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 1984 Pontiac Parisienne Wagon--UNDER 80,000 ORIGINAL MILES

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PostSubject: 1984 Pontiac Parisienne Wagon--UNDER 80,000 ORIGINAL MILES   Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:53 pm

Hello all, Please note pictures are forthcoming.  Weather is making it a little troublesome right now.

Basic Facts:
Location-Richmond, Virginia
Asking Price-$750 OBO
Shipping not an option
Sold as is, no warranty expressed or implied

Offered for sale is a 1984 Pontiac Parisienne with under 80,000 original miles.  It has not been driven for at least eight months (my job has kept me too busy to enjoy a second car) and any potential buyer will need to come prepared to jump it or tow it in order to move the vehicle.  That said, I love this car and will no doubt shed a tear to see it gone, but I haven't got the time or the space to truly enjoy it and treat it right.  It belongs with someone who will love it and use it.

That said, here is a breakdown of what you can expect with this wagon, copied and pasted from a previous post:

I won't put forth any illusions; this is not a perfect car.  If you look at my posting history you will see my first post was me trying to determine if I should fix my wagon or let it go.  In the end I did fix it and got it back on the road.  I ordered a rebuilt Rochester Quadrajet and had it installed and also had the brakes fixed to make it safe for travel.  It remains a thirty year old car, however, and therefore I probably don't need to tell you that it has its quirks.

As much as I have loved and enjoyed this car, I also understand basic economics.  I don't intend to place a price on my nostalgia for this machine on top of any reasonable offer.  It would be easy to put the car up on eBay with no reserve and sell it to the highest bidder, but I want to know that it will go to someone who will truly look after it and take the time and effort to ensure it remains a great vehicle.  A little attention from a new owner and this car will be great once again (right now I would classify it as 'good').

I will attempt to describe the car honestly and completely.  Please feel free to ask questions and I will answer them as best as possible.  If you would like to make an offer, please PM me.  I reside in Richmond, Virginia, and am more than happy to arrange for showing the car to anyone interested.  I will post photos sometime in the next few days (my work and school schedule are incredibly busy right now, forgive the delay).

The good:

Low mileage (just over 78,000)
Newly rebuilt carburetor
Newly serviced brakes
Only minor surface rust
Seats and carpets in good condition
All original and unmodified
Transmission shifts fine and gets up to speed without trouble
Whoever designed the power steering for this car deserves an award; I think I will miss this most of all
Seating for eight!  Very Happy

The not so good:

Driver's power seat coupling broken and needs replacing (I have the part to replace it, just haven't had the time)
Some of the interior weatherstripping at the bottom of the passenger front window needs replacing (doesn't leak due to being on the inside, but still a minor annoyance in my mind
Dash is cracked from exposure to the sun, just like me after a week at the beach
No cruise control
No power antenna (stuck in the up position, however)
No action on the window washer function (wipers work perfectly, however)
No air conditioning.  Had it charged with R12 when I got it and it worked, but I suspect the compressor has gone bad in the interim
The wood paneling is chipped and flaking in some points, especially around the wheel arches.  This seems to be typical for Pontiacs and Chevrolets of this vintage, at least as compared to Buicks and Oldsmobiles
The headliner is sagging on the front passenger side

The worrisome:

Either the radiator of one of the hoses has a slow leak and therefore requires refilling with fluid about once every week or two
Engine performance improved with the rebuilt carb, but it still idles slightly rough.  Spark plugs and wires were changed with the carb, and I wonder if it might be related to the timing or the distributor.  The car IS quite driveable and it may only be a quirk of a thirty year old vehicle

All parts are present and accounted for, save for the plastic molding around the rear bumper that would fill the gap between the bumper and body of the car (it seems this is missing on pretty much every wagon from this era, at least the ones I have seen).  The engine is the standard Chevy 305 V8.  The radio is the original Delco+tape deck that came with the car.

Thanks for taking the time to read this; please post questions if you have them and I will answer as best I can.  Here is a photo of the wagon at a football game at FedEx field in 2012:
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