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Originally Posted by Al9146 View Post

 

The majority of 928s were autos. Manual trans was an option, but few bothered, IIRC.

Few bothered as the early cars reportedly back then burned through clutches like crazy.  Also many folks don't like the "Grand Prix pattern" where 1st is a dog leg down and to the left below reverse (same in older Ferraris and Lamborghinis).

 

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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Come on guys. . Read the fine print, that 928s had only 13,000 miles on it. eh.gif
I'm just curious as to whether it was stored indoors or outdoors. With the extent of the word "restoration" being dependant on that. A long sit means bad fuel. Fuel pump is no drama to hook up. . . Just a thought provoker. . smile.gif

 

928s are pricey cars to maintain.  My dad had an 86 928S when they were still new back in the 80s.  It was a tremendous GT car that was entertaining to drive considering its size and weight.  I was a teenager at the time and getting to drive it a few times was an amazing experience.  The  engineering and interior layout was was very impressive back in the day.  Still with its weight and being an auto he only kept it a year...so it was still under warranty if anything happened (but nothing did).

 

However, as values plummeted years ago, many became deferred maintenance cars.  Parts are very expensive, remember back in 1983 it was around $47K...which today is like the equivalent of spending $115,000.  A friend of mine sold his 5spd 1990 928GT that was in great condition, low miles, full service records and maintained to a very high standard by guy who today only works on 928s, and he said he even when nothing was wrong with the car average maintenance ran him $2-3K per year.  I also spoke with a guy who has worked on 928s, and he said other than a handful that have been really well maintained (most probably due to deferred maintenance, or guys who didn't know what they were doing), require some serious expenditures to sort and even after than plan on $2K-3K a year in maintenance.  Maybe a handy guy could do their own maintenance and stuff on a 924/944...but 928s are pretty complicated and would present a very steep learning curve.

 

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Originally Posted by Al9146 View Post


A long sit could also mean messed up brakes, bearings, etc too. One of the cruelest things to do to a car is let it sit for a long time. I think there are no pics with that ad for a reason. 

 

With no pix and a price of $6K, that car is probably a disaster.  Interest in 928s has gotten stronger in the last 3-5 years and a car with that mileage, if it were well maintained and in nice condition would sell for several times that amount.    

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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

Can we change this thread to Cars We Used To Drive?

I was driving 60mph yesterday when a freight truck doing 80 rear-ended me.
 

Wow, that was one hell of an accident.  Glad to hear you survived it and hopefully no serious injuries!!!  Any accident you can walk away from is a "Good one," if there is such a thing. 

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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

There would be white collar muggings over it. You'd probably get beat up at your Harvard reunion and have the keys stolen.

Kids in head to toe supreme will be lining up outside Undefeated with their Black amex's and LV holdalls full of cash. With Complex will be on site following it live minute for minute.

20 minutes after release the first cars will be on Ebay with a 900% mark up.
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

@ramuman, send me a link to craigslist in your area.

Mk3 supra, z31 zx.. . .

Something cool enough to contemplate keeping on the side.

That $850 z31 300zx in Baltimore would clean up nice with a detail and minimal work.
As an example.

Holy sheeiit! You had a 88 Corolla?
I had an 89, Corolla's create car guys. foo.gifcheers.gif

http://sfbay.craigslist.org

I loved the '88 Corolla. It was a rusted out PoS, but it got me and my friends around just fine in HS. I think all I ever really did were fluid changes, replace the O2 sensor, integrate the garage door opener to make it a button on the dash and rotate the tires.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

You basically asked the same question that rtc's been going on about for awhile now. So...Miata?

Yeah, I realize that to some degree. In my case, it just has to run for 2 months. I don't care if the wheels come off on the last day.

Also, the F1 is tempting, but they're not appreciating to my liking. However, I did recently sell my villa in the Mediterranean, so I have cash lying around cool.gif
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Miata or a lightly used Ten:10

A one-off spiritual successor to the One:1, but 100 times more powerful. Sounds interesting, might hit up Christian and see if it's possible.
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

I'm about to be in a fun position for a month or two. I'll be otherwise car-less thanks to a great offer on the P85D. My next car won't be made for said month or two.

This will be the first time since I was 16 that I'm staring into the car abyss. I'm thinking of some of the cars from my HS years that I always wanted, and especially, harkening back to a manual. This would be a complete beater and I don't care if it only lasts those 2 months for 2k or less upfront and whatever it goes for as a junker-for-parts.

Suggestions?

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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

This will be the first time since I was 16 that I'm staring into the car abyss. I'm thinking of some of the cars from my HS years that I always wanted, and especially, harkening back to a manual. This would be a complete beater and I don't care if it only lasts those 2 months for 2k or less upfront and whatever it goes for as a junker-for-parts.

Suggestions?

This has the makings of a good challenge. What are the cars people would want for sub-5k? Maybe sub-10k? I like that @gomestar is posting real examples for @ramuman
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Maybe it's @Thrift Vader and his Japanese bias rubbing off, but I have been into older Japanese pickup trucks lately. I feel like used pickup trucks must have a defined floor in terms of how much value they can lose due to their intrinsic value of moving stuff, performing tasks, etc. Something like these:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/5687839166.html

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/5699439822.html

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/5669009326.html
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Originally Posted by deepitm View Post

This has the makings of a good challenge. What are the cars people would want for sub-5k? Maybe sub-10k? I like that @gomestar is posting real examples for @ramuman

Lots of potential. Loved @gomestar's van link.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/5691381416.html
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/5696552997.html

I kinda want this to be the complete opposite of speccing out a car exactly as I want it and waiting to have it made.

I also didn't mean to derail the other posters with similar requirements, but want to keep the cars. I was/am excited to have a chance to not be my boring self for a couple of months.
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The links you guys are posting just make me think that Californians are on crack. 4K to 5k for a 90's lesabre? Or 80's gti??


I think I would enjoy a challenge. Jalopnik rules - have to actually post a car that's on sale that meets the criteria.

So what are the criteria @ramuman?

What budget?
Manual transmission, a car that a kid in the 90's would think is cool??
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ramubrah will have failed if he doesn't pick up dat GTI that otc posted.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

The links you guys are posting just make me think that Californians are on crack. 4K to 5k for a 90's lesabre? Or 80's gti??


I think I would enjoy a challenge. Jalopnik rules - have to actually post a car that's on sale that meets the criteria.

So what are the criteria @ramuman?

What budget?
Manual transmission, a car that a kid in the 90's would think is cool??

Basically yes, and 2-3k budget.

However, an opportunity might have popped up. My friend from HS still keeps his CR-X from HS as his DD and lives here. He might be going out of town for the majority of the time I'll be carless. Depending on his work schedule, when the buyer wants/needs my current car and Uber + bicycle to fill in the gaps, it might be an option. I'd literally just take him out to a nice dinner as a thank you.

Also, yes, most of CA is on crack. The nicer parts can afford cocaine, but the rest just free base it.
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

Was on cars.com this morning and someone in Hicksville, NY is selling dat zhp for $2200 obo. Only 191k miles

http://m.cars.com/vehicledetail/#vdp?listingId=674194138

Still available for $2200 I believe. 4 door ZHP, manual shift. You can't go wrong
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