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Old 07-03-2006, 05:47 PM
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what would you do with this 78 grand prix ?

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i picked this car up for cheap from the son of the original owner he had parked it in his garage and literally left it in there untouched since 1998 up unitl a coupel months ago when i went 30 miles to there and brought gas and a good battery and fired it up and drove it back the 30 miles to here, all it needed was a master cylinder, and heater blower motor and it does need a driver side wiper arm because the spring mount busted onit and so it doesnt keep the blade to the glass,

otherwise minor stuff like the headliner is down and the right rear QP has some rust, and the left rear end of the frame rail from the back of the wheel tub opening to the bumper is rotted out

otherwise its solid all original 78k miles with a 301 2bbl and auto trans runs and drives like a grandpas car, real smooth quiet reliable, no leaks or smoke or anything ever, never, always starts right up and goes nicely

but one problem

i dont like it very much, i sit in it and my head is in like on the ceiling, its not roomy at all i feel like im in a small closet and i dont like vinyl and its too plushy and well... grandpa-like

cant demo it or dirt track it or anything else cuz of the rear frame rail rot, and no one is going to want it as a nice cruiser either although i have had many ppl drool over it and ask to buy it but they never have the $
and alos being that its just a base model bench seat model it doesnt make it worth much or real desireable, its like a black sheep in a way, hmm.

i offer to part it since it has the hard to find clean trunk deck and doors and all the chrome goodies and so forth but no one is ever serious

is still a greeat errand runner regardless

but then again i dont like this kind of car no where near as much as i thought i might

for cars i am into the b bodies and x bodies- other than the true muscle era A bodies

what would you do if you had it ?

its nice but its not

i know its wprth something as something

but what..


its a real dilemma


thought id share., and see what anyone thinks or suggests, cuz i really dont know,

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