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.
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
-Brake check (during test drive)
Give me a little on the budget. And some more for a s52 swap.
Oh Kelly 90210
What could go wrong with a early 90's Jag for 1,000 bucks?
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2004 Lincoln LS with "Leather seats still in tacked".
This one seems a little too good to be true… If it where closer, I'd give it a look.
2004 S Type?
You could use this to shuttle old people around until you can afford a real car.
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
Shame that roadie isn't a 94…from 94-96 they had the LT1, a huge upgrade over the previous L05 350V8.
any old BMW is a very, very bad idea…
@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.
Found a Nissan Maxima with an L28ET swap and some assembly required.
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me and lorenzo rollin in a benzo
I'm drivin' Benz 190
2.5 and you know where to find me
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