I have a deposit on the car. Should be a done deal by the end of the weekend.
Here's the deal, I bought #265 from a board member less than a year ago. It runs great and has been a blast to drive, BUT I can't get it Maryland inspected so it has to go. I titled it in Michigan but the homeowners association isn't too pleased with me so I have to move the car every two days.
Car has 146,000 miles
Pics can be seen here:
If you want any other more specific pics, just let me know.
You can email me @ jplatt at gmail dot com
Here's the deal with the Maryland inspection woes:
I purchased the car with current PA inspection so I wasn't too worried. I fixed everything I knew to be wrong with the car and took it in for inspection. I got a call 15 minutes later at work telling me they "can't" inspect the car. Step 1 of the Maryland State Inspection is to "record the VIN number from the dash." Guess what, no VIN plate.
Read on for the nitty-gritty:
*The dash is missing the VIN plate (the engraved firewall VIN and the sticker in the door match the title)
*Rust. The body is perfect and the suspension points are all sold. The engine bay is clean too. So the problem? The very front of each of the two "frame rails" have rusted out due to damage in their former lives. The PO put a heavy coat of undercoating on to mask this as much as possible and didn't mention it when I was looking at the car
The floor pans all seem solid.
*The cat is clogged. Two weeks after I bought the car, the exhaust wheel exploded and the pieces are embedded in the cat.
*4WS was bypassed by the PO.
*The hood is white underneath. The original hood met its end smacking the roof before I bought the car. There are two smaller dents from that.
*Minor scratches and some small dents/dings
*Small tear on the driver's seat bolster
*Battery dies if the car isn't driven every three-four days
*Headlights come on with the ignition (I bought it this way, I don't know and haven't tried to fix it.)
*Headliner is a hack-job and looks like crap in the back seat area if you look too closely.
The body has no rust!
The car is a blast to drive
Starts after only a few cranks
A/C blows cold (as of last fall)
Things done to get the car ready for inspection:
*New FR wheel bearing
*New PowerStop slotted rotors and Hawk Street pads on all four corners
*Tein Adjustable Coilovers purchased from Cy
*Hotbits Camber Plates (didn't want to drill the strut towers)
*2.25 turbo-back with Magnaflow muffler and twin-outlet tip (looks very stock)
*Replaced Trans and both Diff fluids with Redline oil
*New Fuzion ZRi tires up front and a fresh alignment
*Rear Yokohama AVS ES100s have 50% tread
Other Installed goodies:
*Palm Datalogger and cable
*Greddy Type S BOV
*MAFT blowthrough setup
*93 headlights with HID bulbs
*Slightly older Eclipse Head Unit
*Infinity Kappa Perfect 6.5" speakers Front and rear running off a PlanetAudio 4ch amp
*Snow tires on stock Galant wheels with 60%+ tread
*Boost, EGT, and Oil pressure gauges (oil not hooked up)
*Momo Competition wheel
I have the stock suspension with some Eibach springs that come with the car as well.
I also have a non-sunroof headliner and replacement interior trim that are yours if you want them.
I just want to be open and honest about the car. You can email me @ jplatt at gmail dot com