Bought for $650. Red with white half-roof top. Tuff wheel. Typical late-80's mods. Rough paint and interior, but haven't attempted anything yet. Steering is borderline scary. More to come...
Some more info...
318/727 car, can't tell rear gears. Early-90's detachable face cassette/CD changer deck, an MTX amp that doesn't work (like the stereo), a flattened driver's seat, and most interestingly...wig-wags (Ever seen a lit-up Diplomat cop car? The headlight flasher system). The interior is all but totalled, the dash is covered in some kind of sticky adhesive and the fabric on the driver's seat is shredding fast.
Driving the Mirada home last night was a challenge. Left Snohomish at about 8:00pm to a torrential downpour. Wipers flat sucked, and the headlights are so far off that they were useless. Add to it the typical overboosted Chrysler power steering and that the car's plates showing tags for 2005, and I prayed for dear life as I drove to the nearest store...Costco. Where I do NOT have a membership. (FU*$*!@#$ car!!!) As the wrath of God pours down on me, I run inside, flirt with the membership station manager (Italian, light accent, librarian glasses.. ) and manage to get a new set of blades. Ten minutes to change them over (yup, I'm soaked) and my companion, who is driving my SS, starts to complain of being hungry. We get lost in Kirkland trying to find a Denny's that simply is not there, and ended up eating at the Olive Garden. To the point, we got back to base about 1am, and I stayed up all night cleaning and detailing, to no avail, apparently.
It is pretty fast for a stocker, though. The Lean Burn system is functioning well, and the car likes to cruise at about 80mph.
What plans do you have for it??We need pics of this beauty ;).
420 stroker, 727, 9". Put a cage in it and hold on.
And a 250 shot......Originally Posted by min301
My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.
And wheelie bars.Originally Posted by Bamfster
Let me win the lottery first, guys, so I can pay someone to do the heavy lifting for me! Besides, if I'm building a 420ci stroker, the Diplomat just needs an engine. Finish that thing off first (if it doesn't sell...)
This car...IDK...I am really fighting the urge to jack the back end up and throw mags underneath it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpuk-FVDBsw to see the wig-wags...
Looks great. Just minor work to make is look even better.
I was looking at a nasty black '82 yesterday. Hopefully, you will be able to see it here.
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