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Sold - '97 960 - Denver - 72k miles - immaculate

SOLD, Thanks for looking

I'm selling my '97 960 with only 72k miles on it. I picked the car up with 61k miles on it, and it has been gone through very thoroughly. When I got it I replaced the brakes, shocks, radiator, front wheel bearings and steering rack, and all fluids except transmission fluid, which was changed at 71k. The timing belt was done at 59k for some reason, and the serpentine belt along with both idlers was changed at 72k. The car runs and drives like new.

The body hardly has a scratch on it, and I had paintless dent removal performed on the car when I got it. There was only one very tiny ding that couldn't be removed without drilling an access hole, and it's difficult to spot anyway. The leather is in excellent condition aside from the bolsters on the drivers and passenger seats showing a little wear. Overall it cleans up very nicely. This car has had one fender and both bumper covers replaced but it has not been repainted, the original paint is as good looking as the pictures imply. I'm only getting rid of it because I want a wagon.

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The only drawback to this car is that it does have a salvage title due to the damage shown in this picture:



The control arm and tie rod were broken, the strut, steering rack, wheel, and crossemember were bent, and the fender was damaged. The strut and steering rack were replaced with new parts, and the rest were all replaced with used but excellent condition parts. There was zero frame damage to the car and it aligned perfectly after reassembly. No painting was required.

Thanks for looking.

Modified by LloydDobler at 9:23 AM 4-17-2009
 

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Re: '97 960 - Denver - 72k miles - immaculate (LloydDobler)

Huge 'drawback', (I was starting to really admire it as I scrolled through each picture, until...) but still, a VERY nice 960! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

Good luck w/ the sale.
 

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Re: '97 960 - Denver - 72k miles - immaculate (Taleof2Bricks2)

Yeah, really nice. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif I've always liked the looks of the 940s/960s; nice clean classic lines. Too bad it only came with an automatic.
 

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Hehe, And I'm being nice to you guys. I'm not telling anyone from craigslist that it's salvage until they've seen it in person.

It's unfortunate that they're so quick to label cars as salvage, like in this case every single thing wrong with it was bolt-on. All damage has been fixed and the car is perfectly restored. It's salvage in name only. Ah well.
 

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Re: (volvor)

Quote, originally posted by volvor »
your not at a salvage price tho!

Yeah, but it's not in salvage condition any more. Those repairs look pretty straight to me.
 

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your not at a salvage price tho!

Sure I am. KBB puts this car at $6300 in excellent condition, and $8000 dealer retail. Even their "fair" condition price is higher than what I'm asking. This car is well within their excellent criteria and I'm $1400 under that just because of the salvage title. I'm also lower than the NADA value and I'm just barely above the Edmunds priate party value, and Edmunds is always way low, in my opinion. I'm also priced below comparable cars being sold around me.

Most 960's on the market have scuffed bumpers, broken fog lights, door dings, way over 100k miles, and need work like new shocks or brakes. This car has had every major wear item replaced within the last year. It needs nothing. I think the price is fair, and it's also negotiable. And you can't get what you don't ask for, so I'm askin.
 

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Quote, originally posted by LloydDobler »


Sure I am. KBB puts this car at $6300 in excellent condition, and $8000 dealer retail. Even their "fair" condition price is higher than what I'm asking. This car is well within their excellent criteria and I'm $1400 under that just because of the salvage title. I'm also lower than the NADA value and I'm just barely above the Edmunds priate party value, and Edmunds is always way low, in my opinion. I'm also priced below comparable cars being sold around me.

Most 960's on the market have scuffed bumpers, broken fog lights, door dings, way over 100k miles, and need work like new shocks or brakes. This car has had every major wear item replaced within the last year. It needs nothing. I think the price is fair, and it's also negotiable. And you can't get what you don't ask for, so I'm askin.

Yeah, even with the salvage, its probably very worth it for the miles. 72 is staggering.

Can I ask how the damage actually happened? Largest pothole in the world?
 

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Re: (BeerEngineer)

You're not really too out of line with the price.
I got 9 grand for one just like it last year that had 30K miles and it wasn't as nice as yours (except maybe for the driver's seat)
Very pretty 960, good luck
 

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Can I ask how the damage actually happened? Largest pothole in the world?

I have no idea, I bought it like this. Whatever it was hit just the control arm and steering link, snapped them and bent the crossmember and steering rack, and then the tire skidded for quite a while. I think at that point the ABS shut down due to the wire being broken for this wheel sensor, because the back wheels locked up and skidded for a while too. The tires were flat spotted pretty bad.

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You're not really too out of line with the price.
I got 9 grand for one just like it last year that had 30K miles and it wasn't as nice as yours (except maybe for the driver's seat)
Very pretty 960, good luck

Thanks. Yeah, I'm private party as well, my dad would have asked $8000 for this car, even with the salvage title, and he probably would get it too. But he's more patient and a better salesman than I am. I want to move it, I have my next car already.

Looks like I already have a buyer. He's out of state and flying in next week, so the deal's not 100% closed, but he did buy a ticket so I'm holding the car for him.
 
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