chopetech

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About chopetech

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  1. Thanks! I think we payed about $900 to get it from WA to NC, so it "could" be in SoCal... Just saying... It's been a fun little car to work on and drive. If it weren't for needing to deal with carseats and playgroups, I wouldn't be looking to sell.
  2. I guess it's technically called "Gunmetal Gray Metallic". Edited the body of the post, but can't edit the title once it's posted.
  3. No sure if you're still looking, but I just listed a 1990 Reatta coupe with 118k for $5250. It's been my baby since I got it from my grandparents, but it's time to me to upsize to a more practical family car. The Reatta has been with me in Raleigh, NC with me for the last 2.5 years, but was garage kept in Washington state before that. Happy to provide undercarriage pictures if needed. http://forums.aaca.org/topic/257971-for-sale-1990-silver-buick-reatta-coupe/
  4. I was gifted my 1990 silver Reatta coupe from my grandfather, and have put considerable time and energy into reconditioning it to its fresh off the lot glory. I love this car, and enjoy the time I have spent working on it. Unfortunately, with a toddler and another on the way, I’m realizing how impractical it is to keep a 2 seater in my garage. I wish I didn’t have to part with my Reatta, but I need to make room (both physically and financially) for a more practical family car. I hope that my Reatta will go to someone who enjoys this unique vehicle as much as I do. Year 1990 Make/Model Buick ReattaStyle CoupeEngine 6-cylinder 3.8LMilage 117967Exterior Color Gunmetal Gray MetallicInterior Color Gray LeatherVIN 1G4EC13C7LB902397Location Raleigh, NCContact Info chopetech@gmail.com 919-607-1367Price $5250 Carfax Available on Cars.com listing http://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/639145569/overview/
  5. Reatta Enthusiast needing to make room for a family. I was gifted my 1990 silver Reatta coupe from my grandfather, and have put considerable time and energy into reconditioning it to its original glory. I love this car, and enjoy the time I have spent working on it. Unfortunately, with a toddler and another on the way, I’m realizing how impractical it is to keep a 2 seater in my garage. I wish I didn’t have to part with my Reatta, but I need to make room (both physically and financially) for a more practical family car. I hope that my Reatta will go to someone who enjoys this unique vehicle as much as I do. (Additional images below) In the year and a half since I’ve owned my Reatta, I have completed the following work. The engine and interior work was sourced out to trusted vendors, while the smaller fixes I took on myself. Full Engine tune up (all new belts, hoses, wear parts) Suspension tightened / tune up Brake system flush Transmission Flush AC Converted to R134 and leaky compressor replaced Replaced headliner Re-stuffed both seats with new padding (kept original leather everywhere) Replaced front and rear paper cone speakers with fabric cone set (matched size and impedance) Replaced headlight lift arms & bushings (Thanks Barney Eaton!) New headlights Replaced turn signal flasher Replaced horn cam in steering column Replaced horn buttons in steering wheel Replaced oil level float sensor Polished rear tail light assembly Replaced broken socket in tail light assembly Year: 1990 Coupe: _X_ Conv:____ Mileage: 108483 Considered Correct? Y Location:_Holly Springs, NC__ VIN:_1G4EC13C71B902397_ Title: Clear_X_ Salvage____ Other___ Any Accident History? N Asking Price: $9,300 Willing to take trade N Exterior Color: Silver Interior Color: Grey Paint Original? Y Paint Condition? Excellent Belt & Bumper Molding Color: Black with Chrome trim Body Dents: N Body Rust: N Windshield Chipped or Cracked? Y If Y to what extent? Single cone chip (already repaired) behind rear-view mirror Vent Glass Intact? Y Rubber surround molding for windshield condition? Excellent (Coupe only) Rubber surround molding for rear window condition? Good, light surface flaking Out Side Mirrors Intact? Y Headlight Motors Function Correctly? Y – Factory lever arms and bushings replaced with a kit from Barney Eaton Tail Light Lens: Clear – Reconditioned & Polished Spring 2014 Interior Original? Y 16 Way Seats? N Suede bolsters? (88 only) N/A Seat Condition? Excellent – Leather cleaned & seats restuffed Drivers interior door panel condition? Excellent Passengers interior door panel condition? Excellent Center console top armrest condition? Excellent Door weather stripping condition? Good – Some compression with age Headliner Condition? Excellent – Replaced Spring 2013 Carpet Condition? Excellent Original Floor Mats: N – Both original mats missing Floor Mat Condition: N/A Condition of Steering Wheel Leather: Fair – Some Leather wear, I use a color matched cover to help protect the leather Sun Roof? Y Works? Y Functional Keyless Entry? Y Both Remotes? Y Problems with Electronic Dash items? N If Y describe problems: Power Windows Work Correctly? Y Power Seats Work Correctly? Y Power Door Locks Work Correctly? Y Power Antenna Work Correctly? Y Original Sound System? Y Factory CD Player? (90-91 only) N – Tape deck Sound System Fully Functional? Y If N what are the problems (i.e. tape player, CD, speakers, noise): Aftermarket Sound System Equipment? Y If Y describe: Replaced stock front at rear paper speaker cones that had deteriorated. Replaced with fabric cones matching original size and impedance specifications A/C Functional? Y – Converted to R134 fall of 2012 Has the A/C been converted from R12 to R134A? Y Does the suspension require any attention? N Tire Brand: Zexius Xi427 Remaining Tread: Approx. 3/8 inch Are All Tires Matched? Y Factory Wheels? Y Factory Wheel Center Caps Condition: Excellent Missing Caps? None missing Any Brake Components Replaced? N Last Time Brake System Was Flushed? Fall 2012 Original Engine? Y Original Engine Rebuilt? N Does Engine require attention? N When was last tune up? Full tune up Fall 2012, regular maintenance since Does the engine, cooling system, power steering, or brake system leak any fluids? N How often do you change the oil? 5000 miles (Fully Synthetic) Original Transmission? Y Original Transmission Rebuilt? N Does Transmission require attention? N When was last Transmission Service? Transmission flush - Fall 2012 Any Transmission Leaks? N Have CV joints been replaced? N I have (Some) receipts for this vehicle's service history. (I have (all) receipts for service for the last 1.5 years and 17,000 miles) Does the car have the owners manual portfolio? N – Not the Portfolio but the original Owners Manual In General, What items need attention? Nothing – I have put extensive effort into reconditioning for sale My Reatta Drives: Excellent I am the _Third_owner of this Reatta. I have owned this Reatta for _1.5_ Years Contact Me at 919-607-1367 or email me at chopetech@gmail.com
  6. Recently completed: Polished the rear tail light housing, replaced a broken power antenna, replaced torn rear and door speaker cones, replaced failed low oil sensor float On the list: Replace failed horn cam, replace sticky horn buttons Trying to get my 90 coupe ready for its next owner.