tbenvie

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  1. I am researching the various years indy 500 Pace cars and just completed 1947. I set up a facebook group as a means to share the info but also hoping any of my errors would be corrected, people in photos could be identified, and anything not here would be added. Thanks for any help. here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/868761536958420/
  2. Inspired? I can't believe what some of you have completed!
  3. Are there many before and after pictures of some of the worst basketcases that have been restored? Could use some inspiration.
  4. Ok-didn't forget you!
  5. About five years ago I sold a 91 Polo Green to David Shipman of Weymouth, MA. He asked about my Mass plate "Reatta". Once the 90 convert is picked up mid June I do not believe I will have another Reatta and will be turning this plate in. Is David here? If not, the plate will be available.
  6. Someone asked on this Cadillac Allante Lovers Facebook group if there were any for sale-yes, a lot https://www.facebook.com/groups/67146646927/10157945906061928/?comment_id=10157955089811928&notif_id=1590002579122108&notif_t=group_comment_reply
  7. Lots of changes in mid 90, most notably the front top has electric motors and the seat controls were improved immensely. The center stack also changed and the cassette is different and a CD added. The top became optional in mid 90 but not hard to find and the early ones can be used with not much modification. 93 tops are very hard to find but the earlier ones can also be used-but the elimination of the vent window requires new weatherstripping.
  8. And not only do I have a $600 parts car with no interest I have 90 convert, black/tan interior and top with 42k miles.$4800 and no interest. This car should be worth three times that. I also have a complete 92 champagne/tan Allante parts car-bad engine-and three 91s for $4000 each with no interest: 91 blk/tan 60k miles, 91 wht/blk 105k miles, 91 champagne/tan 87k miles. I see these advertised for $10-19k all the time and wonder if they sell for that much.
  9. I bought this one for my daughter for the summer, but at 5' tall she was uncomfortable not being able to see it like in the F150 she liked. And at 6'3 and way over weight and 67 years old, my joints won't let me get in and out easily so I am putting this up for sale; 1990 Buick Reatta convertible. Black with tan interior. just over 42k miles-still looks new inside-steering wheel, seats console, door panels. etc. Body also in great shape though a few chips on the lower front bumper cover. I've had well over 100 Reattas and this is one of the nicest. I did buy this at an insurance auction with some damage to lower right quarter and door and needed a front and rear lower control arm. Was on a laser frame machine and needed nothing and with the control arms replaced the wheel alignment was perfect. I do have a clear title in my name (NOT salvage or rebuilt). The only issue I found was the typical trunk lock cover and aftermarket radio (I am not a fan of aftermarket radios, even if better than original). This comes with a 1990 coupe for parts-runs and drives but I saved from the crusher and catalytic convertor has already been removed. Has rusty quarters but good trunk lock and I already removed factory radio for convert. If you want to strip the coupe of parts here and leave the shell that is okay. Firm price of $4800 for both cars, or firm price of $4800 for convert only (the parts car is free to purchaser). I do not have the portfolio. Last photo shows damage of when I purchased it -no damage to front or rest of car. Red coupe in background is parts car. Car is located in East Bridgewater, MA 02333 just south of Boston. email tbenvie -comcast.net (replace " -" with "@"). All damage has been repaired.
  10. I bought this one for my daughter for the summer, but at 5' tall she was uncomfortable not being able to see it like in the F150 she liked. And at 6'3 and way over weight and 67 years old, my joints won't let me get in and out easily so I am putting this up for sale; 1990 Buick Reatta convertible. Black with tan interior. just over 42k miles-still looks new inside-steering wheel, seats console, door panels. etc. Body also in great shape though a few chips on the lower front bumper cover. I've had well over 100 Reattas and this is one of the nicest. I did buy this at an insurance auction with some damage to lower right quarter and door and needed a front and rear lower control arm. Was on a laser frame machine and needed nothing and with the control arms replaced the wheel alignment was perfect. I do have a clear title in my name (NOT salvage or rebuilt). The only issue I found was the typical trunk lock cover and aftermarket radio (I am not a fan of aftermarket radios, even if better than original). This comes with a 1990 coupe for parts-runs and drives but I saved from the crusher and catalytic convertor has already been removed. Has rusty quarters but good trunk lock and I already removed factory radio for convert. If you want to strip the coupe of parts here and leave the shell that is okay. Firm price of $4800 for both cars, or firm price of $4800 for convert only (the parts car is free to purchaser). I do not have the portfolio. Last photo shows damage of when I purchased it -no damage to front or rest of car. Red coupe in background is parts car. Car is located in East Bridgewater, MA 02333 just south of Boston. email tbenvie -comcast.net (replace " -" with "@").
  11. I used to buy these cars when they were new from the salvage insurance auctions. I also used to sell vent windows to body shops for almost what I paid for the car. But back then the cars were so expensive it took a lot of damage to total the car. In 1995 or so I tried to buy a new fender from Buick and they were discontinued and none in stock-for a 5 or so year old car. Recently a local salvage yard called to tell me they just got in a Reatta if I wanted. Complete running car with rusty quarters (they already cut the catalytic convertor out). $600, and if it doesn't move I can send it back for my $600. Good windshield dash lights up, headlights work, decent seats, latches, etc all good. I received only one response asking if I will sell just the windshield. (I am not longer collecting arts, so no I won't sell parts off of it). I also buy Cadillac Allantes. At one time the glass headlights, the taillights and the front and rear bumpers (made out of hard plastic) would be in such high demand I shipped them all over. I recently bought a 67k mile 93 needing a fender and front bumper only from the insurance auction. They paid out about $9000 for the car sold it to me for $600 plus a few hundred in fees. How does that even make sense. I am now selling just about all my cars as it just isn't the same as before.
  12. Thanks-i actually knew that but it is the 64 race. I own a 1993 Allante that was a Festival Car at the track. I wanted to get a vanity plate and couldn't decide if I should get Indy 93 for the car or indy 92 for the race. I picked Indy 93.
  13. Hi-I am researching the various years Indy Pace cars and have started the 1964 Mustang. I'm looking for some specific info, and am hoping there is a literature collector here or if I could be referred to one. In March 1964 Ford had a dealer contest called the Checkered Flag. Each of the 37 Sales Districts would would have an internal sales contest where a predetermined quota was assigned each dealer and the dealers who sold the most over the quota would win not only a 1964 Mustang Pace Car replica, but an all expense trip to Dearborn to pick it up and be given the keys by Lee Iococca. I've already seen all that is written on the internet and ion some publications, but I need an actual primary source document-does anyone have any Ford material about this Checkered Flag contest: outline of contest tules, flyers, updates, winners list, photos, etc. There was a secondary contest. called the Green Flag for the dealers that did not win the Checkered Flag contest. They would win a discount on a Pace Car Replica that would be delivered to their dealership.I would be more than happy to purchase any material as well. thanks for any help
  14. 1993 Mary Kay-17 made, only one with a tan interior black top. Others were maroon with maroon top. But most Allante owners don't like the pink so it may even be worth less than the others-same as the lettering on the Indy car-most Allante owners would take it off.
  15. 1990 Buick Reatta for parts-saved it from the crusher so have no idea why it was there. Catalytic convertor already cut out. Started right up. Rust in lower quarter. All other body parts are great, as is all glass to include windshield. Left headlight goes up and down. Dash lights up-shows 150k miles. Drivers seat back ripped, armrest poor. Drivers door panel has a tear. Perfect dash and plastic. Missing one hubcap, antenna, radio. Otherwise complete car. $650 firm-I can get that if I bring it back to the yard, so no, I won't take less. if you want to come and strip the car of body and interior parts and leave the rest here you may but only one day then it has to leave. I have one other Reatta left-1990 convert. 42k miles black with tan interior and top. At detail shop. Will sell both cars for $4500. Neither car has CD, optional seats, no sunroof on coupe.Pictures when it comes back. Text (no calls. You can try but I won't answer it) 774.257.7364 or email tbenvie@comcast.net Located in East Bridgewater MA-just south of Boston.