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1975 Mint Green Time Capsule For Sale

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Price: $28800
Location: Colorado


Wanted to share this local find with the FAQ community.  Car is being offered by Glen Shelly and is a time capsule (other than the early bumpers and steering wheel).  I saw this car in person and it is as clean as advertised AND though not desirable for all of us, it has all the stock California emissions controls intact AND functional meaning it is smog and CARB compliant for you CA folk out there!  Here is the summary from GS, definitely worth checking out for those interested in originality:


This 1975 Mint Yellow 2002 came to us as part of a bundle of 2002s from a collector who favors unique colors of the 2002 palette. Shod in Mint Green over a Beige Leather interior with matching green Coco floor mats it makes a statement, always drawing thumbs up from enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike. Other than a 3-Spoke steering wheel, Alpine stereo, Silverline exhaust, and Euro-style chrome bumpers it completely original. The OEM U.S. market impact bumpers are included in the sale. Importantly, all of the stock California emissions controls are intact, and functional meaning it is smog and CARB compliant. There is a thorough binder of records showing extensive documentation from the original purchase invoice in 1975 to the early 2000s. It was originally purchased from H&E German Car Sales in Palo Alto, California on September 2, 1975 for a total purchase price of $7143.76—that’s $34,011.60 in today’s money! The documentation from that point on is extensive showing California registrations and frequent regular services for the next thirty years. The trail picks up again a few years ago when it landed with the collector that I purchased it from in Texas. He first sold it to an owner in Europe, then bought it back before selling it to me. The exterior was refinished at some point, as well as having European style bumpers installed. The original impact bumper holes are present (which we plugged with rubber grommets), in case someone wants to revert it back to the original impact bumpers. In preparation for sale we had 2002 specialist Mark Hutto give it thorough service. This included re-routing and cleaning up the engine bay wiring, vacuum lines, fuel lines, and emission control equipment, battery, battery cables and hold down, valve cover, valve cover gasket, coolant flush, and replacing the reverse light switch. He then replaced the dashboard and rebuilt the heater box including the blower motor and heater valve, replaced the windshield, front and rear window trim, and removing the beginning of surface corrosion in the windshield channel. He also performed a tune-up including tuning the carburetor for Colorado altitude, replacing the drive belt, points, and condensor, and a fresh oil change. We had our fabricator repair a shoddy fix to the driver’s door hinge mount, ensuring it will last for long run and repaired the beginnings of surface corrosion in the spare tire well. As a result, there is no rust and it runs fantastic. The end result is a well-sorted 2002 in a rare color combo that would be equally at home as a useable collector. It receives compliments and attention on every drive and is equally at home on display at the local Cars and Coffee as it is ripping up some of Colorado’s finest canyon roads. We would like to find a new owner, who will continue this car’s unique legacy for the next chapter of its story, and enjoy it for years to come.


More information and pictures can be found here:



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Mint Green Engine Bay.jpg

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As long as it is a 1975 model, and not a 1976, it’s not subject to CA emissions. Still, there might be someone out there that desires a car with full emissions controls regardless of need — as I do with my original-owner ‘76. The difference is that the 1975 model has the punishing and problematic thermal reactor exhaust manifold, whereas a 1976 model, 49-state version, has but an air pump and a dashpot... 😉


Nonetheless, looks like a very nice car!






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