Inka '73 @ Aussie museum sale

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    shame its a slushbox ... but that is a great looking inka. 30k usd is a steal but there are 24 days left to go ... surely it will rise significantly
     
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    Manual transmission swap is easy. Shame the steering wheel is on the wrong side!
     
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    yes ... but keeping a car very original when its in this kind of conditon can be of more value
     
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    I can’t believe the sloppy presentation for a no expense spared exterior restoration. Hood torsion bar in trunk, no trunk panels of any kind, Orange piping on seats, no rubber on rear bumper guards, hood seal askew, etc.
     
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    No expense Vs. No knowledge
     
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    I notice the wood trim on the dash is added like on a '67 2000CS. Is that correct for this '73? Where do you get those gray trunk panels?
     
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    Drew, RHD only
     
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    I inspected this car. In addition to observations already mentioned above I also noted:
    - Has a faulty auto shifter (there was a hand written note scrawled on it when I viewed, since removed in photo)
    - The passenger door sits out by 5-10mm. Needs adjustment.
    - Missing boot roundle

    I know the museum paid close to Aus$80k for this car couple of years ago. Tbh it’s a clean car overall with a few flaws for a new owner to improve (isn’t it always like that?, I know it was when I bought my E9 - just part of the fun of ownership fixing all those little things imho)

    If someone gets it cheap at this distress auction, it would be a good buy. It also is a very nice looking car in the flesh, with the Inka, black interior and Alpina rims a great combo. Body was rust free and paint was lovely.

    (And btw it is not a concours vehicle despite the advert making this claim)
     
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    I like Inka but suspect I'd be shot at dawn, or possibly the evening before if I went near this :)
     
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    I was very close to pulling the trigger and purchasing this car when I was ready to purchase. I agree with Mal, it’s a nice car but it needs a couple of things sorted to get it right.
    I probably would have went through with a purchase had they not over inflated their asking price on 2 separate occasions.
    I know exactly how much they purchased the vehicle for and know they were simply trying to make a quick buck, so it will be interesting to see how much it sells for now...
     

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