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    Default 1073 - possible buyer

    Always loved these cars. One showed up locally for 15,000 seems to be in okay shape although it does not have the original motor. Trying to get more information... the vin is C5681073, mil 75766. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Shelly

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    I'm very new to these cars... does this seem like a good deal? How bad does it hurt the value to not have the original motor? I'm not looking to go to car shows just have a Sunday cruiser. I'm not sure how to read the codes in the registry for example what are the original colors for interior/exterior. I appreciate anyone helps on this.
    Jason Arata
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    Jason.

    Black is the original paint color for the car. The interior has been changed. below is the colors for a 1F4M interior.

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    Nick DeSpirito
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    11/14-1B6L-119

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    It looks to be worth $15,000 as a parts car. I don't think you can go wrong. Original engines and drive trains are available, should you choose to restore it.
    Barry Wolk
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    Thanks Nick, thanks Barry. Appreciate your help!
    Jason Arata
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Wolk View Post
    It looks to be worth $15,000 as a parts car. I don't think you can go wrong. Original engines and drive trains are available, should you choose to restore it.
    Trying to get pricing on a original motor...getting lost in the depths on the internet.. is their a supplier? OR just stay on the hunt?
    Jason Arata
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    The original motor is a Lincoln 368 Y Block. They are relatively easy to find. You will need to find Valve covers, a tach drive distributor and hardest of all - a mark II oil pan.

    Look here for example:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/332133647174...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
    Joseph Stebbins


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    Have you bought this car?

    If you're looking for a Sunday driver why are you thinking about replacing the engine... is it drivable?
    Shelly

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    Looking at it tomorrow. Any advice on what to look for is appreciated. At some point I would like to paint it, bring the original interior back and but the correct motor and tranny in. Not sure what the coast on the engine rebuilt will be, I guess first I have to find the motor... hopefully it not a terrible investment..
    Jason Arata
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