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Turborg
03-05-2011, 08:53 AM
http://www.pbase.com/turborg/requested_cars
I just about had this car then the girl who had it asked the original owner if he wanted it back. He now has it at an expensive repair shop, so even if he wanted to sell it, he'd want more than I would pay. The fuel tank was full of rust and the pump was locked up. Nice clean roller that I was going to make into a 142GT.

VQ
03-05-2011, 09:07 AM
Not bad! Rare wheel covers!

gdogg16
03-05-2011, 11:10 AM
Not bad! Rare wheel covers!
I have 4 of those sitting in a box in my garage.

Redwood Chair
03-05-2011, 11:20 AM
I have a fuel tank for that.

Turborg
03-05-2011, 12:34 PM
I have a fuel tank for that.The original owner is paying to have it boiled out and epoxied.

Hootbot
03-05-2011, 12:44 PM
Not bad! Rare wheel covers!

Ugly ugly ugly wheel covers, I threw mine out.

243_Phantom
03-05-2011, 07:21 PM
I have 4 of those sitting in a box in my garage.

+1

WindowsBreakerG4
03-05-2011, 10:33 PM
There is a nice 74 down near slo, comes with a 145 for 1600 bucks. Seems completely solid supposedly runs and was recently rebuilt. If you want, PM me and I'll go to paso and check it out more for you in a few days

skunked
03-05-2011, 10:53 PM
I have 4 of those sitting in a box in my garage.


Yeah me too.

gdogg16
03-06-2011, 12:38 AM
+1

Yeah me too.
:rofl:

Breadbox
03-06-2011, 10:26 PM
That explains why they're so rare. They're all in boxes in people's garages.

Blue245Ti
03-07-2011, 04:27 AM
Funnily enough, my parents' original 145E had'em on it, my old '72 142E had'em on it, and I think my '74 145E also had'em on it when I got it. The set with the '74 went to scrap along with the '73 that the '74 replaced. The ones on the '72 wound up in the trunk of a '73 164E that took up residence here for a couple years.

-J

thevolvokid
03-07-2011, 02:32 PM
http://turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209315

Just going to leave that here

badvlvo
03-07-2011, 02:40 PM
^^^ That's probably a good option.



Sorry to hear you missed out on the 142 Harry. There will be more, just keep looking and you will find the right rust-free example.
My 144 was that yellow, good car but had to put it down with 345k on the clock. The B20 finally had enough and was knocking and the trans was just plain worn out along with everything else on the car.

FattMatt805
03-07-2011, 02:42 PM
i know where one is for sale that looks just like that
:ninja:

Turborg
03-07-2011, 07:59 PM
i know where one is for sale that looks just like that
:ninja:You know I'm interested. A generous finders fee would be in order for the right car.

FattMatt805
03-10-2011, 04:38 AM
You know I'm interested. A generous finders fee would be in order for the right car.

just read the thread a bit more and i think its probly the same one windowsbreaker was talking about. mustard yellow 142 off the 101 in paso.

don hodgdon
03-10-2011, 10:16 AM
http://www.pbase.com/turborg/requested_cars
I just about had this car then the girl who had it asked the original owner if he wanted it back. He now has it at an expensive repair shop, so even if he wanted to sell it, he'd want more than I would pay. The fuel tank was full of rust and the pump was locked up. Nice clean roller that I was going to make into a 142GT.

Too bad, that's a nice looking car with lots of rare parts. Nice to see that there are still good ones out there.

just read the thread a bit more and i think its probly the same one windowsbreaker was talking about. mustard yellow 142 off the 101 in paso.

If that car was a '73, I'd be all over it. I'm not a fan of the larger bumpers on the '74+ 140s. Still, for that price, it might be worth a drive to Paso...

FattMatt805
03-13-2011, 02:47 PM
Too bad, that's a nice looking car with lots of rare parts. Nice to see that there are still good ones out there.



If that car was a '73, I'd be all over it. I'm not a fan of the larger bumpers on the '74+ 140s. Still, for that price, it might be worth a drive to Paso...

IIRC it was a 73, also looked to have an 5 speed swaped

Turborg
06-06-2012, 12:01 PM
Saw this old thread and decided to put a good finishing end to the story-its mine now!
http://www.pbase.com/turborg/image/142531543.jpg

JohnMc
06-06-2012, 12:05 PM
Welll..... that's pretty.

amazon bill
06-06-2012, 07:28 PM
It's even purtier in person!

beel

pwschuh
06-06-2012, 09:19 PM
Nice! Original owner got sick of it or did you buy it from his estate?

Turborg
06-06-2012, 10:12 PM
Nice! Original owner got sick of it or did you buy it from his estate?Here is the project thread I started about it.
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=256027

Turborg
06-07-2012, 12:21 PM
That explains why they're so rare. They're all in boxes in people's garages. the center caps with the large phillips screw is more desirable that the alumnum dish that goes over the rest of the wheel. I spent hours cleaning mine up for the Davis show but bought 4 NEW ones at Davis for $5 each at Davis. I have them on the car because this is how it came from the factory. I was planning on leaving this car stock but I am already considering the possibilities of customizing it. The power window doors off my 242 would be a direct swap onto the 142. I have a 75 B20 and everything to to build it to 92 or 93mm bore. 93 probably is too much, but the 92mm bore, combined with a brand new set of Weber 50s for show and a set of HSR 45s 0r 50s for performance and drivability. I have the adapter for mounting a t-5 ford trans to a pushrod motor. Oh the possibilities are interesting!