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Picked up a C70 convertible

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Picked up a C70 convertible

Post by greg850r » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:50 am

I found a new toy for my wife to drive while her R wagon is down. 105xxx miles and $2,700 from 2nd owner. It sat under a cover in a warehouse and was driven once a month or so for the last 7 years as a pleasure vehicle while he had it. Everything works, save for the rear speakers and a sticking gearshift release button. Oh, yeah. the antenna is missing.
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Re: Picked up a C70 convertible

Post by abscate » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:38 am

Thats RED RED RED like an Apple..

Looks great. If its a stick shift, its Nirvana


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Re: Picked up a C70 convertible

Post by greg850r » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:22 am

Nope, I wish. Its an auto in arrest-me red.


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Re: Picked up a C70 convertible

Post by scot850 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:37 am

That color really suits the car. The sticking button is either due to crud in it or the button has cracked. First try spraying the button around its sides with silicon oil to see if that will help. If you have a small mirror you can also check for the button not being cracked badly. You probably know you can buy an aftermarket replacement.

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Re: Picked up a C70 convertible

Post by abscate » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:01 am

greg850r wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:22 am
Nope, I wish. Its an auto in arrest-me red.

Merely Heaven then, with a M56 conversion being the path to Nirvana

Enjoy that ride - sweet price!!


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Re: Picked up a C70 convertible

Post by Cees Klumper » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:47 pm

The shift release button on my C70 convertible also started sticking. A quick squirt of WD40 solved it and it hasn't acted up since, about a year later.



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Re: Picked up a C70 convertible

Post by misha » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:36 am

I love c70. :)


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Re: Picked up a C70 convertible

Post by redc70 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:44 pm

You sir, have exquisite taste in motorcars! Well done that man there!



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