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Old 12-11-2021, 09:59 PM
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Black '92 FS in Southern MD

Location of the SVX: Southern Maryland

Year: 1992

Model: LSL

VIN: JF1CX3539NH100643

Manufacture date: April 1991

Paint Color: Black

Interior Color: Grey

Mileage: 110,486

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AWD or FWD: AWD

Major service: Unknown

Maintenance Records: Recent plugs, air filter, engine oil and filter

Engine Condition: Good

Transmission condition: Good

Glass condition: Good

Type of tires and remaining tread: Mismatched, tires are shot

Type of wheels: OEM

Interior condition: Excellent

Body condition: Excellent

Known defects or problems: Needs tires, minor clunking in drivetrain, battery is not correct for car, valve cover gaskets are leaking, no record of timing belt.

Comments about the car:
To make a long story short, this car belongs to a shop in Clinton, MD. They purchased it basically as a parts car, to remove the transmission and put it into another '92 that was a theft recovery. The owner of that theft recovery car changed their mind and left the shop with this car. They had the car repainted, replaced the fuel pump and filter and decided they wanted to sell it; I have been working on the car in exchange for shop credit and am selling it on their behalf.

When I got the car it was running quite rough, had a check engine light on and the battery wouldn't hold a charge. In the time I've had it (and in chronological order), I have added a bottle of Chevron Techron to an empty tank (it ran much better after the 10 mile drive home), changed the oil with Mobil 1 5W-30 full synthetic and a K&N filter, at which point I saw the valve cover gaskets were leaking. I have trickle charged the battery on several occasions and found that once it was fully charged the check engine light disappeared and the car idles very smoothly. I replaced the plugs with Bosch double iridiums, cleaned the MAF sensor and replaced the air filter and replaced the upper alternator bolt that was missing. Please note that the car will also come with OEM valve cover gasket parts to help the new owner. All three wiper blades have been replaced, along with the hood and trunk struts and the sun visors. There is also bluing window tint on the back window and rear upper glass, but I may have that removed before the sale.

The people who repainted the car gave it a good start to be sure, but I have finished the job for the most part. There are a few spots where the paint runs and there are three small paint breaks in the hood, but I have polished it down and applied GTechniq Crystal Lacquer sealant and permanent trim restorer. Aside from the few runs, the car looks amazing, and not just from ten feet away, as the pictures will show (note that I edited the photos for size but have not color or otherwise corrected or changed the pictures; they are a true representation of how the car looks right now). Because of the condition of the tires, I switched my own wheels onto this car so that I could get it out on the road to see how it really drives, so many of the final pictures had my wheels on. While the paint is faded on the wheels, they have no corrosion. In fact, it needs to be pointed out that there is no rust on this car, not underneath, not in the engine bay, nowhere. My own '92 was a New Hampshire and New York car in the past and, as good as it is, simply can't hold a candle to this car.

I mentioned earlier that there is some minor clunking in the drivetrain. It may need engine or transmission mounts, but it has never had an issue going into drive or reverse, and when I've driven the car it shifts perfectly up and down through the gears. I am certain that the power steering needs to be flushed and probably needs the o-ring replaced as it is vibrating when turned hard left or right. There is no exhaust rattle whatsoever (unlike my current '92) and very minor squeaks here and there. The heat and air conditioning are functioning, as are the radio and the antenna. All windows go up and down without issue. The sunroof needs a push to go up (as do most '92s by now), but there is no rust around the sunroof and no leaking. It brakes perfectly though there is rust on the brake rotor hats, normal on most cars. Again, please note that I do not know if the timing belt has been done or if the transmission has ever been replaced as, unfortunately, I do not have any past records and the CarFax report only shows that it was a California and Minnesota car. And even though the car has been here in Maryland for the past two years or so, the current owners never drove the car in rain or snow, and it truly shows underneath.

In closing, I've been a member here for some time, so it was important to me to make sure to give a full and accurate review of this car, not just one or two lines. It does need work and, as such, the price is flexible, but this is not a $300 basket case. It is a car that, with some attention, can be an excellent driver, but it is definitely not a parts car. I already had plans in the works to purchase Earle Steele's '97 Bordeaux Pearl car and I already have had my own '92 for the past 5 years (my third '92), otherwise I would have bought this car. Please note that I will work with those interested in buying the car. If you want to fly in and drive back, I can certainly have tires and battery of your choice put on the car at your expense, or work with the shipper of your choice. And if you are not certain on shipping logistics, I can recommend the people who recently delivered the '97 to me as it arrived three days early without a scratch on it. In any event, I have posted a Flickr link to the photos I took as I have been working on the car. If there is something not pictured that you want to see, please let me know and I will take additional pictures. I can be reached via PM here or at svxit@yahoo.com for any additional information needed!

Asking price: $6,500 OBO

Pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/998168...h/51735098954/
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"Grey Wülf" - 05 Volvo S60 R
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Old 12-12-2021, 01:56 AM
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Re: Black '92 FS in Southern MD

That's a very good looking SVX. Thankfully it was saved from being a parts car.
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Old 12-12-2021, 06:41 AM
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That's a very good looking SVX. Thankfully it was saved from being a parts car.
Yes, and I'm glad to have played a small part in it's restoration. It is not that far from being in excellent condition all around, and I can't remember the last time I saw a '92 with so little rust. My new-to-me '97, while not bad at all, has quite a bit more rust.
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"Flossie" - 92 black over pearl LS-L (sold)
"Gorgeous George" - 98 Audi A8 (traded)
"Gorgeous Genny" - 02 Audi S8 (sold)
"Green Giant" - 00 Land Rover Disco II
"Grey Wülf" - 05 Volvo S60 R
"Silver Surfer" - 92 black over liquid silver LS-L
"9 of 7" - 97 bordeaux pearl, formerly with Earl Steele
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Old 12-12-2021, 02:50 PM
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Re: Black '92 FS in Southern MD

Nice car! Good luck with the sale. I imagine you would be able to do well on Cars and Bids or BringaTrailer.com
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Old 12-12-2021, 02:58 PM
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Nice car! Good luck with the sale. I imagine you would be able to do well on Cars and Bids or BringaTrailer.com
Thank you. May have a go at Cars & Bids, but wanted to try here first. Also, that's an impressive list of cars you've got. I don't have it indicated, but my Disco II was totaled several years ago and I now have a 2008 LR3 HSE as well.
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"Flossie" - 92 black over pearl LS-L (sold)
"Gorgeous George" - 98 Audi A8 (traded)
"Gorgeous Genny" - 02 Audi S8 (sold)
"Green Giant" - 00 Land Rover Disco II
"Grey Wülf" - 05 Volvo S60 R
"Silver Surfer" - 92 black over liquid silver LS-L
"9 of 7" - 97 bordeaux pearl, formerly with Earl Steele
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Old 06-23-2022, 03:00 AM
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Re: Black '92 FS in Southern MD

This car is sold, going to the founder of the old Yahoo SVX club!
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"Flossie" - 92 black over pearl LS-L (sold)
"Gorgeous George" - 98 Audi A8 (traded)
"Gorgeous Genny" - 02 Audi S8 (sold)
"Green Giant" - 00 Land Rover Disco II
"Grey Wülf" - 05 Volvo S60 R
"Silver Surfer" - 92 black over liquid silver LS-L
"9 of 7" - 97 bordeaux pearl, formerly with Earl Steele
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