I stumbled across this Starion a few weeks back on ebay and while it clearly needed some paint work on the bumpers, it seemed to have a great interior, no rust, and only 56k on the odometer. It didnít hit the reserve price on ebay and I contacted the owner after the auction, received many more photos of the undercarriage, and became more comfortable with making an offer after scrubbing carfax and studying all of the photos I had accumulated.
Smooth transaction and the car arrived last night and I drove her from the car transport trailer and into my driveway without issues. Ran very well on the short trip home, boosted well, and shifted perfect. As the sun came up this morning, I really started to smile because I was able to see all her imperfections... which were essentially none on the interior. A solid 9/10 on the inside for sure - very pleased. The 1986 interior is unbelievably comfortable... I like the seats MUCH more than the 1989. Honestly, some of the most comfortable seats Iíve ever been in. The only gauge that needs attention is the oil pressure. Not reading, but the seller and I discussed it before I bought it and pressure was verified at the sendor on the motor - there is good oil pressure. The undercarriage has no rust issues, neither does the body. The outside is maybe a 7/10 and that is because the front and rear bumpers need paint and thereís 3 dings in the car, along with faded black trim pieces here and there. The tail lights are damn near mint. The only major aftermarket part I can find on the car is the exhaust system and the seller was also straight forward about that ahead of time. There are also trilogy injectors in the stock TBI setup.
The Starion will be going into the shop in the next month or so to get redone in factory paint code H43 Eiger Silver Metallic. All black trim (including rear bumper and lower front valance) will be addressed.
After the paint work, I will get the rims refurbished. They are not damaged, but need a serious polish job and clear coating. Other than a stock cosmetic facelift, I will need to comeback and figure out a gameplan for the exhaust. Not trying to make a concourse correct Starion, but this car deserves a stockĒishĒ exhaust again! Will need all of your help sorting that out in a month or two please.
Hereís a few pics from day 1 home and Iíll update this thread accordingly with progress.
Edited by Matt888, 02 June 2018 - 10:21 PM.