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thinking of buying a 3.0cs ... advice...rambling

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OK, I have the opportunity to buy a 1971 3.0 cs.

It is a right hand drive model from the UK which is a registered car. So registration is not an issue.

Was originally polaris w/ blue velour now is verona with blue velour.

Car is rusty in all the usual places for a CS but from 20 ft thing looks great. Mechanically it is pretty good, just need to overhaul the rear brakes. It is a summer driver for the owner.

Car is only $1500 froma friend and local 2002 / cs nut. Cant go wrong I guess.

I don't want to embark on a lifetime restore of this. I think the beauty of this car is that it is a runner and good looking car from 20 ft. More then capable of summer ice cream runs, and grocery duty which is why I want it. Danger is that I will get sucked into trying to a restore a car that is likely not worth it.

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Guest Anonymous

Buy it, enjoy it, keep the restoration dollars in your pocket, sell it three years from now for $1500.

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Guest Anonymous

I would tell you to run far away, but it's too late.

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The Cs series were assembled by Karman. The company that invented rust. Parts are not as easy to find as for 02s, and they are way more expensive. A front fender is $1k. Yes one thousand US dollars. And it is fully welded to the chassis.

So, make sure it is rustfree first or run away from it...

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Guest Anonymous

One at a time, start setting fire to twenty dollars bills.

Might be cheaper in the long run...

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Guest Anonymous

it seems.

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Kinda like those presto-logs.

Maybe a disgruntled Coupe owner could let us know.

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Guest Anonymous

and watch all the pretty colours.

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scare the bejeezus out of yourself drive a right hand drive car in the states. It is dangerous, especially so if you really drive. Sounds like a good enough deal but is it really the car you want to end up with?

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You'll get the majority of people saying to run like the wind! You sound like you're knowledgable enough about these old cars to make a good decision. Put it this way, if the car drives good now, it will probably be very dependable (at least as dependable as a 2002). For $1500 you can't lose. Just keep the restoration dollars in your wallet and you'll be fine. At the very least you can part the car out in the future and probably make money on it.

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cars but am also realistic about the value of the parts. Car also comes with some new trim pieces, rockers etc still in bags.

I am going to do it and hope that it does not distract me from my 02 projects.

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