Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday Twister: $1k Solid Gold

Today for the Thursday Twister, I'd like to ask you people what you think is the best car for around 1000 smackeroos.  I will kick things off with two cars from tipper Sean.


First up is this 1982 BMW 320i offered for $700 in Ojai, CA via craigslist.  It has a 5-speed gearbox and no key, but it does crack over...I am so confused.

Next is this 1978 Ford Pinto offered for $1100 in Ojai, CA via craigslist.  The interior looks like it was used as a nest by a litter of baby porcupines, but the outside looks okay. 


Find me a better $1k car.  Comments below.

13 comments:

  1. For $700 I'd give that E21 a chance. This would be the punch list:
    -Check fuel pump function
    -Clean out tank or attempt starting on external fuel source with a makeshift pump setup
    -Check K-jet fuel pressures, test warm-up regulator and fuel distributor function
    -Hotwire to start, but source a used ignition switch w/ key or get the right key code cut into a blank
    -Check for spark
    -Get it running, drive around and listen/smell for whatever else is wrong with it
    -Compression check
    -Brake check (during test drive)
    -Cut springs
    -Tuck bumpers
    ...?
    -Profit

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  2. Give me a little on the budget. And some more for a s52 swap.
    Oh Kelly 90210

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  3. What could go wrong with a early 90's Jag for 1,000 bucks?

    [image src="https://images.craigslist.org/00s0s_kbrquaTQQQ0_1200x900.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  4. 2004 Lincoln LS with "Leather seats still in tacked".

    https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/cto/d/2004-lincoln-ls-39-v8/6389874383.html

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    1. This one seems a little too good to be true... If it where closer, I'd give it a look.

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    2. 2004 S Type?
      https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/2004-jaguar-type-clean-title/6371159127.html

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  5. You could use this to shuttle old people around until you can afford a real car.

    https://bemidji.craigslist.org/cto/d/shuttle-bus/6381138826.html

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    1. How about a master of roads. She looks pretty tired, but it does have the towing package and a region specific Sven and Ole's bumper sticker

      https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/d/1993-buick-roadmaster-estate/6384369500.html

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    2. Shame that roadie isn't a 94...from 94-96 they had the LT1, a huge upgrade over the previous L05 350V8.

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  6. any old BMW is a very, very bad idea...

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    1. @jeffzekas - Can I get a bit more detail from you on this topic? I've been looking in slo-mo for an E32 with a stick. Well, it's slo-mo because there just are not very many here, or their owners aren't letting them go. Maybe I'm barking up a tree I shouldn't be, although it's probably keeping me from buying an old Citroen. Frying pan >> fryer. Additional perspective is appreciated. Thx in advance.

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  7. Found a Nissan Maxima with an L28ET swap and some assembly required.

    Maxima

    [image src="https://images.craigslist.org/00h0h_l6Dgegwrjd_600x450.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  8. me and lorenzo rollin in a benzo
    or
    I'm drivin' Benz 190
    2.5 and you know where to find me
    [image src="https://images.craigslist.org/00303_oFn6ANNXjB_600x450.jpg" width="400px"/]

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