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

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  • lemko1968lemko1968 Member Posts: 111


    Anybody got the courage to take this on?

  • lemko1968lemko1968 Member Posts: 111


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  • sdasda Member Posts: 6,983

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,527
    that was, interesting.

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  • ab348ab348 Member Posts: 19,088
    Lemko! Nice to hear from you. Cadillac looks great.

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  • tjc78tjc78 Member Posts: 15,911

    Love the Caddy. I miss having a land yacht.

    I really want another 88 or 89 Town Car.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 22,652
    What year is that Caddie? It looks similar in style to my son’s 93’ Deville but I know the Fleetwoods and Devilles looked alike and the styles didn’t change much between the late 70s and early 90s.

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  • tjc78tjc78 Member Posts: 15,911
    edited February 2023

    Pretty sure it’s an 88 or 89 Fleetwood Brougham

    90 changed to composite headlights.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Member Posts: 19,311
    I was expecting to see Anthony Gozzo ready to do a walk around of that Cadillac.
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  • xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,792
    lemko1968 said:



    Anybody got the courage to take this on?

    Sure, I could haul that to the scrapyard! And, I would even be willing to beat the fool that drug it out of there the first time! :D
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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Member Posts: 19,311
    It has a Continental Kit bumper. That has to be worth something. :o
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,527

    Saw this on a forum. Some good buys. I’ll take the hemi Cuda for $5k

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,527

    That was the want ad press from 1985.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 22,652
    stickguy said:

    Saw this on a forum. Some good buys. I’ll take the hemi Cuda for $5k

    “runs strong but has knock”?😳

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Member Posts: 19,311
    Guessing New Jersey newspaper. Very few of the ad's list the mileage. Newest I see is an 83 Camaro.
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,527
    edited February 2023

    I remember the want ad press from back then. I think it was national.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 236,968
    Six cylinder automatic? :/

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Member Posts: 19,311
    I assumed he was looking at one of the ads below it.
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  • lemko1968lemko1968 Member Posts: 111

    @oldfarmer50 said:
    What year is that Caddie? It looks similar in style to my son’s 93’ Deville but I know the Fleetwoods and Devilles looked alike and the styles didn’t change much between the late 70s and early 90s.

    My car is a 1989 model; last year before they went to composite headlights.

  • sdasda Member Posts: 6,983
    lemko1968 said:

    @oldfarmer50 said:

    What year is that Caddie? It looks similar in style to my son’s 93’ Deville but I know the Fleetwoods and Devilles looked alike and the styles didn’t change much between the late 70s and early 90s.

    My car is a 1989 model; last year before they went to composite headlights.


    Tell us more about your car. Interior/exterior pics you can share? Great color, sharp car.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 22,652
    lemko1968 said:

    @oldfarmer50 said:

    What year is that Caddie? It looks similar in style to my son’s 93’ Deville but I know the Fleetwoods and Devilles looked alike and the styles didn’t change much between the late 70s and early 90s.

    My car is a 1989 model; last year before they went to composite headlights.


    Beautiful. Did they still put the 350 V8 in those?

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  • lemko1968lemko1968 Member Posts: 111

    Looks like somebody in the neighborhood has just brought home a 1973 Buick Riviera project car. Looks like it was lying in the woods for a long time! I have no idea how long as there were no expired plates or inspection stickers. Don’t know if they actually expect to restore it, use it as a parts car, or it’s simply going to be scrapped. It will be a massive undertaking to bring this one back!

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,527
    I imagine getting parts for that will be a big hurdle. Not like a Chevelle where you can buy every part needed to make one from OPG or one of the other repro companies.

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  • texasestexases Member Posts: 10,707
    I can't imagine coming out ahead on that if he got it free.
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,527
    maybe a labor of love. Like the rich dudes that spend $120k on a restored one at BJ (or whatever car from their youth they wanted) who have money, just for guys on a budget! Key is going to be if you can do the bulk of the labor yourself.

    though on that particular car, I would be shocked if the chassis was not a rusty nightmare, and nobody is saving that!

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 57,159
    Riv looks like a trim parts donor or scrap. You can still find decent survivors just needing cosmetics out here in the west (aka the car isn't rotten) for not huge money)
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 22,652
    lemko1968 said:

    Looks like somebody in the neighborhood has just brought home a 1973 Buick Riviera project car. Looks like it was lying in the woods for a long time! I have no idea how long as there were no expired plates or inspection stickers. Don’t know if they actually expect to restore it, use it as a parts car, or it’s simply going to be scrapped. It will be a massive undertaking to bring this one back!

    Looks like swamp thing.

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  • ab348ab348 Member Posts: 19,088


    Looks like swamp thing.

    Nice of them to leave the creeping vines on it in that case.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 22,652
    lemko1968 said:

    Looks like somebody in the neighborhood has just brought home a 1973 Buick Riviera project car. Looks like it was lying in the woods for a long time! I have no idea how long as there were no expired plates or inspection stickers. Don’t know if they actually expect to restore it, use it as a parts car, or it’s simply going to be scrapped. It will be a massive undertaking to bring this one back!

    Looks like swamp thing.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,527
    I really like that Red Z28.

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  • ab348ab348 Member Posts: 19,088
    The '81 Eldo is a pretty car in good colors. None of the problems sound too tough. Brake job, deactivate the cylinder deactivation (deactivate the deactivator? Hmmm), fix the exhaust, and no doubt deal with some old GM electrical gremlins. It would make a very nice collector car.

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  • tjc78tjc78 Member Posts: 15,911
    edited February 2023

    I agree on the Caddy. All the has stuff…. interior and body look good.

    I didn’t post this but I got really tempted for a 78 Mark V Cartier the other day. Driver quality and no rust for 3K. All looked good until I saw the rear quarter had a pretty large dent and the bumper and chrome trim were banged up. By the time you sorted that it would have been cheaper to buy a better one

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 57,159
    If that Eldo was say an 80-81 Seville Elegante in a similar color combo and condition, I would be tempted to look at it - I need it like I need a hole in my head, but that would be a cool radwood/malaise era car. Eldo still seems fair, just a hard sell here especially in winter.
  • sdasda Member Posts: 6,983
    The interior of that Prelude is in great shape. I think it has one of the last 2 sp Hondamatics.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 22,652

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,527
    the Red PU could be a fun and useful toy. seems fair enough.

    that camper version is quite the period piece, but it must be dangerously slow. Need to V8 swap that baby.

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  • ab348ab348 Member Posts: 19,088
    The ‘83 Toyota pickup is the only good deal in that lot.

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  • texasestexases Member Posts: 10,707
    That T-Bird - besides the obvious, isn't that a pretty unequipped one? 2bbl carb, dog dish hubcaps (but I guess those may have come later.
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 22,652
    I had the FWD version of that 85’ Toyota truck. Piece of junk where I first learned to hate rust after my foot went through the bed.

    That 84’ Toyota motor home would be perfect for setting up housekeeping on the street in Seattle.

    That 91’ UAZ could probably be sold back to the Russians at a profit. I hear they need equipment.

    I tried to buy a diesel Rabbit in 1980 but the salesman was so rude we walked. Dodged a bullet from what I gather.

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  • bhill2bhill2 Member Posts: 2,471
    I must note that the '84 '300d' is a 300SD.

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  • tjc78tjc78 Member Posts: 15,911
    edited February 2023

    @ab348 said:
    The ‘83 Toyota pickup is the only good deal in that lot.

    The 92 Vic and the Roadmaster May have a little upside but can’t tell from the pictures.

    I know there is some love for the Toro with that roof but man that really is not an attractive car. Styling for the sake of styling.

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  • ab348ab348 Member Posts: 19,088
    tjc78 said:


    I know there is some love for the Toro with that roof but man that really is not an attractive car. Styling for the sake of styling.

    I have never liked the '71-'78 Eldo or Toro, in particular the later-year versions. Massive, heavy vehicles that seemed to have lost their way especially from '74-up. In '73 some Toros were either built with or had added by the aftermarket, an opera window:


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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 22,652
    ab348 said:

    tjc78 said:


    I know there is some love for the Toro with that roof but man that really is not an attractive car. Styling for the sake of styling.

    I have never liked the '71-'78 Eldo or Toro, in particular the later-year versions. Massive, heavy vehicles that seemed to have lost their way especially from '74-up. In '73 some Toros were either built with or had added by the aftermarket, an opera window:


    Is that Jim Rockford’s car in the foreground?

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  • ab348ab348 Member Posts: 19,088

    ab348 said:

    tjc78 said:


    I know there is some love for the Toro with that roof but man that really is not an attractive car. Styling for the sake of styling.

    I have never liked the '71-'78 Eldo or Toro, in particular the later-year versions. Massive, heavy vehicles that seemed to have lost their way especially from '74-up. In '73 some Toros were either built with or had added by the aftermarket, an opera window:


    Is that Jim Rockford’s car in the foreground?
    Yes, that shot is from one of the episodes in S1, "Charlie Harris At Large". Only place I've ever seen a Toro with that porthole window.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,527
    I would much rather have the Firebird!

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  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 57,159
    That's a very Ford-y opera window on the Toro.

    Reminds me of this oddball I recall seeing a while back:


  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 57,159
    bhill2 said:

    I must note that the '84 '300d' is a 300SD.

    And note the seller claims it is both a 300D and 300TD in the ad, while also praising its aluminum body. Surprised the seller isn't in Idaho B)
  • sdasda Member Posts: 6,983

    @fintail said:
    That's a very Ford-y opera window on the Toro.

    Reminds me of this oddball I recall seeing a while back:

    Factory side molding wasn't enough?

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