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Bottom feeder feasts on 89GT. It was -- tasty

Old 01-10-2019, 11:42 PM
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Spotted in the wild, back of a third rate shop, dusty, dirty, windows all crapped up. I looked in and there's a stick coming out of the console. Check the rims, they are GT style offset rims. Hmmmmm, this is interesting. Not running of course. I go back a few days later, check the engine code, trans code, option sticker and everything is adding up to: 1989 928GT with 116k miles. No airbag, digi-dash, H4 lamps up front. I make the steal,, I mean deal. Guy doesn't know what it is, it's like deja vu all over again.

Put in a batt, crank it while spritzing carb cleaner. After a bit - it fires! I have oil pressure, dash lights up with some faults, but we're ahead of the game. Grab the tow strap, hook up to the truck, then wait, wait, wait, wait, wait while the douche seller figures out the title paperwork. We are finally OUT OF THERE! With a 89GT. Yes - yes, we did. Note a couple things. Front air dam is present, and in decent shape too. Needs to be attached again. Belly pan is in the back. Unmolested car. Look at that orig phone!!!

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Nice find! Congrats!
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Motherfooker.

Wondered what the cryptic phone call from Curry was about.
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Wow! Nice find! Looking forward to seeing how it cleans up.
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Motherfooker.

Wondered what the cryptic phone call from Curry was about.
It was our Karma. We went to help out with that stranded S4, and the 928 gods smiled down upon us. Things almost went REAL pear-shaped when I found a Lamborghini stuffed back in the corner. But - I demurred.
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VIN? (Is it in the Registry?)
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:51 AM
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Way to go Doc. Just goes to show, some crazy good deals are still out there...

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We'll get going on it Sunday, and have more info. Needs a clutch master, blue hose, and fuel pump. Prolly some other stuff along with fluids. Just zoiked to have it in my stable.
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Originally Posted by docmirror View Post
It was our Karma. We went to help out with that stranded S4, and the 928 gods smiled down upon us. Things almost went REAL pear-shaped when I found a Lamborghini stuffed back in the corner. But - I demurred.
So what you are saying is.............................I shoulda gone and did my thing.......................foook. Glad you are saving it. Hell, the 86.5 we saved 2 years ago is already gone and I hardly did anything to it anyway. Need anything, let me know man.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:45 AM
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So what you are saying is.............................I shoulda gone and did my thing.......................foook. Glad you are saving it. Hell, the 86.5 we saved 2 years ago is already gone and I hardly did anything to it anyway. Need anything, let me know man.
I'm going to farm out the dash repl. I hate, hate, hate working on that part. All the rest Curry and I should be able to handle. Curry has a spare dash he's going to send off for recover, and once it gets here we will bring it up to you for fitting. thx,

Miss that 86. That was a stone sweet car. I also miss my Venetian/can-can. Sold that one too cheap. This one is going for $$$$ once sorted.
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LOL.

”Barn Find” ‘89 GT.

Edit: just to sure: NICE!
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:02 AM
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Amazing score doc! So how much of a steal was it? Can you give us a flavor?
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Very nice find!
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Originally Posted by Tom. M View Post
VIN? (Is it in the Registry?)
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Congratulations for this nice find!
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:28 AM
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Nice! I think the 89GT is the ultimate holy grail in my biased opinion

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