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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-14-03, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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good deal?

im about to buy a EL Fairlane Ghia, for 8000 bucks
the catch is it has 600,000 kms on the clock haha
is this a good deal?
ive had a drive of it, so smooth the body is in mint condition and got the tickford rims


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-14-03, 05:54 AM
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Yea man... sounds OK. Even if the donk is rooted... go get a rebuild and yer still in the bargain category. You will most likely wanna revamp all the suspension and shit anyhow...

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Phat XD-You'll probably want to check the transmission, brakes, suspension and steering as well as the engine. I wouldn't rush into it!

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Mate, with that many kays I wouldnt just be worried about the engine!. With high kays liek that it wears the whole car out.
I'd take a miss if I was you.
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check it out well before u decide but i have seen em with 700+ and still going strong and driveing great
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Yeah, they do last a while. If you're planning to do her up then go for it, but she's probably a bit old if you just want a reliable daily driver; you're looking at replacing wheel bearings, engine, possibly gearbox parts in the near future with a 600 K car.

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well there was an EF in the paper with 650k on the clock for $3000, admittedly it probably wasnt as clean as the one you are looking at but for $8000 it seems alot of k's to overlook

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oh the one i looked at, is in imactule condition,
its not leaking any oil,
it was a limo car, but not a limo, just got the kms from constantly going to canberra to sydney and back and forth heaps of times
so i say its not thrashed
oh i love it!
the suspension and gear box have already been done
so even if i have to spend 3000 on the engine, its still only gunna cost me 10000 for a EL fairlane ghia which is in awesome nik!

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offer em 6. see what happens

It is alot of kays, but taxis hit 1000000ks.
at the auctions 2yrs ago the was a EF Fairmont that went for $8000, good kays n all.


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buy it, put in a new cluster with low kays, and sell it for 12
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