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repost - cloth seats, super high mileage - over priced. Could be a nice Airflow with LOTS of attention, but it looks more like the $2000 find imho.
That's my feelings on it.

It's not to far away from me either, but at that price it's not even worth looking at for someone like me who doesn't need the car.
 

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repost - cloth seats, super high mileage - over priced. Could be a nice Airflow with LOTS of attention, but it looks more like the $2000 find imho.
These things are all taken at face value. The guy had both the engine and transmission rebuilt! In addition to that, it has a new headgasket, new tires, and an impressive list of performance modifications (turbo, intercooler, injectors, bilsteins, etc). Considering all of these things, why is mileage even relevant? Cloth seats are people's big problem with the car? Are you kidding me? You can buy tan leather in good condition for $150 or less and have them swapped in 30 minutes or less. In my opinion, this airflow is worth every penny of the guy's asking price IF it's relatively rust free and has a sound body. A whale tail alone is a $500 check. Front & rear airflow bumpers is $600. Add the parts value PLUS all of the maintenance and there is absolutely no way in hell the car is worth only $2,000. That's lowball, wishful thinking. In the c900 world, that will buy you a worthy project/maybe a solid 900 turbo. This thing looks like it could be a show winner.
 

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These things are all taken at face value. The guy had both the engine and transmission rebuilt! In addition to that, it has a new headgasket, new tires, and an impressive list of performance modifications (turbo, intercooler, injectors, bilsteins, etc). Considering all of these things, why is mileage even relevant? Cloth seats are people's big problem with the car? Are you kidding me? You can buy tan leather in good condition for $150 or less and have them swapped in 30 minutes or less. In my opinion, this airflow is worth every penny of the guy's asking price IF it's relatively rust free and has a sound body. A whale tail alone is a $500 check. Front & rear airflow bumpers is $600. Add the parts value PLUS all of the maintenance and there is absolutely no way in hell the car is worth only $2,000. That's lowball, wishful thinking. In the c900 world, that will buy you a worthy project/maybe a solid 900 turbo. This thing looks like it could be a show winner.
Yeah - but who did the work, what quality and are there reciepts to back up the claims. You are 100% right tho - if the work done was legit and to some quality. Most shops who work on Saabs who aren't Saab friendly are known as HACKS. It's the car which should be seen in person and poked at - RUST is really the fear in the back of everyones mind with mileage like that and plastic body kit covering most of the body spots... we all know they rot behind those. Is it worth $4500 - to someone sure. A DEAL price is $2000 - I'm sure haggling could be done IF the car was worth the efforts.. Perhaps it's worth $3000 even - but we all know what we put into our cars we most likely will never get back. Afterall - these aren't 1960's or 70's vintage muscle machines....
 

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These things are all taken at face value. The guy had both the engine and transmission rebuilt! In addition to that, it has a new headgasket, new tires, and an impressive list of performance modifications (turbo, intercooler, injectors, bilsteins, etc). Considering all of these things, why is mileage even relevant? Cloth seats are people's big problem with the car? Are you kidding me? You can buy tan leather in good condition for $150 or less and have them swapped in 30 minutes or less. In my opinion, this airflow is worth every penny of the guy's asking price IF it's relatively rust free and has a sound body. A whale tail alone is a $500 check. Front & rear airflow bumpers is $600. Add the parts value PLUS all of the maintenance and there is absolutely no way in hell the car is worth only $2,000. That's lowball, wishful thinking. In the c900 world, that will buy you a worthy project/maybe a solid 900 turbo. This thing looks like it could be a show winner.
Depends on the modifications, but yeah. If things were done properly there's no reason why this car couldn't be brought up to snuff easily. Knocking $2500 off for cloth seats and high mileage?

People have bought rusted out cars JUST for the airflow kit. As Andrew said, the whaletail in good condition is a high dollar item. The front bumper looks to have the OEM Hella fogs installed, which alone can be pricey. Not to mention that the wheel arches appear to be good as well. The paint looks very good.
 

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I agree with BurnsSide in that people always need to do their due diligence when looking at the car. The story in the ad is nice, but people always need to make sure they do their own homework, research, and inspection. As BurnsSide mentioned, side skirts, fender arches, mudflaps, undercoating, etc can hide rust. Hopefully, the work and time invested in the car was done because it was a clean example. Such is never a given though (I have seen transmissions replaced in c900s with rotting sheet metal around the control arm parts). If I went to look at the car, I'd need to see it on a lift and be able to prod around in certain areas. Reciepts would also be great too, unless you could personally talk to the mechanic/facility that did the work.
 

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Thanks for the link. I know someone who is looking for this very car.

My son's teacher had a white '87 Airflow that developed transmission issues and was donated to the Kidney Cars program about 6 years ago. Every time she sees me in one of my c900s she asks me if I can find her another one like her old one. I forwarded her the link, maybe it will work out for her.
 

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You must understand my car buying/selling practices are blunt and to the point. I've learned from experiance... c900's and I typically don't get along lol -but when buying a car get the facts, figure out the sellers motive to sell it and if he seems like a nice & reasonable person. My vintage I bought came from someone who fell under the "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing" category - he had no idea what he had - which both benifitted and hurt me in the transaction. The car had decent work done on it, but the floors were neglected and not described very accurately - but the mechanical work done on the car was to my standards. He basically just didn't keep up on the repairs done by others and it became a lawn orniment for 5 years til I bought it and Delorean and I got i running to drive it home from VA to PA with one pit stop after it was parked for 5 years and "didn't run."

Point in case to all - make sure it's a $3000-$4000 car and NOT the pile of rare parts. You never know - it might be had for $2500 :)
 

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$3000 for a pristine airflow with everything rebuilt? The owner has probably spent half of that in maintenance.

You guys who think a pristine example is only worth 2-3k are lowballing crazies. Try to actually buy a nice one for 2k and you'd probably look at these prices a lot differently. $4000 is definitely fair value IF (the big if) it checks out and is as advertised.
 

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$3000 for a pristine airflow with everything rebuilt? The owner has probably spent half of that in maintenance.

You guys who think a pristine example is only worth 2-3k are lowballing crazies. Try to actually buy a nice one for 2k and you'd probably look at these prices a lot differently. $4000 is definitely fair value IF (the big if) it checks out and is as advertised.
He's asking 4500. And not really a low ball, 87 wasn't particularly a great year (not terrible, but not great), we don't know the exact mileage (we just know it had a hg at 200k), it has cloth seats, the crappy style brakes, and being it's a New England car, an unknown amount of rust. The airflow kit doesn't make this car worth the 2000 - 2500 premium. It's also not an SPG, just your run of the mill 900T, which I know is getting rare as well, but they are a lot more common.

And we have ALL spent a ton in maintenance, but that doesn't usually reflect in the overall value of the car.

Just being realistic, and I honestly think the car is overpriced by a couple grand.
 

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Who fucking cares? None of us pundits will buy the car. Let it go to someone who has the time and money to deal with the issues, if any, and enjoy the car.
 

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The other thing that scares me is that snow tires are included... That right there is a dead giveaway that the car has been exposed to salt. Airflow kits can hide all sorts of rust.
 
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