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I was driving back from Portland on Friday and saw this on the side of the road. I circled back to at least check it out. Glad I did....  Do you see why???

It was HLS30-00903 disguised as HLS30-138310

 

 

 

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I was amazed the hatch glass was intact. The PO said it had been rear ended and then while it sat it was side swiped. 

As for the wheels he said he coated them with oil so as not to have them corrode. from what I say it looks like it worked. 

Headlights are Hella H4's Last registered in 89.

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2 minutes ago, 240Ziggy said:

That looks more of an early 240. The tags may have been switched. What is the number from the firewall? 

The seller kept going on about it being a 69 car. I looked at the firewall and it had been painted over. There were a lot of tell tail signs of it being an early car.

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Just now, 240Ziggy said:

You might luck out being a '69. Is reat glass clear no defrost?

Hatch glass had defrost, but I saw a 2400 valve cover, early carbs with no drain plug on the float bowls. Yet it had a 72 flapper air cleaner. Seat belts had 5/1970 date.

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2 minutes ago, Zed Head said:

So, VIN fraud?  Should be interesting getting title and tags.

I see the funky choke knob on the console.  Did they have that in 73?

No that style was early 70. I have the same knob on my 6/70

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8 hours ago, 240Ziggy said:

The physical photos shows obvious early model. Take some sandpaper and clear the vin firewall.

You are correct I was just building the story. I was thrilled to see it was a 1/70? although the car had been flipped to the 73 registration at some point. I did not get a title with it. Looks to me like 00903 The engine is an 70 E31 casting and is L24-009010 which would be a later 70 motor. E31 head and 2400 valve cover on it though. Lots of other early parts on it too.

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15 minutes ago, Zed Head said:

So, VIN fraud?  Should be interesting getting title and tags.

It is possible, The owner I got from was the 57 YO son of a tow and repair shop that did a lot of liens on cars. I expect it was altered by the father and the son just sold it. The son had a lot of stories about the car, but who knows how true they are. Without a proper title I will most likely just keep the parts and scrap the shell. unless someone wants to try and resurrect it.

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10 hours ago, Patcon said:

If you can title it. Its worth saving unless its badly rusted

It is pretty badly rusted in strange places like the fire wall, but then the battery mount looks decent. 

Even with the damage shown in the rear there is a LOT of bondo cracking off in the rear and around the doors. Floors are non existent. Rust bubbles in all painted surfaces.

Way more repair than I would want to do. I bought it for the parts. Surprisingly it has an uncracked dash, how is that even possible with the history of this car. Multiple wrecks, sitting out in the rain for years with the drivers window down. Who knows how much abuse it was subjected to when it was driving. 

 

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3 hours ago, Terrapin Z said:

It is pretty badly rusted in strange places like the fire wall, but then the battery mount looks decent. 

Even with the damage shown in the rear there is a LOT of bondo cracking off in the rear and around the doors. Floors are non existent. Rust bubbles in all painted surfaces.

Way more repair than I would want to do. I bought it for the parts. Surprisingly it has an uncracked dash, how is that even possible with the history of this car. Multiple wrecks, sitting out in the rain for years with the drivers window down. Who knows how much abuse it was subjected to when it was driving. 

 

I understand but it is a six figure car repaired. Way more than the parts are worth. Even if the repair work was costly there is a lot of room for flipping a profit

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Put it on BAT as-is and see what happens.  Somebody might pay more for the complete package.  Those low numbers...people love 'em.

You should retitle your thread to "I found 903".

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9 hours ago, Patcon said:

I understand but it is a six figure car repaired. Way more than the parts are worth. Even if the repair work was costly there is a lot of room for flipping a profit

I have seen what some of these have sold for. A few have broken into the 6 digit realm, but it takes a lot to get it to that condition. I don't feel I have the means to get a car to that point. I have not done anything with it yet. Just pulled the 78 seats out, and got the window rolled up.

9 hours ago, Zed Head said:

Put it on BAT as-is and see what happens.  Somebody might pay more for the complete package.  Those low numbers...people love 'em.

You should retitle your thread to "I found 903".

BAT is something to consider. I did retitle the thread, thanks for the suggestion.

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