1985 Avanti Coupe Project Car
This Avanti is a prime project car. It is mechanically sound and
mostly needs cosmetics. The original color is red with a tan
interior. It is equipped with very expensive extremely comfortable
Recaro seats. In the below pictures you see tape around the
windows. Brightwork is either covered by tape or removed.
The car does not have most of the expensive problems associated with a
project Avanti. The car has solid hog troughs and frame.
The engine is a goodwrench replacement 350 and runs strong. The
air is cold. The tranny appears fine. It is the 4 speed
with overdrive so it should get decent MPG. The tires are in good
shape. The brakes, suspension, and front end appear sound.
The dash pad is nice with no rips, splits, or drying out. The glass is
all good. Although not all the parts show in the pictures, I have
all the bright work, door handles, and lights. The power moon
roof has been replaced with a regular sunroof. It is a good fit
and a good solution as the factory sunroofs are nearly impossible to
get repaired. The drivers Recaro seat has already been recovered
and they did a great job.
The car has some sort of electrical drain that kills the battery after
a few days. I believe it to be related to a aftermaket alarm
system or a bad relay. I lean towards a bad relay because the
passenger window is fussy although the motor is strong. The car
needs some minor body work, a good block sand, and a paint job.
It is in leveling primer right now. The interior needs some work.
Some panels could be dyed, others need replaced. The door panels
are not installed but I do have them and they are included. The drivers
Recaro seat has been recovered and they did a great job. The car is
missing the spare and spare cover. The bumpers are off the car,
but included. The wood on the dash is cracked and you would
probably want to redo it. The rear window seal and the rear
quarter window seals were trimmed for painting. One could go
around the seals with the black weather sealant or replace them.
Why am I selling it?
Let me make clear I am not passing on a problem car. This is a
great project for someone with cosmetic restoration skills. I
have very little time driving it, but I do believe it to be
mechanically sound. I am selling it because I recently purchased
another project and wish to devote my hours to the other car. A
skilled hobbiest could turn this into a $15,000 car with minimal
investment. Questions? Call 614 447 1635 in the
evenings. I am in Ohio.