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oaklyss
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Interesting, under hood is re-painted black. Heater and everything has been painted over, cowl tag is painted and hood springs are painted over. Turbo repainted silver.
Just a few small things have been changed:
Battery cables wrong, yes exhaust is very wrong.
Blue TRF, should be white, so not original juice.
Wrong dip stick (hard to find an original one), check valve painted black, wrong master cylinder, safety wire on turbo has been cut, wrong bolts on radiator support, missing passenger side fender well wire hold downs. jack sticker in trunk in wrong place. Air cleaner repainted incorrectly and has reproduction new stickers.
Seat belts not assembly line original, replaced radiator cap, hood supports and bolts have been painted over, hood insulation looks a little new.
Hard to say if they are claiming it is original paint-never repainted-I would take a paint gauge to the exterior paint, and also check if paint is Lacquer. Looks a little too shiny, and no chips or scratches? The inside trunk lid paint is too shiny and hinge bolts painted over. Needs a very close inspection.
Besides those minor things, a very nice example and the under dash area is awesome. Exterior trim is incredible. Interior is very good but has fading on the chrome dash bezel.
Should do $35k, if its is original paint, it could do more. Its the incorrect claims of originality that hurt its value.

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