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    TGTF (Too Greek to Function) AugustneverEnds's Avatar
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    Engine donor?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-Other-...US_Cars_Trucks

    Not a dirt cheap starting price but interesting to see if anyone bites. I've recently become curious how much other PRV equipped cars are selling for. For some reason or another I'm having a hard time believing they've seen these cars go for $8K!!
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    TGTF (Too Greek to Function) AugustneverEnds's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AugustneverEnds View Post
    I think that Alpine has been on eBay before, actually. I can never quite decide if I like this car or not... every picture has at least one detail that makes me say "wow, that's ugly" but also a "damn, that's cool" one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jawn101 View Post
    I think that Alpine has been on eBay before, actually. I can never quite decide if I like this car or not... every picture has at least one detail that makes me say "wow, that's ugly" but also a "damn, that's cool" one.
    Yeah I think it has also. Wonder what the story behind it is

    I think you hit the Alpine nail right on the head for me: it's not a gorgeous car as much as it is so Gallic strange and intriguing. A sports car but not a Porsche 911 or Corvette. Too French to ever be confused with a BMW or Audi. Its PRV can only make the DMC faithful envious...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jawn101 View Post
    I think that Alpine has been on eBay before, actually. I can never quite decide if I like this car or not... every picture has at least one detail that makes me say "wow, that's ugly" but also a "damn, that's cool" one.
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    TGTF (Too Greek to Function) AugustneverEnds's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AugustneverEnds View Post
    If I remeber right, The powertrain from our cars was the exact same one from the 505 of the 70's. The only differences was the DeLorean oil pan and the final drive in trans was reversed. If not much has changed between the late 70's and this 88 model it might be a gold mine of parts for a DeLorean owner. But in all honestly I really don't know much about them.
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    I'm no Peugeot authority but I know the 1988 505 GLX used the 2.8L PRV and I'm pretty sure it is also fed via K-Jet. Might be useful for someone
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