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    Cool What Panthers Did You Find?

    I've gotten into searching the depths of craigslist all over the nation and from time to time I come across some nice finds.

    I was just throwing links in the shoutbox but they sometimes roll off the box too quick.

    So I'll go first and post what I found.

    In NM, an '84 TC that could nearly pass as the twin of Kishy's '84 TC (if it only had a Mark VI header panel installed. $2300
    https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/c...673660341.html



    In AZ, what I believe is an '86 2 door CV. Someone could throw some HPPs on and make it 87gtVIC's doppelganger. $2000
    https://mohave.craigslist.org/cto/d/...679993094.html



    In CO, the mang's have identified this two-tone "1986" as actually being a 1979 LTD. $7600
    https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/...670238565.html



    In St Louis, MO, an '89 Colony Park. Although I'm not sure I'd be willing to pay $3K for it. That EGR spacer gasket will need some attention.
    https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d...675881032.html



    And in Reno, NV, what is listed as an '85 TC (I believe the mangs said this is an '84) with PlaySchool camera pictures. Was $500 last night, now $200 today. Could be an easy fix, such as TFI/Distributor, and even through the nauseatingly blurry pictures doesn't look bad especially considering the price. (no point in posting those pictures here)
    https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/19...676625701.html


    I'll find more to post, but what panthers did you find?
    Vic

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    That 1st TC could be the Big Brown Blob
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    Meh... bypass the coolant on that EGR spacer and done.

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    That 2-tone car is sexy as fuck. Will post some finds up in the next couple days. There's some good shit around here now and then.

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    LoL I doubt we'll ever see another 2dr as mint as David's.

    That brown TC looks to be at least an '85...
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    Quote Originally Posted by knucklehead0202 View Post
    That 2-tone car is sexy as fuck.
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    Couldn’t be many ordered in that combo.
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    The two tone 79 is quite possibly ďone of oneĒ. The colors and option load are quite different.

    Auto temp, Cruise, digital clock, premium sound and no power windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjc78 View Post
    The two tone 79 is quite possibly “one of one”. The colors and option load are quite different.

    Auto temp, Cruise, digital clock, premium sound and no power windows.
    ...and i stand by my statement, sexy.

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    1981 CV LTD, $2995, Lancaster, PA.

    https://lancaster.craigslist.org/cto...655777861.html

    Neat color scheme.
    I didn't realize the older gear indicator read: P RND31. I know some of the Aero/Whale stuff is P RND21 and later boxes are P RNDD1









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    Vic

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - I'll fix it eventually
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    don't think I've ever seen that indicator before.

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    Must have been the early AOD indicator. Maybe 79/80/81 only. I know the Mark VI in 82 had PRNDD1

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    My 82 was the PRND31. A November build car IIRC. The ownerís manual was really pushy on the use of overdrive. Maybe they didnít want people to get confuzzled about having two different Drive options.

    Looks pretty good except it needs a radio with knobs and push button radio presets. Iíve never seen that tutone combo which makes me wonder if itís factory, but it looks too good in detail stuff to be done later. Not saying Iím a fan... there is probably a reason we havenít seen more in those colors (if factory). White/red yes. Tan/red no. Maybe itís my screen brightness and camera white balance playing tricks on me.
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    The thought if the colors were stock or not definitely crossed my mind. The light color does appear not to be white on my screen as well. It looks like a light cream color to me.

    Here's some more detail of door jambs that usually have clues if the paint is not original.



    Also, it looks like someone installed valve stems that are too short for those hubcaps or am I mistaken?
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    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - I'll fix it eventually
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    All the attractive box panthers around here have disappeared from CL, which is kind of a good thing. There was a '90 on there a couple weeks ago that i almost wet myself over. Found it mid-week and thought about trying to buy it over the weekend. Had already gone away. You know how i love my '90 cars....it was nice though. Looked to be a fully-loaded/optioned car with dual exhaust, EATC, power antenna, dual power seats, probably k-axle, etc. Meanwhile the shitbox '91 LTD i turned down 2-3 years ago is back again at a barely-reduced price. https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/...679963243.html
    The first pics when i drove 100 miles to go look at it made it look WAAAAYYYY better. Got there to find it had a sad-cracked top. Interior was awful. Has some shitty home-made dildo speaker box in the truck. Car ran fine. Dual exhaust, k-axle, A/C worked, and sported a supposedly-recently-rebuilt trans. Only problem was that the TV cable had been disconnected for god-knows how long. I didn't catch it at first but as soon as we started driving i turned it right around, went back and said NO. Told him he should fix it before the trans shits the bed. His kid had been driving it for a year or so and everything out there is hill. Couldn't take the chance. If the car was 800 bucks i'd buy it, that's about it.

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    Everytime I see that one in my daydream CL searches I remember you saying it's not worth what they're asking.

    I want that washer bottle.
    Vic

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - I'll fix it eventually
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    Quote Originally Posted by VicCrownVic View Post

    I want that washer bottle.
    Me too. My only question is if it works with the wagon fender braces. I need to see a 90/91 cali wagon. and if it works I NEED the washer bottle because it is just the right thing to have.
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    If that car was a grand i'd go out there again, whack a TV grommet on it and drive it home, hoping the trans survives. It just spooked me and for how beat that car is and how much he was asking, i just couldn't do it. The fact that 2 years later they've only reduced the price a few hundred bucks says they're looking for a sucker.

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    JUST found a second owner 1979 LTD two tone yellow and brown. 71000 miles org owners 40000. always garage kept. looks almost new. wants 3500 for it.
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    KH offer $2000.00 to $1500.00 and use that one as a DD so you won't shed tears in case another Illegal Alien hits you.

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    For future reference, that California '91 CV LTD engine bay with factory MAF and washer bottle designed for box CV/MGM:


    '79 LTD 2 Door, Black, needs more pictures... Has the optional 4 headlights and passenger side mirror. The hideous front license plate needs to go. Only $2900! Located in Woodruff, WI (Northern WI).
    https://northernwi.craigslist.org/ct...692156766.html




    '80 LTD 2 Door, PRND31 on this one as well, $4k might be a bit steep but maybe not. Looks like you'll need to reattached the rearview mirror, and I'm guesssing you'll also have to clean it (I would clean it before taking pictures if I was asking top dollar...). Car came from KY, but is located southeast of Fort Wayne Indiana.
    https://fortwayne.craigslist.org/cto...699334022.html






    '81 LTC Continental. Neat, but I don't know much about Lincolns. Looks to be in great shape. The wear on the driver seat makes me wonder about the low miles claimed, but it's only $2800. Located in southern Illinois.
    https://carbondale.craigslist.org/ct...683482054.html







    '87 MGM LS Colony Park. Northern rot would help me not feel bad about DDing this one. $1850, located in Sturgeon Bay, WI.
    https://greenbay.craigslist.org/cto/...694778092.html




    '88 LTC south of Milwaukee, WI. Needs more than 2 pics in the ad, but $2k might be reasonable from what I can see.
    https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto...680937295.html



    '88 MGM GS Colony Park. Large dent on passenger side rear door, decent looking otherwise. $3195, Appleton, WI.
    https://appleton.craigslist.org/cto/...671353194.html





    '89 MGM. Nothing special, but looks pretty clean and only $1875. New Lisbon, WI.
    https://madison.craigslist.org/cto/d...679992242.html


    Vic

    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, summer DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe winter DD - I'll fix it eventually
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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