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Offline CoolBird

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« on: January 14, 2007, 01:04:38 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1977-PONTIAC-TRANS-AM-400ci-V-8-AUTO-RARE-Y81-BANDIT_W0QQitemZ280070365741QQihZ018QQcategoryZ6427QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Funny...the guy gives the transamtech website as documentation to show the L78 production number...and then mis-quotes the number. :roll: The 548 should be 748.
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2007, 01:24:50 PM »
Funny... I just sent you an email about this car Larry....

I hope this one goes to the end... like to see what an Average Y81 will sell for...
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2007, 01:33:20 PM »
Solar78.... This is the guy that is close to me, the one I was telling you about.
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Offline Solar78

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2007, 01:36:13 PM »
I thought it might be... wasn't sure..

TA behind the Y81 is a nice one! That going up for sale?
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2007, 06:54:21 PM »
Lots of stuff wrong with this car, looks like a piece/put together car to me...

78-80 deluxe seats  w/standard door panels and dash, 78-81 radio, wrong shaker base, late 77 shaker (this car should have a short 77 shaker) wrong valve covers (not a W72), shift indicator rusty like windshield leaks, no center on the horn button, PHS shows power windows but this car now has roll ups, non air panel under column,  w/air dash and glovebox, rear seat console awol, incorrect (and rolled) striping, I bet its even worse in person as the pics are not that good.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2007, 08:34:30 PM »
Yeah, this guy is close to me, I have spoken with him quite a few times.  Yes, this car is a nothing.... has alot of stuff wrong with it.  Did you even notice the different snowflakes between the drivers side and passenger side?

This is another seller that expects a new paint job to sell a car and people buy it without knowing all of the stuff wrong with it.  I would hate to see the electrical and mechanical issues with this car.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2007, 08:49:27 PM »
I would bet he still gets between 8-10 for the car..
Just watch.. there is ALWAYS someone that will pau a lot for something like this... a lower production TA that is...

Didn't catch teh two diff types of wheels.. gotta go back and check this car out...
haha
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2007, 08:50:57 PM »
I just asked him a question. lets see if he answers.      ( The build sheet says pwr windows, i see crank handles on the doors, and the rear seat console is missing. Are there any other things you may know of wrong with the car?)
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2007, 09:50:21 PM »
I asked about the miles and the cowl plate codes....
NO COWL PLATE and 112,000 miles....

I am re-estimating my guess at the sale price at $7,500-9,500

I would still love to have this car in my garage!!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2007, 10:25:45 PM »
Quote from: "LOMILETA"
Are there any other things you may know of wrong with the car?)


Midyear did a good job of covering alot of things wrong with this ride.

Good eye on those snowflakes Brett, :wink:  I had to look a second and third time to notice it.

I would also add that the small SE stripe is missing on the lower section of the back bumper.
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2007, 10:46:26 PM »
What are you talking about. It has power windows. The switches are right there in the center console. It just has the same manual assist option that Brett's new car has. :lol:
Larry


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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2007, 11:17:05 PM »
Is it just me, OR ARE YOU BOTHERED BY ADS THAT ARE IN ALL CAPS AND BIG LETTERS TOO?:?  :?  :?

It just makes it so hard to read...

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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2007, 11:35:34 PM »
My friend talked to him today, he is asking $7k for the car.  The last car he had on Ebay was a 78 SE clone.  He was asking $11k for the car and it sold for $19,200 on Ebay.
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2007, 11:41:19 PM »
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My friend talked to him today, he is asking $7k for the car.  The last car he had on Ebay was a 78 SE clone.  He was asking $11k for the car and it sold for $19,200 on Ebay.


$7K is a bit more then I can spend on a Daily Driver right now.. or I would pick it up in a heart beat!!!
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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2007, 11:29:24 PM »
She's up to $8500! With 1 day and 20 hours left!!!

I am enjoying watching this.... just to get a quasi idea of what the ebay folks would pay for a Y81.
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