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Old 03-27-2015, 12:51 PM   #1
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I just towed this home two nights ago. (1/25/15)
1975 245.
Production date Jan 1975
Was in storage since 1981
Previous owner drove it few blocks about 4 years ago. His warehouse was getting retrofitted for earthquake protection


I switched out the front tires for the tow. One of the fronts was badly damaged. According to the PO he put new tires before putting it in storage.
Big thanks to Luke and Ken for helping me get it out.









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Old 03-27-2015, 12:59 PM   #2
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I'm impressed how well that paint looks after years of turds sitting on it.

Nice find.
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:03 PM   #3
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I'm impressed how well that paint looks after years of turds sitting on it.

Nice find.
****in seriously

I expected it to look the same underneath. Just more proof of how good paintjobs used to be.
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:15 PM   #4
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the PO did more damage to the paint by dragging objects across the body or leaning **** against it
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:21 PM   #5
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Fantastic!
Great find!
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:42 PM   #6
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Sweet find, looks very clean. B20 or B21?
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:47 PM   #7
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Nice find!

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Sweet find, looks very clean. B20 or B21?
IIRC all 75's in USA had the B20
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:49 PM   #8
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matches my 242, AND it's a 75?

STFU and take my money LOL
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Old 03-27-2015, 01:59 PM   #9
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Wow. Shelved 6 yrs into service? How many miles on it? Way cool.

Time for cut springs and megasquirt.

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Old 03-27-2015, 02:13 PM   #10
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Nice find!

IIRC all 75's in USA had the B20
yes b20 150k miles on it
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matches my 242, AND it's a 75?
STFU and take my money LOL
Unless my wife wants it I'll be selling it. I already have too many 240s and Im picking up a 68 or 69 145 in two weeks.
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Wow. Shelved 6 yrs into service? How many miles on it? Way cool.

Time for cut springs and megasquirt.
Guy said he bought it for his girlfriend at the time. They broke up right after that and he had a manual trans 242 so he just stored it

BTW I dont drink that koolaid.


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wax off too much work







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Old 03-27-2015, 02:30 PM   #11
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Did you get it running?
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:30 PM   #12
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That cleaned up nice!
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:31 PM   #13
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I didnt even hook the battery up yet.
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:43 PM   #14
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Let me be the first to say: holy crap!

Good on you for saving it.
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:50 PM   #15
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wow, epic find.

Turdtastic!
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:53 PM   #16
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Honestly this would make an awesome candidate for a nice good clean-up...

And then yank that ****in' motor out and drop in something badass because no smog.
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:00 PM   #18
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Nice score, not many early wagons with good paint, and no rust around the windshield and rear quarter windows.
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:06 PM   #19
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What did you do with all that bird poo?
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Saved it for later
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:19 PM   #21
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love it
150k on clock in only 6 years?
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:19 PM   #22
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Honestly this would make an awesome candidate for a nice good clean-up...

And then yank that ****in' motor out and drop in something badass because no smog.
I'm keeping it original. My 85 is smog exempt so I don't care about that

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Nice score, not many early wagons with good paint, and no rust around the windshield and rear quarter windows.
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:21 PM   #23
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Poor transmission.
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Old 03-27-2015, 03:23 PM   #24
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Poor transmission.

here we go.....sore loser is butt hurt

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Amazing.
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