Well, The starter will need to be replaced, but is the original, so I am happy it will not be expensive to replace.
The power window switches also need replacing, but the driver door window still works thankfully.
The front seat belts are locked in place and might need to be undone, or replaced, with another set.
When I had purchased the car only a week ago, I went through all the repair receipts, and shows the car went through mufflers, and distributors within the past 4 years.
I had purchased the car for only 300 dollars from a parts dealer, next to where I work as a parts driver. The manager had purchased the car from the no.2 owner, who had kept all the repair notes, therefore keeping me alerted to the repairs it needed. The wagon was kept up, cause it was a delivery car, and if it broke down, there was no way to work. And the previous owner had decided to sell it to me, cause I near begged for it. :)
The first owner's had the car garage kept, and covered, till 1991, when it was sold, and only had 44 thou on it.
I had a 85 Eurosport wagon back in 95, both doors were badly rusted and the header panel was bad from a previous accidents. But I loved it till water pump went and destroyed the motor on way home from church, about 25 miles away, and vowed to get another.
The car is a favorite of mine, and I am always impressed with the power of the V6, and love the muffler rumble. In the summer, I would drive with the wing windows open to hear it better.
The color is white with the black grill, accents, and the early styled wheels, the x11 Citation style, tho I might go to the 5 spoke smooth style of the 87 up Euro's, so if anyone has a set for sale, let me know? And of course, id love to have the white letter tires as well, just loved that look.
The car will be slowly modified, turned into a Eurosport sedan delivery van, with painted rear windows, and new paint, called Harlequin, where the color change is vivid, between violet, green, blue, then red.
A possible 3.1 or 3.5 liter v6 with a supercharger is planned after the original motor goes, but with the care the car had gotten during its life, that will be a long time yet. And with the performance rumble of the 2.8, I was thinking of running no mufflers, and cat converters, it is legal to do so if the car runs clean without muffs, and just pipes, so I will let you know.
The interior is the split 60/40 deep cloth buckets, driver power, windows, and locks, tho the trouble with the switches and locks will be fixed. No car I had driven in, except the 85 I had, is more comfortable for a cruise, or long drive.
Overall, the car is excellent, and very good all around car for summer and winter, and after this wagon is customized, I will get another, all stock, to tinker with.
Any comments or emails? let me know.
I am also interested in finding the history of the Euro line for my site, which I will have Euro's on.
Thank you for your time.
6th Jan 2012, 23:42
Well geez, while that's a bit off the top, the car was old when you got it. I've had 3 Celebs and a Ciera, that have lasted me anywhere from 196,000 to 348,000 miles, without any real problems, other than the occasional worn out part.
Buy and import? I had a Celica, ate parts on a regular basis, and our '90 Camry never wanted to run right if it was damp out, and finally went up in flames at 138,000. The Hyundais and our friends' Hondas have had their issues, and in the end were just as expensive to maintain.