[V8] V8 5spd on eBay

Ingo Rautenberg ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 13:27:33 EDT 2007

Yeah, never seen that before, either.  I dunno, guys, I bought a '90  
V8 from CA that had spent a LOT of time in the sun, and there was  
leather shrinkage/warpage and faded wood inserts throughout.   
Probably the best running '90 automatic V8 I've bought.  Obviously,  
on this car the tint was done more recently, which is why the wood is  
faded in parts. Not horrible by any means to my eye.  It's obvious  
that the carpet has been recently cleaned/car detailed.  According to  
the seller, "We guarantee no odometer rollback, salvaged titles,  
reconditioned titles, or flooded cars. All our prime offerings are  
guaranteed clean titles and clean title history."

But also realize that Texas has had Major rain and floods in the past  
few months...


On Jul 25, 2007, at 12:50 PM, Ed Kellock wrote:

> 3rd full row from the bottom, middle pic, right next to the TX
> inspection sticker.
> The plenum cover, aft of the firewall, at the base of the windshield.
> Look just inside the hood hinges.  There are rubber gaskets of some
> sort rivetted to the plenum cover.
> I see what you mean about the where the sticker was next to the
> keyhole.  I wouldn't think sun would be able to reach that area
> ordinarily enough to caused that much fading there.
> Ed
> On 7/25/07, Coleman, David <David.Coleman at blackrock.com> wrote:
>>> Under the hood there are two strange things... the vacuum routing
>>> sticker shows a path to "Beam High Control Only".
>> Refers to european headlight adjusters?
>>> extra rubber baffles on top of the plenum cover that seem to
>>> limit air from going to the left or to the right.
>> I don't see what you're referring to -- can you map location on the
>> picture(s)?
>>> The appearance of fading could be due to flash photography.
>> Doubt it -- look at the fresh wood where the speed sticker next to  
>> the
>> key switch was removed.
>> Either way, I'd be surprised if the amount of work it must've  
>> taken to
>> un-eff this car is paid for with a suitable bid amount...
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