email@example.com (spiralingcrazies) wrote in
It's not worth much as a collectible.
I always liked that early Taurus/Sable styling. It was futuristic in that
Jetson's kind of way.
The inside door handles (if they are intact) may be worth more than the
whole car. They were notorious for breaking, and I've heard of junkyards
selling them for $50 a piece.
It is almost always cheaper to fix an old car (exceptions: Yugos, Peugeots,
AMCs) than to replace them. You won't get anything for it. If it is in good
condition, I would fix it.
BTW, my dad is 77 years old. His car mostly sits in the garage. Yet he
manages to put like 12,000 mi a year on it.
I would fix the trans. When its out you should be able to replace the
seal on that end of the engine. Replace the belt and anything that is
a seal or gasket you can get to while trans is out.
You won't get much selling it for parts, if the trans isn't too much you
may be able to drive it for another 8 or 10 years.
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