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The answer is, as always, it depends!

If you want a turnkey car, one you could probably drive without major additional investments for a few years, and that looks good from day one, this could work for you, provided: (1.) a careful examination of the car doesn't reveal rust or recently-patched rust in crucial areas -- rear shock towers, front frame members, floors, trunk floor, rocker panels, (2.) you can verify the low mileage with books and records -- I've seen well-cared-for cars with 150,000 miles on that look like this (my original interior has 102,000 miles on it and looks better than this 50,000-mile car's interior); (3.) you're comfortable with the quality of the re-paint, because you're paying some multiple of that paint job's cost for it -- an awful lot of nuts, screws, dome light switches, trunk vents, hood hold-downs were painted over, NOT the sign of a high-quality paint job; and (4.) you're not buying for "collectibility" -- a '76, such as I have, is very dependable and un-tempermental, but it will never have the collectibility quotient of a round taillight tii (and for $18K, a good, not fabulous, round taillight tii could be on your shopping list).

If you like what you see of the eBay car, look at the car carefully, get a PPI, ask to see the books and records: you DON'T want to pay $18K for it if this is a 150,000-mile '76 with a $3,000 paint job hiding terminal rust!

Good luck.

Regards,

Steve

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The hood appears not properly aligned to me. It may signal a front end prang. Or not. Based on the photos it may not be able to be raised ;-)

The new paint is hiding rust. The lower RS front fender is rusted, as they all do, and not properly repaired (or replaced).

The door gaps look a little odd to me, but they may well be okay.

Needs more under hood and under car pics.

Oh I just saw the price. It's $8000 to $15000 too high.

Also I think the upholstery all needs re-stuffing.

There ya go!

Cheers,

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Look carefully at the seam between the driver's side door and the front fender. Maybe it's just the photo, but the paint looks chipped and the area looks beaten up. Same to some extent on the passenger side. And, the hood seam/gap on the passenger side is way off. I'd have it inspected.

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I'm pretty sure that's a weber 32/36 not a 2bbl solex carb, which leads me to believe the seller doesn't know much about these.

$18K for a 75-76 should buy you a tii as a second car.... and rent you a garage to put them in.

Looks like a dry car that was repainted (not that well) and should drive you around just fine.

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Can we get some opinions on this car for sale on ebay?

Too expensive. Still has rust on it (see the paint bubble on the passenger side) and looks "bent."

The respray makes it look clean, but I'd be suspect at what's under that new color.

Still could be a fine ride if you're willing to put up with the inevitable issues. 7k would be reasonable, I'm thinking, IF the motor is competently solid and runs clean.

Less than a year ago I bought a '02 in similar condition, with a tired engine, for 6K... and I think I overpaid, to be honest.

If you have a chance, ride around and drive an '02 that's dialed in and use that for some perspective.

I've seen much better for less here on the forum over the past 4 or 5 months.

If I had 17K for an '02 it would only be for the older tii.

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Hmm, I'm seeing no under-hood shots. Why would that be?

Cheers,

I'm pretty sure that's a weber 32/36 not a 2bbl solex carb, which leads me to believe the seller doesn't know much about these.

$18K for a 75-76 should buy you a tii as a second car.... and rent you a garage to put them in.

Looks like a dry car that was repainted (not that well) and should drive you around just fine.

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Rey you are clearly not appreciating the hours of work it took to slather on 3 gallons of Armorall.

My favorite saying " Is it for sale ? Or do you want to sell it ? "

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what is under the new carpet?

actually does not look that bad. definitely need some under car pics to fully evaluate though.

price? a little bit high, but have to take into account it is the ultra desirable 1975 model! rare bird in red! and it is only 23 numbers newer than my 1975 red 2002 (#2363802)

:-)

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