Red '88 LS 3-Door 5-Speed in San Jose, CA

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Red '88 LS 3-Door 5-Speed in San Jose, CA

Postby StarFire 2258 » March 30th, 2015, 12:22 am

This has been a while coming, but it still makes me really sad... It's time to sell my teg. I bought this beauty from Seventnova on the First Integration forums back in 2007, and we've been through a lot together. But it's got a new issue I don't have time to fix now that I'm trying to start a family. Anybody interested in an bright red '88 LS 3-Door 5-Speed in San Jose, CA?

Starts, runs, but needs some TLC. Likely a blown head gasket. Hopefully nothing worse. Long story short, it was overheating sporadically, but replacing the thermostat, rodding out the radiator, and changing the water pump didn't fix that.

247,936 miles
Engine rebuilt at 217K, which would normally be a major plus except why would it be having this issue only 30K later? I wish the engine rebuild wasn't out of warranty.

Good stuff:

*Fresh red paint job (2010) still looks great
*Rebuilt engine (2009) ran well aside from overheating issue.
*Brand-new water pump, timing belt, and thermostat
*Brand-new battery
*Recent tires with plenty of life left
*Recent oil pan replacement (no more stripped threads!)
*Recent seals (no longer burns oil!)
*Fairly recent front axles
*Fairly recent struts, shocks and bump stops (no longer bottoms out!)
*Fairly recent hatch struts (hatch stays up!)
*Fairly recent alternator
*Fairly recent NGK plug wires and distributor (at 231K miles)
*Fairly recent clutch job (standard OEM group buy, nothing special)
*Working sunroof and cruise control
*Silverstar headlights
*DC Sports short shifter
*Privacy cover that isn't threadbare
*Lots of spare parts (full set of brake rotors and pads NIB, extra remanufactured alternator NIB, extra computer, extra steering wheel, tools, plenty of odds and ends)
*Lots of documentation. I don't know if I've got *every* receipt, but I've got lots of them. Plus original owner's manual and Haynes repair guide (though I prefer the FSM PDF).

Bad:

*Probably a blown head gasket, possibly worse.
*Worn synchro between 2nd and 3rd gear, grinds if you shift without pausing
*Fenderbender bent the fender a tiny bit (see pictures)
*No glove box, removed it after the latch broke
*Passenger door handle broke, have a silver Pick N Pull replacement but never painted or installed it
*Wipers stop partway through cycle unless you set to highest setting
*Rear wiper doesn't work, there's a break in the wire right at the hatch. I covered with electrical tape.
*Rear defroster doesn't work, I scraped off traces when removing the window tinting
*A/C isn't working. Did work when I bought it, but doesn't hold a charge. I never had the leak fixed.
*Typical interior wear (crack at top of dash, cracks in driver armrest, loose seam at top of driver's seat, small tears and cracks in headliner, etc.)

*Lots* of pictures (and captions) here, so you'll know exactly what you're getting into: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/117898641365769640880/albums/6131771195760103825

Let me know if you're interested! I will consider all reasonable offers. I know I won't get back anywhere near the money I put in, so my top priority is finding a good home for this car.


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Re: Red '88 LS 3-Door 5-Speed in San Jose, CA

Postby StarFire 2258 » April 2nd, 2015, 7:08 pm

Let me know if you've got any questions!


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Re: Red '88 LS 3-Door 5-Speed in San Jose, CA

Postby 247christian » April 8th, 2015, 2:49 am

how much are you asking?? I'm also located in san jose


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Re: Red '88 LS 3-Door 5-Speed in San Jose, CA

Postby StarFire 2258 » April 16th, 2015, 7:11 am

247christian wrote:how much are you asking?? I'm also located in san jose


Want to come see it this weekend and tell me what you think it's worth?


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Re: Red '88 LS 3-Door 5-Speed in San Jose, CA

Postby Thebatchelor88 » October 15th, 2016, 1:03 pm

Still have this beauty?


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