Quick Info: G54B RWD Turbo. 123K. Color is Lisbo Maroon (R07). Fairly rare color for 87. Maroon leather interior. Automatic. Non-intercooled. Sunroof, Original Everything. Current inspection, although it runs out in a few days (May). Car is completely original and STOCK – no mods. No title issues. Car is located in Lehigh Valley, PA.
I bought this car last September w/ a blown turbo and some other minor mechanical issues. The guy I bought it from told me it was a 1-owner car originally bought at Rothrock here in PA (still in business). Turbo blew, took it to his mechanic and he told him it wasn’t worth fixing. Mechanic bought it from original owner. The guy I bought it from was a corvette collector. He bought it from the mechanic b/c he “remembered” them from the 80’s. He drove it a few months w/out boost and sold it to me. I have no idea how true or not that story is – that’s just what I was told. I’m sure a Carfax would clear that up – I never ran one. In my eyes, it’s basically a one-owner car b/c it's only changed hands a few times in the last 8 months.
New Parts: New turbo, new feed and return lines. Various coolant lines replaced (due to age), brand new battery, and a new fuel filter included (not installed).
The Good: Car starts easily, idles, and runs well. It is one of the straightest bodied versions of these I’ve seen in a while. Car is completely unmolested. Original 87 front valance (discontinued) is in perfect condition – no cracks. The air diverter panel under the valance is present. Header panel is straight. Original Mitsu key, floor mats, and the funnel was still in the trunk along w/ the jack and tools. Radio works along w/ the antenna and the steering wheel radio buttons. Both pop-up headlights work excellent, all buttons, switches, lights, etc, work. A/C seems to work, but isn’t blowing cold. Probably just needs a recharge. No cracked glass. Exhaust was recently replaced. Fairly new Falken tires.
The (not-so) Bad: The paint on the car is in decent shape (not excessively scratched up or anything), but the clear coat is peeling off on various panels – it’s a shame. There is a dent in the driver’s door below the side mirror. Looks like it got whacked in a parking lot. The leather seats are hard and have age cracks, but there are no tears. There are 3 minor spots of rust. 1 - Passenger rear quarter fender well. 2 – Drivers rear quarter behind the mudflap. 3- Passenger door weld seam – where many of these cars rust. It’s not bad (see pictures) and if it were dealt with now you’d be in good shape. I’ve seen WAAAAY worse. Lastly, the rear wiper doesn’t work.
It’s difficult to find one of these complete, let alone running, still original, and with a title. Somebody took great care of this car, and it shows for a 27 year old car. Everything that’s wrong is due to age (not neglect) and is correctable while you enjoy driving it.
Asking $1450 here on the board, I also have the car listed on CL and am asking slightly more there. Cash or money order accepted only. Respond to post with questions so everyone has the answers, PM me if you want to set up a time to look at it. I’m an honest person to deal with – I think you’ll find it’s just the way I described it.
My wife took a bunch of pictures for me (the way a F/S thread should be )
Drivers Side Dent:
Edited by techboy, 07 August 2014 - 11:07 PM.