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Original Mera, wtb? by KennyC
Started on: 05-11-2021 10:07 PM
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Report this Post05-11-2021 10:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KennyCClick Here to Email KennyCSend a Private Message to KennyCEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'd looked into this a while back, then we had a loss of suitable garage space after winding up with my step-dad's old 2016 zl1 camaro.

Now that I've expanded our storage building I'm interested in getting either one of these cars again before it becomes to hard to get in and out and enjoy it, or another bucket list toy... whichever I come across a good example of first.

I prefer cars with as little Ferrari treatment as possible, but, you take what you can get when dealing with such a low production number and as many years as have gone by. Likewise, prefer original wheels and mirrors, but if they're missing its OK- just means the price better be lowered by the replacement cost to get correct ones back on the car.

The only absolute MUST is it has to be AUTOMATIC, and very strongly prefer a factory sunroof car. I'd rather an 87, but 88 is OK too.

Budget depends on condition and originality. Not looking to overpay above recent listing and sales prices, but somewhere in the teens for a car that needs ABSOLUTELY NOTHING is possible.

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I know of someone that just paid $13K for a good condition Mera and he put in about $1K in parts to get it running up to snuff. If you have that budget you can find one but I thought the vast majority of Meras came with the 5 speed manual. Rodney Dickman should have the stats.
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Report this Post05-13-2021 06:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KennyCClick Here to Email KennyCSend a Private Message to KennyCEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
For the right car/condition/mileage that's certainly in the budget.

I've even considered buying that jalopy in CA for a just-in-case parts car, but, it's not something that makes sense if I don't wind up with one to drive.

I've only got one spot freed up in the heated/cooled garage at home for a new toy. It will be a 69 k5, 69/70 Coupe Deville, 82 grand national, or a Mera.

Of the list, the mera is the one that would become harder to get in/out and enjoy driving as time went by, so, if I can find the right one that's where I'm looking first.
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Sent you an email.

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Report this Post05-14-2021 07:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KennyCClick Here to Email KennyCSend a Private Message to KennyCEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Emailed you back Nelson, thanks for offering to keep an eye open.
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Miller 50213 was selling his a couple months back. It should be on page 2 in the mall section. I believe he was asking 13 K with under 50,000 miles. Take a look and if you’re interested contact him . Good luck, I’m definitely interested in one of those as well. 👍
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Report this Post05-15-2021 08:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KennyCClick Here to Email KennyCSend a Private Message to KennyCEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by American Exotic:

Miller 50213 was selling his a couple months back. It should be on page 2 in the mall section. I believe he was asking 13 K with under 50,000 miles. Take a look and if you’re interested contact him . Good luck, I’m definitely interested in one of those as well. 👍


Thanks for the heads up, but too many pedals. Need an automatic trans only (physical limitations) and not looking for a car I'd need to pay someone to rip apart and do a full drivetrain conversion on.
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Originally posted by American Exotic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBfebiZkcFs


I believe that this is the Mera that blew up the engine just prior to the sale being completed. I understand that it may now be for sale as is so you might get something useful out of it.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBfebiZkcFs


And as I said, it's a 5spd. Zero use to me as anything more than a parts car because physical disability prevents driving a standard any longer, and, I'm not up for doing a swap.

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Report this Post06-04-2021 07:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for KennyCClick Here to Email KennyCSend a Private Message to KennyCEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Still on the lookout for something.

Had heard from one member who might possibly sell, but, car has a number of deferred maintenance items (bad headliner, headlight motors need rebuild, presumed tires are over 5yrs old daye code and need replace for safe driving, etc) and he didn't give a price but iys high teens or above... seem a bit much for what the car needs.
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Originally posted by KennyC:

I'd looked into this a while back, then we had a loss of suitable garage space after winding up with my step-dad's old 2016 zl1 camaro.

Now that I've expanded our storage building I'm interested in getting either one of these cars again before it becomes to hard to get in and out and enjoy it, or another bucket list toy... whichever I come across a good example of first.

I prefer cars with as little Ferrari treatment as possible, but, you take what you can get when dealing with such a low production number and as many years as have gone by. Likewise, prefer original wheels and mirrors, but if they're missing its OK- just means the price better be lowered by the replacement cost to get correct ones back on the car.

The only absolute MUST is it has to be AUTOMATIC, and very strongly prefer a factory sunroof car. I'd rather an 87, but 88 is OK too.

Budget depends on condition and originality. Not looking to overpay above recent listing and sales prices, but somewhere in the teens for a car that needs ABSOLUTELY NOTHING is possible.



oop..... that last part has me out


PS its an Auto 4 Speed..... for the speed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELuLfGi6VXo

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Originally posted by batousai666:


oop..... that last part has me out


PS its an Auto 4 Speed..... for the speed



My guess is probably it would, presuming you were thinking of selling.

Swapped cars generally scare me at this point as there is no way of knowing how able I will be to do/assist repairs - it ebbs/flows. But it's far easier to open an 88 manual and direct someone where things are than try to figure out what someone did in a swap.

Nice looking car though. Wish I had one!

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My guess is probably it would, presuming you were thinking of selling.

Swapped cars generally scare me at this point as there is no way of knowing how able I will be to do/assist repairs - it ebbs/flows. But it's far easier to open an 88 manual and direct someone where things are than try to figure out what someone did in a swap.

Nice looking car though. Wish I had one!


i dont do my own swaps and only the basics in maintainence. its all about the money after that.
i have been thinking of Moving across the Country and would be willing to sell Mera X for close to the right monies, even

its an 87.... its an Automatic... it has a sunroof and its time to jump if you want one just sayin my hope is to be stuck with an "Undocumented" Mera and have to haul it across the nation unless this new Tranny i am getting allows me to drive it to my new Cali Home
this 3800 platform is a 15 year advancement is tech and is eaiser to source parts in my opinion. Also you will never regret the feeling you get when you hold your own at the light with a Camaro reving waiting for the light to change

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