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Deal of the Decade? 850R for $500

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Deal of the Decade? 850R for $500

Post by songzunhuang » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:40 pm

I came across this on the local CraigsList and it strikes me as an incredible deal.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/ ... 22192.html

Silver 850R for $500.
It needs work (stated in ad), but at that price...

Someone go save it!


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Re: Deal of the Decade? 850R for $500

Post by scot850 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:21 pm

I am probably wrong, but I don't believe that is an 'R'. Hard to tell from the pictures but looks like a regular 850, possibly a turbo that from the ad, has had an (bad) 'R' motor fitted. The value of the parts though are worth it even if it is not an 'R'.

Need to see interior pictures and more evidence like where are the wheels (should they not be Volans on an 'R')?

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Re: Deal of the Decade? 850R for $500

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:02 pm

Yeah, there should be Volans on a '96-'97 R. Also, they didn't make an R or T-5R in 1994. Only a Turbo.
Looks like a regular old 850 N/A. Possibly turbo with Cetus wheels. Or, it could be a Turbo with the '96 R motor that was swapped in (which is really just a regular HPT with a different tune).


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Re: Deal of the Decade? 850R for $500

Post by MadeInJapan » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:12 pm

Depends on how well kept it's been. There are 850's that if they were given to me I would have said No- costs more to get to stage-0 than the car is worth.


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Re: Deal of the Decade? 850R for $500

Post by tryingbe » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:03 pm

94 850 Turbo running on 3 cylinders on the R engine. I may pay $100 for it for just the transmission.


My 94 is a R too! I put in an engine from a 97 R. LOL
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Re: Deal of the Decade? 850R for $500

Post by rspi » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:04 pm

This entire thread is as much as a joke as this ad it.

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/ ... 88843.html


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Re: Deal of the Decade? 850R for $500

Post by rspi » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:05 pm

Is this the pirate day, Rrrrrrrr. lol


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Re: Deal of the Decade? 850R for $500

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:06 pm

rspi wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:04 pm
This entire thread is as much as a joke as this ad it.

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/cto/ ... 88843.html
Viewer that likes to waste your time? :lol:


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Re: Deal of the Decade? 850R for $500

Post by FLXC90 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:01 pm

ask seller for the VIN


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Re: Deal of the Decade? 850R for $500

Post by j-dawg » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:30 pm

Clearly not an R. To be generous, are there that many differences between the R and the Turbo/T5? Swapping the engine probably gets you most of the way there, performance-wise.


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