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Post by 4SPEED on Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:55 pm

Shes in sad shape. it a 71 esprit. #'s 350 w/th350 trans. it comes with a t/a and formula hood. he said the formula hood is in good shape, no cracks or cut. needs a trunk pan, front floors , toe boards and trunk drops are good. the frame rails are good sub frame good, and tail is good.

so All the spots that we look for on them to be bad , is not rusted out.

i've been looking for a 70-73 formula for a long time. and the ones I find are rotten or it has been painted a not GM correct color and cost to much for the car + a repaint.

what do you think it worth with or with out the motor? I can buy it either way it almost 3.5hr away from me.






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Post by hdebo on Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:00 pm

looks rough but could be nice with a lot of work
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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:18 am

Doug,


Sounds like too much money and work if you want to restore it and flip it in a quick sale...

But....if you want a early seventies Formula for yourself than it might be a good project car...

The Good: T/A and formula hood in good shape. No major rot or rust.

The Bad: Needs trunk pan, front floors , toe boards and a lot of body, engine, exterior, interior, suspension, exhaust, paint, etc.

Does the motor turn or is it seized? If the motor turns freely, I would offer no more than $3,000 for the car with motor and transmission and $2,600 for the car alone.


It also depends if you can get a 1967 to 1975 Pontiac 400 ci motor?



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Post by 4SPEED on Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:19 am

he's at a grand for it .
the ta hood I will strip and epoxy it to sell and should get most of that 1000 back. or sell it with a air cleaner and shaker I have , and make money from it.
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Post by 4SPEED on Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:32 am

the #'s 350 is loose. and ran 3 years ago when it was parked.
(what Im being told) a 70-3 formula is what I want for me. all the rest can go.
I have a 71 400 to put in it. maybe . it has the hard to find 71 fenders.
that I think are correct for the formula too.

I just dont want to fall into a money pit, like my 68 bird.
but all the metal and body work I can do. so that doesnt worry me. it just all the little bits like lights, bezels, interior that it will need.
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