Up for sale is a Hertz Xr7-G. I found the car a few years ago in Chattanooga when I was looking for a manual transmission car.
I have decided I am not the guy to restore this car, but I will use the proceeds from the sale to purchase what I really wanted in the first place.
It is a nice - very solid driver as it sits. To make the car really into what it deserves will take more patience than I have. I thought I was the guy and it turns out, I am not.
The good -
The car is very solid and has very minimal rust. One shock tower had a spot of rust where it is spot welded to the rear inner fender, and I have repaired that. I also did a pretty decent refresh to the engine bay while the motor was out for a refresh. It has a warm cam, but nothing that can’t be changed back to stock. It comes with a 3.25 Detroit TrueTrac differential, but also included is the original 2.75 open center section.
Almost all of the G parts are there. Royce Peterson viewed the car and told me the third horn is not original. The fog lights are right, the sunroof works, the wood shifter is there and in good condition.
The bad -
There really isn’t much bad about this car. I bought it from the guy that had it since 1982 and he says he never had paint work done. There has been a partial re-paint and some body work which makes me think “collision repair”, but it doesn’t look bad. There are 2 sets of carpet in the car and the front seats have been recovered with vinyl. The fog lights don’t work and I haven’t looked into the cause. There is also rust (not rusted through) under the vinyl top on either side of the rear window. This should be very easily addressed when the original vinyl top is replaced.
The fuel gauge doesn’t work work and the tilt-away column doesn’t work. It has an incorrect snorkel and no S tube.
What goes with the car - Extra sunroof cables, new black cougar floor mats from John’s Cougars, new trunk mat, original differential center section, gold steering wheel emblem (it came with a pewter one which I believe is also correct).
The car is a 50 year old car that has been maintained. It is not a restored car and it will need work to be a concourse car. I think it is a nice driver quality car.
I would like to get $35k for the car. Please look at the pictures. I think they speak for themselves. https://imgur.com/gallery/2IFNkLA
I will be taking underbody pictures later this week, but let me tell you, the car is solid underneath. That is part of the reason I bought it.
Feel free to PM me with any questions.