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    89 CSX Not A VNT??

    Friend of a friend kinda thing, I went to look at this car today, hes certain its an 89 CSX and it has the right body panels, interior, badging but the rest is weird!? I offered him $3500., he didnt take it, I think I shoulda said $5000.
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    Re: 89 CSX Not A VNT??

    Omygreatgoodlingoodness.....yeah I would have offered $5k.

    It does look to have the preproduction hard pipe from the turbo to the intercooler so it looks legit as far as being a proto TIII.
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    Re: 89 CSX Not A VNT??

    oh wow. check out that laptop! its a respray for sure, the strut fasteners are painted right over.
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    Re: 89 CSX Not A VNT??

    Definitely a prototype head....doesn't have the mounting lugs on the back for the snorkel. This was some sort of test mule...probably emissions. Is there a VIN?

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    Re: 89 CSX Not A VNT??

    You got lucky. That thing is worth $1800 tops.

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    Re: 89 CSX Not A VNT??

    Lolz, he knows what it is, bought it at 94 Newport beach auction. He reached out cause he needed a couple parts for his 90 Daytona. He and his wife are diehard SD folks, they have an 87 CSX, 87 SL, 89 Dakota, 89 VNT and this Proto. Agree, it's a mediocre respray but paint was pretty beat in 94 when he bought it. When that infamous Tim P guy facilitatd the 93 Putnam Ave plant tour in 93, we were all shocked to see 20+ historically important SD's rotting (baking?) In the hot sun OUTSIDE behind the plant where our cars were assembled. Twas a cryin shame. I feel that the june 3rd Bonhams auction will effectively set the value of this proto build. No, it does not have a vin.

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    Re: 89 CSX Not A VNT??

    Uggh.. idk about the bonhams auction setting any kind of precedent with any other cars. Seems too close to pie in the sky to me. Guy who bought Dakota numero uno has been trying quite unsuccessfully to flip it ever since. Signs of the times.. CS kept em together for this long, new overseers must not be selling enough fords. Neat proto regardless.. ----pit adj suspension. Nice.

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    Re: 89 CSX Not A VNT??

    Nice! Please ask that guy to write an Up Front article about it!

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    Re: 89 CSX Not A VNT??

    so with no vin is it legal to drive?

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    Re: 89 CSX Not A VNT??

    None of the 94 auction Proto's were even supposed to be driven on public roadways. I know at *least* 4 have aquired VIN numbers

    The guy is kinda a Xenophobe, I've know him 30 years and never been in his house/garage. Likely a one shot opportunity unless he needs more parts from me

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    Re: 89 CSX Not A VNT??

    Quote Originally Posted by 2.216VTurbo View Post
    None of the 94 auction Proto's were even supposed to be driven on public roadways. I know at *least* 4 have aquired VIN numbers
    Because I was around the birthday car when it got restored. I know it "somehow" got a CSX Vin :-) so it could be driven on the road

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    Re: 89 CSX Not A VNT??

    'Merican ingenuity right there Bretts kid

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