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  1. Thanks Bill. Ya know I was thinking that afterwards after I posted that... I got to thinking how automatic was standard on the V8s in by mid 71, but did not know if it may have been a special order item in 72', but I doubt it? Probably no matter how much you paid them, you probably could not get that. Yeah, I have not seen a 4spd after 1969 either- so you are right. I do not recall seeing one in 1970. I bet this guy used the linkage out of an early 71' with the 3-speed on the column and put the shifter in the floor. ? <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 63Stude</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Shaffer, no full-size Chevys from '71 and later ever came available from the factory with a 4-speed. In mid-'71 the Turbo-Hydramatic became standard equipment on V8 big Chevys. This '72 was converted to four-speed. I am not even certain if you could get a 4-speed in a '70 big Chevy, but I do know that bucket seats were no longer offered in '70. Last big Chevy I ever saw with a 4-speed was a '69. Bill P. </div></div>
  2. Wow - no, I did not notice that! Thanks for pointing it out. I do not recall seeing one without a front armrest and having a rear one. Here are a couple of more ebay jewels that are really not all that rarely optioned, but not-often seen models... 1973 Chrysler Newport "Special Edition" (GOLD STICKER VALUE)... a very nice car! Check out those 70s colors and that orange shag carpeting! 1972 Cadillac Calais 4dr... I still find it so odd to see a Cadillac of this vintage with NO WOODGRAIN accents on the interior... even on the dash (note all of the black trim)... even the 72' Chevy Impala had some woodgrain accents on the instrument panel. Nice car though! ** hey- notice that the Cadillac has front seat armrest, but no rear! Just the opposite of the 73' Electra! EDIT - wanted to mention this as well... here is a 1973 Olds Toronado... I used to have a 71' years ago, but do not recall details. I find it strange that the top of the line Olds luxury coupe had loop carpeting, rather than cut-pile carpeting. I had never noticed this before. (This is also one of the unusual GM cars that offered a black only steering wheel/column, no matter the interior color. The only other FS GM that I know did that was 71-72 Chevrolets. Very nice car though!
  3. I wonder if this can also be done on a 62' Skylark? The one we recently acquired has no keys.
  4. Have not posted in this thread lately, because I have really not seen any unusual cars lately until this evening when I saw this interesting Electra on Ebay... Its a 73' Buick Electra 4dr (base model) - <span style="font-weight: bold">no power windows, no power locks, no power seat, no vinyl top</span>, all-vinyl interior... I cannot tell if it has tilt or not - does not look like it has cruise either. Nice car though! Here is one thats not a Buick, but an odd early 70s GM car... 1972 Impala 2dr - 454, 4-spd manual (very rare), A/C, AM-FM, bumper gaurds, fender skirts, etc.
  5. No, but I will. Someone else also said that color could be artic white, but it looks more yellow to me. I will get a look at that plate and perhaps get a photo of inside the trunk and post it here. I think they are going to paint it pearl white either way, buy I personally would still like to know the original color. Thanks! <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Thriller</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Did you get a look at the body data plate? Perhaps the original colour will will tickle someone's fancy. My understanding is that the '62 white would be Arctic White, which is the original colour for my convertible and what it will be going to when I get around to painting it. </div></div>
  6. lol... I know it! Thanks though! At least they are "kin" to one another. I really love that Buick though... someone had a 57' Buick Limited at the local cruise last year and that thing was sweet! Not to high-jack the thread, but yeah, grandpa has really enjoyed it.. he actually traded his 55' Buick Special for it years ago. The Cadillac as 87K miles and is all original. That padded dash is even original. The car has been barn/garage kept since new. Everything still works, even the original wonderbar radio and power windows. It has since had new carpeting installed since this photo was taken, which was a good match and parts of the door panels were recovered. Still, I think the 55' Buick Special had a better ride... the Cadillac has rear leaf springs (which seems to be stiff) and the Buick had whatever those strange things were... (I do not think it was coil springs, but something else)... it had a soft ride. Just to not have you wondering... here is an exterior photo of it, as well as the old Buick. The 55' Buick Special Riviera 4dr hdtp- <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JohnD1956</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Schaffer, on the Buick Club site this is sacriligious, but it must be said..Nice Caddy! </div></div>
  7. Thanks. LOL, yeah- that hitch will be the first to go! .
  8. Beautiful car! Really enjoyed the photos! That instrument panel is especially stunning! My grandfather had a 55' Buick and its amazing how much more chrome the 57' added over the 55' Even my grandfathers 55' Cadillac does not have that much instrument panel chrome! Which I happen to have a photo of! Great to hear that such small amount of work was required to get it back in running order. Normally after 30 years, much more is needed! Enjoy!
  9. Thanks for all of the replies guys! Lots of interesting reading! Well, they got the car home today. As I originally stated, I was told it was in "good condition", but the car is obviously needing total restoration, which I kinda expected, especially since the car was so cheap. The interior needs redone completely and the body has some rust, but the floors and frame are solid. The worst rust is on the right rear quarter panel, but repairable. All of the chrome will need to be stripped- the car sanded and painted. My mother fell in love with the style of the car, which is good, because my dad had already decided to restore it for her! They are thinking of painting it pearl white. The color on the car now is not original... inside the trunk tells the real color--- it was like a light yellow color originally. Cameo yellow? (according to a chart I seen). What I, nor my dad did not know before, but he knew the man that owned this car years ago. 15 years ago, my dad had a chance to buy this car for $2500 and it was in EXCELLENT shape! Seems the owner took out the engine/transmission to put in a convertible. We are not sure what to do about the engine, I told my dad that I was told here that an engine should not be too hard to find. This is going to be a summer project anyway, so no rush. Someone suggested a later V6 engine out of a RWD car? Oh, this car has a padded dash panel... was padded dash standard or optional on these cars? Well, here are some photos I took of the car today... sorry for the gloomy photos... it was cloudy and windy here today and the car is in a bad spot. We are out of room around here with all of these cars. Thanks again for the advice/replies! She is rough, but has potential....
  10. Thanks for that tip! I will keep it in mind incase I ever buy a 00-05 Impala! Overall, I loved the car... it had a soft and pleasing ride, handled well and had alot of pickup and a super smooth transmission. Speaking of 64' Fords, my uncle has a <span style="font-weight: bold">1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 2dr</span>, LOADED TO THE MAX! It has rare options that I have not seen on many of these. It has factory <span style="font-weight: bold">A/C, FM radio</span> (must have been about the first year) and even <span style="font-weight: bold">power windows</span>, power steering, power brakes.... It is red, with red leather interior (ALL ORIGINAL), bucket seats, console, etc. Its an awesome car. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Reatta Man</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The thumping noises you guys have heard on your Impalas is called the intermediate shaft. It is about a $200-250 repair, parts and labor, and makes the car steer like new. Personally, I'm also a to-the-bone GM guy, but every time I see a 1964 Ford Galaxy 500XL 2-door coupe or convertible, I almost throw my neck out of joint turning around to get a look at it! That was a one-year-only body that really rocked. I enjoy the walks down memory lane about the great 1960s iron...keep it coming! </div></div>
  11. Well, I am getting another Buick... well, dad is actually, but I have a feeling it will be mine and I will be driving it! My uncle bought a 1962 Skylark, supposedly in good shape, (but needing an engine/tranny) that he knew my dad would want, since next to a 69' Camaro, its my dads favorite car, he is selling it to my dad. I have not seen it, but he said it was a good solid car and was originally a 215 V8 car, with automatic transmission. I have no idea how hard a 215 would be to find to put back in, or if another size engine would even be an option for these cars. The car is the common gold/brown color. I just thought I would place an initial post here... I will post more details and photos as they become available.
  12. Yeah, I now remember them boasting in 1965 how quiet the car was and was boasting that this car now had all-coil suspension (which Chevy had since 1958 and even before Oldsmobile). I guess I have a hard time believing it was really as early as 1965, because I have seen some oddly/unpleasant fitting dash panels on the 1965-66 Fords and some unpleasant exposed wiring (under the dash near the steering column) on ALL of the 65-66 FS Fords and Mercurys, which I find cheap looking and unattractive. This was something that some of the 64' Mercury's had as well (strange, but I do not think did). My uncle is a big fan of 60s Fords and I have noticed on the mid 60s Mercurys he has, all have unattractive exposed wiring at the base of the steering column, which appears to be factory. Also, Ford did not do as good of a job as GM in the mid 60s in "hiding" the lower parts of the steering columns where it meets the lower instrument panel, but I am nit-picking. I have seen inside of several 1965-66 Chevrolets (and other GM cars) and the quality seems to be much more better than the 65-66 Fords. The panels align better it seems to me. the 64-older Fords seem to have nice fitting interiors on the flip side. I think its where Ford tried that "two-piece" dash panel on the 65-68 models. Thanks for the tips on that book! I will look for it! I know what you mean in your closing statements... I think. LOL. One thing that comes to mind to me was the finger-tip wiper control on the early 70s Buicks, the rear seat clock on the early 70s Ninety-Eights, and the adjustable pedals on the early-mid 70s Pontiacs. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: NTX5467</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Actually, Shaffer, it was the 1965 model year when Ford really made some quantum leaps in product and design . . . not just styling. That was the start of their "Quieter than a Rolls Royce" advertising, too, with their full-size cars. "Car Life" magazine had a huge spread on the new 1965 Mercury full-size cars (which were companions to the similar Fords, but with some particular additions and such). New body, new frame, new rear suspension (coils rather than leaf springs), etc. About the only things which carried-over were engines and transmissions (although '66 saw the first Ford C-6 Select-Shift automatic start replacing the prior Cruise-O-Matic (i.e., Borg-Warner) units. Enjoy! NTX5467 </div></div>
  13. That sounds identical to the company car I had for a couple of months in early 2007... it was a 2005 Impala that had 54K miles. There was a horrible roaring sound, but I discounted it to being the type/brand of tires on the car. Then there was also a popping and thumping coming from the steering wheel on certain turns/bumps. When I was through using the car for the errands they had me doing, the car was ready to be traded in for a new supervisor. The car I was using had been a supervisors car that had been on sick-leave. I turned it in to the company and that week, it was traded in on a new 2007 Impala LS sedan, which the new supervisor tells me already has 29K miles! I was offered the job BTW, but declined it when I found out it was a 60-65 hour per week job. Oh yes, the Avalons are great cars. The only really quality issue I ever heard on the Avalons was that the earlier 95-97s were not up to Toyotas usual high standards in the "squeak and rattle" department. I read/heard that some had issues in this area and was "un-Toyota" like, but was improved with the 98+ models and especially with the 2000 redesign. I could have bought a 2002 Avalon XLS for $8600, which I regret not doing now. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 54nuyorkrwagon</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> 2004 Impala with 30,000 miles on it. I thought it was an OK car, a little boring. After putting 22,000 miles on it, there was a roar in the front suspension. Had RF wheel bearings replaced twice, didn't fix it - in fact, the car started making a popping noise while being driven. </div></div>
  14. Save it from derby! Posted on a derby site! Would be a shame for someone to derby this car! I know many of you are in Washington! Save it please. Here is the ad... "1972 Buick Electra 225 Limited 4dr hardtop, no engine or tranny, complete roller, needs passenger side front A-Arm replaced. loaded, very minimal rust. blue on blue w/white top Buick wheels Complete Roller $400 Clear Washington State Title (253)381-4062 Mike He also has this 73' Electra! Looks nice! I cannot believe the engine was removed from this car!!!!!!!!!!! Here is the ad from the site..... "I am the second owner. just sold the 455/TH400 out of it this weekend, so Complete roller & Very clean. 1973 Buick Electra 225 Limited 4dr. Fully Loaded with Power options. dark green on green Nice car. Clear Washington State title in my name. $450 complete Roller".
  15. Thanks for that info about the Denso parts on the Buick NTX! Interesting story about your uncles/aunts 68' Galaxie. I am not that familiar with Fords from that era (I really do not get interested in them until the 1971-78 models (full-size). As mentioned, the 71+ models of the full-size Fords seem to be better overall in quality than GMs of the same era as far as fit and finish, but I was always thinking it seemed to me that from about 1966 and back, that GM had the winning edge over Ford. I thought even more-so when I read a comparison road test from a old magazine between a 1966 Impala 2dr and a 1966 Galaxie 2dr was mentioning that the Chevy had a better fitting and quieter interior than the 66' Fords. I think it was with the 1967 redesign that Ford started its upward trend, but by the early 70s, it was superior in most areas. I am not sure what happened with GMs 1971 redesign, but it seemed to have went down a bit in fit-n-finish vs. the 1970 models, at least on some models. I personally liked the designs much better, especially on the Cadillac, Oldsmobile and Pontiac. I never thought that much of the 1967-70 Cadillacs, Oldsmobiles or Pontiacs... they were OK, but I like the 71-73 Cadillacs, Oldsmobiles and Pontiacs better. I did like the 67-70 Chevrolets and Buicks however. There are some areas though that the 1971-76 GM cars were better on as I mentioned and thats the electrical systems. We have owned many early 70s cars over the years... GM, Ford and Chrysler. GM had far superior electrical systems. I NEVER owned a late 60s-early 70s GM car that had non-working power locks or windows. Every one I have ever owned with the option worked fine. Same could not be said for the Fords/Lincolns of the same era. Most everyone of those I/we owned had a window or door lock problem. Out of all of the early 70s GM cars that I have owned with power windows, which were: a 1972 Cadillac DeVille, 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado, 1971 Chevrolet Caprice, 1972 Buick Electra and my current 73' Pontiac Grand Ville, all have had all power windows working perfectly. We owned several 60s and 70s Lincolns and I think most had window issues, but the quality / fit finish of the instrument and door panels and interior materials, were excellent! I have also noticed too that certain GM cars of the early 70s had a high quality interior... the 71-76 Cadillacs seem to have a nice fit/finish.... the others are not that bad either and better than all Mopars of the same vintage in my opinion. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: NTX5467</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I concur that full-size Fords of the later '60s and early '70s had better fit and finish than many other American makes. The Exxon service station I traded with back then had an owner/operator that was a Ford guy. He had a customer (a real estate agent) who drove '68 Country Squire wagons. He didn't mind going "out into the pasture" with it to show a property. He did have some repairs from this activity (using the car like a pickup truck), but it just kept on going. The 390 V-8s were always smooth and the Tecumseh a/c compressors kept on going as did the automatic transmission. My aunt and uncle bought a new '68 Galaxie 500 LTD. The pin striping was exactly as it should be and the "panty cloth" interior fabric lived up to its billing of being soft and highly durable. By that time, Ford had their fit and finish game down pat, right down to the smoothness of the metal on the edges of the doors with a continuous reflection line rather than one with humps and bumps. So, Shaffer, all it might have taken to fix your Chevy was just a good, ole fashioned valve job--getting the guide clearance back into spec would probably have fixed that whole oil use problem. NTX5467 </div></div>
  16. I know it. It is 54° here now at 11:35pm and the high tomorrow (Tuesday), is forecasted to be 73°, with late evening severe thunderstorms.
  17. 60° here on Sunday and 72° by Tuesday. I am going to get out and enjoy.
  18. NTX - as always, a terrific and informative post! I always like your input. That must have been a heck of an engine! I wish the one in my old 1985 Caprice Estate had lasted that long. Actually, all 305 cars I have owned have not give me the best of service. My 85' Caprice Estate was a 1-owner car and only had like 97K and it was burning oil like mad. I ended up selling it for $200. I think the guy derbied it, despite telling me he was going to restore it. 320K is "low" miles compared to some Camrys I have seen of the same vintage. There was someone on the Camry forums that claimed they had around 831K on a 92' Camry... mostly highway miles however and someone on the Lexus boards was boasting about a 90' LS400 they had with nearly 700K. I just hope mine makes it to 300K. As mentioned before, all "Japanese" cars, even the older ones are not perfect. One disaster I failed to mention was the 1991-95 Acura Legends. Well built cars (I owned one), with top-notch build quality, what with it being Hondas luxury line, but these cars had a dreadful history of overheating engines because of premature failing headgaskets. Luckily, mine did not have that problem yet @ 192K, but I sold it before it had the chance. Look around for one and you will see that 70% have "overheating" issues. Some of the Mazda 929's were like that as well. Now, getting to Fords. I am a "GM" fan, but I also like some OLDER Fords... especially the 73-78 Country Squire wagons. You may notice that back in the later part of the early 70s, Ford boasted about its "better build quality" over GM or Mopar cars. It was true in many cases as much as I hate to say it.... the doors on a Ford seemed to close tighter and quieter and overall, the interior seemed to be a much higher quality... especially when compared to Mopars (Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth) of the same vintage. However, GM seemed to have the edge over the electrical systems when compared to Ford or Mopar. GM's had much less electrical problems overall during the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Probably all the way from the start of the cars to current.... 60s and 70s... seems like all GM and Mopars windows leak... Ford seemed to rate higher in this area as well. Also, from 1970 and back (at least on the FS cars), GM seemed to have the edge over Ford cars in most all areas- especially build quality. The 65-70 GM cars had a nice high-quality interior. My 69' Caprice was 100% squeak and rattle free... on the flip side, my 73' Grand Ville has its fair share of squeaks/rattles, however, my 72' Caprice Estate is still rattle free. My 72' Electra had some noises, but not like my 73' Grand Ville. Another funny thing... when we rented a 07' Buick Lucerne last year for vacation, I wanted to see the engine.... I popped the hood and was in shock to see "DENSO" on the alternator.... a Japanese made starter on a new Buick. I wondered what all else on it was made in Japan... Not saying its a bad thing. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Skyking</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: NTX5467</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Glad to hear of the Camry with 320K miles. </div></div> When I was a foreman for a print shop that I worked for in the 80's & 90's, I bought from an ink & blanket vendor that only bought Chevrolet wagons. He average 100,000 miles a year driving all over New England selling to print shops. He'd keep that wagon for three years before buying another one. When he traded it in he would joke on how the dealer only thought it would have around 40,000 instead of 300,000 miles plus, because back then it would only register 5 digits on the odometer. All he put in them was gas & oil. Now this was back in the 80's when people thought American cars were crap. These days all you hear is how the Asian cars rack up miles. It also happens to ours...... </div></div>
  19. Just as I thought... lol. I was going to say Chrysler 300, but I did not want to press my luck to far and thought I would get in the general area. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Mr. Solutions</div><div class="ubbcode-body">@ Shaffer and @ JohnD1956 Nope - keen eyes guys. Mopar indeed. Issa ma (modern) Baby: Chrysler 300 Johan </div></div>
  20. Just thought I would add... as much as I love old GM cars and an owner of 3 (two Pontiacs and a Chevrolet), I also like my Japanese daily drivers. I have a 1991 Lexus LS400, with 209K miles and the engine and transmission are smooth as silk. At a traffic light, I have to look at the tach to see if the engine is still running. My other Lexus LS400, which was a 1990 with <span style="font-weight: bold">256K</span> when I sold it was the same way. You could not even feel the engine running at idle. They are amazing. As Dave said, the switchgear on the 80s and 90s Japanese cars were outstanding, very much like German cars. Despite being 17 years old and 209K, my 1991 Lexus LS400s switches are still in new working condition and have a high quality feel to them. I have always been impressed with them in the 80s and 90s Hondas and Toyotas I have owned. I had a 1985 Mercedes and the switches were very tight on it as well... extemely high quality, but we all know some of the electrical nightmares that Mercedes exibit, but luckily, mine had not been plagued with those yet- amazingly! Even all of my power windows and locks still worked! I am not saying that even all of the older Hondas and Toyotas were without problems. Some of the older Hondas had carburator problems (before FI was put on them) and despite outstanding build quality, the 1992-96 Toyota Camrys with the 2.2L had a severe oil leak issues from oil seals! My aunt has one as a work car with 320K (YES, 320K), that she occasionally runs very low in oil! Its so funny. The car will not stop! Still squeak and rattle free on the inside! She uses her 2002 GMC Yukon on regular occasions. I think thats another thing I love so much about my 1991 Lexus LS400... despite the age and high miles, its still 100% squeak and rattle free over bumps, as was my other one and my Camrys. The LS400s were/are not without trouble spot though, but they are still rated among the most reliable. Some of the known problems are air-suspension issues (on models equipped), electo-illuminated instrument panels are known to go out from age (a costly repair, but there is a man that puts in a new capacitor (which is what goes bad) for $350) and the LCD readouts on the HVAC controls go dark after about 13-18 years. Another major flaw on these are the power steering pumps tend to leak after 150K-200K and leak down onto the alternator, which ruins it. Bad design. Also, there is a wiring harness mounted on the left hand trunk hinge that can become frayed (it can get pinched because of where its located) and short out and causes some strange lights to illuminate. Oddly, no fires have ever been reported because of this. I think its a very low voltage thing and enough to cause some warning lights to go haywire... its a easy repair though. They have to be loosened from the loom. Thankfully, I have not had any of these problems... YET! Another common problem on the late 80s-early 90s Toyotas is bad ground to the brake lights... you may notice when someone in a Corolla, Celica, Camry or even a early Lexus, if the taillights are on and the brakes are depressed, a taillight may go out completely until the brakes are released. Its a potential problem on any car, but its more common on this vintage of Toyota cars. Sorry if I have rambled on... LOL. Conclusion.. would I buy a Buick? You bet! I love the new Lucerne and the new SUV! Enclave? <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Tom</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
  21. Its strange it does not have auto-off headlights, because even my <span style="font-weight: bold">1987</span> Camry had those, as well as my 1993 Camry and my 1991 Lexus LS400. Starting in 1993, the Lexus had auto on and off lights... it detected when it was dark out like the older luxury GM cars had. According to the Toyota link, auto-off headlights are standard, even on the base 2008-2009 Camry.... "Aerodynamic multi-reflector halogen headlamps with auto on/off feature" "Battery-saver feature--deactivates interior lights after 20 minutes" It also says it has a battery saver feature.... Could it have been a defective battery and the headlights just automatically came on when the car started? Do not get me wrong... I am not taking up for them... I will be the first to admit that the Japanese cars are not as well built (quality wise) as they were in the mid 1980s to mid 1990s. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Skyking</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Camry doesn't have auto on/off headlights??? Gezz, my 8 year old Century does. They keep buying them........ </div></div>
  22. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JohnD1956</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Hey Mr. solutions, thats not a Buick dashboard, is it? Also looks like your seat belt light is malfunctioning. My 95 Riv used to have that problem till I edged the power seat straight up a notch. JD </div></div> Looks like a Mopar dash panel to me, but I may be wrong... I have been before. lol.
  23. It was much colder here today! The high was only 41°, which was 6° below our average for this time of year. It was 60° on Tuesday, then that cold front blasted through after midnight and cooling it down, but not before some terrible thunderstorms ripped through in a squall line. It was windy! Upper 60s forecasted Tuesday. We will see. It will warm up there soon enough... like May?
  24. I cannot even recall the last time I saw a 2dr 86-91 LeSabre or a 2dr Delta 88 of the same vintage for that matter. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Pete Phillips</div><div class="ubbcode-body">By 1989, the LeSabre coupes are getting fairly rare. If you want a REALLY rare one, try to find a 1991 LeSabre coupe. Look up the production numbers for the '91s and you will be shocked--only a few hundred made! </div></div>
  25. Here is a link to the ad.... OR, here is the owners own ad... "I just acquired a 73 buick centurion hardtop is yellow/gold in color, the exterior is not in the best shape but is has a 350 motor and dont know what kind of tranny...the interior is real nice, no cracks in dash, seats are not torn up except for drivers seat, it looks decent...lights/blinkers/all the bells and whistles still work...trunk looks to be 100 percent as well as floors 100 percent...the people i bought it from were the first and only owners of this car i was told and it was bought in and never leaved SW has sat in the garage since 1998 when they drove it 100 miles to get a new transmission put in it and then drove it 100 miles back with a new tranny and parked since then...i stuck a battery in it and put new plugs on it and she fired right up 10 years later and tranny works great, i crawled under it and it even looks brand new still...i took it out and ran it 5-10 miles and its a good running car even with all the old junk on the motor, with a better tune up i bet it would run real nice which i will end up doing if i keep it...i know centurions are a rare car and were only made for 3 years...didnt know if anyone had any interest in them or not...located in imperial nebraska and if anyone has and interest in it you can send me a you can see by the pics the exterior is not 100 percent or anything, its not a show car by any means...little surface rust and it looks like maybe it tried to squeeze between something that was too small to go thru if you can see the marks on the paint and the slight fender damage on drivers side..taking offers on it i guess or trades all i know is that i dont want it" more photos on the link!