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    Default WANTED: any 5-speed a-body

    Any make, any condition. I want an entire vehicle for a manual-trans swap into my near mint Century Wagon.

    These are ridiculously difficult to find.



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    Search for Chevrolet Celebritys on http://autos.mercadolibre.com.mx/ . Yes, Mexico, but importing one will be your best bet. I'm not sure if the importation process is more or less involved for a car that was already available here in America, but I've seen plenty of manual cars on that site for sale, and for cheap. Keep in mind that the prices are listed in dollars but it's actually pesos.
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    There ya go, especially if you don't care about A/C.
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    Another, this an actual 5-speed instead of a 4:

    https://auto.mercadolibre.com.mx/MLM...et-cutlass-_JM

    Still unsure how the import process would work, though. Seems like it could be an awful lot of trouble/travel for something so [relatively] worthless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple View Post
    Another, this an actual 5-speed instead of a 4:

    https://auto.mercadolibre.com.mx/MLM...et-cutlass-_JM

    Still unsure how the import process would work, though. Seems like it could be an awful lot of trouble/travel for something so [relatively] worthless.
    At that price, the car itself being roached out is a bonus. Strip it of the stuff you need, junk the rest. That one in particular has some useful things for coupes, obviously. Glass, doors, weather stripping. As an aside, it's interesting that that car is listed as an '87 but still has an iron head V6. American models switched over to the aluminum head starting in MY87.

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