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Old 05-03-2003, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Found in barn L88 on EBAY (ATTN. Rowdy Rat)

There is a 68 L88 conv. thats needs a total resto on Ebay right now. Current bid is 25K. It looks like the real deal but would like to know if there is any ducumentation or would like to see a picture of the stamp pad. Maybe Rowdy Rat will chime in.
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Old 05-03-2003, 09:55 PM   #2
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68 L-88s are too :cool: . Wish I had one :lolg:
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Old 05-03-2003, 10:06 PM   #3
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I assume this is it..
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...&category=6168


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Old 05-03-2003, 10:17 PM   #4
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Default Re: Found in barn L88 on EBAY (Steve Straus)

Dayyyum. That's cool and sad at the same time. They really let that interior get nasty--you'd think they could at least roll the darned windows up. I hate these "found in a barn" threads because I NEVER FIND ANYTHING IN A FRIGGIN' BARN!

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Old 05-04-2003, 05:31 AM   #5
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$26,000 and the reserve is still NOT met...Damn... :eek:
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Old 05-04-2003, 09:29 AM   #6
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That is a real diamond in the rough. I am surprised the pro buyers have not jumped on it yet!
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Old 05-04-2003, 10:50 AM   #7
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Is it me, or does it look like it's been in a fire? I know it would be charred badly. You'd think for what they're offering and how much they're asking for it they'd at least take some decet pictures. It looks like there's ash all over the car.
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Old 05-04-2003, 11:10 AM   #8
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I agree the pics should be better. MUCH better. Were it mine, moving it outside for clear photos would be a priority, along with a basic cleaning. Nothing fancy, just eliminate the distractions.... JMHO
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Old 05-04-2003, 11:24 AM   #9
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The old barn dream story....

I just looked at it for a moment - the interior looks like it is in pieces too. I guess that matter - if all the parts are there and it is original - it is still a frame-off situation. :cool:


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Old 05-04-2003, 12:16 PM   #10
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I'd like to hear the story about how the car came to get in that bad of shape :eek: You'd think if someone had the money and knowledge to buy an L-88 car back in 68 they would have kept it up at least :nonod:

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Old 05-04-2003, 01:29 PM   #11
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Upon closer inspection it looks like the car is not equipped with power brakes even though it says that it is :skep: I still would like to see the car in person.
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Old 05-04-2003, 02:05 PM   #12
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SBR, That is first thing I noticed about the car. J56 HD brakes were power vacumn assisted. It would be very odd for someone to remove the booster and patch the fire wall and install a manuel master cyl? Thad
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interesting points about the power brakes...i just looked again and noticed that too...can anybody research if the casting numbers he provided etc match up with a real L88?
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Old 05-04-2003, 04:43 PM   #14
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Hi
Also no word about original documentation.
With this low milage, the tank sticker should still be available.
Wonder what the selling price will be.
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Old 05-04-2003, 05:14 PM   #15
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For a vehicle proported to be a valuable L88 it sure has been presented in a haphazard way. I wonder if that was by design. The old myth of finding one in a barn could sure catch some folks napping.
If I found a real one the tank sticker would be one of the things I would show and a little clean up to make it look presentable would certainly be in order. The vehicle would be worth big bucks to the real collectors if you gave them half a chance. Caveat emptor.
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Old 05-04-2003, 05:22 PM   #16
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It obviuosly would require an expensive no holds barred full frame off restoration.

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Old 05-04-2003, 07:46 PM   #17
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I think anybody would be foolish to buy this car off ebay without checking the proper numbers good and getting full documentation.

I sure would not accept this vague description, and sorry pictures.
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Old 05-05-2003, 02:59 AM   #18
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hmmmm $30,100.00 and still Reserve not met.... :eek:
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Steve, Thad,

Just had a chance to look at the thread on this morning... The lack of a power booster for the brakes was the first thing that I noticed as well. For what it's worth, the master cylinder doesn't appear to be original either so I guess it is possible that it was removed at some point in time. Still, there is no way in the world that any sane person would buy this car without a personal inspection to verify that the car is authentic.

I haven't had a chance to check my survey to see if this car is on it... It probably isn't if it has been stored all these years. Still might be worthwhile to check... Just to see how it compares with other L-88s in that time frame.

I would be curious to see what (if any) documentation is available for the car... That would be interesting to look at.

Realistically (assuming the car actually is real), the car might be worth $40,000-$50,000 the way it sits. I'm guessing that the reserve is much higher than that.

Personally Steve, I'd rather find one like yours that is complete and very presentable. I'm not sure that I want to dive into another body off restoration right away!

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Old 05-05-2003, 09:48 AM   #20
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One thing I noticed but may be wrong on, the ad says build of J15. First month of production was Sept 67, so J would be July 68, right? But the engine stamping shows VIN of S419330 which would have been an April 68 build. Am I misreading this? :confused:

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