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Selling Mom's 89 Reatta

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Hello,

 

I finally convinced my folks it's time to sell Mom's sunday driver. She's the third owner as far as we know, it was purchased from the lady next door before she passed away. It has always been garage kept and the most recent tags on it expired in 2007. It ran as recently as a few years ago, but now cranks and won't start. Is in good overall condition otherwise, with a few minor exceptions. We have all records from 66,000 miles, has almost 150,000 now. They would like to get $1500 for it, but I think would be open to offers. Most importantly, my Mom loved driving this car and would like to see it put to good use. Located in Southern Michigan. See additional info below. Thanks. Bob

 

Year:_____1989__

Coupe: X____ Conv:____

Mileage:_149,975_________

Considered Correct? (Y/N) Y

Location:________Jackson, MI__________________________

VIN:___________1G4EC11C0KB903408_____________________

Title: Clear_X_ Salvage____ Other___

Any Accident History? (Y/N) MINOR HIT TO REAR, LEFT A COUPLE SCUFFS IN PAINT

Asking Price: $ 1500

Willing to take trade (Y/N) N

Exterior Color: BLACK

Interior Color: TAN

Paint Original? (Y/N) Y

Paint Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) EXCELLENT

Belt & Bumper Molding Color: (Black/Body Color)

Body Dents: (Y/N)N

If Y where__________________

Body Rust: (Y/N) N

If Y where__________________

Windshield Chipped or Cracked? (Y/N) CRACK, I THINK ON DRIVERS SIDE

If Y to what extent?

Vent Glass Intact? (Y/N) Y

If N please describe which one is damaged and how damaged.

Rubber surround molding for windshield condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD I THINK

(Coupe only) Rubber surround molding for rear window condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD I THINK

Out Side Mirrors Intact? (Y/N) Y

Headlight Motors Function Correctly? (Y/N)  NO ISSUES WHEN LAST USED

Tail Light Lens: (Clear/Cloudy/Cracked)

(Convertable only)

Convertable Top Material: (Vinyl or Cloth)

Convertable Top Color?

Convertable Top Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor)

Please describe any flaws or problems with the convertible top.

Interior Original? (Y/N) Y

16 Way Seats? (Y/N) I THINK SO

Works (Y/N) Y

Suede bolsters? (88 only) (Y/N)

Seat Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD

Drivers interior door panel condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD

Passengers interior door panel condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD

Center console top armrest condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD

Door weather stripping condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD

Headliner Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD

Carpet Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD, FADED SOME

Original Floor Mats: (Y/N) NOT KNOWN

Floor Mat Condition: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor)

Condition of Steering Wheel Leather: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) GOOD

Sun Roof? (Y/N) N

Works? (Y/N)

Functional Keyless Entry? (Y/N) UNSURE

Both Remotes? (Y/N) THINK SO

Problems with Electronic Dash items? (Y/N) NO

If Y describe problems:

Power Windows Work Correctly? (Y/N) Y

Power Seats Work Correctly? (Y/N) NO ISSUES WHEN LAST USED

Power Door Locks Work Correctly? (Y/N) NO ISSUES WHEN LAST USED

Power Antenna Work Correctly? (Y/N) NO ISSUES WHEN LAST USED

Original Sound System? (Y/N) Y

Factory CD Player? (90-91 only) (Y/N)

Sound System Fully Functional? (Y/N) NO ISSUES WHEN LAST USED

If N what are the problems (i.e. tape player, CD, speakers, noise):

Aftermarket Sound System Equipment? (Y/N)

If Y describe:

A/C Functional? (Y/N) NO ISSUES WHEN LAST USED

If N describe problem:

Has the A/C been converted from R12 to R134A? (Y/N) DON'T BELIEVE SO

Does the suspension require any attention? (Y/N)  NO ISSUES WHEN LAST USED

If Y describe what is needed

Tire Brand: GOODYEAR

Remaining Tread: NOT SURE BUT GOOD TREAD LEFT

Are All Tires Matched? (Y/N) Y

Factory Wheels? (Y/N) Y

If N describe the non stock wheel

Factory Wheel Center Caps Condition: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) EXCELLENT

Missing Caps? (____) number0

Any Brake Components Replaced? (Y/N) MANY PARTS REPLACED WHILE WE OWNED IT

If Y describe the part(s) replaced and when?

Last Time Brake System Was Flushed? NOT KNOWN

Original Engine? (Y/N) Y

If N when replaced and how many miles on replacement?

Original Engine Rebuilt? (Y/N)

If Y when and how many miles ago?

Does Engine require attention? (Y/N) NOT RUNNING, NO KNOWN ISSUES WHEN LAST RUNNING

If Y what needs to be done.

When was last tune up?

Does the engine, cooling system, power steering, or brake system leak any fluids? (Y/N)

If Y describe in detail what is leaking, to what extent.

How often do you change the oil?

Original Transmission? (Y/N)

If N when replaced and how many miles on replacement?

Original Transmission Rebuilt? (Y/N)

If Y when and how many miles ago?

Does Transmission require attention? (Y/N) APPEARS TO HAVE TRANS COOLER LINE LEAK, LEAKS TRANS FLUID WHEN MOVED FROM DRIVERS FRONT

If Y what needs to be done?

When was last Transmission Service?

Any Transmission Leaks? (Y/N)

If Y to what extent?

Have CV joints been replaced? (Y/N)

If Y when and how many miles ago?

I have (all/most/some/no) receipts for this vehicle's service history.

(or, for example I have (all/most/some/no) receipts for service for the last ___ years and ______ miles) ALL RECORDS SINCE 66,000 MILES

Does the car have the owners manual portfolio?

For 90/91 Reattas only, does the owners manual portfolio contain:

Craftsmen?s Log (Y/N)

Tire gauge (Y/N)

Flashlight (Y/N)

Buick Road Atlas (Y/N)

In General, What items need attention?

My Reatta Drives: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor)

I am the __3RD____owner of this Reatta.

I have owned this Reatta for __14?___ Years and/or _____ Months.

Contact Me at __517_ _937__ __8498__ or email me at

_RLANE697________@___GMAIL_._COM__

 

 

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Thank you for posting.  I have read all of your content.   Unfortunately, the non running status is the issue. It has sat for 10 years. You may know this but any gas in there is bad and gummy.   Other issues essentially render this a parts car.   It may sell locally on Craigs List for $750 or so.  

 

Windshields on Reattas can cost $1000 or more to install.   Your interior appears nice from the photos you provided.  I expected more rust on the car. It appears nice, but there is no doubt that Michigan rust has impacted the suspension.  

 

I know you probably don't want to put any money into it, but getting it running should lead to a local sale in the $500 to $1000 range.  

 

I can use the car for parts to help restore my 2 1988 Reattas, but I can not pay very much. I would have to transport from Michigan to Iowa and that would be $700 or so right there.  

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Hmm...Maybe donate the car to a local charity (or school that teaches auto repair). Your mother may be better off with a charitable deduction than the $400 a wrecking yard might offer. 

If cash is what you want and don't mind a little hard work, think about taking out the seats and sell them on eBay ($300??), the CRT for $125, steering wheel for $125, miscellaneous IP parts/modules ($250??), and so on (not something I'd advise to do but just putting it out there).

In great condition, Reattas are very difficult to sell. Trying to sell one that's inoperable (or even parts from a Reatta),....

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11 hours ago, Imperial62 said:

I expected more rust on the car. It appears nice, but there is no doubt that Michigan rust has impacted the suspension.  

 

 

I don't recall it ever being driven during the winter months, at least not since Mom has owned it. I understand the non-running part being an issue. Trust me, I tried for years to convince her to sell it while it was still running but not being driven. :(

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1 hour ago, SteveT said:

is this still available?   I live close by.

 

Yes, still available.

 

Sorry I didn't see the post above asking for windshield pics and undercarriage.

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