Found a gem and brought her home...

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TEC3
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Found a gem and brought her home...

Post by TEC3 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:25 pm

So yesterday I was tagged on FB to our local Toyota dealership. A one owner, garage kept 80k, 1987 tercel. Basically perfect condition. It was an elderly couple trade in.

I will be keeping this one stock and as perfect as possible. My 83 will be the built up one. Almost done with lift and Weber install.

Tommy
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helipilot77
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My tercel:: 1984 SR5 wagon
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Re: Found a gem and brought her home...

Post by helipilot77 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:51 pm

Wow :o It's like a time capsule! Nice find! So cool that a dealership put it in the showroom.
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Re: Found a gem and brought her home...

Post by TEC3 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:54 pm

They had it displayed inside and on sale. It belongs In a museum. Went and test drove it and went straight to the bank to get cash.

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ARCHINSTL
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My tercel:: Goldie is a 1986 SR5 attualmente con Weber/also owned the first T4WD in STL in late '82
Location: Kirkwood, a 'burb of St. Louis

Re: Found a gem and brought her home...

Post by ARCHINSTL » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:15 pm

Lucky you - Props!
Where in TN? Goldie came from Smyrna (o/s Nashville), so no salt, no rust, and just a couple of barely noticeable hail dimples.
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Re: Found a gem and brought her home...

Post by TEC3 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:18 pm

Jefferson City, just outside of Knoxville.

Apparently it was an old rich couple and they traded it and a mid 80 diesel benz convertible.

A friend knows the sales staff and he tagged me on FB.

Appaently it had a line of people to buy it.

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My tercel:: free ground-score: 1986 Tercel SR5

Re: Found a gem and brought her home...

Post by Abra-Cadaver » Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:46 pm

nice score

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My tercel:: Goldie is a 1986 SR5 attualmente con Weber/also owned the first T4WD in STL in late '82
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Re: Found a gem and brought her home...

Post by ARCHINSTL » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:18 pm

Well - the neat thing is - THEY are still out there!
Wonder how, in 15-20 years, our Little Girls will be featured on Hemmings or Jalopnik or Bring A Trailer or ►►►Barrett-Jackson :o :shock: :D Auctions◄◄◄ as ''barn finds" and command big prices?
Ya think?
Hmmm - maybe my gkids will reap bigga bucks? :wink:
Tom M.
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Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit.
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.
Mark Twain

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