07-20-2008, 04:44 AM
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So, I know I haven't hardly been on this forum, but I've been trying hard to find things to fix up my girlfriend's 72 Corona MkII.
But, we've finally given up. Her dad decided to get her an 01 Sebring convertible, so we're gonna give the Corona up. It was a cute little car and I thought it could have a lot of potential as a fun little auto-x car, but alas, just needed too much work.
Anyway, the engine is basically perfect. Starts right up and was rebuilt not long ago. Sounds like a DREAM. Has a Webber carb which I believe is supposed to bring the 18R-C up to about 135-140hp. Also has straight pipes from the engine back since it's smog exempt in CA. They look fairly new and sound great. Tranny & clutch seem perfectly fine. Diff is totally shot. Body is in pretty good condition except for the front left 1/4 panel. All the trim is there. Paint is certainly not good, but for a 36 year old car is pretty impressive. Interior is pretty well trashed, but is almost all in tact.
So, what I'd like to know is what my best options are. Would people on here be interested in a part out? Is there a parts collector I could sell it to who'd be interested? I'd like to see north of $1500 or so - is this possible to a 'Rona collector? It looks like it would be an excellent platform for some basic restoration. California car all it's life. Anyone on here interested in it, know someone who would be, or want to start calling dibs on parts? If it looks like there's some reasonable interest I'll post pics. Anywhere I should try to sell it that would cater to people looking for cars of this vintage?
Thanks in advance, guys and gals.
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