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white89euro
07-06-2009, 09:01 PM
Hi guys,

I've got too many cars and not enough time to work on them. I think many of you share my predicament, and love for these cars.

Right now I would like to sell my 1987 Buick Century Estate Wagon. The car was originally from Kansas and Texas - nearly rust free. There are two small rust spots starting at the forward corners of the front doors. Totally rust-free underbody.

It needs a paint job and a new headliner. Mechanically the car is very good.

It has the 3.8 V6 Fuel Injected, 4 speed automatic, power everything, Twilight Sentinal automatic headlights, LED tachometer, and fold-down third seat. I have extra parts to go with the car including a set of rear shoulderbelts and matching rear interior cargo panel liners to with the slots for shoulder belts.

The car is white (peeling) with a dark blue interior, 60/40 seats. Cheap to a good home (meaning fellow A-body fanatic). I have a photobucket account, so I'll try to add pics to the next post.

Thanks,
George

white89euro
07-06-2009, 09:02 PM
Here's a picture of the interior:

http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu166/chromeville/100_0943.jpg

Here's the minor door rust (each front door - rear doors are clean)
http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu166/chromeville/100_0940.jpg

Here's the passenger side (note wheel is back on now):
http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu166/chromeville/100_0928.jpg

Here's the driver side:
http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu166/chromeville/100_0945.jpg

Duke George V
07-06-2009, 11:06 PM
Where?

Century7667
07-07-2009, 02:57 AM
Hi guys,

I've got too many cars and not enough time to work on them. I think many of you share my predicament, and love for these cars.

Right now I would like to sell my 1987 Buick Century Estate Wagon. The car was originally from Kansas and Texas - nearly rust free. There are two small rust spots starting at the forward corners of the front doors. Totally rust-free underbody.

It needs a paint job and a new headliner. Mechanically the car is very good.

It has the 3.8 V6 Fuel Injected, 4 speed automatic, power everything, Twilight Sentinal automatic headlights, LED tachometer, and fold-down third seat. I have extra parts to go with the car including a set of rear shoulderbelts and matching rear interior cargo panel liners to with the slots for shoulder belts.

The car is white (peeling) with a dark blue interior, 60/40 seats. Cheap to a good home (meaning fellow A-body fanatic). I have a photobucket account, so I'll try to add pics to the next post.

Thanks,
George

I'd love to bring that thing back home to Texas, but I'm not sure what my wife would say....:eek3:

Ken T.

white89euro
07-07-2009, 03:20 AM
Hi, my '87 Century Wagon is located in Central Wisconsin - just north of Wisconsin Dells, or about 75 miles NW of Madison, the state capital.

Hoping someone will make an offer. Otherwise my mechanic thinks he can sell it locally for me for $500. I'd rather it go to an A-body enthusiast.

George

Oklahoma
07-07-2009, 03:30 AM
Man, this is why I hate living with my parents... I can't buy cheap a-bodies I see! And this fall it only gets worse... I'm going to be in a dorm and I don't even get to bring the one car I do own.

white89euro
07-07-2009, 03:41 AM
I know the feeling. If I could have more A-body cars I would have bought one last summer (rustfree Eurosport Wagon) and one this summer (rustfree Ciera 4-door). Both excellent cheap cars. Don't worry - get your education - college grads earn on average 33% more than High School grads. With that money you'll be able to buy your favorite A-body (and rent a storage unit).

George

Duke George V
07-07-2009, 04:09 AM
What's your timeframe?

white89euro
07-07-2009, 04:22 AM
Hi Duke, I'm in no particular hurry. I told my mechanic to let the buyer know it may be awhile before I'll sell.

BTW, the engine has excellent compression according to the tests done by my mechanic. The transmission has no issues. It'll need some fresh gas, the tank is almost empty though so no need to drain.

The thing is my wife loves minivans - we have a 1995 Windstar and a 2002 Venture. I don't know if she'll ever go back to a wagon. I'd like to restore the car, but I think I'd need to spend about $2000 to $2500 on it. In the meantime I still need to finish my '89 Eurosport restoration, and soon I'll be spending dollars on a restoration of an '84 Escort high MPG car (about 40mpg hopefully). The only way I could keep this car is if I sold my current daily driver, my 1990 Century wagon that I restored 4 years ago. I've only put 47,000 miles on that since the restoration, and I'm reluctant to let it go at a loss. I spent over $4500 restoring that car (most bodywork done by myself) so I think it has a lot of use left in it.

This '87 has been mostly garage stored, and saw only one Wisconsin winter, that was before I owned it. I hate to let it go.

I may not be able to get back to these message boards until tomorrow evening. But feel free everyone, to ask questions.

George

Electra_T_Type
07-07-2009, 05:54 AM
Did you add the tach cluster and steering wheel?

white89euro
07-07-2009, 02:16 PM
Hi, no the tach cluster and steering wheel were factory options. But it came with wire wheel covers - go figure!

George

a1veedubber
07-08-2009, 12:25 AM
That is an awesome wagon! If I hadn't just picked up a lil' wagon I would definitely be interested!

Duke George V
07-08-2009, 04:02 AM
Graaaaagh. Why do things like this keep getting posted when I don't have any money? I'm sure most of you know how much I love wagons, and this one seems to be in pretty damn good shape. If you're really wanting to sell it to someone on here, I have a completely unreasonable and selfish request.

I usually get a sizeable tax refund in February. My request is that you keep the car until then, and I will buy it. I'm willing to go higher than $500 as well, assuming it really doesn't need any repairs. If you don't want to, that's fine, it's your car to do with as you please. But it would really sadden me to see you sell it to some random person up there, they use it as a winter beater and ends its life as a rusted heap in the junkyard two years from now.

a1veedubber
07-08-2009, 04:53 AM
Graaaaagh. Why do things like this keep getting posted when I don't have any money?

Thats how it ALWAYS goes!!! :P


I'm sure most of you know how much I love wagons.......

Me too! Wagons (And Coupes!) Rule!!!!! :rock: Sorry sedan owners....you stink!!! (J/K!!)


............use it as a winter beater and ends its life as a rusted heap in the junkyard two years from now.

I see it all to often!!! My friends (the ones who do not know me well) often wonder why I drive my nice cars all the time & during the winter and "keep my beaters in the garage under a cover" :rofl::rofl:

Duke George V
07-08-2009, 05:20 AM
Thats how it ALWAYS goes!!!
Tell me about it. There's a good-looking '87 6000 S/E wagon on craigslist locally that seems to only need some front end stuff to be right again, and I can't get it.

Oklahoma
07-09-2009, 04:04 PM
college grads earn on average 33% more than High School grads. With that money you'll be able to buy your favorite A-body (and rent a storage unit).
One of the reasons I'm majoring in nuclear engineering is that when I'm graduating, there are going to be nuclear power plants being built mostly in rural, southeast, low-cost-of-living type areas. So that's where they are saying nuclear engineers can expect to live. (They told us this at orientation while they were explaining to us why petroleum engineers are going to get paid more than us, lol) See, I have this dream of having plenty of old GM cars (mostly a-bodies) and living in one of those kinds of areas would give me plenty of space for that. Employment for most disciplines of engineering is largely big-city based... and a lot of people like that, but when I'm finally living on my own I would like to have space for tinkering.

86euro
07-10-2009, 12:06 AM
One of the reasons I'm majoring in nuclear engineering is that when I'm graduating, there are going to be nuclear power plants being built mostly in rural, southeast, low-cost-of-living type areas. So that's where they are saying nuclear engineers can expect to live. (They told us this at orientation while they were explaining to us why petroleum engineers are going to get paid more than us, lol) See, I have this dream of having plenty of old GM cars (mostly a-bodies) and living in one of those kinds of areas would give me plenty of space for that. Employment for most disciplines of engineering is largely big-city based... and a lot of people like that, but when I'm finally living on my own I would like to have space for tinkering.

You sir, are smarter than I :cheers:

white89euro
07-10-2009, 01:39 AM
Hey Daniel, I'll see what I can do. My wife is sort of pressuring me to get rid of the car. Personally I'd rather keep it. I can't say "nothing is wrong" with the car, but I've hardly used it in about 13 years of ownership, it was always "someday" I'll fix it up. I don't know now, but I'll check back here before selling it for sure.

George