Weekend Edition – Four Detroit Sedans; Bonneville, Ninety-Eight, New Yorker, Town Car…

Recently Updated82 Welcome to the Weekend Edition here on Hooniverse, and I thought I would start out with a couple of Craigslist Listings just to get you warmed up. Yes, these are Detroit Bardges, but I promise you that this is not the only thing that will be highlighted this weekend, as I have on tap a couple of Malaise Coupes (Yes, again), An Affordable Sports Car, A crazy Swede, and a Donkalicious Chevy… But let’s start out with this quartet of fine luxury sedans that range from the late 70’s to the early 90’s… '79 Chrysler New Yorker CLEAN 28k original miles - Google Chrome 7122014 101705 AM.bmp I will start out with the oldest of the quartet, this 1979 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue Edition. This is a very low mileage original “R” Body, which was just an extension of the Chrysler “B” Body that was born in 1962. It was much heaver that competing GM and Ford products, and the rather bland styling (for the time period) did nothing for the Chrysler bottom line. But just look at it… '79 Chrysler New Yorker CLEAN 28k original miles - Google Chrome 7122014 101823 AM.bmp According to the Craigslist Listing:

Ready for your collection, this prime example and some of the last true Detroit steel. The ’79 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue Edition, with 28,000 original miles she’ll have anyone grinning ear to ear while cruisin’ down the highway. 1979 was a big year for the New Yorker, as it was the first year for the new body style was and also featured as the POTUS Presidential car. '79 Chrysler New Yorker CLEAN 28k original miles - Google Chrome 7122014 101759 AM.bmp Very clean and original car inside and out. Minor dings and scratches as expected, I purchased it from the original owner. All of the maintenance listed below has been done inside of 50 miles of drive time. Lean burn has been bypassed with an electronic ignition kit from Jegs, new distributor, new spark plugs and wires, fresh carb rebuild, new radiator(original comes with it), new rear pinion seal, new battery, fresh fluids and maintenance. '79 Chrysler New Yorker CLEAN 28k original miles - Google Chrome 7122014 101842 AM.bmp A/C is still r12, conversion kits are available but the A/C does not currently have a charge nor has it been tested. Everything else works fantastically! Power windows, power seats, motorized headlight covers(hideaway headlights… awesome!). Rare Goodyear Double Eagle white wall tires on the original wheels and wire covers.

'79 Chrysler New Yorker CLEAN 28k original miles - Google Chrome 7122014 101925 AM.bmp This is a Low Mileage Full Size Sedan that will need some work, primarily the A/C, and maybe a few more hours of labor to bring it up to showroom condition. The asking price is $6,500, but the seller stated he will take a partial trade. Take a look at the Topeka Kansas Craigslist Listing here, and tell me what you think. 1981 Pontiac Bonneville 54,000 original 1 owner miles - Google Chrome 7122014 102004 AM.bmp Our next Four Door Sedan is this 1981 Pontiac Bonneville that has a few more miles than the previous Chrysler. This car was a part of the General Motors Downsizing Movement of 1977, and by 1981 the bodies saw their first (monor) face-lifts. However, this particular Bonneville has something special under the hood… 1981 Pontiac Bonneville 54,000 original 1 owner miles - Google Chrome 7122014 102020 AM.bmp According to the Craigslist Listing:

1981 Bonneville with 54000 original miles. My Grandparents bought it new in 1981! The body is in great shape. There are a few surface rust spots on the hood and trunk lid. The interior is in great shape as well. Car Runs Great!! The engine is a 5.7 DIESEL with A/C. If interest give me a call.

1981 Pontiac Bonneville 54,000 original 1 owner miles - Google Chrome 7122014 102025 AM.bmp That’s right, the dreaded 5.7L Oldsmobile Diesel (LF9) that by this time period produced 120 HP and 220 ft·lb of torque, which was rather anemic for a large sedan. Funny thing though… 1981 was the peak year for GM Diesel Engine Production, with over 310,000 units produced. This particular car has few miles, and there are fixes to keep this engine running for the long haul, but the asking price of $3,500 may be a bit over the top. See the DesMoines Craigslist Listing here, and tell me if this Diesel is worth the trouble. New Used Car - Google Chrome 7122014 102217 AM.bmp Now we go from Old School GM in the form of the Bonneville, to New School GM with this 1986 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency Brougham. This was the first of the full sized Front-Wheel-Drive sedans from the General during this time period, and it looked nothing like the previous generations of Ninety-Eight Sedans. This was also the time period in which Ford made fun of GM due to the fact that the Ninety-Eight, Buick’s Electra Park Avenue, and even Cadillac’s Sedan de Ville looked similar. New Used Car - Google Chrome 7122014 102121 AM.bmp According to the Craigslist Listing:

Do you want a new used car? Well this is as close as you will probably find. 1986 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham. This car has every option available that year and everything works as it should. I have the original window sticker, bill of sale and most license receipts as well as maintenance records, it is a beautiful auto. with just 28,500 actual miles.

New Used Car - Google Chrome 7122014 102148 AM.bmp The only engine available for the Ninety-Eight during this model year was the 3.8 L Buick SFI V6, producing 150 HP, and 200 lb·ft of torque (Much better than the Diesel BTW). Asking price for this relatively low mileage Oldsmobile is $7,000, which I think is a bit much for this car, but I want too know what you think… See the Albuquerque Craigslist Listing here1990 Lincoln Town Car 9,500 miles - Google Chrome 7122014 102231 AM.bmp Our last Four-Door Sedan is this 1990 Lincoln Town Car with under 10,000 miles on the odometer. I have to admit that this is a very good looking Lincoln, as it is NOT a designer edition, WITHOUT a Vinyl Roof covering, and just acres of Black Leather inside the cabin. 1990 Lincoln Town Car 9,500 miles - Google Chrome 7122014 102316 AM.bmp According to the Craigslist Listing:

I have owned this vehicle since September 1990 when I purchased it new from the Ford dealership. All during this time, it has been garaged and protected from the elements. For the last 20 years, it has been driven periodically to maintain all systems in operational condition (specifically to keep all seals lubricated). The A/C has been retrofitted for R-134 A. As you will note, it has been driven ONLY 9,509 miles, and it is in pristine condition inside and out. Needless to say, it runs great and has no mechanical problems. JUST THINK… for $8,500 you can own a large, luxury sedan that is in like new condition!

1990 Lincoln Town Car 9,500 miles - Google Chrome 7122014 102240 AM.bmp Yes, you read that right… This Lincoln is being sold by the original owner, Less than 10,000 Miles, and onlt $8,500. So, what do you think of this car? Let me know after taking a look at the Bozeman Montana Craigslist Listing here. 1990 Lincoln Town Car 9,500 miles - Google Chrome 7122014 102330 AM.bmp

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