1991 with mechanical damage on IAAI

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1991 with mechanical damage on IAAI

Postby gideon » Fri 24.07.2020, 20:11

I'm curious if anybody knows anything about this car

https://www.iaai.com/vehicledetails/36892871
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Re: 1991 with mechanical damage on IAAI

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 24.07.2020, 22:10

Not in any of the data I collected a while back.

The engine is partially disassembled. The spark plug cover is missing and there are parts spread across the front of the engine bay.
There are a lot of orange wires or hoses in the LS front of the picture.

The center console is up and I can see a stock shift cable at the front of the tunnel.
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Re: 1991 with mechanical damage on IAAI

Postby RonR » Sat 25.07.2020, 16:25

Methinks a broken shift cable:
The orange strings look like they're attached to the gearbox shift levers in an attempt to "Find a gear - Any gear!"

An ideal case for your excellent cables, BCN?
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Re: 1991 with mechanical damage on IAAI

Postby esprit888 » Sat 25.07.2020, 19:29

Looks like someone 'started' to replace the shift cables (hence the string) but i don't see the shifter assembly anywhere? Same goes for the coolant reservoir, intake hose, air filter housing, air intake hose, spark plug cover etc. For some reason the knee bolster has been removed (in the trunk, along with a new radiator!) Damage to rear bumper is clear but engine condition ? broken belt? This car was for sale at $24,000 USD ! Then this? the problem with IAAI is that its an insurance auction and the bank/lender/insurance company must all sign off on the offer, i doubt they will let anyone 'steal it' given its earlier asking price.
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Re: 1991 with mechanical damage on IAAI

Postby Rambo » Sat 25.07.2020, 20:45

gideon wrote:I'm curious if anybody knows anything about this car

https://www.iaai.com/vehicledetails/36892871


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Re: 1991 with mechanical damage on IAAI

Postby steve matthews » Mon 27.07.2020, 17:08

its an automatic also.
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Re: 1991 with mechanical damage on IAAI

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Mon 27.07.2020, 17:14

steve matthews wrote:its an automatic also.

Probably why they have decided it is worth $10,000.00 as it sits.
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Re: 1991 with mechanical damage on IAAI

Postby TorqueHorse » Tue 28.07.2020, 04:17

But the pristine condition of that key lends credence to that low mileage. Too bad you can't lock the doors though. But seriously, throw a couple grand at that and it would be looking pretty good (maybe not stock, but all the important pieces will still be there). Come on BCN, Chattanooga is just the other side of the mountains from you. You know you want it :)
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Re: 1991 with mechanical damage on IAAI

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Tue 28.07.2020, 04:41

I already have two "running" projects plus the UK "parts" car and the brand new "rolling" chassis, body and suspension cluttering the shop along side of piles of other used parts I have collected over the years. Don't forget, I have over 1000 new and used parts that are in stock. If I thought it would go for less than $4K, I might try, but getting access to bid is expensive. It's over $500.00 just to get credentials that will let a "non-salvage business" bid through another company.

I bought the yellow wreck from Kentucky a while back and it is never going to be worth the cost to make it road worthy. It turned out to have been a reconstructed salvage back in the mid 1990s so the resale value is nil and almost every part on it is damaged one way or the other.

You should buy it and for a few hundred extra, get it delivered to your door.

I am seriously looking for a way to liquidate what I already have. It stopped being fun a long time ago. It will probably all go to scrap if my health doesn't improve - the wife will want to be rid of everything as quickly as possible so she can get out of NC. She has hated the area for a long time and wants to get back to her family in the northeast.
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Re: 1991 with mechanical damage on IAAI

Postby TorqueHorse » Tue 28.07.2020, 10:26

I hear you and certainly hope it doesn't come to that :( . Well maybe this will go to a new enthusiast and bring another new member into the fold. Help spread the joy of Elan (and opportunity for you) :D
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