1979 differences between Calais and Supreme model ???

azmusclecar

azmusclecar

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Feb 13, 2018
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I am planning a trip to look at a parts car and the seller says it is a 79 Supreme....and I only have one washed out poorly focused photo to look at.

I have a 79 Calais and I have a list of parts I need for it.

Is it worth the 100 mile trip to look at the Supreme if I need these items for my Calais:

Complete interior (Mine is a Hurst)

Bumper fills both front and back

Seller is asking 1200 for the car. Not sure if it is running or not, been parked for a long time. Just said V8 Auto missing A/C parts

Seller wont sell off parts, wants the car sold as is. I've never purchased a "parts car" for any of my projects. Just don't want to throw good money
at a bad idea and end up losing more than it's worth.

Car does have body damage, driver's door and maybe more.

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DRIVEN

DRIVEN

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Calais has sportier interior and buckets, Supreme has pillow top bench and no console. Seems most Supremes have sweep speedo and standard steering wheel. Not sure if door panels are the same.
Bumper fillers should be the same. I think the grilles and header panel are the only body differences.

I'd keep looking. That car looks too complete to part out just for bumper fillers.
 
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azmusclecar

azmusclecar

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Feb 13, 2018
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Arizona
Calais has sportier interior and buckets, Supreme has pillow top bench and no console. Seems most Supremes have sweep speedo and standard steering wheel. Not sure if door panels are the same.
Bumper fillers should be the same. I think the grilles and header panel are the only body differences.

I'd keep looking. That car looks too complete to part out just for bumper fillers.
Thanks for the reply.........
 
QS442

QS442

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Does it have good vinyl seats and door panels?
 
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clean8485

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If you need seats and interior trim that is specific to a bucket seat car, and the Supreme is a bench seat car, might be wise to keep looking. As mentioned above, the bumper fillers could be had from just about any '78-'80 2 door Cutlass. Not sure if '78-'80 Buick Regal might be the same-maybe someone else here would know.
 
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azmusclecar

azmusclecar

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Does it have good vinyl seats and door panels?
I cannot tell.........since the photo was all I received..........he just said it has a complete interior..........and that's all he said.
 
azmusclecar

azmusclecar

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Feb 13, 2018
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Arizona
If you need seats and interior trim that is specific to a bucket seat car, and the Supreme is a bench seat car, might be wise to keep looking. As mentioned above, the bumper fillers could be had from just about any '78-'80 2 door Cutlass. Not sure if '78-'80 Buick Regal might be the same-maybe someone else here would know.
Okay sound advice .........
 
hangar401

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My 79 Calais has an analog clock,don't know if that was standard on the Calais and Hurst.Quit working years ago and will repair in the spring.
 
azmusclecar

azmusclecar

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Feb 13, 2018
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Arizona
Well the Supreme is in Phoenix if any one is looking for one, listed on CGs list........I called and told the seller I was going to pass on it.....

Hope someone finds it useful................
 
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oldsmobile joe

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i was going to list the similarities but i would be here all night. after looking at the pic you provided, i'll make this easy. everything is the same except; grille/header, upper door panels but may be close as well as the interior insert below the quarter window, the seat pattern and if cloth, the cloth is different.

unless you have a place to keep it or are will to sell and ship parts, passing on it may be wise.
 

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