (or Gti16) which is 4AGE powered. Could be wrong though.

Random
February 1st, 2014, 12:59 PM
The Corolla SR5 had a SOHC 1.6, carbed, that made 90hp, according to wikipedia.

So hot:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/CorollaSE.jpg

:p

thesameguy
February 1st, 2014, 04:16 PM
After more research, apparently there is no domestically sold Toyota motor that will actually swap in. Engine swaps necessitate transmission swaps. I was hoping it was some common transmission in there, but I guess it's 100% Daihatsu. Meh I have not quite that level of interest. :D

GB
February 3rd, 2014, 01:30 AM
Not Craigslist, but.... want.

http://www.autotraderclassics.com/classic-car/1966-AMC-Marlin-1206215.xhtml?conversationId=75544

'66 Marlin
http://www.autotraderclassics.com/scaler/632/473/images/b/2013/08/20/67709465/376_1377023197466.jpg


http://dreamcarsofthecarolinas.com/cars.php?p=76

JoshInKC
February 3rd, 2014, 04:04 AM
Ah, the AMC Marlin... Perpetually looking like a failed design study for the 1st gen Charger.

thesameguy
February 3rd, 2014, 06:02 AM
True, but that's part of its charm. :)

I'd rock it!

George
February 3rd, 2014, 01:56 PM
Here's my nomination of Best Seat Covers Posted So Far In This Thread:

1949 Studebaker (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4283645491.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00z0z_gUvwaG8I4Ts_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00404_8wbBccfMSn1_600x450.jpg

Random
February 3rd, 2014, 02:05 PM
I was on-board with the concept until I saw the gas tank. Dubya Tee Eff.

Random
February 3rd, 2014, 02:11 PM
Paging tsg to the "Eff This RV Nonsense, Buy a Real Car" phone:
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4309579268.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00c0c_6O1i7zaDKMG_600x450.jpg

Random
February 3rd, 2014, 02:19 PM
Running with the "painted wheels to match car" theme:
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4266897575.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00202_54KmQTFTvwH_600x450.jpg

George
February 3rd, 2014, 02:38 PM
Seems like we had a few gasser posts in CL threads gone by. How about a gasser pick'em up truck?

1957 GMC gasser pickup truck hot rod - $25500 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4265817037.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00h0h_lO4FeA988PS_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00u0u_1oXZ5Vv7aJK_600x450.jpg

1965 ford fairlane 500 wagon - $6000 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4260800435.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00g0g_2YAAztaRJiU_600x450.jpg

Nice detailed pics for this one. Dash appears to have been Rhino-Lined.

1965 dodge power wagon - $8200 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4305501021.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00707_eORmq3O9Jk7_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00x0x_7XCaw5g4Tux_600x450.jpg

It's a damn shame these pics are so small. My speedpimp radar went off for this one.

1977 OLDS CUTLASS SALON H/O 2DR 38K MI. IMMACULATE ORIG.COND. - $13500 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4314933587.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/01616_cb5fyF8zZxS_600x450.jpg

Little-known fact: this gaudy interior caused Corey Hart to write the song "Sunglasses At Night".

http://images.craigslist.org/00N0N_lgwjq8UQXEl_600x450.jpg

1972 Datsun 1200 (Rotary engine conversion) - $5000 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4315147474.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00N0N_lWG4n4kFqLB_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00y0y_kuDunzXDdo_600x450.jpg

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4222877574.html

"Not a highway vehicle."

http://images.craigslist.org/00G0G_kiEaWIxFNYK_600x450.jpg

Aghhh! My eyes!

http://images.craigslist.org/00R0R_4C2inYQKtQR_600x450.jpg

George
February 3rd, 2014, 02:45 PM
How about a "hubcaps match car" AND "plaid floor covering of some kind"?

Ooh, that's gotta be worth a lot of Craigslist Cred!

1972 Mercedes-Benz S - $11000 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4293854391.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/01414_7bl7f2H6XRt_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00U0U_1RYk4f87CSO_600x450.jpg

speedpimp
February 3rd, 2014, 03:16 PM
On the Stude they probably wanted to a beer keg tank but couldn't find one. Guess they didn't look hard enough.

That Benz looks nice but that floor covering looks like its Congoleum.

JoshInKC
February 3rd, 2014, 03:23 PM
God, is $38k reasonable for a (admittedly really nice looking) Pantera these days?
The market must have picked up again bigtime when I wasn't looking.

thesameguy
February 3rd, 2014, 04:15 PM
Paging tsg to the "Eff This RV Nonsense, Buy a Real Car" phone:
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4309579268.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00c0c_6O1i7zaDKMG_600x450.jpg

Someone needs to learn that guy about proper wheel offsets. Dude, Camry wheels fit on a Pantera! OMG!

Yeti
February 3rd, 2014, 06:54 PM
Running with the "painted wheels to match car" theme:
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4266897575.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00202_54KmQTFTvwH_600x450.jpg

I posted that one like 5 pages ago :p

Still much want.

BTW - if anyone finds a really cherry 1984-1988 Nissan 200SX hatch for sale, please let me know.

IforceV8
February 3rd, 2014, 10:12 PM
http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/searchresults.xhtml?zip=61008&endYear=1988&modelCode1=NIS200SX&showcaseOwnerId=85464&startYear=1984&makeCode1=NISSAN&listingTypes=all&searchRadius=0&mmt=[NISSAN[NIS200SX[]][]]&Log=0#355175560

Yeti
February 4th, 2014, 05:18 AM
Nice, but a 0 condition S12 isn't worth $6200, let alone one with 150k plus on the clock.

Godson
February 4th, 2014, 09:32 AM
IFORCE!!! welcome back dude!

IforceV8
February 4th, 2014, 10:08 AM
Thanks! I was around the refugee camp but i never registered.

Godson
February 4th, 2014, 07:36 PM
S2000 with 370k miles


6900 USD


http://losangeles.en.craigslist.org/sgv/cto/4317668658.html

I'd offer 4500 and nothing more.

George
February 4th, 2014, 08:17 PM
S2000 with 370k miles.

Hell, why not? It probably still kicks ass.

*runs upstairs from basement to garage to check mileage*

203,075 miles on the Accord, and can't tell on the wife's Pilot because it has some kind of video-game dashboard that I don't have the password for, but easily over 150K miles.

Godson
February 5th, 2014, 10:13 AM
Hell, why not? It probably still kicks ass.

*runs upstairs from basement to garage to check mileage*

203,075 miles on the Accord, and can't tell on the wife's Pilot because it has some kind of video-game dashboard that I don't have the password for, but easily over 150K miles.

I agree, but I'd give 4500 for it tops. Engines on those cars seem to start popping around 150k miles. It'd make a hell of a track car.

Yeti
February 5th, 2014, 07:05 PM
I like four-door Mopars of this vintage, BUT WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE SO PURPLE?

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/cto/4318161800.html

thesameguy
February 5th, 2014, 07:22 PM
Srsly. Purple is not the right color for that car. Probably seemed like a good idea at the time. :)

Yeti
February 5th, 2014, 07:26 PM
If it was blue or black or gold or something I'd offer him $6k for it right now. But it's goddamn Barney purple so...no.

novicius
February 6th, 2014, 04:54 AM
Because Plum Crazy.

Also, those chrome truck rims are *turrible*.

21Kid
February 6th, 2014, 05:11 AM
Can't tell on the wife's Pilot because it has some kind of video-game dashboard that I don't have the password for, but easily over 150K miles. up,up,down,down,left,right,left,right,B,A,Start :finger:

Taimar
February 6th, 2014, 10:51 AM
Not a Craigslist find, but a perfect basis for a clone of the Rockford Files' firebird (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pontiac-Firebird-Formula-1976-formula-350-auto-runs-good-solid-project-starter-/261387178596?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3cdbe3d264&item=261387178596&pt=US_Cars_Trucks), at least in it's later years.

thesameguy
February 6th, 2014, 11:05 AM
Proof positive that time heals all wounds! Wasn't that long ago that everyone believed there'd be no collectibles from the '70s, but that thing is totally rad. Just last week I followed some really old lady in a totally mint '79-ish base model, tan Camaro and thought "someone is going to pay good money for that when she is done." 3rd Gen Camaros and '70s F-series - that is the future!

George
February 6th, 2014, 02:19 PM
Classic 1965 Rambler Marlin - $12500 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4318145344.html)

Only pic in ad, but he did provide a link to the Marlin commercial below.

http://images.craigslist.org/00u0u_fiVZID2gJ0Z_600x450.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB97MlypXlw

thesameguy
February 6th, 2014, 03:01 PM
That is s PRETTY car.

GB
February 6th, 2014, 04:47 PM
Classic 1965 Rambler Marlin - $12500 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4318145344.html)

I think I just hurt myself.

KillerB
February 6th, 2014, 06:28 PM
It's definitely in great shape, but that is probably the only angle from which the Marlin doesn't look like complete ass.

If that Coronet was a 4-door hardtop I'd really like it. And if you could get that S2000 for $5k I think you'd be in good shape.

JoshInKC
February 7th, 2014, 04:17 AM
Yeah, Marlins have some really cool lines and and details that make it great looking from some angles, but they sort of fall down when viewed in the whole. I think a lot of of the issues would be mitigated with the same body on a slightly longer wheelbase- imagine the sideview from the youtube video with the rear wheel/arch moved back like 2-4 inches- It'd be a huge improvement.

thesameguy
February 7th, 2014, 09:04 AM
If it looked good, it wouldn't be an AMC. :mad:

Yeti
February 7th, 2014, 06:24 PM
Why are 2-door A-bodies so awesome?

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/4323159910.html

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/4322448312.html

novicius
February 8th, 2014, 05:06 AM
Oof, that '69 Skylark is fantastic! :up:

Taimar
February 8th, 2014, 07:17 AM
Why are 2-door A-bodies so awesome?

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/4323159910.html

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/4322448312.html

In my opinion, and it's a qualified opinion but only an opinion, this generation of vehicles (along with the G bodies they spawned) may have been some of the classical General Motor's finest work. You'll find some little issues with them compared to modern cars, but basically they were some of the best all-around American cars ever made up to that time and, arguably, for some time after they went out of production. They were handsome, relatively efficient for such large vehicles (they were much more reasonable than the B and C cars, certainly), and could be optioned any way you wanted - they were some of the last Detroit cars where you really could la carte everything. You could get this car as a four-door wagon with an SOHC six at Pontiac, a 455-powered monster hardtop at Buick, etc, etc. Ford and Mopar guys might dispute it, and let's face it they were built to 1960s standards, but they are something of a high water mark for postwar GM (1946-1979) and maybe even all mainstream American cars of that period.

Godson
February 8th, 2014, 02:04 PM
I'd agree with that statement Tai. Such a badass all-around design

Random
February 9th, 2014, 08:38 AM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/4323159910.html


The fact that GM thought it was a good idea to reuse that name on this:
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/12/14/automobiles/600-lemans.jpg
....kinda tells you all you need to know about why they went bankrupt. :p

Random
February 9th, 2014, 08:40 AM
ps. here's one on the left coast, if you wanna come back out. Amusingly, that color is back in fashion...

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4324976277.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00707_1sBdcgbKed5_600x450.jpg

thesameguy
February 9th, 2014, 09:31 AM
The fact that GM thought it was a good idea to reuse that name on this:
....kinda tells you all you need to know about why they went bankrupt. :p

I dunno. The last one seems decidedly more French than the first few. :p

Random
February 9th, 2014, 09:38 AM
French via Korea... ;)

Yeti
February 9th, 2014, 11:45 AM
ps. here's one on the left coast, if you wanna come back out. Amusingly, that color is back in fashion...

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4324976277.html


The only thing more early-70s funk than a Le Mans in burnt orange with a tan top is one in bright lime green with a white top.

thesameguy
February 9th, 2014, 12:19 PM
French via Korea... ;)

Granted, but shitty underpowered five door is way more French than boaty V8-powered coupe. I just find it fascinating that it took Pontiac almost 20 years to finally look to Korea to produce a car that matched the name. :lol:

thesameguy
February 9th, 2014, 12:27 PM
The only thing more early-70s funk than a Le Mans in burnt orange with a tan top is one in bright lime green with a white top.

I dunno...

http://www.pontiacsonline.com/SSJ%2071%20SSJ.jpg

I mean, look what kind of trim you can pull with one of those...

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/8056/350413230478101.jpg

George
February 10th, 2014, 02:29 PM
Goot Gawd!

George
February 10th, 2014, 02:46 PM
Can't find BadBob's 1-Ton thread so I'll just stick this in here:

1991 GMC R 3500 CREW - 48,000 original miles - $2000 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4326498952.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00101_3dWALP3wcLb_600x450.jpg

1961 VW SINGLE CAB- - $10,000 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4324784562.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/01111_jVKaRdtmHvG_600x450.jpg

I'm getting the shakes over this one...

1970 VW Bug - $2300 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4327136271.html)

Great car for tooling around town or first car for a kid or the perfect car to fully restore. Gets around 25mpg. Runs great, been in the family for almost 20 years. Clean CO title, new floor pan, extra spare tire and a box full of spare parts and manuals

http://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_9gAAoyhmcOj_600x450.jpg

1949 REO Speed Wagon D19XA 1 Ton Truck - $4250 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4325524325.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00i0i_fNgrYlpqg74_600x450.jpg

Cars today should have cool go-fast names on the sides...

http://images.craigslist.org/00N0N_fxSSRisfbnW_600x450.jpg

Phil_SS
February 10th, 2014, 03:51 PM
That REO is fantastic.

thesameguy
February 10th, 2014, 04:11 PM
I can't fight this feeling anymore!
I've forgotten what I started fighting for!
And if I have to crawl upon the floor,
Come crushing through your door,
Baby I can't fight this feeling anymore!

Leon
February 10th, 2014, 06:41 PM
That $2300 Beetle ... now that would be awesome to fly up there, then epic America road trip down, and ship it back to NZ.

Fuaaaaaaaaaaarrrkkk

That'd be fun, and also quite crazy (thus making it more fun)

Godson
February 10th, 2014, 08:05 PM
Do it.

Leon
February 10th, 2014, 11:38 PM
Oh it would be fun, but sanity suggests that realistically much more logistical work would actually be required.

George
February 11th, 2014, 07:21 AM
For a few dollars more...

True Survivor --- Original 1965 Vw Bug - $7950 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4314965028.html)

True Survivor --- Original 1965 Vw Bug ( 31k )
100% All Original Paint
Solid Pans With NO Holes - Nice Patina - Slightly Faded In Spots -
Never Painted - Very Solid - Runs / Drives Great - New Tires / Batt
Super Rare In This Condition ..... Vintage Rack / Package Tray
Never Hit Or In Accident.

http://images.craigslist.org/00C0C_hv5LbyM64lY_600x450.jpg

George
February 11th, 2014, 07:31 AM
Art Car Station Wagon - $3800 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4326547195.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00p0p_aL1VLyPd5Nr_600x450.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/00k0k_hYDdffifYCS_600x450.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/00Y0Y_6M3gAZIcZpV_600x450.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/00q0q_jo3tcLrgIih_600x450.jpg

Godson
February 11th, 2014, 03:22 PM
That's kinda cool.

Taimar
February 12th, 2014, 10:21 AM
Confession: I am way too interested in long, low cars with fender skirts (http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/4329852451.html). Particularly green cars. And "CHiPs," "Dallas," "The Rockford Files," and "Kojak" may have played an integral role in my automotive tastes.

thesameguy
February 12th, 2014, 10:51 AM
I am would be inclined to drive a mid '70s Town Car...

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/467/2061/26166030003_large.jpghttp://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2011-11/1975-lincoln-continental_66114347.jpg

JoshInKC
February 12th, 2014, 11:49 AM
Confession: I am way too interested in long, low cars with fender skirts (http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/4329852451.html). Particularly green cars. And "CHiPs," "Dallas," "The Rockford Files," and "Kojak" may have played an integral role in my automotive tastes.

A girl I dated in high school drove a 98 exactly like that, same color even. Even with the 455 it was not what you'd call fast, maybe "commanding" would be a better word. Hell of a car for interstate travel- Just mash the pedal and float to your destination. I drove her and 4 other friends the ~8.5 hours overnight to Denver to see David Bowie & Nine Inch Nails and then back the next day in that thing, no discomfort at all.
Jesus, that was a riot; I'm pretty sure that I'm not even capable of having that much fun anymore.
I should look her up and try to do dinner or something, I'm sure we could turn my wife's hair white from shock by talking about some of the stuff we got up to...
Or maybe that's not a good idea.

Kchrpm
February 12th, 2014, 11:53 AM
So we're calling overnight trips to poundtown "something" now?

speedpimp
February 12th, 2014, 01:16 PM
Confession: I am way too interested in long, low cars with fender skirts (http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/4329852451.html). Particularly green cars. And "CHiPs," "Dallas," "The Rockford Files," and "Kojak" may have played an integral role in my automotive tastes.

Faster than you can say "Starring Buddy Ebsen as Barnaby Jones" and "a Quinn Martin Production". Here (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercury-Grand-Marquis-ONE-OWNER-SURVIVOR-20K-MILES-MINT-ONE-OWNER-LOW-MILE-SURVIVOR-1976-Mercury-/141188159027?forcerrptr=true&hash=item20df785633&item=141188159027&pt=US_Cars_Trucks).

Yeti
February 12th, 2014, 06:46 PM
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/4317009697.html

I can't imagine why this is still for sale. Sheesh.

And, if I'm looking at the second pic correctly, he has two of them.

thesameguy
February 12th, 2014, 07:44 PM
I think someone needs to be edumacated one what "lookalike" actually means.

thesameguy
February 12th, 2014, 07:51 PM
Holy crap. "Custom Cloud" is a real thing.

Yeti
February 12th, 2014, 07:56 PM
http://racine.craigslist.org/cto/4277416804.html

This appeals to my inner mullet. I think those seats are out of a Chevy Corsica.

thesameguy
February 12th, 2014, 08:40 PM
3rd gen Camaros are really starting to grow on me. I originally only cared for Burt Reynolds Trans Ams, but I've seen a few other 3rd gens around lately and I think I might go for one someday. That one there is pretty darned nice!

Mr Wonder
February 12th, 2014, 09:49 PM
That camaro is a second gen. Thirdgens are, like, way cooler... :)

thesameguy
February 13th, 2014, 12:52 PM
Shit, it was! :lol:

thesameguy
February 13th, 2014, 09:26 PM
Teehee!

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4332655907.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00o0o_1MvPieFxwao_600x450.jpg

thesameguy
February 13th, 2014, 09:37 PM
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4329693625.html + http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4321531965.html = win?

CudaMan
February 14th, 2014, 12:32 AM
You should. Simply because I would enjoy reading your updates on a project like that. [/selfish]

novicius
February 14th, 2014, 06:31 AM
This. :up: :up:

Random
February 14th, 2014, 06:46 AM
"The only one with the engine in the front."

Except for the other two around at the same time and the 3-4 since then. :p

Random
February 14th, 2014, 08:37 AM
I started reading about Land Cruisers and now I'm slightly obsessed. Somebody buy me one. :D

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4332413517.html
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/4329691368.html

thesameguy
February 14th, 2014, 08:47 AM
They certainly seem to be a good investment... $10k for a slow truck with 300,000 miles on it! You could buy two or three '93 Suburbans or full-size Blazers for ten grand!

Random
February 14th, 2014, 08:48 AM
Yeah, but Land Cruisers are awesome and 'Burbs are teh suck. :D

Longest running Toyota name plate!
Engines designed to go 300k!
Factory lockers!

I agree that their fans are very proud of them, though. :eek:

thesameguy
February 14th, 2014, 08:49 AM
You should. Simply because I would enjoy reading your updates on a project like that. [/selfish]

I wonder what's involved in a manual transmission swap. I assume given the age and volume of the 944 it isn't much, but with Ze Germans you never know...

Random
February 14th, 2014, 08:52 AM
It's a transaxle swap, no?

thesameguy
February 14th, 2014, 08:53 AM
I agree that their fans are very proud of them, though. :eek:

A little too proud, says me. ;)


It's a transaxle swap, no?

Indeed, Captain Nickpicky! :D

Random
February 14th, 2014, 08:55 AM
Just asking, because it seems to me (never having done a transaxle swap on a 944) that it would add into the complexity of the whole operation. Bigger, heavier, more things attached to it.

George
February 14th, 2014, 09:11 AM
1986 Pontic Fiero SE Kit car Lambo (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4332787070.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00v0v_k6ZuneADjfC_600x450.jpg

1978 Chrysler Cordoba - $4000 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4332791538.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00z0z_cj3GCBpRv80_600x450.jpg

Rich, Corinthian sheepskin...

http://images.craigslist.org/00F0F_i7pQjg5bRPE_600x450.jpg

1957 GMC Panel Truck. Sell or Trade. - $21500 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4332498228.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/01717_8vcmYfQhyOw_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00K0K_8mftidC0L29_600x450.jpg

93 Toyota Landcruiser Awesome Condition - $3700 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4313860173.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/01515_fhMpCTFy8Da_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00C0C_1TAKr9AZWSt_600x450.jpg

1989 Land Cruiser - $5900 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4324866485.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00a0a_9SXVa5GFFxl_600x450.jpg

1986 LOW MILE BJ70LX DIESEL LAND CRUISER - $1 (CHEAP SHIPPING) (http://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/4304311413.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/01515_fKBvkh8qyJt_600x450.jpg

1966 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Long Bed Pickup Truck - Restored - $70,000 (http://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/4324683881.html)

Crazy price.

http://images.craigslist.org/00202_9ypBeEmHrpQ_600x450.jpg

1993 Dodge D250 5.9L cummins 8000obo - $8000 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4333137559.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/01616_3yuW7mnHUUW_600x450.jpg

91 Civic Si Logbooked Rally Car - $5500 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4317521336.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/01616_d3DAonWTJnk_600x450.jpg

1981 Porsche 928 5spd w/350 SBC - $15,000 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4314010714.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00p0p_37SEhEy8cdb_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00m0m_jvZPUBRAv9x_600x450.jpg

For Taimar:

1974 Mercury Monterey, sale or trade Clean, Collector Car - $6900 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4298233416.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00i0i_8dXuXjPjF7S_600x450.jpg

novicius
February 14th, 2014, 09:15 AM
1986 Pontic Fiero SE Kit car Lambo (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4332787070.html)
"$40K invested" and you couldn't buy coilovers or install those leather seats? :rolleyes:

George
February 14th, 2014, 09:19 AM
He was too busy installing...


Real Lamborghini OEM taillights bought for $2600!

novicius
February 14th, 2014, 09:21 AM
:lol: :up:

thesameguy
February 14th, 2014, 10:14 AM
How is a 928 with a shitty, carb'd 350 a $15,000 car?

Random
February 14th, 2014, 10:16 AM
A worn out 928, at that. Check out the list of things that don't work inside the car.

thesameguy
February 14th, 2014, 01:57 PM
Man, I didn't even get that far!

Half of that buys you a very nice, very original, newer car!

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/4324979088.html

http://images.craigslist.org/01010_btFpigGTASI_600x450.jpg

Leon
February 14th, 2014, 04:26 PM
Or you could just set fire to your wallet, and walk places.

Cut out the middle process in 928 ownership

George
February 14th, 2014, 06:48 PM
Wow. There should be some animated .gif showing a big "CASE CLOSED" stamp coming down to show that rebuttal of 928 values.

Maybe with a padlock, too.

The Davis/Sacramento/Kiwi Gang's "Lock Of The Week!". (insert big smiley guy from previous board)

Oh, and remind me to address the Davis contingent about the gross lack of smileys around these parts.

Random
February 14th, 2014, 07:51 PM
All the smilies are here. ;) :p :finger: :D

Yeti
February 15th, 2014, 12:21 PM
I think the only good reason to own a 928 is if you are putting together a *REALLY* serious Scarface costume.

That red FJ60. Want.

KillerB
February 15th, 2014, 09:23 PM
I love how the FJ60 makes the search for manual vs auto so simple. Single round headlamps = manual, quad rectangular = auto. Solved.

George
February 17th, 2014, 02:25 PM
Found my new family sedan. Surely as cheap to own as a Honda Accord, right? http://gtxforums.net/images/blue_smilies/blue_biggrin.gif

1994 Audi V8 Quattro - $4500 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4337442844.html)

And, it has a car phone! I'll be the coolest kid in school with one of these.

http://images.craigslist.org/00707_69ghqiRaTlc_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00C0C_30KnhburdRS_600x450.jpg

Godson
February 17th, 2014, 02:26 PM
Ooooooh the irony of you seeing that on craigslist.



Seems legit to me ;)

thesameguy
February 17th, 2014, 04:28 PM
Might as well buy a shovel, dig out a hole in the yard, and start filling it with money.

That car will be AWESOME for 20,000 of the next 50,000 miles. The other 30,000 it will be mercilessly raiding your wallet.

Taimar
February 18th, 2014, 08:53 AM
For Taimar:

1974 Mercury Monterey, sale or trade Clean, Collector Car - $6900 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4298233416.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00i0i_8dXuXjPjF7S_600x450.jpg

Surprisingly these are actually fairly rare cars compared to the Marquis.

I remember that there are two variants of the Monterey 4-door from 1973 or 1974 where the company literally only built one or two vehicles - I guess they were special order only. But they were sedans, not coupes. Can't remember where I got that information now though.

Random
February 18th, 2014, 09:09 AM
Might as well buy a shovel, dig out a hole in the yard, and start filling it with money.

That car will be AWESOME for 20,000 of the next 50,000 miles. The other 30,000 it will be mercilessly raiding your wallet.

They sound SO GOOD for that 20k, though. :D

thesameguy
February 18th, 2014, 09:46 AM
And be a pleasure to drive, too! It'd be a super third car for a reasonably talented wrench, but for an only car for someone who needs to be places... Well, I guess it depends on the driver. I'm sure the drivetrain will be acceptably reliable, so as long as you only need a seat, steering wheel, and pedals (which may or may not always be appropriately spaced) you're probably fine. But for someone who needs all the pieces to work as intended all the time, run. :D

George
February 18th, 2014, 12:13 PM
Anyone need a hot deal on an Ass & Mirror van?

1999 E-250 Ford Econoline - $1000 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4330996040.html)

"Smoking Hot Deal...It's too hot to pass up."

http://images.craigslist.org/00Z0Z_iYayDvEDCWf_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00U0U_20Ve037BrQe_600x450.jpg

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4329911631.html

"Ran when parked. Well, decades ago maybe."

http://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_jmO4h65M46R_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00R0R_gwHLK2oLSs8_600x450.jpg

And another for Taimar, this time with fender skirts:

1973 Mercury Monterey Custom 460 Ford - $2100 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4338873353.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/01717_aDeMUY5FMPL_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00606_lougAlRcjCQ_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00E0E_hd6BAQWbU2A_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00k0k_ekBr5RrmfZ3_600x450.jpg

The above vehicle has been endorsed by

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and

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and

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George
February 18th, 2014, 12:19 PM
And this is kinda cool if anyone digs going fast on windy Appalachian mountain roads at night with a brake light bypass switch.


65 MARAUDER - $6500 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4284579814.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00G0G_5HjA2mXH3Ir_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00l0l_kQz5VYJd9M4_600x450.jpg
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Random
February 18th, 2014, 12:25 PM
That Marauder is sweet!

"Does not have original engine." <-- how ominous does that sound?! :hard:

thesameguy
February 18th, 2014, 01:34 PM
Shitty thing about the Marauder is losing those plates when bringing it to California. That would be a tragedy.

Yeti
February 18th, 2014, 04:02 PM
Complete with Butt Puff Compression Choo Choo! (http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/4274079369.html)

No wonder the price is so pirm.

Random
February 18th, 2014, 04:07 PM
*blink*

KillerB
February 18th, 2014, 07:59 PM
Oh, hey, it's about 500 feet from my office building.

Taimar
February 18th, 2014, 08:15 PM
Uh, REPU (http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/4339742744.html).

http://images.craigslist.org/01717_i2YCnPJuOFG_600x450.jpg

Any interest, Joe?

Random
February 18th, 2014, 08:36 PM
Joe is not the only REPU fan on this board...;)

How much and where is "some rust?" And what happened to the battery box? Repaint, or did the lettering on the tailgate just get removed?

That is a 70s-tastic shell. :lol:

Taimar
February 18th, 2014, 08:38 PM
$2500 in Olympia, which is maybe an hour from Seattle. I've never been into those, but if it's rust free and a good runner, that's a steal.

Random
February 18th, 2014, 08:43 PM
Oh, I meant "how much rust and where is said rust, which is described as 'some.'" :)

Hmm.

George
February 19th, 2014, 09:09 AM
Has pl8ster made it over to this new forum? Can't remember seeing him lately. He might like this.

1990 Acura Integra 5 speed Manual (Rare) - $3500 (http://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/4334513599.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00P0P_k3MRbLn3uij_600x450.jpg

And for the long and low '70s crowd and the GTX Imperial faction...

Very rare 1975 Imperial - $18,500 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4333519088.html)

"There are only an actual 34700 miles."

http://images.craigslist.org/00h0h_cge8xsLpqdF_600x450.jpg

Speaking of Imperials...sorry it's a two-door, TSG.

1962 Chrysler Imperial Crown Coupe For Sale - $17,900 (http://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/4335103633.html)

Four bug-eye headlights? Check.

http://images.craigslist.org/00I0I_dYgGP8y5brq_600x450.jpg

Taillights pop right off for use as runway guide lights for telling pilots which way to taxi? Yup.

http://images.craigslist.org/00K0K_7WAV9s0hUpA_600x450.jpg

Crazy steering wheel that makes you feel like you're one toke over the line? Of course.

http://images.craigslist.org/00y0y_b2UWCcx2lGq_600x450.jpg

1961 Dodge Step Van - $6000 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4333347300.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00505_jVvLQWTlrqv_600x450.jpg

Ooh! Another car that would be right at home in a Columbo episode...

1972 Lincoln Continental Coupe - $7500 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4338057498.html)

"...rimblow horn..."

Anyone else remember those?

http://images.craigslist.org/00D0D_5ZcYNIe8d78_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00m0m_iGBecCcVzYg_600x450.jpg

1972 Mission Control armrest:

http://images.craigslist.org/00g0g_d3fO8FWfWTO_600x450.jpg

1975 Plymouth Scamp 2 Door Hardtop - $5500 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4312366025.html)

Not as good looking as a '69 - '71 but nice colors, to my eye.

http://images.craigslist.org/00909_7aOLnNA8uqE_600x450.jpg

And from a request here LONG ago...

1940 ford pick up truck. - $20,000 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4336537753.html)

Believe it or not, this is the best exterior picture posted in the ad.

http://images.craigslist.org/00b0b_6Ks6OgCeSiI_600x450.jpg

If I were going to spend $20K on an old black pick'em up truck, I think I'd grab this one instead:

1958 chevy apache - $20,000 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4336518563.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00k0k_hVT7svYSjtj_600x450.jpg

Or, better yet...

76 chevy 4x4 p\u - $15,000 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4335841151.html)

"77xxx original miles"

http://images.craigslist.org/00C0C_9II4OGAAup7_600x450.jpg

Or this...

1978 Ford F250 - Great Condition - $63,500 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4330811988.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00303_aiKRgZhE1LE_600x450.jpg

The ad says:" "No Really. $6,350. (Made you look though)"

thesameguy
February 19th, 2014, 09:25 AM
I think a '70s Ford pickup might be on my to-do list.

Yeti
February 19th, 2014, 10:53 AM
I would rock that for 6 G's.

KillerB
February 19th, 2014, 12:04 PM
Interest: yes. Space: sadly, no. I'd also need to know the deal with the battery box and rust. That is a very nice price, though. Russ, want to buy it and then flip it to me for $4,000 once I have a place to put it? :lol:

I might want that Imperial more than tsg does, but I definitely don't have room for it.

Random
February 19th, 2014, 12:08 PM
I don't like people that post ads on an electronic medium and then only want phone calls in reply.

<-- hates calling strangers.

That said, I might phone him up and chat about the rust situation.

KillerB
February 19th, 2014, 12:23 PM
Ditto. So annoying.

George
February 19th, 2014, 12:29 PM
I might want that Imperial more than tsg does

In that case, here's one for TSG:

1962 Custom Chrysler Imperial - $4000 (http://pueblo.craigslist.org/cto/4285942128.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00b0b_77T8kvbvy2R_600x450.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/00L0L_1xaqVruWmQ2_600x450.jpg

Yeti
February 19th, 2014, 12:36 PM
I don't like people that post ads on an electronic medium and then only want phone calls in reply.

<-- hates calling strangers.

That said, I might phone him up and chat about the rust situation.

The idiots who want to do everything via text messages are worse.

Godson
February 19th, 2014, 12:53 PM
Yeah. The best are the ones who say "need to sell fast"

Then only list one form to contact and it takes them days to return said form of communication





Real motivated sellers those types are...

George
February 19th, 2014, 01:09 PM
Ya can't swing a dead cat around here without hitting an Audi V8, it seems...

1990 Audi V-8, ONE OWNER, ONLY 54,000Miles!!! - $5999 (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4246433539.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00q0q_hK1IDDEhoIa_600x450.jpg

This one has a car phone too.

http://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_jtS6jtRvcXQ_600x450.jpg

Taimar
February 19th, 2014, 01:23 PM
I don't like people that post ads on an electronic medium and then only want phone calls in reply.

<-- hates calling strangers.

That said, I might phone him up and chat about the rust situation.

Every time I get into a discussion with my partner about how many cars I've had and how many more I've tried out and not bought, we come back to a conversation I had with somebody about a 1974 Oldsmobile Delta 88. This was probably 1998 (?) - the car was in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (famous for being the location of Saturday Night Fever and little else), and said conversation began like this:

Alex: "Hello, I'm calling about the '74 Olds?"

Voice: "Yeah, it's a pretty fuckin' good car."

A: "Okay, can you tell me more about the car?"

V: "I dunno, it's my wife's fuckin' car. It's pretty fuckin' good."

A: "Can she tell me more about it? How many miles are on it?"

V: "You' not talkin' to my fuckin' wife, I'll do the talkin'."

A: "Okay, do you know how many miles are on it? Any rust?"

V: "What can I say it's pretty fuckin' good, do you fuckin' want it or not?"

Click.

Needless to say, my car hunting days did not leave me with the most faith in my fellow humans. I also got to know many sections of Brooklyn that nobody would want to go to - Canarsie, Sheepshead Bay, Cypress Hills, Brownsville, better than any normal person would want to.