And the saga continues...
Get a call from the guy with the Rx4-says I can have it if I want. I asked what happened with the guy from PR, and am told that transport costs for the trade would be $6700, so no deal.
I tell him I need to come see the car in person, obviuosly, and if he could send me pics that would help. I get about a dozen pics of what is a partially dis-assembled car-not bad, but the front and rear facias (grill, bumpers, taillight surround, etc) are off, and it looks like it was recently ran into something on the passenger front, wrinking the fender pretty good, tweaking the core support and bumper end. Front and rear valances are pretty hammered, in fact, I don't recall even seeing a front one. Interior is a mess, glove box door hanging, cracks all over the gauge cluster, etc... Nicest part I see I see is the tail light panel- appears perfect.
No engine pics, no detailed pics of the areas that we NEED to see(floors, rockers, trunk, etc). Never got to the question of paperwork/title.
I tell him there's no way I'd go for $3500, even if the parts I need to be good, are good. He repsonds with a 'Thanks, but it's not negotiable. I'm putting it on ebay'. I wish him 'good luck', and thats where it ends.
For reference, I gave $800.00 for the GTR, and visually/mechanically it is in better in some areas, and worse in others, condition than this one. If this was a 'well preserved' driver that I found in a little old lady's garage (what I'm hoping someday to find), then sure, but this is not that.
In the same vein- are the floor structures the same for all Rx4's? that would 'widen' my search area for the parts and pieces I'm needing.
74 Rx4 GTR
83 Rx7 prepping for street/auto cross