Project Cars--You Get to Vote on "Hold 'em or Fold 'em"

1797798800802803818

Comments

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,637
    odd story on the Turbo Z, and a lot of mods that may be an issue, but I love the basic car (if it was more stock).

    That is a nice looking Alfa. Even in a weak color.

    And the red VW bus, why is the front end sitting so high? Usually that means the engine is out, but I know that isn't the case here!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 17,324
    @stikguy,
    VW bus is LS swapped, JK. ;)
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,602

    @stikguy,
    VW bus is LS swapped, JK. ;)

    I bet it’s been done.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • bhill2bhill2 Member Posts: 2,298
    tjc78 said:

    @stikguy,
    VW bus is LS swapped, JK. ;)

    I bet it’s been done.
    Oh that one would be amusing in an 'S' bend.

    2009 BMW 335i, 2003 Corvette cnv. (RIP 2001 Jaguar XK8 cnv and 1985 MB 380SE [the best of the lot])

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,637
    oh, there is way more than 1 of them out there. This one even has twin turbos.

    https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/09/twin-turbo-ls-powered-vw-microbus-is-no-hippie-van-video/

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,838
    edited February 2021
    I think these spammy banner ads are becoming sentient, what are the odds:



    Now I feel guilty for not driving the car lately, but mother nature is not cooperative.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 15,764
    Their color modification tools are not working properly; why is this car not blue?!
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,838
    Close enough, I think these cookies and tracking software items are working too well. Big brother!

    Here's something else that popped up in social media, quite a project:

    image
    xwesx said:

    Their color modification tools are not working properly; why is this car not blue?!

  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 5,589
    fintail said:

    Close enough, I think these cookies and tracking software items are working too well. Big brother!

    Here's something else that popped up in social media, quite a project:

    image

    xwesx said:

    Their color modification tools are not working properly; why is this car not blue?!

    That hurts the soul to see that so horribly disrespected.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,838
    I like to think the car was already a basket case, rather than a low mileage time capsule or something. It's so expensive (relative to their value) to recommission such cars, that they'll just rot away unless someone wants a labor of love.

    The same thing happens in the other direction, the stancebro crowd seems to like old MB sedans, maybe because they are stylish, relatively cheap, and I think can easily be adapted to air suspension. Not my cup of tea, but it beats the car rotting away behind a barn (or in a leaky garage) or being sent to the scrapyard:

    image
    sda said:



    That hurts the soul to see that so horribly disrespected.

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 16,851
    Camber on the wheels of that fintail suggests a drift car, maybe unintentional result of a hack lowering job.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,838
    I suspect it's on air suspension - which existed on the highline model fintails and 108/109s, I suspect it's a relatively easy conversion. On a factory air suspension car, they only look like that when broken B)
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 13,087
    edited February 2021
    ab348 said:

    Camber on the wheels of that fintail suggests a drift car, maybe unintentional result of a hack lowering job.

    The kids love camber.
    '15 Audi Misano Red Pearl S4, '16 Audi TTS Daytona Gray Pearl, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion
  • texasestexases Member Posts: 9,990
    I'd be surprised if it was a drift car, it's 'stanced' for looks.
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,838
    edited February 2021
    Kids love camber and 800 mile tire life.

    A drift fintail would also need an engine swap or similar mods, these cars are not known for their rubber burning and traction breaking ability.
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,838
    My friend's 300CD is approved to be fixed:



    Only comparable the insurance company could find was 25K (which my friend knows is more than his car is/was worth), so it got the nod. Wreck apparently damaged a tie rod, and the car has a couple other issues that will be dealt with while it is being repaired.
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 5,589
    fintail said:

    My friend's 300CD is approved to be fixed:



    Only comparable the insurance company could find was 25K (which my friend knows is more than his car is/was worth), so it got the nod. Wreck apparently damaged a tie rod, and the car has a couple other issues that will be dealt with while it is being repaired.

    That does look worse than the original pictures. I know it won’t be the same for your friend but glad it will be repaired and not sentenced to the scrap yard. It is a sharp looking coupe.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,602
    Need some after pics!

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,838
    edited February 2021
    Although an imperfect car, it is likely still nicer than 90%+ of survivors. As real structural damage appears minimal, he got lucky - I am sure this would have easily totaled his 2008 E-class.
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,838
    Here are some projects, making your car look newer than it really is. Many of these have surfaced in Mexico - de-finned fintails, likely to more resemble a W108. Never seen one in person:

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 15,764
    deFintail! How cruel.
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
  • texasestexases Member Posts: 9,990
    They got used in soup, I think...
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 16,851
    That's like cropping a dog's tail, or declawing a cat. Ought to be a law!

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,838
    I was thinking maybe the cars had rear end damage, but most of the work appears to be fairly well done - I think a modernization when the fins suddenly looked very dated.

    I've also seen this kind of thing in the past, this is a hard no for me:

    image
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,637
    That just looks awful. Just stand alone, even if you never saw the original.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • omarmanomarman Member Posts: 2,702
    needs trunk irons.

    A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,838
    edited March 2021
    This appeared in another forum I follow. 1988 model, apparently 12K miles (believable per the pics), asking price 5K. Assuming it has been maintained and has no needs, something like this seems like a fair deal (as I bet there could be negotiation) on a special interest car - 80s and 90s stuff is starting to get some love, this car is well over 30 years old now, and very few survived like this:

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image
  • gsemikegsemike Long Island, NYMember Posts: 2,165
    Beretta looks so base, I don't think there will be many takers for 5 large
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,602
    Base model but there are a fair amount of options. It’s got digital dash, that’s bonus points right there.

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • omarmanomarman Member Posts: 2,702
    The Beretta that I test drove in '89 didn't have digitalis but that was ok with me. My test car had a V6 but I don't recall if it was a "GT." Probably not because I recall the sticker being just under $13K. Can't save everything but always wonder why some cars like that get saved. Some things from 1988 still command a lot of interest though.

    A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 204,684
    Soul Glo!

    The sequel was just released yesterday or today, I believe.

    Edmunds Price Checker
    Edmunds Lease Calculator
    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and let us know! Post a pic of your new purchase or lease!


    MODERATOR

    2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R / 2014 MINI Countryman S ALL4

  • omarmanomarman Member Posts: 2,702
    Saw it last night.
    A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,838
    I think the wheels and trunk rack do the most harm to how that Beretta looks. Still, 5K is the new 3K, and these are the cars that late Xer/older millennials will remember from their youth.
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,637
    price is reasonable, for something I wanted back in my younger days but couldn't afford or did not work logistically. Now that I can afford a toy/collectible, I am more concerned about finding a good one than paying a few $k extra. $3k vs. $5k for someone very rare, or at least in good condition, is fine even if "the book" says I overpaid. Different story if talking about some BaT unit going for $30k when market was pretty much below 10k.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,602
    omarman said:

    Saw it last night.

    Me too. The first one was so much better

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 204,684
    tjc78 said:

    omarman said:

    Saw it last night.

    Me too. The first one was so much better
    We watched it last night as well. Sequels are rarely as good as the first movie, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

    Edmunds Price Checker
    Edmunds Lease Calculator
    Did you get a good deal? Be sure to come back and let us know! Post a pic of your new purchase or lease!


    MODERATOR

    2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R / 2014 MINI Countryman S ALL4

  • omarmanomarman Member Posts: 2,702
    A friend texted me this morning after watching it last night. Her favorite line from Leslie Jones, "Did you run all the way here from Africa?"
    A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.
  • steine13steine13 Member Posts: 2,789
    A colleague was selling one in 93 or -4...I considered buying it and never regretted passing.

    There is love for THIS???
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,838
    I wouldn't go as far as love, but 5K is the new 3K, and 80s/90s nostalgia is a big thing now. For 4K or so it could be a worthy hobby car for someone with fond memories, perhaps.
    steine13 said:

    A colleague was selling one in 93 or -4...I considered buying it and never regretted passing.

    There is love for THIS???

  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,838
    edited March 2021
    Finally caught a break in the weather, and took the old dear out for a spin. I think the car was idle for 9 or 10 weeks. I was a little concerned, as there was some cold weather in that time, and the car is in an unheated garage, I had my jumper pack with me, but it wasn't needed - car fired up on the first turn of the key like it had been parked yesterday. Well into a new year now,, some things are comfortable with the passage of time:



    Potential maintenance this year - maybe some suspension/driveline maintenance, maybe brakes, fluids, etc.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaMember Posts: 15,764
    Looks happy! I think it is enjoying its time inland.
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,637
    did you find a new local indy mechanic? I assume you don't want to drive it back over the hill for that!

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,838
    edited March 2021
    I think the drier climate won't hurt. Once the weather is more uniformly dry, I'll probably end up driving it a lot for weekend errands and drives on the back roads/rural highways/ Only drawback around here is some rough roads in the city proper.
    xwesx said:

    Looks happy! I think it is enjoying its time inland.

  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,838
    I haven't contacted any yet, but I have one in mind - listed as a MB specialist, and also old cars in general. They have a google review from someone who was on a road trip in a 62 Studebaker that developed an ignition issue, and were able to get it back on the road - a good sign. I'll be visiting them in the next month or two, I'll just drive the fintail there and see what happens.
    stickguy said:

    did you find a new local indy mechanic? I assume you don't want to drive it back over the hill for that!

  • gsemikegsemike Long Island, NYMember Posts: 2,165
    Long Island Marketplace 1960-90

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/702404957049404/?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined Despite those filler panels, might be kind of clean. Price is still nuts but maybe for less for a Caddy guy?

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/125688276119312/?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined A Reatta that the owner is actually into

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1587739571419271/?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined Always liked the color scheme of the 10th anniversary TA and 400 4 sp, but safe to say he is wanting big money here

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1055185891657272/?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined Dart convertible is a cool alternative MOPAR. This is a full resto, but he is not out of his mind pricewise

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3264659553649702/?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined Used to belong to Jon Voight

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/874407843401212/?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined
    Any chance this isn't an iron duke

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/903644720370984/?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined Chrysler had some designs that were bonkers

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3377044639064394/?ref=category_feed&referral_code=undefined These Zs have gotten up there. This looks nice but is crying for a stick

  • texasestexases Member Posts: 9,990
    That TA: why list at $11,111? Just to get folks to look?
  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,838
    I notice the Caddy has base hubcaps like on a TPiR car not long ago, uncommon. Are those Lincoln hubcaps on the red Firebird?

    K-Car woody makes me think Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, the "Gran Detroit Farm and Country Turbo".
  • gsemikegsemike Long Island, NYMember Posts: 2,165
    texases said:

    That TA: why list at $11,111? Just to get folks to look?

    I think that FB doesn't let you list for best offer or any price it deems too high
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,637
    I like the Z, but yes, would have to be converted to a manual.

    Texas, I think there is an issue with marketplace forcing pricing to be what they think it should, so people post odd asking prices and just list the real price in the text. But I am not positive on the exact details.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • gsemikegsemike Long Island, NYMember Posts: 2,165
    And those are Caddy hubcaps. Might be low end model. Don't be surprised to see velour seats (no pics)
Sign In or Register to comment.