North American Turbocoupe Organization



for sale with no offers......
Noname
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#1
My original price for the car is $1500 OBO.
Well, I have received no offers. What would my car be worth to a T.C. member ? I'm at the point of calling the wrecker !!!! How can the cars be "worth" so much to the members yet when they go up for sale your lucky to get a few hundred dollars for it. Not to sound bitter, but after buying it for $2500, brakes were $700, tires were $400, numerous seals, fuel pumps, filters, sensors, computer, MAF, distributor, injectors etc..... for over $800, numerous shops for $500 plus....lets see , I,m close to $5000 and I can't even get an offer....What is it worth ? frustarated in Calif
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tornado427 Offline
Junior Member
#2
I would love to make an offer but unfortunatly with all my other projects going on I have neither time nor money, how ever its nice to see that there are some tc owners out here in the west, I was starting to think they were all east of the rockies!!!! good luck wish I could help you out!!

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88 turbo coupe stock (for now) 78 cobra II 302 ho shelby dual quad 4 speed 427 chevy 4x4
88 TC all options except leather, T5 swap, K&N in fender, Gillis valve, 78 cobra II 302 HO 4 speed, 95 mustang GT convertible 347 stroker, Trick flow track heat top end, powerdyne blower 10 lbs, devils own dual nozzel methanol injection, Astro A-5 trans, Detroit locker 31 spline moser axels, 3:55 gears (stock block time bomb)
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Turbofan Offline
Member
#3
I understand your frustration, and I am sure that the car is worth it. Perhaps if you post photos of the car? Have you tried the turboford website? I would hate to see your car parted out....
I just want my Bird back!
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fuquar Offline
Junior Member
#4
Boy do I know what you mean, I just purchased my TC in September for $1,500. Replaced the clutch $350, Replaced stock Exhaust with Flowmasters $300 and have along list of things I want to do but I question the wisdom of putting $5,000 or more into a car that retains a value in this area of between $1,000 to $2,500. I realy like the car but I will have to drive it til the cows come home. Well dang I'm just going to keep the baby and fix it up. It sure a lot less money then a new car and a lot more fun.


Quote:Originally posted by coxfmly:
My original price for the car is $1500 OBO.
Well, I have received no offers. What would my car be worth to a T.C. member ? I'm at the point of calling the wrecker !!!! How can the cars be "worth" so much to the members yet when they go up for sale your lucky to get a few hundred dollars for it. Not to sound bitter, but after buying it for $2500, brakes were $700, tires were $400, numerous seals, fuel pumps, filters, sensors, computer, MAF, distributor, injectors etc..... for over $800, numerous shops for $500 plus....lets see , I,m close to $5000 and I can't even get an offer....What is it worth ? frustarated in Calif
Ray F.
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JONESER Offline
Senior Member
#5
Personally, I think these cars are collector's cars on a personal level...
If you get one and plan to do a shit load of stuff to them just to sell them, your gonna lose your ass. BUT, if you get one plan on keeping it forever, then you will get every penny put into it beck in the pleasure of owning the car!
Some people buy one thinking they'll love the car, but find out that they are just too tempermental. This is true, they ARE tempermantal and you have to love the car & plan a future with it or your just wasting your time & money.
Just look at my car (Tim Jones in the showroom), I'll never get the money out of the car that I have put into it!! I know that, but I have had the car for 4 years and would like to own it forever. Although, I will sell it if the price is right, I know that the price will never be right! hehe
Anyway, that's just my 2 cents on the subject.

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87 Turbo Coupe, 5-speed, boost at 18 PSI, K&N in finder, tangerine paint, shaved door handles, locks and emblems, painted interior trim(same as exterior), tiger print headliner, visors and door panels, Autometer gauges, 5.6" monitor & Playstation 2, lowered, white pony wheels...did I forget anything?
87 Turbo Coupe, 5-speed--
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90 Notchback--turbo project!--Forsale with everything
87 Turbo Coupe, 5-speed, boost at 18 PSI, K&N in finder, tangerine paint, shaved door handles, locks and emblems, painted interior trim(same as exterior), tiger print headliner, visors and door panels, Autometer gauges, 5.6" monitor & Playstation 2, lowered, white pony wheels...did I forget anything?
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Wags88TC Offline
Senior Member
#6
Old cars just require a lot of maintenance, and these vibrate everything loose; but we LOVE'EM. But to most people they're just a PITA. Got mine for 1K almost 2 yrs ago, thought it was a bargain(but I do most of my own repairs). It's probably still worth what I paid, but what heck!
Where is La Mirada? I stopped in Little Rock, Ca a few weeks ago to check out an 88 with no engine or trans - Dude, the guy was set on $750 "firm"! I drove away - firm

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Steve Wagner
Nato member

88TC, 5 speed, StageII Star clutch w/ StageIII pressure plate,lightened flywheel, K&N in fender, gillis valve, 255lph Walbro, Kirban adj.FPR,Bypass valve, 3" exhaust from turbo to tip (high flow cat/ Magnaflow muffler), A-pillar gauges(A/F & Boost), 16" ARE 5 spoke wheels(245/50VR16 Yokos'). Subframe connectors
Steve Wagner
Nato member
84 SVO
88TC, 5 speed, StageII Star clutch w/ StageIII pressure plate,lightened flywheel, K&N in fender, gillis valve, 255lph Walbro, Kirban adj.FPR,Bypass valve, 3" exhaust (high flow cat/ Magnaflow muffler), A-pillar gauges(A/F & Boost), 16" ARE 5 spoke wheels 7" front 8" rear(225/50VR16 / 245/50VR16 Yokos'). Subframe connectors
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RDOG Offline
Posting Freak
#7
I am interested, especially if you plan to jy it. Does it have current tags, 5spd, working ac and heater core, as well as no frame damage? I sent you an email.
1986 Turbo Coupe. Boport StageIII head, Boport 2.1, Performance Techniques 50 trim hybird, StageII.63, stinger 3" exhaust, Phenolic spacer, Boglog header,NPR FMIC intercooler setup, kirban fpr, bigrmotorsports fuel rail, diablo water meth kit, CAI, remote mount TFI, CHE rear adj control arms, MAC girdle, 8.8 rear disc, aluminum drive shaft, H&R lowerings springs Tbird Turbo Specific, y MAS!!
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RDOG Offline
Posting Freak
#8
So far I have owned 2 TC's. I had a 88 I bought for $650 but caught fire. Had a 86 I bought for $500 with only 60,000 miles on it and sold it to pay for my mustang project-what a mistake. These cars are for the few and far between who have had the opportunity to drive one. These cars were ahead of their time and only the true mechanic can appreciate them [Image: smile.gif]
1986 Turbo Coupe. Boport StageIII head, Boport 2.1, Performance Techniques 50 trim hybird, StageII.63, stinger 3" exhaust, Phenolic spacer, Boglog header,NPR FMIC intercooler setup, kirban fpr, bigrmotorsports fuel rail, diablo water meth kit, CAI, remote mount TFI, CHE rear adj control arms, MAC girdle, 8.8 rear disc, aluminum drive shaft, H&R lowerings springs Tbird Turbo Specific, y MAS!!
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