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gday everyone im after some advice. i been looking at a lj s torrie with 173 4 spd in it for 1750. its in pretty good condition but needs paint and abit of rust done. i am wondering if this sounds like good value, it was the green one on ebay if anyone saw it. also do they go hard? im thinkin o puttin bit o coin into it an make me a fast car. is it worth it?
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If it's a 2 door, and the rust is managable, perhaps...
Can make it into a GTR/XU-1 look-a-like very easily. Make sure all the outside trim is there as this is damn hard to find for the 2 doors.
Look for rust in the sills, and especially in the front of the chassis rails where the rear parts of the front cross member attach.
Rust repair sections are readily available for bottom of guards, and doors, and weld in panels for the gills in the front guards also easy to get.
If it needs a fair bit of rust done then it's not worth more than a few hundred $$. A fully restored 2 door S, even as an XU-1 copy is probably not worth much more than $6-8K. You will easily spend this just getting the rust and paint + interior done.
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The LCGTRestoration is finished... it's on the road so time for a new handle. Look out for 71LCGTR

if its a 4 door and you want to restore it and pile in lots of $$, yes you wont get a return $$ wise if you were to sell it.

on the otherhand, you get a car/engine that you rebuilt, you have the choice of what you want and know exactly whats in it. also the satisfaction that its your work/ideas and probably respect it a bit more. IMHO

even the old 4door LJs seem to attract quite attention

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