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a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« on: September 16, 2014, 11:04:35 PM »
This car has been sitting 10 years that I know of. I am sure it does not run. I am new at this, I do not know car values. It is in fair shape with a little rust. There is not a for sale sign. If I offer him $500 is that fair or an insult?
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Re: a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2014, 11:14:09 PM »
I hate to say this but it could be either one. Depends on the owner.
Maybe just talk to the guy, tell him you are a Pinto person and would like to see what he has. If he seems receptive then see what happens from there. Maybe he is waiting on someone to help him restore it, wishes he never saw it, or he is waiting for it to finance his retirement. You just never know.

If you end up offering to buy it, have cash with you. Most "buyers" in these deals don't have the cash and that ends up getting the owner po'd at everyone.

It also depends on your area. It could be a $500 car, or $1000 or higher. In AZ a rust free car is normal, in Ohio it is extremely rare and brings a lot more money.
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Re: a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2014, 12:21:08 AM »
I hate to say this but it could be either one. Depends on the owner.
Maybe just talk to the guy, tell him you are a Pinto person and would like to see what he has. If he seems receptive then see what happens from there. Maybe he is waiting on someone to help him restore it, wishes he never saw it, or he is waiting for it to finance his retirement. You just never know.

If you end up offering to buy it, have cash with you. Most "buyers" in these deals don't have the cash and that ends up getting the owner po'd at everyone.

It also depends on your area. It could be a $500 car, or $1000 or higher. In AZ a rust free car is normal, in Ohio it is extremely rare and brings a lot more money.
Russ

All excellent advice!

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Re: a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2014, 12:33:25 AM »
Also depends on the year. Early cars are worth more than 74-up. Chances are you will hear the magic sentences "it's not for sale because it was blah blah's car" & " I'm going to restore it some day"
 
If he may sell you better look it over well. Any car that sat that long out of a garage is going to have issues. Especially look at the floors from underneath. If it's an early Pinto with disc brakes be aware that rotors, calipers, lines & a master cylinder are in order & that stuff will set you back $200+ right off the bat. 74-up are waaaaaay cheaper to replace brakes on.
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Re: a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2014, 06:56:33 AM »
5.0 IS RIGHT BOUT THE BRAKE PARTS. I HAVE A 73 AN THE ROTORS ARE 150 A PIECE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2014, 08:07:02 AM »
I know most people like the early, small bumper, cars best but if I ever find the right orange '74 Runabout, my '72 Squire will be gone in a flash! 


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Re: a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2014, 08:13:05 AM »
I GOT MY 73 RUNABOUT WELL ONLY CAUSE IT WAS THE ONLY PINTO I FOUND LOCALLY.

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Re: a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2014, 08:25:45 AM »
5.0 IS RIGHT BOUT THE BRAKE PARTS. I HAVE A 73 AN THE ROTORS ARE 150 A PIECE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amazon has the early rotors for around $60 which is the best price around.
 
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Re: a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2014, 10:30:56 PM »
Yes Dwayne... hopefully gone in a flash to MY house! lol  ;D

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Re: a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2014, 02:38:13 AM »
Yes Dwayne... hopefully gone in a flash to MY house! lol  ;D



I'm sure that can be arranged... provided you come up with a pristine orange '74 Runabout with black interior to trade!

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Re: a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2014, 07:22:31 AM »
Well, I got an orange 74 but it don't have a black interior, lol.. ;D
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Re: a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2014, 03:47:40 PM »
So I went up to the owner and asked him if he would sell. He said that the car has been sitting for 12 years. It belonged to his father who has passed on. He is to sentimental to sell. So it will just rust away. I gave him my number in case he changes his mind
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Re: a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2014, 08:48:34 PM »
Well, I got an orange 74 but it don't have a black interior, lol.. ;D

And it's not a Runabout!  Joe Escobar has my car... I just haven't figured out how to pry it out of his hands!  lol

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Re: a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2014, 09:35:41 PM »
And it's not a Runabout!  Joe Escobar has my car... I just haven't figured out how to pry it out of his hands!  lol

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Oh, I thought you wanted a wagon, lol. ;D ;D
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Re: a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2014, 10:28:08 PM »
So I went up to the owner and asked him if he would sell. He said that the car has been sitting for 12 years. It belonged to his father who has passed on. He is to sentimental to sell. So it will just rust away. I gave him my number in case he changes his mind

Chances are you will hear the magic sentence "it's not for sale because it was blah blah's car"

Did I call it or what??!! Ahhhh, the death sentence (pun intended) of many a restorable classic....  :'(
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Re: a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2014, 01:08:31 AM »
Oh, I thought you wanted a wagon, lol. ;D ;D

Nope... I have a wagon (a '72 Squire, to be exact).  Looking for an orange '74 Runabout with black interior.  2.3L with 4 spd. transmission if possible, however would consider other drivetrains.

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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2014, 07:27:22 AM »
Well, there's not much around here but I'll keep an eye out for one..
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Re: a trunk style in neighbors driveway
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2014, 04:00:22 PM »
So I bought the car. I sent the owner a letter and pointed out that if the car rusted away it would not benefit, his father, him or me. It worked. I now own the car. I paid $600.00  I probably over paid. I haven't seen another one in my area for ages. I would have to pay shipping on any other car I found. It would have added another $600-$1000 to the price. I will start a new thread with more photos for the rebuild.
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« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2014, 04:13:53 PM »
I want to start a new topic. I can not find the menu list of forum topics on this new format. Will someone please tell me where on the opening page to look? Thank you
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« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2014, 04:27:07 PM »
Click on community and you will get to the forum.
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« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2014, 09:13:56 PM »
Click on community and you will get to the forum.
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