Author Topic: considering a 77 4 speed Yellow T/A  (Read 8118 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Butkusfan

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 26
  • Referrals: 0
Re: considering a 77 4 speed Yellow T/A
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2010, 06:08:36 PM »
Go for it! I say put snowflakes, and splitters on it, and it's a damn sharp Trans Am. JMHO
1978 Formula blk/tan
1978 Y88 4spd
1978 Y88 auto
1979 Formula 301 auto
1981 Formula 301 Turbo

Offline solargold

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1440
  • Referrals: 0
Re: considering a 77 4 speed Yellow T/A
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2010, 06:09:06 PM »
agreed
L8R G8R

Offline solargold

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1440
  • Referrals: 0
Re: considering a 77 4 speed Yellow T/A
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2010, 06:10:00 PM »
Wife: So, honey how was your day?

Me: Oh, fine. Went to work, sent a few emails, made a deal with the devil....you know, just normal stuff!

I think I like it more with the mark of the beast...time to dust off the ol' "devil music" collection! :)
And play it backwards, mom would be proud! ;D
L8R G8R

Offline Bayou_Flyer

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 340
  • Referrals: 0
Re: considering a 77 4 speed Yellow T/A
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2010, 01:58:52 PM »
zeebbwwaappp zeebbwwaaapppp.......trans am is the devil.....zeebbwwaappp zeebbwwaaapppp.... >:D

Just waiting on a exterior video of the car, hopefully one with the car running too.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2010, 07:16:01 PM by Bayou_Flyer »
1977 Trans Am, W72/4speed, Goldenrod Yellow

Offline y88rick

  • Lifetime Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7708
  • f bodies suck. Don't buy one lol
  • Referrals: 0
Re: considering a 77 4 speed Yellow T/A
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2010, 02:06:24 PM »
lol im happy for you i hope its exactly what you are looking for.
Too many birds, not enough food.

Offline Bayou_Flyer

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 340
  • Referrals: 0
Re: considering a 77 4 speed Yellow T/A
« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2010, 10:34:45 PM »
Update tonight...owner tried taking few more pics for me but made short video instead (which gave me a little better look at the car). Unlike the pics on this original post, it is the bright yellow and appears to be quite shiny from what I can tell. I asked for a walkaround vid with engine running too, but think he was waiting for an offer. Soooo, I thought long and hard about the car and offered $12k (originally $13.5 OBO) based on the "to-do" list of things yet to be finished (AC & tires being top of the list). He countered with "I'll keep it before selling it for $12k".

Kind of a bummer, but I asked for what his idea of a best offer was and will see where it goes. In the end, I'll walk away before busting my budget, no matter how nice the car.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2010, 10:39:23 PM by Bayou_Flyer »
1977 Trans Am, W72/4speed, Goldenrod Yellow

Offline hada76

  • Adv. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2808
  • '79 WS6 W72 M21
  • Referrals: 0
Re: considering a 77 4 speed Yellow T/A
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2010, 12:34:28 PM »
12K is definitely in the ballpark of best offer...dont know why the guy would freak
'76 T/A 455 4sp   sold
'78 T/A Y88 auto  sold
'79 T/A WS6 4sp
'70 Z/28 4sp

jeff

Offline Bayou_Flyer

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 340
  • Referrals: 0
Re: considering a 77 4 speed Yellow T/A
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2010, 01:28:00 PM »
Yeah, he said he actually came down from 15k, even though he did say OBO as well. That appears to be his lowest price...he says it is worth much more (which all of these T/As are according to NADA ::) ). It is a very nice #s matching W72 4spd, it is also stripped down options wise and probably needs another 1000 to complete the little things. I'm sure part of his response is to see if I'll bite at his asking price, but he's obviously not selling it regardless of the activity generated.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2010, 07:14:10 PM by Bayou_Flyer »
1977 Trans Am, W72/4speed, Goldenrod Yellow

Offline Gunner

  • Adv. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2857
  • Referrals: 0
Re: considering a 77 4 speed Yellow T/A
« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2010, 02:04:16 PM »
Priced at $13,500 OBO, thinking about going the OBO route and see what happens. We just rebuilt a 77 and spent $7K on paint and body with most of the metal work done by us. Figure motor, transmission, clutch rebuild, exhaust (splitters are in a box and included) and then new interior the price seems reasonable but OBO is even better. We know these cars re going up in value but I am afraid the yellow may cause it to go down in value if there is not much desire for the color.



OH MAN! That is VERY VERY sharp. If I had the cash I'd be on that thing like white on rice. Seriously

Gunner
Better Living Through Superior Firepower


Offline PA Formula 78

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 507
  • Referrals: 0
Re: considering a 77 4 speed Yellow T/A
« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2010, 02:10:04 PM »
13,500 is a drop in the bucket compared to what it would cost you to buy one and redo it probably, unless you can do a lot of this stuff yourself.  I seems to be a very nice car, that would stand out compared to all the BLACK T/A's everyone else drives.
2005 Volvo S40 T5 AWD (daily driver)
78 Pontiac Firebird Esprit - mild 350, 4-speed, hardtop
77 Plymouth Volare - mild 318, auto, t-tops
64 Plymouth Valiant - built 360, push button auto (future project)

Offline Bayou_Flyer

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 340
  • Referrals: 0
Re: considering a 77 4 speed Yellow T/A
« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2010, 04:02:00 PM »
Yeah, I realize the amount of work put into...I just have a limit. I did counter, so we'll see what happens.
1977 Trans Am, W72/4speed, Goldenrod Yellow

Offline flippermtc

  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 91
  • Mike
  • Referrals: 0
Re: considering a 77 4 speed Yellow T/A
« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2010, 10:06:53 AM »
Looks to be a nice car...I would question the nut & bolt restoration..I realize its a body on but the engine bay sure dosen't look like it.  Its a buyers market right now. The seller may want $13.5 but... NADA, KB is not worth anything....
1988 Firebird Formula Convertible 5.0 TPI

Offline solargold

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1440
  • Referrals: 0
Re: considering a 77 4 speed Yellow T/A
« Reply #42 on: July 08, 2010, 03:05:53 PM »
[I would question the nut & bolt restoration.

I corrected myself earlier on the nut/bolt restoration. I saw the car in a state of disassemble some years ago, it was taken apart to some degree , so likely not every nut/bolt but a nice frame on restoration that is much more than a scratch and shoot paint job.
L8R G8R

Offline Bayou_Flyer

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 340
  • Referrals: 0
Re: considering a 77 4 speed Yellow T/A
« Reply #43 on: July 08, 2010, 08:28:55 PM »
Yeah, he told me it was completely stripped down then repainted, no rust or bondo. Have a few vids that really show the true color; paint quality looks good from what I can tell. We came to an agreement tonight, price includes a few extra extra T/A parts (grills, pedals, lower door panels, etc). Needs splitters installed, AC charged (mayberepaired), tires near future, but the major work seems to be done (paint/body/interior/exhaust/trunk/etc).

In all, there was alot of email and a lengthy phone call where I was nothing but impressed with the owner's description of the car and what was done/needs doing. After all, worst case scenario is the car is nothing like the description and I take my money back home. I'm confident that won't be necessary.

Work is sending me out of town, so it'll be couple of weeks before I can actually get the car. So if everything pans out...ol' 666 will be all mine!  >:D
« Last Edit: July 09, 2010, 10:02:59 AM by Bayou_Flyer »
1977 Trans Am, W72/4speed, Goldenrod Yellow

Offline solargold

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1440
  • Referrals: 0
Re: considering a 77 4 speed Yellow T/A
« Reply #44 on: July 08, 2010, 10:19:02 PM »
zeebbwwaappp zeebbwwaaapppp.......trans am is the devil.....zeebbwwaappp zeebbwwaaapppp....buy me buy me...


Looks like the playing backwards subliminal message may have won this "BY ME BUY ME". I don't think you'll walk away from this one once you see it. The owner is very honest and nothing to hide. That will be a fun car to own, drive and show off. You will never go into a gas station again and not be spoken too, hope you enjoy talking about your new car. I'll go with you just in case you do walk away, I'll drive it home instead, congrats!!!
L8R G8R