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1970 Plymouth Roadrunner purchase

I m looking at a 1970 Roadrunner that s for sale.
It’s a one owner with all documentation.
Dealer invoice, repairs etc in binder.
The car has bondo on inner fenders, & its apparent the
quarter panels were replaced given bondo over joint on rocket panel.
The dash is cracked but underneath the frame rails are solids.
Car is from NC.
Owner wants $40K
I feel since you can see where body work was done & other flaws, cracked dash, rusted steering column it’s more like a $35 k car.
Your opinion please?

You didn’t mention which drivetrain but I would feel $20,000-$25,000 Sir , Rick McLaughln

4 months ago

Proof of meeting EPA emissions for 1971 GTO for CA DMV registration

I’m original owner of a 1971 GTO purchased and registered in Canada. I’m trying to register the car in CA and the DMV is requiring “a letter from Pontiac stating the car meets the emissions standards for 1971”.
Any thought on how to get such a letter? Alternative documentation could be acceptable as well (not sure what that would be).

In 71 Emissions should not be an issue , But PHS could help , Rick McLaughlin

4 months ago

Does changing the color change the value?

I am in the process of buying a 1971 LT1 Corvette. The car is completely original EXCEPT it was repainted buy the first of two owners. It began life as Orange, and the first owner decided to have it painted yellow. How badly does this color change hurt the value of the car?
It is highly optioned, and only has 13,850 miles on it, (all very well documented by the current owner).

Color change ALWAYS hurts Value and on a Low Mile Original car like yours it Hurts even more , this car Deserves to be back to its Original Orange , thanks , Rick McLaughlin

11 months ago

I Have Been Looking For A Guy Like You For Years!

I have a 1986 1/2 Trans Am. All original inside and out-except the tires, nothing missing except the original t top bag. We are the third owners, and it has only been in our family. The original purchase date was 9/5/86, per the Warranty and Owners Assistance Information booklet. I have never been able to find any information online pertaining to this mid year model. Specifically, number produced, number remaining today-and of those how many original, and variances between mid year models themselves. Any suggestions on where to start?

PHS can help some , but how many remaining no way to tell , thanks , Rick

11 months ago

1970 Trans am with factory moon roof

Rick , I have a chance to purchase a 1970 Trans am 4 speed no console with a factory moon roof . The car was never titled . The car was sold to GM Canada and ’’Test Vehicle". My issue is the electric moon roof . heve you ever heard of such a thing ?
Owner said it was installed by GM as test but decided to go with T Tops . The car has PHS

Thanks in advance
Matt

If Sunfoof is factory it will be on PHS , but in this case would not rule out experimental , Rick

11 months ago

1968 GP production

Is there some sort of list of where GPs were assembled for the 1968 year? I bought one recently and it shows Linden, NJ. But with the limited numbers produced for that year I’m curious what other assembly plants cranked them out.

PHS , Pontiac Historical Services can help you ,just give them your VIN , Rick McLaughlin

about 1 year ago
Chopper General 1970-1970 Plymouth - Barracuda

70 baracuda wheel track

Hi Richard, my name us George from Australia,
I’ve trying to get exact information of the wheel track of a 70 hemi cuda .
I need the Front wheel Track (centre -centre)?
Rear wheel Track ? (centre-centre)
Wheelbase ?
Curb Weight of car?
Overal Diameter of a F60 tyre on a 15" wheel ?
I need to supply copies or photographic evidence from a service manual of all above information to an engineer who is going to certify my 70 modified Cuda to be registered on road this week, since my car has 20" wheels fitted with a shortened Dana 60 differential ,
I would appreciate all your help, because I’m getting different measurements every time I do an Internet search,
many thanks George!

George-

The official AMA specs are posted here:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015071674991;view=1up;seq=1

There were also some specs and dimensioned drawings in the FSM.

Rick

PS-

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about 1 year ago

1978 TA decals

Rick, In 1978 (specifically the late run of 78, fisher ttops), did they ever use any font other than “German” with an SE stripe package?

Restoring a 78 W72, WS6, 4-speed, Fisher T-tops. Doing black, but love the extra striping of the SE’s, just not real fond of the German font.

Thanks, Jim

The letteting changed in General in 78 , but not on SE , you could use 79 SE lettering , Rick

about 1 year ago

1969 firebird

hi,
it is very difficult to get information about how many firebirds were producted 1969 in antwerpen ( gm continental ). i am interested in anything about the 69 250cui ohc sprint version.
best regards from germany

I understand , Best person to get any info on that is Jim Matison , Pontiac Historical Services , Best of Luck

about 1 year ago
A12 Obsessed General 1969-1970 Plymouth

69 RR Fiberglass Lift Off Hood

How can I fix a small scratch on the top of my fiberglass lift off hood? Its a repro and its black. Thanks

Peter-

Because the paint is Organisol, there’s no simple touch-up procedure, other than an artist’s brush attempt with a steady hand, blending is not possible. Failing that, it must be completely refinished.

Rick

about 1 year ago

Most popular floor mats in 1970 th for B bodies ?

What were the most common material for OEM car floor mats for e.g. a 1973 Dodge Charger after the moment the car was delivered brand new from the dealer to the US customer? carpet or rubber in America ?
In germany I have the Impression it was rubber, so I assume it was the same in US, right?

Chris-

They were, indeed, rubber, fairly simple and not especially well-fitting. They were not molded or contoured like today’s better mats.

Rick

about 1 year ago
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