1973 Fort Collins, CO

Last Updated: 3/19/2017 | Ad Source: Craigslist

Asking Price: $6,000

Key Car Facts

  • Model Year: 1973
  • Odometer: 120,908
  • Engine: 6 Cylinders
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Condition: Fair

Ad Information

  • City/Area: Fort Collins
  • State/Region: Colorado
  • Contact Name: Elias
  • Phone: (913) 486-0318
  • Email: Send Message

 

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The time has come for me to part ways with my dream car. In the 7 years I’ve owned it, it has been an absolute joy to drive and has never let me down. In fact, it’s the most reliable vehicle I’ve owned so far. However, I am no longer in a position to continue restoring and modifying it and feel it should be passed along to someone else who loves these old sports cars as much as I do.

Now, while it may look rough, you should know this car has carried me nearly 60k miles since I bought it in 2010 in North Carolina. Yes, I drove it daily for several years. In that time I sought to improve the condition of the car mechanically first and cosmetically second. To that end a great deal of parts were replaced or upgraded; I shall list those later. I have also acquired some parts in order to deal with cosmetic issues.

Speaking of issues and such, here’s what you should know:

The Good:

Triple Mikuni PHH 44 Carburetors (easily worth $2k on their own)
Garaged for over a year (no time, and/or no money).
Runs and drives; currently registered as a collector car.
Many functional upgrades; please see list at bottom.
Spare set of 5-slot “mag” wheels, 14″ x 7″ (maybe 7.5″)
Factory spare tire in trunk
Factory tools, jack, and wheel chocks
All exterior lights work
Interior still in good condition (but that is a dash cap on the dashboard, FYI)
Still gets 20-25 mpg.

The Bad:

Only one seat; had to cannibalize the passenger seat to fix the driver seat.
Rattles a bit; could use fresh weather stripping, etc.
Engine seeps oil, but the car does not “mark its territory”.
Headliner coming unglued, but it is 40+ years old.

The Ugly:

Floor pans, and the coinciding frame rails, are nearly gone. Fred Flintstone can almost drive the car.
Clear coat is flaking off EVERYWHERE (cheap paint-job sometime before I bought it).
Doors are effectively rusted out on the bottom; good news is I have two replacement doors.
The rear valance and quarter panels were damaged in a minor fender-bender in a parking lot.
Front fenders, behind wheels, were “customized” courtesy I-95 North somewhere near D.C.
The roof has some rust, though no holes. My patching/painting skills were insufficient to stop it, but it was slowed down.

Now, if you’ve made it this far, here’s a list of all the upgrades and such (or at least most; there are a lot):

Driveline:
Fidanza lightweight flywheel
Stage 2 clutch plate
R200 Differential 3.545
Rebuilt close gear ratio 5 speed transmission
Rear disc brake conversion
Slotted rotors at all four wheels
Hawk Performance pads

Suspension and Wheels:
Tokico Illumina struts and springs (with about 60k miles)
Polyurethane bushings all around
Upgraded front anti-roll bar
Rear anti-roll bar
Rota Grid V wheels, 15″ x 8″, zero offset, Royal Sport Bronze (5 total; one got bent a little)
Aluminum 5-slot “mag” wheels (4 total)

Fuel/Intake/Exhaust:
Triple Mikuni PHH 44 carburetors with heat shield
Holley electric fuel pump with mechanical pump delete
6-into-1 header, painted and wrapped
Porter “shorty” steel pack muffler (Porter mufflers sound AMAZING!)
2.5″ pipe

Electrical:
60 amp alternator upgrade with voltage regulator delete
Electric water pump
Electric fans
H4 Headlights
Alpine stereo and Pioneer 6×9 speakers (if you must listen to some music other than the exhaust note)

Cooling/Lubrication:
4 row aluminum radiator
High capacity mechanical fuel pump

Spare Parts:
Passenger and driver side doors, blue metallic paint. WAY better shape than the ones you see here.
Old SU round top carbs and intake manifold; they still work, just not as cool as Triple Mikunis
Sundry bits I haven’t sorted through, but may be of use/interest.

And last, but not least, the conditions for acquiring this beautiful machine:
Scammers need not apply
Cash only, no trades; limited negotiation possible: please enquire
First come, first serve
Cash in my hand before a test drive
Viewings by appointment only; the car is currently in Aurora and I live in Fort Collins.
If it’s still listed, it’s still for sale
If not local, buyer is responsible for ALL logistics and, as before, money in my hands before it goes anywhere

 

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