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post Aug 13 2019, 07:55 AM
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I have a yellow 1974 that has been sitting in my garage for the last 20 years or so. I purchased the car in 1984, drove it for 10 years, then parked it in the garage to rebuild the motor...it has sat there ever since. I figured I'd keep the car as a retirement project but that is not happening. It was rust free when I parked it and I assume it still is. It is buried under a bunch of garage stuff.. I also purchased a complete 1973 2.0L motor that I was going to use in place of the 1.8L. It sits on a dolly next to the car... I had put mystery oil in the cylinders but have not turned the motor in quite a while. I have no idea as to the cars value.
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post Aug 13 2019, 07:57 AM
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post Aug 13 2019, 08:29 AM
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Photos, location, price available?
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post Aug 13 2019, 12:23 PM
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post Aug 13 2019, 01:07 PM
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post Aug 13 2019, 04:42 PM
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I have a yellow 1974 that has been sitting in my garage for the last 20 years or so. I purchased the car in 1984, drove it for 10 years, then parked it in the garage to rebuild the motor...it has sat there ever since. I figured I'd keep the car as a retirement project but that is not happening. It was rust free when I parked it and I assume it still is. It is buried under a bunch of garage stuff.. I also purchased a complete 1973 2.0L motor that I was going to use in place of the 1.8L. It sits on a dolly next to the car... I had put mystery oil in the cylinders but have not turned the motor in quite a while. I have no idea as to the cars value.


Post pictures of the car. That will help.

Do some research on completed auctions in ebay, bring a trailer and cars that have sold on here. Don't take the first offer that comes along...may be a lowball.

If you post in the general section you may find some forum members who will come and look over the car with you.

In the end, do your due diligence. A truly rust free car is rare and worth good money...even if it's not running
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post Aug 14 2019, 08:16 AM
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I wasn't sure what the response would be so I did not 'uncover' it before posting. I will have to do that to get pics. It will take a few days for me to do that.

I am in the Boston area.
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post Aug 15 2019, 12:40 AM
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The devil is in the details. LOTS of pictures help tell the story. Include the "Hell Hole" (area below the battery that tends to be rusty), and if you can take the rockers off for pictures of the longs it will help.

You might consider selling the 2.0 engine alone as it should be an easier prospect to move (and uncover).

Sorry to hear it's not working out, but there are more buyers these days as these cars are getting discovered.
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post Aug 15 2019, 02:41 PM
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What is the best way to add photos? It seems that I can only add one photo per post...
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post Aug 15 2019, 03:29 PM
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Some ppl make a Google photo folder or DropBox folder, add the photos there, then make the folder shareable with a link - then post the link
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post Aug 15 2019, 09:49 PM
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Putting it away for 20 years ( i hope you pulled the battery when you did it)

Makes it worth a whole hell of alot less then if you would have keeped it maintained

Cars that need to be rebuilt or refreshed from top to bottom tend to get expensive
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post Aug 16 2019, 08:34 AM
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Here are the pics I've taken. It will take a few posts to include them all. If you want/need additional pics or info let me know.


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post Aug 16 2019, 08:36 AM
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post Aug 16 2019, 08:39 AM
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post Aug 16 2019, 08:40 AM
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post Aug 16 2019, 08:43 AM
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post Aug 16 2019, 08:45 AM
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I also remembered that I had the inner rocker panels replaced sometime in the last few years of driving it.
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post Aug 16 2019, 09:21 AM
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Can you provide pics of the rocker fix?

Can you show underneath the battery tray, the corner towards the front of the car and the same place on the drivers side?

If you can remove the rocker cover and get a shot of the jack point from a few feet away?
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post Aug 16 2019, 02:40 PM
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Could you add the VIN to the database?
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post Aug 16 2019, 02:56 PM
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