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*SOLD* 99% Original 87 Quest "Flatty" - PA - $1250 (near Allentown)


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#1 techboy

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 09:36 PM

99% Original 1987 “Flatty” Conquest turbo

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.

Background:
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.

Overall:
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 :D )

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Edited by techboy, 07 August 2014 - 11:07 PM.

1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:34 AM

looks nice

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 01:24 PM

Thanks!  If I had room for a 3rd one I'd probably keep it, but I hoping somebody on here will give it the love she needs to make her into a head turner.

BTW - does anyone know by looking at the pictures if those are original Flatty mudflaps?  I know when mudflaps come up on here some ppl go bonkers for them.  I don't know if they are ones the P/O bought and attached, or whether they are from the factory.  Just curious for my own knowledge.

Edited by techboy, 31 May 2014 - 01:26 PM.

1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
Feeback Thread | Motor rebuild thread | Restoration thread

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 01:36 PM

Very nice car for the money,being a northern car how are the frame rails?

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 11:31 PM

I just took about 7 shots of the underside today.  It's after midnight right now ... I'll post them up tomorrow and you guys can check them out yourselves.
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
Feeback Thread | Motor rebuild thread | Restoration thread

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 10:50 AM

I always wanted a nice auto flatty to molest.  I had a parts car same color with the porno red velour seats.

Sadly I am not in the position to take on a new project. Maybe in the fall.
2012 fall set up 20g 06  in the stock turbine houseing. 2g mas, Neo afc, Versafueler, 1050 / 2000 injectors on E85.  379hp 395 tq TBI Power

2012 spring set up. 18g06 in the stock turbine houseing.  2g mas, Neo afc, Versafueler, 1050 / 2000 injectors on E85.  Innovated data logging. 358 hp 393 tq. 12.71 @ 112
2011 set up. 18g05h,  2g mas, Neo afc, Versafueler, 1050 / 2000 injectors on E85.  Innovated data logging. 307 hp 360 tq  12.78 @ 112
2010 set up. 18g05h,  2G mas, Lsp 850 / 1400 injectors. Tuned with re flashed afc Neo version 1.104 and Innovated data logging.  297 hp 403 tq.


401 / 427 TBI   Dyno link-----------TBI Power http://www.sqperform....php?topic=33.0-----------Rear Gear link----------2010 Dyno link-------Feedback link

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 10:15 PM

Ok ... sorry ... this day ended up throwing more at me than I anticipated and I'm just now getting on the computer.  Here we go .....

Drivers Side Frame Rail:
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Passenger Side Frame Rail: (Looks to me as if it was possibly repaired previously)
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Hope that helps ....
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
Feeback Thread | Motor rebuild thread | Restoration thread

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 09:26 AM

So tempting!  

I think I remember the original owner of that car...but there were a few of those burg technica's in the valley.  I had a friend from highschool who had one as well (in fact, it may be the same car because his dad bought it new and I think he was just using it at the time).

Also, I bought my old 88 esir from rothrock, haha.

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 11:44 AM

I should run the VIN on it and see if I can find out who had it.  I still have the email of the guy I bought it off of.  Maybe he knows the original owners name.  I'll see what he says ....
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
Feeback Thread | Motor rebuild thread | Restoration thread

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 12:51 PM

wow. thats cleannnnn
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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:03 AM

I wish I could.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 09:15 PM

You can, it's just the shipping to China that'll be a killer ..... :o .... :P
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
Feeback Thread | Motor rebuild thread | Restoration thread

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:38 AM

I did a 5 bolt / 5 speed / intercooler swap on one of these years ago...  man was it a fun car.  This is temping to do it again,  I need to practice self control tho.  Sweet car, always loved the maroon.
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Posted 09 June 2014 - 09:28 PM

andy im not going to help   want me to pick up and meet you half way ;)

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:38 AM

View Posttimmyj, on 09 June 2014 - 09:28 PM, said:

andy im not going to help   want me to pick up and meet you half way ;)

Nope, if im going to meet you half way for anything its my Yellow car back!  lol  That car is still the desktop on my PC here at work.  grrr  lol
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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:40 PM

timmyj .... did you buy Chris Martin's old 89 Starion?  Those wheels look like the ones he had on his red car a few years back?
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:43 PM

Any takers at $1250??  Nice little car, I just can't afford 3 of em.
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:27 PM

View Posttechboy, on 16 June 2014 - 08:40 PM, said:

timmyj .... did you buy Chris Martin's old 89 Starion?  Those wheels look like the ones he had on his red car a few years back?
   I did buy his 89 starion

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:12 AM

Hows the rust on that thing holding up?  I remember that car well and I know it had a few issues that needed to be addressed.  Always liked that car though.
1988 Starion ESi-R ... crushed by a tree 10/31/11 - back from the dead 8/2016
1988 Conquest TSi ... current driver - sold to Bigjoe 6/2016
1987 Conquest Flatty ... F/S thread - sold 8/2014
1987 Conquest TSi ... parts car - sold to Coldscrip 12/2011
1999 Eclipse 4G63 ... heavily modified.
Feeback Thread | Motor rebuild thread | Restoration thread

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:29 PM

I can not believe your car has not sold yet, even as basic transportation its a great deal. Whats going on up there?




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