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Harry Evans
04-02-2011, 08:10 PM
Can't beat the price, can beat the 4.1
http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/cto/2297233951.html
$1200 looks like a steal for a starter hearse or something to be saved from a band

Shawn Blyler
04-02-2011, 08:31 PM
The ad says its front wheel drive, I don't think so......that model/year is still RWD.

Mike Stevens
04-02-2011, 10:14 PM
I thought these were rear wheel drive too. If memory serves here those are M-M landau bars. If I was't 2500 miles away I would be checking this one out closer.
Mike

Andrew G. Zajkowski
04-02-2011, 11:34 PM
Engine question on this coach . is the 4.1 a 4100 or 368 v-8 ? and i agree that coach is rwd

Harry Evans
04-03-2011, 01:33 AM
If the pictures are correct, it is certainly rear-wheel drive, no question. As to the engine, professional chassis, sent from the factory with just a hood and front end, had a 368, but as this has factory front doors, and a standard windshield, like the standard DeVille and Fleetwood, all had 4.1 V8s. Hard to say. Eureka springs to mind when I look at the landau bars, but just a guess.

John ED Renstrom
04-03-2011, 01:36 PM
add says it a 4.1 and it's standard glass. so maybe he has that much right.

Mike Stevens
04-03-2011, 01:58 PM
Ok Jeremy,
Tell us about the landau bars on this 82. M-M or something else. I thought we found these bars in John's yard in Calhoun one year and someone said they were late model M-M.
Mike

Keith Snyder
04-03-2011, 02:11 PM
That appears to be one of those "Texas Bondo Sculptures" by either B&B or Century. Terrible cars.

Mike Stevens
04-03-2011, 02:30 PM
I looked in the M-M book and the bars are similar. The bars on this coach are divided in the middle. The split bars I find on M-M cars on page 304 in the book also have a 'wreath' in the middle of the split.
Mike

Keith Snyder
04-03-2011, 04:17 PM
The Duncanville, Texas built bondo sculptures of the era used those M-M landau bars and whatever else they could lay their hands on. The first of these monstrosities were built by B&B and then later (using the same tooling) by Century. The last of the Century models were probably the "best" of a pretty horrible line of coaches.

Jeremy D. Ledford
04-04-2011, 03:55 PM
Ok Jeremy,
Tell us about the landau bars on this 82. M-M or something else. I thought we found these bars in John's yard in Calhoun one year and someone said they were late model M-M.
Mike

This bar was original used on the last 'true" M-M's in 1978 and 1979. Although they have appeared on many other smaller company built coaches and were used on the Norwalk and Accubuilt M-M's as well.