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Price: $100
Location: Michigan

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Starting to look for a 2002 in Mintgrun or Turf, roundie preferred, square tail considered. Will pay appropriate price for something that is not a project, and not a trailer/show car. Somewhere in the middle. I've done a full project as discussed in my 10 year old posts on this site, so not really interested in that road again, as fun as it was. Car should be well sorted, mechanically sound and no major issues that need to be handled. Prefer that it's not highly modified. (Wheels, exhaust, suspension all good) My wife is onboard for a Mintgrun, other colors would be a harder sell. My first 02 was Sienna Brown, so I owe myself a great color. Shipping is expected. If I find the right car, I'm ready. PM me, post here or send me an email. Privacy is granted upon request. Thanks for helping in advance.

 

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Did not know that, 02Les. Thanks! 

Interesting turn for me. Had a '76 brown square taillight, was hoping for a roundie. I guess anything that comes in the Mintgrun/Taiga/Turf family would be in consideration. Agave is nice, but too dark. Hopefully, there's something out there.

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good luck! I personally havent seen an '02 in Turf for sale since hell froze over..

 

Mintgrun will be easier...

 

Best bet is Agave (or it's close cousins' Jade and Amazon')

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OK.  Clearly, an owner can paint his/her car whatever color they choose!

 

But if you’re looking to buy a car that is already the right color, a little background:

 

You’re not likely to see many Turf ‘02’s. Turf was an NK 4-door sedan color (1964 color chart shown in first photo below) that was last seen in 1967. Thus, I recall ‘67 1600-2’s in Turf, and even tried to buy a hopelessly clapped-out example ca. 1973 — yes, 6 years in the Northeast could prepare an ‘02 for the crusher.

 

Turf was kinda / sorta replaced by Tundra metallic, which I suspect first appeared ca. 1968, and lasted until 1973 (November 1968 color chart shown in second and third photos below). Turf and Tundra metallic are both quite dark.

 

Agave is a great round taillight green, just as Jade is a great square taillight green. Another excellent round taillight color, one that was carried over from the NK 4-door sedans, and probably gone by ca. 1971, is Florida: very light. Mintgrun, as pointed out above, is another great square taillight green: more “peppy” and less “minty” today than it was ca. 1975!

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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3 hours ago, iinca said:

good luck! I personally havent seen an '02 in Turf for sale since hell froze over..

 

Mintgrun will be easier...

 

Best bet is Agave (or it's close cousins' Jade and Amazon')

Thanks for the input. Mintgrun is probably the target now, which would mean a square. Or a repainted round. My son, who lives in LA, sent a photo of a street-parked Mintgrun roundie (plate xxxx350 - you know who you are) and that car really caught my wife's eye, and caused her to get on board with me getting back into the 02 family. Agave is a beautiful color, but I need sign-off from her on any major purchase. That's the rule. I'll keep looking and hope someone is ready to sell.

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1 hour ago, Conserv said:

OK.  Clearly, an owner can paint his/her car whatever color they choose!

 

But if you’re looking to buy a car that is already the right color, a little background:

 

You’re not likely to see many Turf ‘02’s. Turf was an NK 4-door sedan color (1964 color chart shown in first photo below) that was last seen in 1967. Thus, I recall ‘67 1600-2’s in Turf, and even tried to buy a hopelessly clapped-out example ca. 1973 — yes, 6 years in the Northeast could prepare an ‘02 for the crusher.

 

Turf was kinda / sorta replaced by Tundra metallic, which I suspect first appeared ca. 1968, and lasted until 1973 (November 1968 color chart shown in second and third photos below). Turf and Tundra metallic are both quite dark.

 

Agave is a great round taillight green, just as Jade is a great square taillight green. Another excellent round taillight color, one that was carried over from the NK 4-door sedans, and probably gone by ca. 1971, is Florida: very light. Mintgrun, as pointed out above, is another great square taillight green: more “peppy” and less “minty” today than it was ca. 1975!

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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Thanks, Steve!

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9 hours ago, Teelinger said:

 

Looks promising, for a buyer living outside California!

 

May or may not require engine work — the “rattles and smokes” language suggests to me a seller without much engine knowledge — but the $8,000 asking price sounds like a good starting point if the car is as clean as the (admittedly-bad) photos suggest.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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1 minute ago, Conserv said:

 

Looks promising, for a buyer living outside California!

 

May or may not require engine work — the “rattles and smokes” language suggests to me a seller without much engine knowledge — but the $8,000 asking price sounds like a good starting point if the car is as clean as the (admittedly-bad) photos suggest.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

I have reached out to the seller. Hope to ask 100 questions I have. But it also sounds like the car has not driven since the late 90s, if I read it right. It's a project, but interesting for sure. Thanks for the input, Steve.

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4 minutes ago, gregp553 said:

I have reached out to the seller. Hope to ask 100 questions I have. But it also sounds like the car has not driven since the late 90s, if I read it right. It's a project, but interesting for sure. Thanks for the input, Steve.

 

Honestly, Greg,

 

Few ‘02’s today are heavily driven, many are not driven, and anything less than $40K is probably a project to some extent, maybe a great extent! 😉

 

I would focus on rust!  Low rust makes for a happy owner,

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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22 minutes ago, Conserv said:

 

Honestly, Greg,

 

Few ‘02’s today are heavily driven, many are not driven, and anything less than $40K is probably a project to some extent, maybe a great extent! 😉

 

I would focus on rust!  Low rust makes for a happy owner,

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

I hear ya. I still have some number of small parts in my garage from my first '76 project. It came from SF bay area and was nearly a zero rust car. You're right about that part for sure.

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Thanks, Les. 

Seller is out west and not responded yet. This still has the blue plates on. Probably full of old gas. Not sure if it can be loaded by a shipper if it doesn't run. So many questions. The middle photo is new to me. First one has the same white Lincoln (or whatever) in the background as the new ad. I suspect these are all old photos. Current condition of the car could be much different today. I hope to find out.

Greg

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