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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-23-2014, 09:27 PM
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Hey there folks.

I went to go take a look at the car and here is my opinion.

Solid wagon with good bones, there is some good and bad. Thankfully, the good outweighs the bad in my opinion.

The good:

1. Surprising lack of rust in common problem areas.

2. Coveted Euro model

3. Straight body

4. Fairly straight Euro bumpers

5. Good seats, not sure about upholstery but springs are fine.

6. Seller noted transmission seemed fine. Possible vacuum problems lead to hard shifting.


The bad:

1. Engine, low compression

2. Rotten tires

3. Respray

4. Moon roof sealed, seller noted bad rail.


Overall, if I had the space I would take it but I don't. 280 engines are fairly easy to come by and you could swap over the Euro manifolds. Take a look at the pictures.



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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-24-2014, 07:38 AM
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harrycarry250, I considered getting involved but decided not to since the towing to my upstate storage location would exceed the cars worth . I appreciate the info you shared. I couldn't get the links to the pictures to work though....
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-27-2014, 08:27 PM
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I am sorry those did not work out. I'll look into it
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