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post Jun 10 2018, 07:07 AM
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Was hoping to trade good karma, or failing that then beer and a hearty thank you, to eyeball a car for me.

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post Jun 10 2018, 08:39 AM
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What car? I’m going through there today.
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post Jun 10 2018, 08:40 AM
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Hey there. I’m in Granite Bay, maybe I can help.
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post Jun 10 2018, 08:48 AM
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QUOTE(mtndawg @ Jun 10 2018, 09:40 AM) *

Hey there. I’m in Granite Bay, maybe I can help.


PM gentlemen. Thanks for the fast response
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post Jun 11 2018, 06:20 PM
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Wait till y’all hear about this one... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drooley.gif)
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post Jun 11 2018, 08:14 PM
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QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Jun 11 2018, 05:20 PM) *

Wait till y’all hear about this one... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drooley.gif)

"The VIN starts with 914 but it is only 6 digits long ..."
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post Jun 11 2018, 08:36 PM
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Is it Olympic Blue?
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post Jun 11 2018, 08:53 PM
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Adriatic blue narrow body?
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post Jun 11 2018, 09:00 PM
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Before anything else I would like to thank several people here for their help, especially Rob.

Rob was kind enough to make a detour to inspect the car and spends quite a bit of time with me on the phone walking through it. I have some Blue Moon put aside for him but I wanted to publicly say Thank You!

The car I question looks a lot like this...


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post Jun 11 2018, 09:53 PM
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Purchased 2 years ago, this was to be a father - son project. Only 2 years ago, his son would have been 2-3? It sat. Probably started regularly but not driven.

So, condition. It had rust colored stains in all the usual places but nothing serious. It is abundantly original with the only modification I could find the aftermarket exhaust you see. The interior is in need of a total redo, but 914rubber has made that pretty easy. There are slight dents and one spot where the paint and primer is totally gone, but I couldn’t find bondo with a magnet. The rear bumper is in need of some chrome polish and a new bumper top. The front needs a trip to Ogden Chrome for a spa day. Oh, and a new top.

In short, this is a pretty incredible find. I’d say the guy could have asked 2-3 times more and gotten it. I was all set to call Whitesell if Tom passed but, he took my advise and made a pretty decent deal on it.

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post Jun 11 2018, 11:09 PM
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QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Jun 11 2018, 10:53 PM) *

Purchased 2 years ago, this was to be a father - son project. Only 2 years ago, his son would have been 2-3? It sat. Probably started regularly but not driven.

So, condition. It had rust colored stains in all the usual places but nothing serious. It is abundantly original with the only modification I could find the aftermarket exhaust you see. The interior is in need of a total redo, but 914rubber has made that pretty easy. There are slight dents and one spot where the paint and primer is totally gone, but I couldn’t find bondo with a magnet. The rear bumper is in need of some chrome polish and a new bumper top. The front needs a trip to Ogden Chrome for a spa day. Oh, and a new top.

In short, this is a pretty incredible find. I’d say the guy could have asked 2-3 times more and gotten it. I was all set to call Whitesell if Tom passed but, he took my advise and made a pretty decent deal on it.

Congratulations Tom! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/evilgrin.gif)


The documents that I found in the car suggest it was stored for 15+ years and was in Nevada before that. Mileage may be original/first time aeound
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post Jun 11 2018, 11:22 PM
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The blue sticker on the left side of the front bumper is a base access sticker for Nellis AFB and the date codes would put it around the time the car was newish. Red would indicate a basic enlisted man, gold would mean a non-commissioned officer. Blue is an officer. Nellis is an F16 base so maybe a pilot? At any rate, that also leads to a Nevada existence as Nellis is just outside Las Vegas.
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post Jun 12 2018, 05:45 AM
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The blue sticker on the left side of the front bumper is a base access sticker for Nellis AFB and the date codes would put it around the time the car was newish. Red would indicate a basic enlisted man, gold would mean a non-commissioned officer. Blue is an officer. Nellis is an F16 base so maybe a pilot? At any rate, that also leads to a Nevada existence as Nellis is just outside Las Vegas.


Neat, I didn't know about that color coding.

Kind of fun to piece together the history.

Pilot as an owner would tend to match the car not being messed around with.

Thanks Rob!
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post Jun 12 2018, 06:22 PM
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Would you believe Tom already has it at home? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Jun 12 2018, 06:24 PM
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Already found in my first issue too- driver side rear brake caliper is


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post Jun 12 2018, 06:27 PM
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Congratulations on your purchase. The car looks great.
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post Jun 12 2018, 06:43 PM
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If indeed that is original paint...then its also a euro model...perhaps imported to the US by your airman via free C130 USAF transport?

No front side markers
No front bumper guards (this is a 73 right?)
74+ steel wheels.... hmmm, these seem not original.
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Nice color for sure. I think you are building a nice fleet in short time.

Enjoy,

Bob B (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wub.gif)
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post Jun 12 2018, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE(Jeff Bowlsby @ Jun 12 2018, 09:43 PM) *

If indeed that is original paint...then its also a euro model...perhaps imported to the US by your airman via free C130 USAF transport?

No front side markers
No front bumper guards (this is a 73 right?)
74+ steel wheels.... hmmm, these seem not original.


Yes, did I forget to mention that? Back in the day, you could buy a car and drive it while you were overseas and then, ship it back... this could be a euro 1.7...
I’ve been out of the military for over a decade so I don’t know what current policy is.

There were bumper guards. They are in the front trunk.
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post Jun 13 2018, 08:58 AM
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QUOTE(laflaur @ Jun 11 2018, 11:53 PM) *

Adriatic blue narrow body?


No John, it’s Oly blue but it was on the other side of the golf course from you... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)
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