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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:59 pm

Here you go. Barrett-Jackson appraised it at $24,000. Yeah right. If they were sober, they appraised it at $240.00!

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/atq/4103896828.html

$95,000?

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Post by 75X11 on Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:05 pm

Love those fake spoke caps. They weigh 20 pounds apiece and go squeek squeek squeek as you drive to find a parking place. I had a 81 Toro with the squeeky caps and a diesel engine. Folks used to struggle to put out their trash barrels as I drove through subdivisions mornings. Very Happy 
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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:27 pm

Old turds like that are why the foreign automakers took over from the Big Three. I worked on those things when they were new. They were powered by the infamous 307 Oldsmobile "Y" motor. Horribly underpowered. They had nice interior and really good A/C. It paid something like 8 hours to change the valve cover gaskets! Lots of those cars burned up due to leaky valve cover gaskets. IIRC the engine was rated at 120 horsepower. A Yugo with a tail wind would turn one around in the middle of the road. 1983 was the era that Cadillacs were powered by a 250 cid all-aluminum V-8, another teeny little engine hauling around a tank. You could also get the famous Olds diesel in this car. Lots of loyal GM buyers turned to other makes, and for good reason. You would have to drop in a Chevy 350 to make this old 98 a good demolition derby car. They were comfortable, but slow, cars. AND they had squeaky hubcaps. I still have a collection of hub cap keys that I have kiped over the years in my tool box.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:46 pm

It cost like a small fortune to overhaul the Quadrajet carburetor on cars like this. That little 307 engine was equipped with a huge four barrel Quadrajet 4MV carb. The electronic parts were astronomically priced. I still have the little tool you needed to set the rich/lean authority on those carbs. I have done lots of them. The alcohol in the fuel in the Phoenix metro area would kill the parts in those carbs and the cars would fail emissions. There must have been 100 feet of vacuum hose on top of the engine that also deteriorated. KA-CHING!! Surely the price on this car should read $950.00, not $95000.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:24 pm

GOOD NEWS!! They have lowered the price! If it drops $500 more, it will make an affordable derby car.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/atq/4103896828.html

I guess Barrett-Jackson has withdrawn their " appraisal" of $24,000.

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Post by 75X11 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:46 pm

Why does something so hootworthy always have "serious inquiries only" in the description?
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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:02 pm

Someone should "seriously inquire" if they would take $200 for the heap to take it off their hands. It will still cost a couple hunge to buy a good 350 to power a derby car. That finnicky 307 wouldn't run 15 minutes in a demolition derby. It needs paint, and you can bet that the vinyl top, the "woodgrain appointments" and the "monogrammed interior" have been parched in the AZ sun. Come to think about it, $200 is too generous of an offer.

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Post by 75X11 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:15 pm

My toro had all the vacuum lines too and no vacuum. It was a pita trying to keep 3 vacuum pumps in repair in rotation to keep the dash working.
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