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Old 09 Apr 2011, 06:47 pm
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Have been looking at a few convertibles.

Want something down the road as an every day driver to replace my Shadow.

Anyhow looked at quite a few and am amazed at how people abuse cars. Not looking at high mileage ones, wanted less than 50K and preferred a Turbo.

So looked at a 05 Purple Turbo Touring, guy has it on Craigslist. sends pictures, claims it isnt driven in winter. Looks nice in the pictures, asking 7K

Get their, paint is all scratched up, obviously driven every day, very dirty, and pictures must of been from when the car was new. Start it up, engine lugging and idling poorly with AC. No codes. Peak under the oil cap and all varnished up. So I politely thanked him and told him I was continuing my search.

Me and the wife talk on the ride back.

So I had looked at a base 06 PT Convertible last week,which looked like it came off the showroom. Only has 4400 miles. Never driven in winter, was the guys mother's and she passed away. Stored in a barn. So we decide it is the safe bet. I contact the owner and make him an offer and he accepted. He is going to deliver it on Tuesday evening.

He sends the Vin and tiltle # . I run a carfax to double check it and funny thing is the car was sold from the dealer around the corner back in Sept of 06. A couple of my pals work there. The guy was super nice to deal with and asked about 1000 less than the KBB Private party sale and I got another 300 below that. So I am happy. WIshed it has a Turbo but I guess I can deal with it. Should be an upgrade from my Shadow comfort wise

I will order some stuff for it, catch all floormats, mud flaps, and Eastwoods paint for the underside and to rustproof it, some chrome to decorate it.. Also will add an external trans filter and maybe a cooler to go in series with the radiator. Will change all the fluids and give her agood detailing even thou it looks brand new.

It is marine blue with black top and grey interior. 2.4 Auto.
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Old 10 Apr 2011, 10:42 am
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congratulations on your new purchase. Please post a picture or two when she gets home.
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Old 10 Apr 2011, 02:52 pm
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Here are a couple pics from his ad.
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86 TurboZ CS 2.2 T2 +20's A555
90 Daytona ES 2.5 T1 A523
90 Datyona Shelby VNT needs work
00 Durango SLT+ 5.9 4x4
02 Grand Cherokee 4.7 4x4
03 PT GT Black 5 sp Stg 1
05 PT GT Silver 5 Spd Conv
06 PT GT Cool Vanilla 5 spd Conv
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Old 10 Apr 2011, 08:19 pm
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congrat's on the cruiser i like the color and i know you will enjoy it with the top down
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Old 12 Apr 2011, 07:42 pm
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Well the owner dropped off the car and I gave him a bank check.
Of course he drives a nice BMW and his wife drove the Cruiser over.

He was kind of happy since he saw my fleet of cars and knew I will take good care of it, it was his mothers and she passed away a couple years back. It has some sentimental value to him, I think he was a little choked up since it is probably one of the things which his mother enjoyed. So it only has 4300 miles on it. spent its time in her garage or in his barn when he inherited it.

Anyhow it supposed to pour up here tomorrow. Hope to wash it and hose down the under side Thursday and then get it into the garage to detail it( I have a buffer) and paint the underside with Eastwoods and flood it with rust proofing.

Only negative is that oil was only changed once so I will be dumping the oil in short order and will also change the coolant and power steering fluid. I want to drive it a bit and then change the trans fluid and filter.

I have a few other things I want to do like get some chrome, change the wires and plugs, install some mud flaps, air filter and add cruise control.

It will be a busy couple weeks.

I'll post some pics when it isnt raining.
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89 Shadow ES 2.5 T2 +20's A555 sold
86 TurboZ CS 2.2 T2 +20's A555
90 Daytona ES 2.5 T1 A523
90 Datyona Shelby VNT needs work
00 Durango SLT+ 5.9 4x4
02 Grand Cherokee 4.7 4x4
03 PT GT Black 5 sp Stg 1
05 PT GT Silver 5 Spd Conv
06 PT GT Cool Vanilla 5 spd Conv
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Old 13 Apr 2011, 08:29 am
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Congrats on the new one!!!
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Old 13 Apr 2011, 10:30 am
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Wow great find Bro! Sweet 4400 miles.
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Old 15 Apr 2011, 10:14 am
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Love the car. Pretty Blue. Good find and good deal. Congratulations!
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Old 15 Apr 2011, 10:46 am
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You'll love it. I've been without mine now for 5 weeks since I wrecked it and I've never missed a car like this before. I mean I really miss the thing! I'm hoping to get it back today, finally.

Congrats, and have fun driving topless!!!



Oops, went back and read your sig, nice collection! Guess you know what a fun car it already is!
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Old 15 Apr 2011, 11:46 am
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Washed her down last night and changed the oil. Got her in the garage and will start detailing.

Got to order some chrome and whatnot. That is the problem with these cars, you decorate them and the wallet gets a tad bit thinner.

I'll post some pics later.
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89 Shadow ES 2.5 T2 +20's A555 sold
86 TurboZ CS 2.2 T2 +20's A555
90 Daytona ES 2.5 T1 A523
90 Datyona Shelby VNT needs work
00 Durango SLT+ 5.9 4x4
02 Grand Cherokee 4.7 4x4
03 PT GT Black 5 sp Stg 1
05 PT GT Silver 5 Spd Conv
06 PT GT Cool Vanilla 5 spd Conv
06 PT Base Marine Blue 40TE Conv
15 Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7 QD2
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