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It's not a Datsun but I bought a car and drove it home for $200...so its pretty Ratsun

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Found it on craigslist listed for $500 yesterday, called the guy and offered $200 on the spot if it would drive me home. Well around noon we came home with a house project haha. I'm splitting the costs with one of my roommates too so its even cheaper! We're basically just gonna rally the piss out of it until it gives up then scrap it.

 

I give you Der Stuhlgang:

 

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link to a tiny brake stand in the garage...

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and as it sits now (about 24 hrs after picking it up)

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I would be in good with my wife for another 30 years, if I could pull that off. She has always liked those.

 

Nice, does it run overall "okay"?

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Oh man, my buddy bought one of those e28's, and dropped a late 90's 7-Series motor and 5 speed into it.
We called it the Tire Destroyer.

 

He just sold it, but here is a pic from right before he sent it to its new home.

 

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Yeah its actually my favorite body style bmw ever made...which is why I couldn't help myself when it came up so cheap!

 

It actually runs great. We killed some of the power by cutting off the exhaust but we're replacing it with a new muffler instead of two super heavy cats and a muffler.

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I had one of those, 1988 528 e. 

One of the best cars I've ever owned. Fast as shit and handles perfect. I think mine even came with a telephone.

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nice score. is it no title or something? If it had a title I would probably be tempted to flip it, but that's just kind of what I do anyway.

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$200 that's a freakin' steal.  I would have bought it for that.

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Shit... if nice cars selling for around two bills is a common thing in Oregon (and it seems like it is judging from what I'm seeing), my ass is moving there. :D

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You son of a bitch!  How'd you get a Maxima that cheap?!  I am sooo jelly.

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You son of a bitch! How'd you get a Maxima that cheap?! I am sooo jelly.

Buahahahaha, I'm into the cheap stuff as long as I know it will run im going for it.

 

I also know of a $500 datsun 510 wagon here local that my buddy might be getting!

 

I got lucky with the maxima though it had been advertised on Klamath Falls CL for $800 and just watched it go down then emailed the person and told them what I could do and agreed went and picked up the car not expecting anything good or bad but car had been sitting for 3 years neglected. Took 7-9 attempts to get it to finally start but damn it was worth it drove home 80+ miles without a single problem! It's a really clean car, pretty straight body, no rust. The only thing I would say is the engine bay needs a major clean up, cleaning out the radiator it was rusty inside but did a flush works like new. It needs a center console but all windows roll down, defrost works, no heater core but will be getting one, needs an exhaust leak fixed which I might go straight blast pipes, detail the car and deep clean the interior and basically almost new. Trans is solid 5 speed and only 157k on the clock, I put my snowflakes on them that had good tires those stock 14's weren't wide enough plus tires were shot but still held air.

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nice score. is it no title or something? If it had a title I would probably be tempted to flip it, but that's just kind of what I do anyway.

It has a CA title which we are switching over to OR this week. Thought about flipping it, but the point was to have fun, not make money.

 

$200 that's a freakin' steal.  I would have bought it for that.

exactly why I kept it a secret lol. I found out about it and told no one, talked to my roommate and we bought it within hours. 

 

Nice find I love cheap finds! Here's my $200 datsun I bought last week!

 

 

Nice dude! I wish we found a datto for $200....the E28 has been on my wtb list for a long time though.

 

Shit... if nice cars selling for around two bills is a common thing in Oregon (and it seems like it is judging from what I'm seeing), my ass is moving there. :D

See below 

 

Buahahahaha, I'm into the cheap stuff as long as I know it will run im going for it.

 

I also know of a $500 datsun 510 wagon here local that my buddy might be getting!

 

I got lucky with the maxima though it had been advertised on Klamath Falls CL for $800 and just watched it go down then emailed the person and told them what I could do and agreed went and picked up the car not expecting anything good or bad but car had been sitting for 3 years neglected. Took 7-9 attempts to get it to finally start but damn it was worth it drove home 80+ miles without a single problem! It's a really clean car, pretty straight body, no rust. The only thing I would say is the engine bay needs a major clean up, cleaning out the radiator it was rusty inside but did a flush works like new. It needs a center console but all windows roll down, defrost works, no heater core but will be getting one, needs an exhaust leak fixed which I might go straight blast pipes, detail the car and deep clean the interior and basically almost new. Trans is solid 5 speed and only 157k on the clock, I put my snowflakes on them that had good tires those stock 14's weren't wide enough plus tires were shot but still held air.

 

Basically the same thing I did. He wanted $500, was moving out of state. I called him and told him I'd give him $200 cash today if it would drive me home.

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Oh yeah and here are some more pics =P

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Okay, so maybe it was a lot of pics. but who's gonna complain about that? 

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^ dude those 528 stock motor would smoke the 720 transplant. Right or wrong?

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If you beat it so hard anything but the motor kills it, I know of a good home for the motor :P

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If I would have known you were in Klamath I would have tried to stop by. There are a lot of cars to be had cheap out here just gotta find the people willing to sell them at cheap prices.

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We should set up a meet. Weathers gonna start getting shitty soon but I've got my z and this turd to bring out.

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We have meets on Tuesdays there not all datsuns but I joined them because no one ever showed up to the datsuns meets I made at sonic. The meets are at Dairy Queen on Barnett rd next to the Food 4 Less in Medford, Oregon at 7:00pm.

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I think I would have just buffed it out and rolled it as is

Lower it abit

those are cool BMWs just expensive to fix

 

 

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some cheap ROTA RBs or some Chinese CCW clones would look good on that Maxima

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