golfduke
golfduke Dork
3/6/24 1:29 p.m.

I'm getting ready to post this up to the masses in a week or two once I get time and weather to wash it, but figured I'd throw it up on here first.   I bought it on here, from DanO, about a year ago, and it's been a great commuter for me.  288k on the clock, with a new shortblock and turbo at 160k (I have dealer documentation of this). 

The good:

ECS catted downpipe

Interior is 9/10, some small cracking on drivers side bolster

Brand new Crankshaft position sensor

New rear brakes/calipers/rotors/soft lines

Everything electronically and mechanically works, shifts, and goes down the road wayyyy  better than a 288k car has any business doing. 

Nearly new Kumho Ecstas mounted on TSW nurburgrings (10' wheels, the clear is peeling), AND a set of stock wheels with firestone winterhawk snows, 2 seasons old. 

 

The bad: 

intermittent CEL (I'm gonna pull the code tonight, but pretty sure it's emissions related)

It has an exhaust leak near the muffler

It's got some rust, but nothing that can't be fixed and mitigated.  Worst spot is in front of the passenger rear wheel.  Some minor rust showing on both front door edges, and the drivers front fender.  I have a bodymatched spray rust repair kit new in the box that I'll toss in.

AC compressor leaks.  It should be replaced, but it lasts almost exactly a summer on a recharge... just full disclosure. 

A small-ish dent on the back hatch

 

 

Otherwise, it's been a great car to me, just I've moved into something newer is all.  I was going to give it to my 15 year old son, but he has no interest in using both feet... 

More Pics available upon request.  GRM deals are welcomed, but I'm unwilling to go below $3000 at this moment. 

 

Located in Manchester, NH

 

dan0
dan0 HalfDork
3/6/24 5:57 p.m.

Good luck with the sale and enjoy the newer car. If I could commit to selling one of my cars I'd be buying it back.

Did you find the record of the engine replacement in the service records I gave you or reach out to the dealership? The person I bought it from, co-worker that bought from original owners thought he had more records somewhere. And I had thought I leafed through them all to find it but couldn't find it. 

golfduke
golfduke Dork
3/7/24 9:44 a.m.
dan0 said:

Good luck with the sale and enjoy the newer car. If I could commit to selling one of my cars I'd be buying it back.

Did you find the record of the engine replacement in the service records I gave you or reach out to the dealership? The person I bought it from, co-worker that bought from original owners thought he had more records somewhere. And I had thought I leafed through them all to find it but couldn't find it. 

It took a few hours of poring over the receipts, but it was in fact in the binder of service records that you provided!!! 

Good luck! I still love the car, just had a good opportunity fall into my lap! 

 

dan0
dan0 HalfDork
3/9/24 9:37 a.m.

Back when I lent it to my friend for a month...

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/9/24 11:32 a.m.

Damn man that is a perfect GRM Life car. If you still have it on or about 6/1...

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
3/9/24 12:50 p.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:

Damn man that is a perfect GRM Life car. If you still have it on or about 6/1...

Is that when the merger/buy out is finalized?

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/9/24 1:13 p.m.

In reply to Indy - Guy :

Should close earlier, not sure how long it takes to make a big check into 100 small checks. So yes, that's why I said 6/1.

in other news, I can totally wrap my head around 75 challenge cars, but can't possibly fathom spending the same amount on a new 911 Carrera T.

Sine_Qua_Non
Sine_Qua_Non SuperDork
3/10/24 10:35 a.m.

Sent you an e-mail request for more pictures 

golfduke
golfduke Dork
3/11/24 8:05 a.m.
Sine_Qua_Non said:

Sent you an e-mail request for more pictures 

I got it!  It is on my to-do list later this morning!!! 

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