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    1. 07-31-2020 04:28 PM #1
      Helping a friend out with a vehicle he doesn't have time for. Sounds like second owner, ~40k original miles, Decent condition, runs/drives (working on getting it to pass smog), White with the blue decals, interior in good shape. Really cool little car located in the PNW. Very minimal body rust.

      Does the low miles make it desirable? Trying to figure out what to do with it.

      Thanks,

      Tom
      Last edited by PortlandRabbit; 07-31-2020 at 05:01 PM. Reason: wrong year and doors

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      07-31-2020 04:46 PM #2
      No because chances are its a stuck odometer.

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    4. 07-31-2020 05:24 PM #3
      Between $900 and $2100 depending on actual condition, pointless w/o pics.
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    6. 07-31-2020 05:34 PM #4
      Pics are on the way - Also the title doesn't seem to be updating to my edit. Its a 1979 2 door with a 4 speed and the leather seats are in surprisingly good condition although the dash has some cracks at the very top.

      Also - Pretty sure I found why it failed emissions. One of the ports on the EGR amplifier/booster broke off and was never repaired/plugged. So vacuum leak (hose went to front side of tb) and the EGR amplifier probably not working correctly.

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      07-31-2020 07:27 PM #6
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      Where’s the car located?


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      07-31-2020 08:01 PM #7
      Underside pics? Engine bay pics?
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    10. 07-31-2020 08:18 PM #8
      Can get engine/underside pics this weekend. It's pretty solid. Owner has had it for many years (now in his 60s). First owner had it in Arizona.

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      08-02-2020 05:28 AM #9
      yeah engine bay or riot...cmon "sellers"
      literally one of the critical selling point is "does it run, hows the engine bay"

      if its running and not really too rotted i guess $1500-3500 seems reasonable

      40,000 original miles is very subjective. could be correct, also could be totally inaccurate.

      remember you WILL spend money fixing it to make it a daily

      also, going to guess its a 1.6L CIS (unleaded fuel)
      so its got a pretty good original engine.

      just remember whatever they want for it
      consider -$100 broken tail light
      -$100 dented fender
      -$100 scratched paint on the hood
      -$100 front bumper end caps both damaged
      -$100 driver side seat missing fold/retractor (2 doors had retractors to get in the backseat)
      other notes: missing passenger lower body trim, missing upper body trims....
      so any little damages you see, take that off the top value
      why? because youre going to spend time and money replacing them.


      judging from those rusty 1980 wheels, id say its got a lot of PNW surface rust.
      while fairly common for them to rust a little, those seem to have a bit of the "unloved and uncared" rust


      personally, after a test drive, i'd buy it in a heartbeat.

    12. Yesterday 12:45 PM #10
      Location of the car vs. the buyer means a lot. That car in the PNW is worth probably half of what it would be to a guy on the east coast.

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      Yesterday 01:51 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by deathhare. View Post
      Location of the car vs. the buyer means a lot. That car in the PNW is worth probably half of what it would be to a guy on the east coast.
      100%


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