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killer_cr80r 05-27-2004 12:03 AM

IS THIS CAR WORTH FIXING UP?
 
Car for sale......
Year: 1988
Make: oldsmobile
Model: cutlass ciera
Trim: international series (special edition) (sports edition)
Options: 3.8L v-6, 2 door coupe, cruise, tilt, leather, power seat, power windows, power locks, center console shifter, all gauges i.e. oil tach temp volts, A/C 4 speed transmission, tires fairly new
Miles: 149,000
Condition: Engine threw a rod, transmission is well maintained shifts nice, new alluminum radiator, leather is in fair condition normal wear no big tears, A/C works, Some rust mainly on trunk and drivers side front and passenger is pretty good, Some fading on hood, broken door handle on drivers side
Price: Make an offer not expecting a whole lot for it project car

This is a rare car to find plus someday will most likly be a collector because of oldsmobile discontinuing

http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/608745/7

willwren 05-27-2004 12:07 AM

It will NOT be a collector's item with the end of Oldsmobile. Sorry.

Knowing what year it is might help, but it's pointless. I wouldn't touch it with a thrown rod.

Jim W 05-27-2004 12:09 AM

To be honest...probably not...part it out.

That engine is toast, get what you can from parts, I bet a few Olds owners may need some of those parts if they are in good shape, you can make better money.

killer_cr80r 05-27-2004 12:32 AM

But dang man............

http://images.cardomain.com/member_i...45_26_full.jpg

http://images.cardomain.com/member_i...45_27_full.jpg

http://images.cardomain.com/member_i...45_30_full.jpg

Twister97 05-27-2004 12:38 AM

Plus its missing a freakin hood. "gargle,gargle,gargle"

1992 trofeo 05-27-2004 12:48 AM

There probably isnt to many 2 doors of those, but id keep the seats, and scrap it...

crzydmnd72 05-27-2004 12:49 AM

Killer, I gotta admit, your new camera takes pretty good pics.

Just a suggestion here, get a rebuild kit, some tools, a manual and your favorite CD, and try your hand at rebuilding it? You got nothing to lose, something to learn and maybe appreciate the kind of damage that abuse can do to a machine, and you might even be able to drive/sell it when you're done.

but thats just a suggestion

Jim W 05-27-2004 09:35 AM

I bet the badges alone would fest a nice penny. Isnt that the car with the flags on the badging?

killer_cr80r 05-27-2004 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crzydmnd72

Just a suggestion here, get a rebuild kit, some tools, a manual and your favorite CD, and try your hand at rebuilding it? You got nothing to lose, something to learn and maybe appreciate the kind of damage that abuse can do to a machine, and you might even be able to drive/sell it when you're done.

I dont think I can rebuild it because I think the rod went through the side of the block cause after it seized up they had to tow it and it got like 3 qts of oil all over his flat bed truck (cops towed it). I was thinking tho find me another 3800 at a junk yard that works and use that to drop in there but I have no expereince doing this tho but I will be going to school to become a auto mechanic so I have a few choices here....

A. Try to rebuild the engine if the rod didn't go through the block
B. Swap the engine with a junk-yard engine
C. Wait till I am done with school to become a auto mechanic then fix it or swap the engines
D.Try to swap the engine over my summer break /w my part time job

My end result hopefully will be....
Drop a new engine.....
Sand down all rust spots mabey use some bondo and paint it the same color (I love this color)
Fix the door handle
Drive it for a decent looking winter car

killer_cr80r 05-27-2004 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim W
I bet the badges alone would fest a nice penny. Isnt that the car with the flags on the badging?

Yes it is.... I'll post a pic of em after work @ 6:30 pm central

There is not one of these 2 door coupes in cardomain at all (1 four door) that looks like mine

http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/380963

Minus this one but I have more options than him
http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/569157


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