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'89 turbo with manual trans. Very clean, under 21,000 original miles, and rust free. Always stored indoors so the leather is also in fantastic shape. I am selling it for a lady who's husband past away and she just isn't driving it enough these days. Light yellow color. AC blows cool but not cold. I'll try to get that sorted for her asap, but I think it just needs a recharge or conversion to 134a. A couple of minor doordings just behind right front tire. I'll also try to to get my paintless dent repair guy to take care of those as well. No paint or bodywork ever. This is an extremely nice TC. vin#ZC2FR1107KB201349

Asking price of $7.995. Photos available on request.

Please email me with any questions.

Thanks.

Gar

biggar@cox.net

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I must resist...

The spell is too strong...

It's pulling me twards Vista...

I'm gonna be in trouble with the boss if I do...

Gar, if your friends husband had bought a Black/Ginger/5SPD I'd be on the 5 south already headed the 45 miles to Vista. I'm full up on Yellow tho:o

That is a very, very nice TC:cool:

Alan

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The car is actually located in Rancho Santa Fe. I look after a few car collections, and the lady I am helping to sell this car for is a good friend of one of my clients. These cars are hard to pin down as far as pricing goes, but I've checked around the internet and I think we have a reasonable starting point.

For anyone in the market for a TC, I think this one is most definitely worth a look. It's kind of a little time capsule. I'm going to try to get the a/c serviced next week, take the top off and get some more photos, and do a nice detail to the car. It's really extremely clean, but detailing it gives me a chance to get to know the car a little better and that helps me to better describe the car to potential buyers. I like people who buy cars that I represent to be absolutely aware of what they're getting, for better or worse. If there are flaws in the car, I want the buyer to know about them so there are no disappointments, especially if they're buying the car without personally inspecting it (which I don't recommend).

Thanks for the post and if you know anyone looking, send them this way!

Gar

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I'm sure the owner is flexible on her pricing, so maybe we could work something out. I have a fantastic shipper who does enclosed from San Diego to the east coast for anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500 tops. The $1,500 was for a sport-utility that had to go from San Diego to Long Island, NY and he said that price included at least $100 of tolls he had to pay to get out there with the transport truck!

I don't think this car would be a disappointment to any TC fan.

Gar

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The problem is Gar, that I live in Newfoundland, Canada. It would cost me an additional $2000+ to ship from Ney York to here. The last leg of the journey cost me $850 the last time, just to get it to the island. Good Luck.\

Bob

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VERY nice car and very fair price- doesn't get much better. If it was a red one, I would be all over it. Just not a fan of the yellow ones.

My father has a low mileage red '91 for sale. 13,400 miles, black leather, AM/FM/cassette/CD, new brakes, tires, Two sets of wheels. Asking $12000. Car is in central Illinois.

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Just thought I'd chime in and say that the air conditioning is now fixed and blowing ice cold. It wasn't really broken in the first place. A proper service with an evacuation and refill with the right oil and original R12 refrigerant has it good as new. Took the hardtop off to reveal a flawless convertible top as well.

Still for sale. I'm going to do a little detail on it this week, but the photos above are before any cleanup at all was done, so you can see it's just a really nice little car. Also have the umbrella, books, tool kit with gloves and bandaids, and a nice dealer only book and videotape package that will also go to the new owner.

Tires are nice, and I've driven the car probably 20 miles or so now. Runs and drives absolutely excellent with no rattles or squeaks. Clutch take-up is great. Brakes are great. Turbo spools up nicely. The oil was changed a couple of months ago, so the lady who owns the car has kept up with maintenance even though she has rarely driven it the last year or so. If you're in southern California, or plan to be, I'd be more than happy to show the car. It's located in Rancho Santa Fe, about an hour and a half south of L.A. and 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego.

Thanks.

Gar

biggar@cox.net

(760) 497-1015

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Got it all detailed and ready to roll now. Listed for sale on cars.com too. Price is negotiable and owner is motivated. I'll probably get the hood insulation replaced in the next week or so. I think that's about it. Might remove the "vintage" cell phone too.

I'm liking this car more every time I drive it, but I don't need any more cars!!!

Gar

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Funny thing about this car Gar, the more pics you show, the better it looks:) It really is a very nice car. Yes MB, this is one of the 500 made 16V cars. It's also one of the top 3 Yellow/Ginger/Black I've seen for sale in the last 10 years, if you have the means, I'd move on it at that price! Like I said a page earlier, if it was a black/ginger 5spd car, I'd have bought it the day it was posted here.

Also, east San Diego County is spectacular! But you already know that. One group I am with drove up to Palomar observatory and stayed at Harrahs Rincon Casino by way of Ponte Winery a couple weekends ago asnd it was an unforgettable drive.

Fly out MB, and drive it back to OK:cool: Hurry, before fall sets in...

Alan

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Thanks for the nice words Alan. I have done a bit of detailing to the car, and took the top off. It's a sweet little car that drives just excellent. There is a minor oil leak that I'm having trouble finding the source of. Just a couple of drips on the floor where it's parked and I can see some evidence on the bottom of the car, but don't know where it starts. It's very minor but just something I noticed in the care and feeding of this little car over the last few weeks.

The wheels are kind of driving me nuts. They have a clearcoat on the faces that is coming off. I'd like to just get it all off and polish the aluminum up nice. I think they'd look great if I could figure out a reasonably easy way of stripping the rest of that stuff off. If it was my car, I'd just upgrade the wheels with something new when it's time for tires.

A member here saw my post about the little trim piece. He's local and has one. I've been busy over the weekend and such but I'm going to look him up this week.

You're right about Palomar mountain. I'm one of those sportbike riders who play around there on the weekends!

Gar

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OK , Two weeks and no new thread . Do you have the TC now. Alan said come to CA. and drive it back to OK. :o With all the parts , that are hard to get for the 16 valve engines and tran . I wont to drive a TC as my first car, you know every day. So what do you TC owner think . :confused:

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Well, it's been awhile. Car was off the market for awhile and now it's back on the market. Not much has changed. Still gets started and run regularly by the owner. She's pretty motivated this time around and we're open to reasonable offers. I think she just decided it's time now to let it go. Contact info is still the same, so let me know.

Thanks.

Gar

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Bill, the car has been held up in limbo for the last year or so due to a buyer not completing the purchase after sending a deposit. We kept extending and extending him time to get the rest of the money together but after over a year of messing around, we finally had to simply put the car back on the market again. I feel bad as I really wanted him to have the car, but how long can we wait around? The deposit was put down in September, 2010 with the balance due in 90 days. I thought that was very generous. Ninety days becomes six months. Six months becomes a year. . . What is one supposed to do?

Gar

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O.K.,

Car is available.

We've given the buyer far too many chances to come up with the money and get the car bought. It's apparent that this is not going to happen and we are at long last moving forward.

Don't hesitate to call if there is interest in this car. Time to get it sold.

Thanks.

Gar

(760) 497-1015

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I can't afford the car but jokingly I can make a package deal. Have your PDR guy drive it to St. Louis. He can make a fortune here right now. The body shops are booked through August from a hail storm. He can see all the sights and I will provide room and board if he takes $6,400 worth of dents out of my Sebring FIRST. On the way home, he can take the St. Louis Rams with him to LA or where ever. The want us to spend $740 million on REMODELING the stadium for them.

PS I call the football team the EWES.

If you land in St. Louis you will see a sea of blue tarps on roofs near the airport.

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I wish you the best with this car. It appears to be very fairly priced. I have spread the word some here on the East Coast stressing it is a 16 Valve as I suggested to you a while back.

In my opinion, a deposit that is not followed through on is only partial compensation for storage, the cost of funds tied up in the car and for any sales lost you might not even know about. The "buyer" may have been attempting a no risk sale. The deposit loss became his or her risk and a cost of doing business.

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