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#1 Markus56

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 11:49 PM

I just bought Girlwithalegacy a 79 DL sedan as a wedding present that i think might be in good shape and possibly rare? From what i am told it was a single owner who was a little old lady, her son sold it to me, on the condition that it doesn't get parted out.

 

what do you guys think?

 

The seats are in amazing shape, all the glass is good and works,but it looks like it was painted once.

 

 

 

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vinyl roof is almost perfect

 

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almost no rust

 

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odometer says 31,458

 

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automatic 3 speed! plus slant console and original stereo ( i think)

 

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look at these seats!!

 

 

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throw pillow included

 

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seller said the fuel pump didn't work. I'm thinking ground issue or rusty fuse block

 

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carb splash guard!!


Edited by Markus56, 30 July 2014 - 01:27 AM.


#2 Leeroy

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:15 AM

Very nice! I sorta like that half-vinyl roof thing going on. To my eyes (as an Australian) a distinctly American accessory!

 

It should clean up very well. Congrats on the purchase.



#3 Subieguy

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:23 AM

Check to make sure there is power getting to the fuel pump. Just unplug the wire to it and test it to see if there is any juice to it. With the ignition on. Great score by the way. Oh yeah, That is the factory console and radio too.



#4 GirlWithALegacy

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:31 AM

I have such a good husband! Cant wait to clean this up and put new tires on it... :D

 

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#5 lvsarge

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:30 AM

How fricking cool. How did you find it? Great pickup!



#6 Markus56

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:18 PM

Craigslist special. Only $300



#7 lvsarge

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:09 PM

Wow that's awesome. Sweet find, guys.



#8 moosens

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 05:56 AM

Find of the Year, maybe!!

Looks like an original to me.
I've had super low mileage old lady cars and that looks right on par. Maybe I missed it but does it still have the warning decal on the drivers door up high?

That's a cold weather carb shield. You can do without it this time of year.

The paint could be original. Check the old brochures for a match.

Good luck to you both!! Enjoy!!

#9 moosens

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:00 AM

Another thing.... You have a four door automatic. Slow but an absolute old lady car. And those are most of what you will find when coming across a true to life old lady car.

One of us might have a rear seat back for you. Pretty sure I passed one along to ctsuba. He definitely has them in 79 blue.

#10 Leeroy

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 10:56 AM


The paint could be original. Check the old brochures for a match.
 

 

The colour looks like Capital Red #89 from the chips I have. And I think they are actually seat covers rather than the seats themselves?


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#11 moosens

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 11:08 AM

Yes , you can see they did a makeover let's call it.

Very sure I have an excellent black passenger seat. Not sure about letting mine go until I decide if I'm going to convert my own interior or keep it blue.

#12 GirlWithALegacy

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:34 PM

Seats under the fabric are in stellar condition... Fabric in ok condition given the age. Cuts off the seats easily enough if we need to. Its not in our possession yet. Can't wait to get it home.

#13 Flowmastered87GL

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 11:02 PM

I'd say its pretty rare nowadays... especially since its not rusted away given how rusty cars out in your parts seem to get.  I think gen 1's over the last few years have officially become "vintage" and are gaining value pretty quick.



#14 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 11:41 AM

Better get it road trip ready so I can see it ;)

 

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#15 MR_Loyale

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 02:33 AM

Nice find. Now get it inside so the elements don't ruin it. ;)



#16 GirlWithALegacy

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 12:12 PM

No joke! We're working with the neighbors trying to get our garage cleared out. They've been renting it from our landlord for 5 yrs and agreed to clear it for us to use. Its been a work in progress but hopefully she'll be garaged before snow flies. Then the plan is to have her ready for WCSS17 since we can't make it this year.




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