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#1 JBreese1

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Posted June 29 2013 - 4:34 PM

I am listing this for a good friend. First of all, this car was submerged during hurricane Sandy. It is a 1978 Firebird TransAm. The owner was in the process of a full restoration when the storm hit. The engine and trans were out of the car and not under water. THE CAR WAS!! It comes with many brand new parts Including new headers and many other new parts.
The info is as follows.

Trans is 350 TCI

Motor 455 cu. In.

(engine and trans not in car – engine is on lift)

New Brake & Fuel Lines

New Motor Mounts

New Tie Rod Ends & bushings on frames

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Car took water from Hurricane Sandy – asking $500


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#2 XBMX

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Posted June 29 2013 - 8:56 PM

thats insane cheep !!!!


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Posted June 29 2013 - 9:19 PM

Where in NJ?


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#4 Mariner1

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Posted June 29 2013 - 9:24 PM


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Originally Posted by XBMX View Post

thats insane cheep !!!!



 



The wheels are worth that much. The hood maybe more. Yes, a great deal for some lucky local.




#5 audio1fx

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Posted June 29 2013 - 9:56 PM

Holy Sh---- that I way too cheap! darn it wish I had a driveway :( really hate too see this classic go for this price, complete with that motor they are going for 35-40,000. a few weeks ago at the big national auction
P.S I choked a little calling a 1978 auto a "classic" buy they are now :shock:


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#6 JBreese1

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Posted June 29 2013 - 11:13 PM

Car is located in Port Monmouth NJ. Owner just needs it gone.
Jim


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#7 Lord Helmet

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Posted June 30 2013 - 1:24 AM

Sweet ride, sorry to see it was a victim of Sandy. Hope your buddy is doing well. My dad has 1975 Trans-Am with the 455. The amount of torque those cars put out was impressive, especially when your cousin was eating an Icecream cone talking chit about how the car has. No power and pops drop the clutch and direct hits him in the face with the cone. I would try eBay auction. People were bidding a few k for rust rides that needed total resto. May be difference with flood issue. Best of luck.


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#8 JBreese1

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Posted June 30 2013 - 1:56 PM

bump to the top


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#9 JBreese1

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Posted July 01 2013 - 8:48 PM

Last bump


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#10 MartinO67

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Posted July 01 2013 - 9:23 PM

Was the car submerged in Salt or fresh water or a mix of both?.. Is the paint new or an older restoration?. Any new interior parts coming with the car?. Sorry for all the questions but im so tempted....:)


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Posted July 01 2013 - 10:00 PM

Martin067, The car was submerged under salt water. The interior is probably salvageable. The body is in surprisingly good shape, very little rust and no rot that I am aware of. I believe that the paint was an older re-paint. There are a lot of new parts purchased for the car that go with it. I will P.M. you my friends # so you can call him with more specific questions. Thanks for the reply
Jim


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Posted July 02 2013 - 8:47 AM


Does that price include the motor and trans?  Is the 455 original to the car and/or a pontiac motor?  Any photos?  How fast does he need it off his property?



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Posted July 02 2013 - 9:23 AM


DOING 3 ALTIMAS RIGHT NOW FROM SANDY. OUR MAJOR PROBLEM HAS BEEN THE WIRING. ALL THE FACTORY CONNECTORS ARE GONE, THE SALT WATER EATS THEM UP. LOTS OF WIRING AND ABOUT 300 BUTT CONNECTORS PER CAR. OLDER CARS MAY HAVE STURDIER CONNECTORS, NOT SURE.AND OF COURSE NOT SO MANY WIRES. THIS CAR IS WORTH THE PRICE EVEN IF JUST PARTING OUT. IF IT WASNT SO HIGH TO SHIP I WOULD BE ALL OVER IT.
 



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I would like something old and gold, and i will take it cold!

TIGHT LINES!


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Posted July 02 2013 - 11:53 AM


if the motor and trans work ill take it for asking... i can bring arrange for a tow truck to pick up over the weekend....not too sure what im gunna do with it lol but $500 is a bargin



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#15 treblemaker

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Posted July 02 2013 - 1:43 PM

you should turn that bad ass car into a bad ass beach buggy


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