Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Vernon Hills, Illinois
68 Torino Fastback, should I buy
Once again I humbly seek your best advice. I looked at a 68 Torino Fastback GT on Saturday. 302, C4, Dark Green Metallic, black interior.
It was in nice, heated roomy indoor storage so I was able to crawl all over it.
Mechanically, I only heard it run, but it started right up and ran very smooth. It is currently licensed and the owner says he drove it until winter set in. He has only owned it since last spring. He put a rebuilt trans in it and it leaks ATF badly. He thinks he knows what he did wrong, but has not had time to correct it.
The body appears solid all over. The only rust I could find was a thin coating on the bottoms of the doors and on the bottom of the rear bumper. There is a crack in the paint in front of the driverside rear wheel that I think is showing me some reapir work. The pain is original color, but not original. Where it is chipped, light blue paint is visible, so this is at least its third paint job. The windshield is cracked.
The interior is worn, but serviceable. It has buckets and a console, but the buckets are not original. The seats were mounted by drilling through the floor pans and running bolts down through, so there are eight big nuts under the car where they shouldn't be.
The door tag codes check out that it is a real GT.
He listed it at $3500. I never mentioned price and he said he would take $3000.
I really like this car and I can afford it, but I want a reality check from you guys. What do you think?