- Walden, NY
- 3 months
My name is bruce turk; i am the president of the vintage saab club of north america. Last week i pulled a 1965 monte carlo 850 out of a garage in bayport long island, ny that has been off the road for many years. N. # 313789, 73,800 miles, i have a clean new york state transferable registration in my name. No new ebay members should bid, no exceptions. I will be more than happy to act as the “restoration butler” for the cars new owner, my assistance will be available for the duration of the restoration. We can exchange information and photographs by e-mail, telephone, or both. I own two fully restored monte carlo 850’s that we can use for reference. I spent the last couple of days cleaning it up and getting it running for resale. I changed the plugs, distributor cap, rotor points and fuel filter. The car started right up and the engine runs great, no piston or crank noise at all. The clutch worked so i took it for a few spins around my property. The transmission shifts smoothly and the brakes work but stick. Just to be clear, this is a real 1965 monte carlo 850 with the rare “sunshine roof” accessory. Over the years, previous owners have done a lot of work to the car, with no effort given to preserve originality. When the original 850cc oil injected, triple carb, monte carlo engine seized, it was replaced with a standard 850cc mixer (non-oil injected) single carb engine. I do not have the original engine, but i can put the new owner in touch with a friend that has an oil injected triple carb engine for sale. It is not a monte carlo engine (higher compression) but rather a standard compression unit. The rear seat lower cushion is not from a monte carlo, the seat was replaced with a standard 96 cushion because the previous owner’s kids complained about the hard seat. The wooden box section that goes under the cushion is long gone but i can put the seller in touch with a friend that has a monte carlo rear seat box section for sale. This car left the factory with 4-bolt hubs. When they were no longer serviceable, the previous owner removed them and installed five bolt hubs (front disc and rear drum). The driver’s side door window doesn’t roll up and down; i haven’t investigated the cause. I have taken many photos that clearly show what restoring this car will entail. The car is sold, as is, no warranty, no refunds. Feel free to come and see the car in person before bidding! I can also provide more photos by request. The car must be picked up within two weeks of auctions end. The car must be off my property within 4 weeks of auctions end.
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