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I found a 1991 Escort GT that's been sitting in a barn for several years. It's got a blown head gasket & it's also an automatic. The guy's selling it for $400 obo, do you think it's worth it? I haven't gone to look at it myself yet because it's a decent amount away from my house & I'm always busy.
 

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Doesn't answer his question, now does it?

Without seeing the car, I'd say it's worth while at least going to look at it. You always offer less to really make it worth it if it appears a bit rough.
 

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Check it out and low-ball it!!! Go there with a way to tow it and bring only $200 or $300 and I bet he'll let it go. Just remind him of all the issues. You said he thinks blown head gasket, but brakes are probably rotten out and etc. Check out mileage and trans. fluid condition. I only buy automatics that are in good shape. But I've swapped several to manuals. I picked up my very clean LX body in the yard for $200 flat. You can't get both doors for that a some places.
 

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I've only seen 2 pictures of it & the body seemed to be in good shape. I've got a friend working on getting a trailer to tow it with, and then we're gonna check it out. It seems to me like the guy just wants to get rid of it, so I'll probably ask between $200 and $350 depending on condition. It's actually the first GT I've seen for sale in my area in years. Are any of the suspension or brake components interchangeable with an LX? Because I've got an LX wagon & I'm pretty sure the engine is toast in it. I've got a horrible knocking noise & I've taken off the valve cover & everything looked fine. I took the oil pan off & changed the rod bearings, but that wasn't it.
 

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Jascar60 said:
so I'll probably ask between $200 and $350 depending on condition.
Are you selling this car? Or you buying and want to offer that amount? If the engine in your LX is going, a full GT swap would be nice, especially if you have a donor car. But, if the GT is as nice as your LX, keep the GT intact and just start driving that car. A true GT will always be worth more than an LX with GT parts. Plus it will look better.
 

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I'm trying to buy it. I'm actually trying to figure out what I'm going to do with the LX if I get the GT. The LX is in great condition except for the engine & transmission. If the GT isn't in that great of condition I might do a full swap into the LX, but I'll probably just drive the GT and sell the LX.
 
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