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Is something fishy here? XLNT 72 C20 for $3500?
I went car shopping today and stopped by this locked yard in a neighborhood that has a 72 Chevy Long bed 4x4, custom front bumper, Warn Winch, warn super duty (think that's what they're called ) hubs, 8 lug diffs (3/4 ton?), body work done, no rust, primered and ready to paint, new interior. 350 engine, 350 tranny. It was converted to propane, but with the flip of an electrical switch you can go to either one. Has a 50 gallon propane tank, and dual gas tanks.
There were some minor problems, probably fuses. Head lights didn't work, tail lights didn't work, but turn signals did work.
Tranny was bone dry and the radiator was low. No battery, hadn't been started in months. He brought a battery out and some fluids, started it up no problem, and everything seemed to work. He said he recently had hte tranny rebuilt but it seems kinda fishy b/c it was bone dry and there is no inspection plate on it.
Either way, this thing is a beast and he's asking $3500. It's sat for months and I may be able to steal it for a miserly $2500.
Here's the catch. It was originally an American vehicle, but was taken into Mexico. I'll have to re-import it. I called Customs and the DMV, they said it all checked out and everything was clear. I need to take the paperwork to Customs, they'll right me a letter. Take the letter and the truck to the DMV, pay $50.00 for an inspection and I'm on the road.
Anyhow, this is my dream truck, except for the long bed maybe. The first vehicle I ever owned was a 72 long bed 2 wheel drive. I'm pretty stoked.
EDIT: I forgot to mention, it apparently came loaded from the factory. AC, all the gauges, rear-sliding window. The owner had started to restore the interior and stopped about half way through the heater/ac controls, but everything is there. The tailgate is missing.