97 GT

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  1. RichV

    RichV Well-Known Member

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    97 GT, 5 speed, 138k

    I don't have any experience with these 2V motors. Thinking about picking up this one.

    Good
    -new motor reman NPI longblock with warranty
    -new clutch

    Bad
    -few dents/dings on the body
    -interior needs a little cleanup/paint work
    -needs hood (has one, just cracked and dipped black)
    -ignition switch broke, so there is some push button/switch that needs removed and fixed

    Mods
    -BBK shortys
    -BBK catted hi flow h
    -SR performance rear LCA/UCA
    -one piece headlights, decent looking
    -tri-ax shifter
    -Steeda quadrant/cable
    -BAMA tuner
    -BBK intake and t/b
    -K&N FIPK
    -SR water/oil p/boost/vac gauge, in a pillar mount

    Relatively all stock from the outside. Dents can be done with PDR from what I see. Hood needs paint/fix or a replacement hood. Driver's seat lower bolster is a bit worn, no rips or holes in the interior. Some interior panels have been painted and would go back to black or maybe hydro-dip carbon. Working AC, heat, radio, etc.

    Motor is a $2500 reman unit, most part stores can order this. Non PI tho, sounds great and has under 10k miles on it (receipt n hand).

    $4500 asking price. What do you guys think? For a driver?
     
  2. 97stanger

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    Probably not a bad asking price, but I would try to get it closer to the $3,500 range if it were me. You'll have a few hundred just into a new hood if that current one can't be repaired w/ new paint and the other minor repairs will add up a little. Definitely not a bad asking price by any means though
     
  3. Ferocious

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    The new motor under warranty is nice but I would still try to get him under $4K.

    Is this gonna be another racecar? If it's just to drive around, I would try to get him down even more.
     
  4. RichV

    RichV Well-Known Member

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    Just a driver for the summer. So resale is a bit of a concern. I have all the race cars I can handle for now! :)
     
  5. white95

    white95 Apex Junky Admin

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    There's usually a ton of them on Craigslist going between 2k-4k in varying states and levels of modification. To put this into perspective, I picked up my '98 GT at a vallue of about $2,200 and it needed work.
     
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    Is the warranty work transferable?
     
  7. RichV

    RichV Well-Known Member

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    Good question. The motor itself has a 3yr warranty by the reman company, the shop has a 12mo warranty listed. My guess would be the motor reman company would honor their parts. Not sure about the shop, I'd have to call. From what it sounds like, the original motor was making some noise, timing guides I suspect and possibly oiling issues since the OP mentioned the old motor was very dirty inside. OP was told by a couple of shops it would be cheaper to replace the motor than have his fixed. True or not, he has a $4500 ticket from the shop from about 6 months ago. So he's already taking a big loss, but my guess is I could get it for $4k.
     
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    Yeah def. too high.

    3,8-3,9 range at least.
     
  9. evilcw311

    evilcw311 Most Evil Mod! Staff Member Staff

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    Usually warranties like that don't transfer.


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  10. RichV

    RichV Well-Known Member

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    Few more options popped up:

    01 Cobra, yellow 115k
    Decent shape from pics, will go check it out this weekend.
    Mostly original, has On3 turbo setup. Tuned to 470hp at 6psi. Working AC/heat, etc.
    $6500
    Concerned a little since I'm looking for a driver, need it to be reliable. Probably needs a few things, it does have a crease in the rear quarter that will need body work/paint.

    95 GT, 5sp, maroon, 130k
    lowered, 94/95 Cobra wheels, some mods, stock drivetrain
    needs front seat, cat back exhaust, dent fixed in driver's door
    $3200 asking
    dude added a single cheap race seat on the drivers side and cut the exhaust off at the h-pipe

    96-98 GT, 5sp, black, ?? miles
    just saw this car on the way home yesterday with a f/s sign
    looks extremely clean/original, has some deep dish bullit wheels, interior and exterior look to be mint condition
    ?? price, have a call in to the owner