EvanB
EvanB MegaDork
12/8/18 7:26 a.m.

https://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/d/1965-ford-station-wagon/6767674946.html

From reading the ad i can't tell if it comes with an engine and trans or not.

 

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
12/8/18 12:39 p.m.

Seller said:  "I traded for this car specifically for the motor and transmission after they are out, this car is up for sale...."

 

Sounds like a roller, no engine-tranny.  But for another $1200 or so, buy a GM 4X4 with a ft. box and plop the wagon on it.

 

Or something lke this.

TheRX7Project
TheRX7Project Reader
12/8/18 4:12 p.m.

The way I understand it, $1200 without motor and trans, $1700 with.

I am concerned as to why this is so cheap, all I can figure is that it has insurmountable rust issues. The only real hint is under that left rear taillight. At face value, this seems like a screaming deal.

dculberson
dculberson UltimaDork
12/8/18 5:47 p.m.

Shame about the rust. I had a 68 that looked half decent but the frame had about a foot missing from the bottom of it on each side. I love these cars. I’ll buy another one some day. 

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
12/9/18 7:34 a.m.

Contacted the seller, he was overwhelmed by the responses.  He hasn't pulled the engine yet, the factory 289 is still in there and the whole package could be yours for $1700.  The interior is stock black, says he will post pictures.

Anyone want a partially disassembled 1972 Saab project?

128racecar
128racecar Reader
12/9/18 8:18 a.m.
914Driver said:

 

Anyone want a partially disassembled 1972 Saab project?

What's the Saab project?

Marc in Indy

 

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
12/9/18 11:21 a.m.

1972 Saab 96, V-4, 4 speed on the column.

Cooter
Cooter Dork
12/10/18 5:26 a.m.

The Saab might cause less heartbreak. 

As dculberson mentioned, the frames are known to rot out on these, real bad.   I've seen nice bodies with large sections of frame gone back in the '70s.

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UltraDork
12/10/18 6:34 a.m.
Cooter said:

The Saab might cause less heartbreak. 

As dculberson mentioned, the frames are known to rot out on these, real bad.   I've seen nice bodies with large sections of frame gone back in the '70s.

Would a P71 donate it's frame and running gear to solve the problem?

Uh, asking for a friend. wink

Cooter
Cooter Dork
12/10/18 6:56 a.m.

I was going to mention that, but I was pretty sure that the wheelbases where different and didn't have the time to fall down the rabbit hole of figuring out which Panther platform would fit best.  

But since you brought it up, and now I have a little more time...

BRB.

 

Cooter
Cooter Dork
12/10/18 7:11 a.m.

I think you would be looking for a P70 (LWB Vic)  that would net you about 120" WB.  The wagon in the ad should be 119"  


(Note, while the taxicab version is the most common, there were police versions of the P70, but they still weren't called "P71")

 

The P71 is 114", and a Town Car is 117"

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
12/10/18 9:57 a.m.

Seller sent me an interior picture.

Cooter
Cooter Dork
12/10/18 2:04 p.m.

That doorjam tells the story.   And I don't think there is going to be a happy ending.

dculberson
dculberson UltimaDork
12/10/18 3:26 p.m.

Yeah, that's rougher than mine was. Mine was far from perfect but it didn't have rust in the door jams. And mine wasn't worth restoring without major frame work.

128racecar
128racecar Reader
12/13/18 8:25 p.m.
914Driver said:

1972 Saab 96, V-4, 4 speed on the column.

I'd be there tomorrow if it wasn't 12 hours away. Price?

Marc in Indy

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
12/14/18 7:57 a.m.

I drove 10 hours out and 10 back in a snow storm for a car.

I didn't buy the expensive wagon that I thought I wanted, bought a Chevy wagon for $3500 so I'm going to finish the Saab.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
1/3/19 8:14 a.m.

Marc, The engine is painted, the engine bay is cleaned up, but I still can't get paperwork.  I have the previous owner's contact info, but he passed away about 12 years ago.  My son paid $1200 for the 96, I swapped a running 900s for the 96.

Before it's sold it will run.  New tank sender unit, fuel pump, some others.  I'll put it up when it's all assembled but I have no idea its value.

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