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B Jake Moran

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  1. Some laugh at the last years 79-81 from this 2nd generation but I always loved them. So iconic, with great period styling. I graduated in 1982 from high school and remember going to the Pontiac dealer used car lot on Sunday's in 1985-86 and looking at these as used cars. I remember asking prices in the $5500 range for 5-7 year old versions. Then they really dropped. I had a 76 Trans Am project car. I later purchased a 79 rust free Arizona project car from this forum and the guy delivered it. I never had the money to restore it and sold it too. It needed no rust rep
  2. As usual, I have an issue with the asking price but otherwise I would like a car like this. I am curious how close those seats might be to authentic. They look period but I would believe that coupes had clothe not leather (vinyl?)
  3. I have not, but I might ask Marck from East Coast Reatta. And perhaps someone has instructions or an old post search might bring up this topic with photos.
  4. Again I like it but it has to be purchased at the right price point, which is not $16,000 +. I'm not the most educated guy but I would think $16K would but about the nicest low mileage 67 Electra 2 door out there.
  5. Personally this sounds like a great fun project if the price is truly "make offer." Considering the work needed to extract it, move it and grab the engine and move it etc, I think $500 to $1000 is fair. I am always considered on the cheap side but a buyer is doing everyone a major solid by the work needed to move and save it. Personally, I don't care for these situations because there were likely a lot of offers to buy it over the years and probably all declined. And now it's an emergency to get it moved. Lucky you guys living in Texas who can buy this one. Straight 8 with d
  6. Jim Your points about production always fascinated me. These were expensive cars. Even after 6 years, people were still buying them largely unaltered. A couple of these nice 79-85 Rivieras have popped on here recently with Roberta's post and this one. Interesting that both have the clothe interiors. In my opinion, the leathers used in Rivieras and Eldorados in this period was among the softest, most comfortable ever seen in a GM car. My wife's new Blazer has leather seats and they are hard as a rock. I thought the object of leather was softness and comfort.
  7. In 1995 I flew to Spokane to retrieve a 1964 Riviera which I drove back to Missouri. It had a loose 425, and idled poor, but liked 75 mph. I thought northern Idaho around Couer d'Elene was very scenic. It should be a memorable trip for those who drive.
  8. Price isn't bad but needs checked out. These are purchased - or at least I purchased so many - for the unique looks and driving experience. NOT for the brakes. No muscle car, but fast. My restored car launched. Make sure you have a "spoiler" under the front cross frame/Radiator support. Front end will lift at 80 mph. Without one.
  9. Mileage, colors interior and exterior. 16 way seats? VIN?
  10. Hey Steve, that color is Dubonnet, which is Maroon. I think a great 1-2 car collection would be a 66 or 67 Toronado and a 68 Eldorado.
  11. In the grand scheme of things $16,000 is not bad money if it truly is a well preserved 45,000 mile survivor. I have owned 4 66-67 Toronados, restoring one. The cost to rebuild mechanicals ran to $7,000 with me doing most if the work. My restoration car had 106,000 miles and was going strong although we found a lot of wear inside that needed correcting. At 45,000 miles, and given that one might only drive this purchased car 4,000 miles or so a year, maintenance should allow this motor and transmission to last 20 + years. So, $16,000 not bad. Even though that seems like a chunk.
  12. I have (had) no idea what a "Macho" Trans Am was (is)
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