So I put 300 on the 97 from Craigslist. He didn't have the title, so I have to go back on Tuesday I HOPE and get it. Pretty clean, a few parking lot dents and dings, transmission fluid smelled a little old/used but not burnt. Headliner torn in the back. Otherwise a pretty nice 15 year old car for under 3,000.
It didn't have the get up and go I assumed it would have, with 80 more hp than my Cougar, but a lot of that was the non JModed/no tune shifting than anything else.
And...Ecology? OMG that is Thunderbird heaven. Did I miss the Ford section because where I went it was maybe 75% Thunderbirds. I saw one Pearl Thunderbird, I think I would be okay with a Cougbird, I think it would look better with matching paint than with the expected chrome grille. Only other thing is lack of chrome trim.
I had zero tools with me, I went to get a price sheet and scope it out. I left with an interior door handle for my 2000 Grand Marquis, which isn't done in the aftermarket (it is is done in tan, but not grey), 5 bucks (plus EPA fee, is that each item, a one time fee, or?) whohoo.
97 Mark VIII LSC/Silver/Gray leather
97 Cougar 4.6 Sport/White Opalescent Tricoat Metallic /Gray leather down but not out?
89 Cougar LS 3.8/Oxford White/Gray velour/HG need replaced AGAIN
00 Grand Marquis LS/Vibrant White/Gray velour
63 Falcon 302/black and rust/shed isn't moving
82 F-150/Oxford White/dumb VV carb doesn't pass emissions