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    Disturbing experience

    Well, I just had kind of an upsetting experience... I just bought and personally removed a bumper off a "parts car" that was a nicer can than my own car! WOW. What a sin. '92 w/92k miles red/black. He said it was about his 15th Allante parts car. He said he gets some so nice he drives them around for a couple months before dissecting them and sending them to their graves.

    Lots of good parts there, folks... and pretty reasonable. He's in Knoxville, TN. Here's the Craigslist link, if you are interested.

    http://knoxville.craigslist.org/pts/647412302.html

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    Re: Disturbing experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Faded Crest View Post
    Well, I just had kind of an upsetting experience... I just bought and personally removed a bumper off a "parts car" that was a nicer can than my own car! WOW. What a sin. '92 w/92k miles red/black. He said it was about his 15th Allante parts car. He said he gets some so nice he drives them around for a couple months before dissecting them and sending them to their graves.

    Lots of good parts there, folks... and pretty reasonable. He's in Knoxville, TN. Here's the Craigslist link, if you are interested.

    http://knoxville.craigslist.org/pts/647412302.html

    Marc
    allantesrus has been doing this for at least 6 years along several other Allante dismantlers. There are three in TN, two in FL, two in CA, etc .. THAT is al they do .. Allante buys and dismantle.

    they provide a great service to the rest of us that need parts.

    it is a value decision .. I will be completing the retirement of two '88s in the same manner by the end of 2009.

    Car value = $1,000 t0 $2,500
    transport = $400
    Parts = $4,000 to $5,000

    the math dictates the outcome ...


    note:
    Save your bumper .. the Factory Service Manual shows you how to fix it .. Part 10.1 of the manual.













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    Re: Disturbing experience

    I was certainly glad to get the bumper, and it definitely benefitted me!

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    Re: Disturbing experience

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    I was certainly glad to get the bumper, and it definitely benefitted me!
    is he still getting $1,200 for that?

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    Re: Disturbing experience

    He Did Me Much, Much Better Than That! Pm Me If You Want To Know.

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    Re: Disturbing experience

    can you give me the telephone# for the guy in Knoxville that has the parts cars in knoxville.

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    Re: Disturbing experience

    one of the guys in Ky or Tennessee is a gentleman named Paul Hale (502-432-6696) who had more than one ebay name. His handle Coolparts lead to some problems for some guys. I think it is all in how it is approached. Bought 3 or 4 parts from him. One was bad and he promptly returned $ including shipping both ways. I have no complaints. A friend Scott Flack (765-532-5759) has actually visited him in his travels. I know he drove some of his "parts cars" for long periods as they were that nice.

    as Stealth knows, I parted a 90.5 that was bought as a driver but had concealed problems. I received $6200 for the parts (still have black phase 2 seats, all window glass, pass door regulator and some miscellaneous, hood and trunk lid) so it is obvious that the parts are greater than the whole. Good luck.

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    Re: Disturbing experience

    I wonder how long it would take for me to start receiving nasty letters from my HOA if I had some half-disassembled Allantes on blocks in my yard.

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    Re: Disturbing experience

    That's a good point Greg. My HOA would scream bloody murder very quickly. Them I'm not afraid of, my wife now that is another story. luckily, I had access to my non-driving Mom -in- Law's garage. Would work until I drew first blood and then would close garage door and go home.

    Flacko told me the guy in Tenn?Ky? was way way up in the hills.

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    Re: Disturbing experience

    You pretty much have to be in the boondocks to have an operation like that. You need to keep the neighbors in good standing.

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