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Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/15/19 9:46 p.m.

It has 179k miles. It runs, drives, and stops, has no rust and I got it for an even $1000.

It's one of the few project cars I've ever had that drove onto and off of a trailer or dolly by itself.  



It was a daily driver in Southern Pines, NC up until May of this year when the gentleman I bought it from got a 2001 Miata and mostly stopped driving it. He turned in the plate, canceled the insurance and put it up for sale. I wasn't able to drive it too far, just around his neighborhood a bit. 

The seller has some other cars for sale, too. He's cleaning up his yard a bit. He's got a late 60s early 70s Chevelle with a 454 he wants like $10k for, and some more mundane cars. You can see the Z28 in the driveway. 



What is the plan? Fix it up a bit, drive it, do a few CAM autocross events next year, maybe Challenge car. We'll see.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/15/19 10:01 p.m.

VIN: 2G1FP22P1R2108692

A VIN decode thing shows:

3.42 rear axle ratio

Limited Slip Differential 

Performance axle

Performance ride/handling suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

4-wheel coil spring suspension system w/computer-selected springs

Monotube gas-charged front/rear shocks

16" x 8" cast aluminum silver wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes

Stainless steel exhaust system

Tilt-wheel steering wheel

Special black roof treatment

Body-color bumper fascias

Integral rear spoiler

Miniquad halogen headlamps

Center high-mounted stop lamp

Dual black sport mirrors (LH remote/RH manual)

Solar-Ray tinted glass

Intermittent wiper system

pontiacstogo
pontiacstogo New Reader
11/15/19 10:12 p.m.

That's a killer deal.  They make fun autocrossers.  Looks unmolested too.  Cool score.

Of course, I'm a little biased.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/15/19 10:42 p.m.
pontiacstogo said:

That's a killer deal.  They make fun autocrossers.  Looks unmolested too.  Cool score.

Of course, I'm a little biased.

I didn't scrutinize it too much at that price, but it appears to be 100% original, except for an updated Optispark the PO put into it. I've got $1000 in updates I can do on the car and keep it under budget.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise Dork
11/15/19 10:46 p.m.

Beautiful

 

my best friend had that exact car in the teal green, we did lots of dumb things in that car. His brother had a new WS6 

 

I love your plum/ black cherry color. Exact color as my LS430. This color also came in the 95-96Impala SS 

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS GRM+ Memberand Dork
11/16/19 7:45 a.m.

Running Z28 for 1k?  Awesome!  With 3.42s it's a 6 speed?  If so trans alone is a $1000 core.  

Patrick
Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/16/19 7:51 a.m.
mr2s2000elise said:

Beautiful

 

my best friend had that exact car in the teal green, we did lots of dumb things in that car. His brother had a new WS6 

 

I love your plum/ black cherry color. Exact color as my LS430. This color also came in the 95-96Impala SS 

That's way not the same a dark cherry metallic on the impala.

 

nice score on the Camaro.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise Dork
11/16/19 9:13 a.m.

In reply to Patrick :

My eyes must be going at old age then. Apologize 

noddaz
noddaz GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
11/16/19 10:44 a.m.

Nice looking Camaro!  Good job on buying it!  Run the wheels off of it.  wink

Nomad
Nomad Reader
11/16/19 3:04 p.m.

Cart time.

rico750sxi_2
rico750sxi_2 New Reader
11/16/19 4:29 p.m.

Nice find, it will be a fun car especially with only $1k into it. 

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/16/19 4:39 p.m.

Time to torque the head studs and then see if you can stretch em with nitrous 

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/17/19 6:21 p.m.

I am calling it the Fakata F-Body. 

There are many rattles and squeaks. 

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/19/19 6:28 p.m.

I'm quite sure the brake lights were working when I bought the car, but apparently two of them were not working when I got the safety inspection done.

I'll mess with it tomorrow. The weather is supposed to be back up in the 60s.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/19/19 6:37 p.m.
Brett_Murphy said:

There are many rattles and squeaks. 

If you no longer hear rattles & squeaks in an Fbody it’s because it’s broken down. 

pontiacstogo
pontiacstogo Reader
11/20/19 7:05 a.m.

Weird - mine's definitely a harsh ride, but no rattles or squeaks.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/21/19 8:02 p.m.

It seems as if the brake switch is good and the center light works. This tells me that I somehow broke the turn signal switch towing on the dolly or seeing if it would do donuts in the parking lot when I got it back to Raleigh.

Either one.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/22/19 8:43 a.m.

FWIW, great subject line. Thanks. 

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/22/19 9:46 p.m.

Thanks, David. I hope to actually make it to the Challenge with this one.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/25/19 10:20 p.m.

I bought some tools I don't have in order to do some work on the steering column.

The best sign of choosing the right project is when you gotta buy tools you don't have to even start it.

ProDarwin
ProDarwin UltimaDork
11/25/19 10:32 p.m.
Brett_Murphy said:


There are many rattles and squeaks. 

So what you are saying is its a good rallyx car?

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/26/19 8:47 a.m.

It's pretty lacking in ground clearance. I'd rather use a Mustang for rallycross, and I've considered that idea more than once, just for the LOLs.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/28/19 6:25 p.m.

Today I worked on the brake lights a bit and forgot to put the hazard button in when I should have, and now I have to do most of the whole job over again.

YAAAAAY.

A 401 CJ
A 401 CJ Dork
11/29/19 7:59 a.m.

275 hp “seems” weak by today’s standards but don’t be fooled (as so many often are) by the peak number.  These will go like stink when running properly.  They’re sub 14 in the quarter (if barely) and don’t top out until 151 if I remember the R&T test correctly.  Hell, even Phil Hill was bragging on it.  

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/29/19 6:37 p.m.
A 401 CJ said:

275 hp “seems” weak by today’s standards but don’t be fooled (as so many often are) by the peak number.  

I'm in it for the torque. This is the first muscle car I've ever owned.

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