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Old 02-09-2019, 10:21 PM
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1988 Formula 350 - 50K miles - super nice

I purchased this car from a TGO member a few months ago...
I've decided to sell a few of my third gens and get back to just one car in the garage.......

1988 Formula 350 - 50K miles - mostly original - many new parts - car has had some professional paint work done at some point by a previous owner.
Paint is in excellent condition - it looks factory original and is hard to tell it's had some paint work done - paint has incredible shine.

- Original wheels have been powder coated a light gray color
- New 22 lb injectors, new ACDelco fuel pump, new stainless steel fuel lines.
- New radiator, A/C condenser & water pump (A/C needs to be converted to 134 and charged)
- New torque converter - fully rebuilt transmission
- New headliner and sail panels - interior is impeccable - looks practically showroom new
- New stainless steel brake lines
- New exhaust & convertor (welded) with new Magnaflow muffler (welded)
- No front plate mount (and no holes in front bumper)
- Painted and detailed underside

Everything works (except A/C) - cruise control works great, power hatch pull down, all lights, etc.
Runs and drives great -

*** I have a bunch of additional parts that COULD go with the car if the buyer is interested - including a set of brand new
never used (still in the box) Hawks 17 x 9 GTA black mesh wheels - link (https://www.hawksmotorsports.com/gta-black-mesh-wheel-kit-free-shipping)
- 87 Trans Am tail lights (with wire harness) NOS instrument cluster, and some other misc stuff - if interested I could make a package deal

- The windshield has a few delam bubbles in the lower left corner (cant see them while driving)
- Rear spoiler is original - has the typical cracks around the mounting holes (still looks good as you really need to look close to see them)

- Original power antenna was removed and replaced with a non-power antenna

Here is a link to the previous owners "for sale" thread on TGO - https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/fire...ula-350-a.html

Link to current ebay auction - https://www.ebay.com/itm/153373069303?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

PM me with any questions - $9800 obo





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Wow.. nice!
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Wow.. nice!
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Dang nice car for the $! I like it and I'm not even a big fan of 87-90 Formulas. GLWS, you always have some really nice cars someone will get a great car here!
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Dang nice car for the $! I like it and I'm not even a big fan of 87-90 Formulas. GLWS, you always have some really nice cars someone will get a great car here!
Hey, thanks a bunch ....you are correct, someone will get a great car
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Wow! I love it! I would love to have this bad boy.
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Wow! I love it! I would love to have this bad boy.
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Nice car but why did a 50K mile car need a new converter, rebuilt transmission, new brake lines, paint work, new sail panels, new radiator, repainted wheels and painted suspension parts?
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Nice car but why did a 50K mile car need a new converter, rebuilt transmission, new brake lines, paint work, new sail panels, new radiator, repainted wheels and painted suspension parts?
Wiseguy - probably the same reason you "needed" to put NOS on a Z/28 .......all work was done by the previous owner, car sat in a garage for many years, it's 31 years old and sh*t happens, the previous owner wanted a highly detailed underside
and wheels that looked like new and were easy to take care of.....headliners sag with age, especially over 31 years, sail panels need to match the new headliner......... just what you are inferring???
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These cars went through transmissions like crazy new, waranteed like crazy by dealers. The headliners were sagging on a lot of these cars after a few years.
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Wiseguy - probably the same reason you "needed" to put NOS on a Z/28 .......all work was done by the previous owner, car sat in a garage for many years, it's 31 years old and sh*t happens, the previous owner wanted a highly detailed underside
and wheels that looked like new and were easy to take care of.....headliners sag with age, especially over 31 years, sail panels need to match the new headliner......... just what you are inferring???

I wasnt being a wiseguy! I asked a simple friggen question!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Get off your high horse!!! Just because a car sits in a garage for many years doesnt justify the need for all those parts. A transmission AND converter? I can understand the headliner but not the need for a transmission, converter, paint, etc.
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My transmission was already rebuilt by 80k mi and it was adult driven all its life. I don't think the work done to this Formula takes anything away from it. Clearcoat failing was a huge issue in this time period I'm not surprised a lil paintwork was needed either.
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I wasnt being a wiseguy! I asked a simple friggen question!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Get off your high horse!!! Just because a car sits in a garage for many years doesnt justify the need for all those parts. A transmission AND converter? I can understand the headliner but not the need for a transmission, converter, paint, etc.
You've gotta be freekin kidding me?...........it's a 31 year old car and like I said Sh*t happens.......as you are so concerned about it, here is your explanation about the trans & convertor from the PO.....
https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/tran...blown-t-c.html
Have a read and let me know if this meets to your approval, if so, do you have any intention on making an offer? Because
if your not interested in buying the car your comments are not taken as being anything other than condescending.....
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Wiseguy - probably the same reason you "needed" to put NOS on a Z/28 .......all work was done by the previous owner, car sat in a garage for many years, it's 31 years old and sh*t happens, the previous owner wanted a highly detailed underside
and wheels that looked like new and were easy to take care of.....headliners sag with age, especially over 31 years, sail panels need to match the new headliner......... just what you are inferring???
Iím the same kind of owner.. Some people are meticulous about keeping everything like new.

I can get down with that..

Looks like a 5k mile car and the reasons for that are upfront..

Priced fairly as well..
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My transmission was already rebuilt by 80k mi and it was adult driven all its life. I don't think the work done to this Formula takes anything away from it. Clearcoat failing was a huge issue in this time period I'm not surprised a lil paintwork was needed either.
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Iím the same kind of owner.. Some people are meticulous about keeping everything like new.

I can get down with that..

Looks like a 5k mile car and the reasons for that are upfront..

Priced fairly as well..
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Nice car. I like it. Actually same color as my Formula. Two things strike me, how nice the underside is and YOUR GARAGE FLOOR, so clean.

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Nice car. I like it. Actually same color as my Formula. Two things strike me, how nice the underside is and YOUR GARAGE FLOOR, so clean.

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