- Sep 24, 2020
So I finally talked "I KNOW WHAT I GOT" down to a price, which I could almost justify, after about 6 months of "did it sell yet?" Laugh at him, cry for me: 26,000 mile estate car was listed in Whitehall PAfor $17,000 in 03/2023. With the $510 85-mile tow (hasn't run since Lord knows when), I'm in $3,700. I like the car. Wise decision? No. Last inspected 1991.
Plan is to purge the fuel system, new filters, wires, distributor cap, battery, oil change, then get it to start wheels chocked. I might go straight into blazer brake upgrade rather than buy new loaded gbody calipers, but brakes, hoses are next. I'm gonna get all the chrome trim off, vinyl landau off and locate all rot. I looked this car over and the floors are good, rust minimal, body mounts good, frame good. Good bones.
Get it running, encapsulate rust, keep covered, and redo the brakes. List it for $5,000 just in case someone wants to save me from this negative investment... because as soon as it runs and drives, I'll budget $5K for bodywork and then it'll be mine for good. Prolly eventually swap out the 260 and metric trans for a 4.8L/4L60e, unless someone talks me into fuel injecting a rocket 350.
I already pressure washed the lichen off... It shined up like the pretty penny I knew it was. I love these big goofy chrome bumpers.