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Nathan Pflaum

  • City: Austin
  • VIN: 99781022705
  • Model Year: 1978
  • Build Date: Apr/1978
  • Mileage: 59,000 miles (94,951 kilometers)
  • Color: Red
  • Original Owner: No
  • Owner Since: 2008
  • Running: No
  • Current Use: In Restoration

The car has been sitting outside in Texas for the last 13 years. The interior is in nice shape and not too badly faded. The driver's side rear window and hatch are the only two rusty spots. The motor was removed prior to purchase, but does come with original 4-spd trans.


I do not know much about the car only that at one point it badly overheated. The exhaust manifold is cracked and turbo with not spin at all. I am planning on gutting the intire car and replacing the motor with an 83 900 turbo motor. I would like to update the motor with LH 2.4 or maybe even trionic. Depends on the parts I am able to round up. I am going to repaint the car with the factory two tone silver and red.

Personal Notes

This is my first 99, in fact I have never even driven a 99 before. I plan to make this a daily driver and learning car. This is going to my first restore and I am going to use what I learn on this car to restore my SPG when I am done.