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Old 08-08-2007, 01:50 PM   #1
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Hello boneville enthuisiests
i just recently picked up a semi clean 1978 bonnevile for free99 from a nun who passed away.
i saw the car parked at a church and noticed it hadnt moved with expired tags and cobwebs in the wheel wells so i left a note.
i returned to see if the not e had been seen and wa sinformed the car was owned by a nun who had past a few days earlier. A few answering machine messages later i got a returned call from the executer of her property and let me have it towed away.
got the keys a few days later and it runs. but the tow truck driver took a cotter pin from the transmission to manually put it in neutreul now i cant figure out where it came from. to see if it can drive.
discovered in the trunk wa sa bunch of empty quarts of oil and tranny fluid so that cant be good lol.

anyhow here she is in the condition i got her last week









and here she is after 15 minutes of some buffing


plans for it is to get the motor and trans in good operating condition some metalic brown paint and some 22'* that'll be next summer the more recent plans are get her runnign good and polsih the hell out of the stock hubs.
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Sweet. Can't beat the price of free fifty.

Definitely a sled you got there... What motor does it have? 455?
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Sweet. Can't beat the price of free fifty.

Definitely a sled you got there... What motor does it have? 455?
sadly no just the 5.7 litre 350 .
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wow, the exterior looks to be in GREAT condition!
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No rust from what I can see! Nice.

EDIT: California car...go figure! lol
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yeah cali car purchased locally from what the plate frame says
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Nice looking car man! It looks to be in awesome shape! How many miles does she have?
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Nice looking car man! It looks to be in awesome shape! How many miles does she have?
a ton .. i think it was 174,000
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That'* a slick car, nice straight body. I usually don't like brown-ish cars, but I actually like that color combo with the top.
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Sweet. Can't beat the price of free fifty.

Definitely a sled you got there... What motor does it have? 455?
sadly no just the 5.7 litre 350 .
Is that the Olds or Buick 350?

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