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02-08-2018 08:07 PM
gregp1962 Beautiful car!!!! You don't see them in that condition very often. That's why you never see that price. If you had spent months or years looking, you would have found a better price. But, you're going to love that car. Don't listen to the haters
02-07-2018 12:32 AM
paulma2010 Well, how did this all turn out?
10-17-2017 09:41 AM
Altrot
Congrats

Please keep up posted on your car, maintenance progress, etc. I considered bidding on this car, but I had to keep in mind the shipping cost as part of my total cost, and the bidding went beyond my budget. Great car, great color, congrats!
10-14-2017 06:46 AM
Nicholas Minopoli
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One other thing you should keep in mind is this seller has seemingly been around a long time on Ebay selling these coupes. The prices he commands are not inexpensive by any stretch and if the cars being sold were duds his rating on Ebay would reflect that.

If you are comfortable at this point with all of the information seller has provided- go for it.

I was supposed to be in Tuscaloosa for the game tomorrow and staying in Birmingham. However, I had a more important date with speckled trout in S Louisiana so I'll be watching the Tide roll from afar. Once the car arrives in Birmingham let me know and we'll connect next time I'm in town.
You make a good point, and I came to the same kind of conclusion myself. Absolutely will keep in touch. Enjoy your trip to LA, and best of luck with the trout-that sounds damn cool. Your tide will probably end up okay if you don't show up this one time. I come from cow country, so you're more than likely going to have a better time talking to my lady about football than with me. But I can give ya a roll tide up until the end of Nov. That's what happens when you're a submissed, beat down Auburn fan, and in a relationship with a die-hard Bama fan.

Thanks for the responses, I appreciate it immensely.
10-13-2017 12:14 PM
innovation560 One other thing you should keep in mind is this seller has seemingly been around a long time on Ebay selling these coupes. The prices he commands are not inexpensive by any stretch and if the cars being sold were duds his rating on Ebay would reflect that.

If you are comfortable at this point with all of the information seller has provided- go for it.

I was supposed to be in Tuscaloosa for the game tomorrow and staying in Birmingham. However, I had a more important date with speckled trout in S Louisiana so I'll be watching the Tide roll from afar. Once the car arrives in Birmingham let me know and we'll connect next time I'm in town.
10-12-2017 09:34 AM
oldmako I've been wrenching on my cars and boats for 40 years. I'm just a "slightly advanced" neophyte shade tree wrencher. Before I tackle an unfamiliar job I research it here, and watch appropriate YouTube vids. Most of it ain't rocket science. Some of it is just not worth the hassle depending on your shop / tools / back etc. For example, I no longer do exhaust work.

In a corny way, repairing your car is good for both of you.
10-12-2017 08:16 AM
Nicholas Minopoli Well that's a great company it seems. Thank you! Something tells me ill have to use it at some point. Took a look at your thread too, good looking car you restored! One of the things I look forward to is understanding a vehicle's mechanics more intimately. From the diy tutorials it really does seem like a good starting point. Thought everyone was just expert mechanics at first
10-12-2017 03:43 AM
C_R
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Originally Posted by Nicholas Minopoli View Post
Both have good points. Sorry everyone, I didn't mean to start any argument. I do appreciate all the comments and suggestions, and my feelings dwell on both sides of the fence. I think I found a decent deal, for what I wanted. Mostly that being rust free car that was well taken care of. Problem lied in that I didnt leave myself appropriate time to do my "due diligence".

Ive been a hawk on these forums enough recently to realize that these cars will need maintenance. I found a car that has less problems potentially than some others that have been fixed up and made to run reliably (with care).

Apologies if I started something of a flame war, but I appreciate the differing opinions. Im showing you all, the more experienced people here, the pictures and intel I have, to get alternate opinions. For that, I thank you.

Cheers
Nicholas,
If you are comfortable with your purchase, then that's awesome. Take a deep breath and be excited and get ready to enjoy the new ride. Put everything else out of your mind. Little things will come up along the way but you'll be able to tackle them as they come up. This is a great forum and people are very willing and eager to help. These cars are also dirt cheap to maintain.
I bought a car which was in excellent mechanical condition with $30,000 worth of maintenance receipts, a Euro. My cars aesthetics left a lot to be desired however. but there was no rust. She was very solid. But I knew exactly what I was getting myself into and actually wanted to do a restoration. I am a novice, definitely not a car guy. I did everything myself and it was my first time doing anything like that and I documented it in this thread. https://www.benzworld.org/forums/w123...-exterior.html


If I can do it, so can you. Go through the above thread when you have some time.

Going to take the liberty to recommend your go to site for ordering any parts. FCP EURO. (For me, there will never be a reason to order from any other vendor or website) I found out about this site recently when I bought my BMW and someone on that forum recommended them. Ordered complete brakes, Akebono pads, Zimmermann rotors. Very satisfied with that company. (I am not affiliated with them in any way.) Look below.

Look here: https://www.fcpeuro.com/page/lifetim...SACEgITKPD_BwE


Q: Does this really include every part you sell?
A: Yes, our lifetime replacement covers every single product we sell, including wear-and-tear items like brake pads, spark plugs, gaskets, rotors, filters, belts, wiper blades, etc. This covers every part across every brand, including OE, OEM, genuine, performance, aftermarket, and re-manufactured parts.


Returning Fluids?
Please remember to include the fluids you purchased from us in their appropriate bottles. We don't accept empty bottles or fluids/parts that were not purchased from FCP Euro.

Also lifetime for fluids. You can send your used oil and get new oil, new oil filter kit, etc. (Not something that I would do, too cumbersome to keep the original bottles. But just goes to show what an awesome company this is. Great for people who have to watch every penny).

Imagine never having to pay twice for a maintenance item ever again, never having to buy wipers, rotors, brake pads, belts, etc.
I haven't done a return yet so can't say anything about the return and replacement process or the lifetime warranty. My car gets driven about 300 miles a year.

I don't keep my cars long, but I imagine that this company would be gold for those who keep their cars for a very long time or drive their cars a lot and for those who can keep the original packaging for fluids.

Wish I had known about this company when I was restoring my classic.
10-11-2017 08:49 PM
Nicholas Minopoli Both have good points. Sorry everyone, I didn't mean to start any argument. I do appreciate all the comments and suggestions, and my feelings dwell on both sides of the fence. I think I found a decent deal, for what I wanted. Mostly that being rust free car that was well taken care of. Problem lied in that I didnt leave myself appropriate time to do my "due diligence".

Ive been a hawk on these forums enough recently to realize that these cars will need maintenance. I found a car that has less problems potentially than some others that have been fixed up and made to run reliably (with care).

Apologies if I started something of a flame war, but I appreciate the differing opinions. Im showing you all, the more experienced people here, the pictures and intel I have, to get alternate opinions. For that, I thank you.

Cheers
10-11-2017 08:24 PM
Smorrow
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Stop worrying and get the car and enjoy it! The small rust around the chips near the jack tubes is on all of them. Both my cars were the same way. Nothing a small wire brush and some paint won't fix. Like I said, if you were to see the cars of the guys picking it apart you would most likely bust out laughing. I'm sure the car they got for $1500 or less are real POS. Like I said they are just jealous of your great find!
Jeez you don't have to act so hostile here. There are some valid concerns when buying a car online that should be addressed if one has have half a brain. Some of us have commented these concerns, and it isn't just "all good" you have to be careful especially when spending a decent chunk of cash (12.5k)
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