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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Speaking of 215's
Posted by: rficalora
Date: October 25, 2007 05:35PM

I ran across this car the other day... not likely we'd seriously consider it but my wife really liked it. No idea what it's really worth -- but wondering what net cost would be if i put a Chevy 350 in it & reappropriated the 215 :) ...

Rob

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motormouth
Kris Palmer
Mpls MN
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10/23/2007 03:13PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6, Olds F85 V8, TR8 5-speed 'box Olds 215 V8

Re: Speaking of 215's
Posted by: motormouth
Date: October 28, 2007 09:28PM

That isn't one of the cars in which the 215 appeared. Buicks covered are Special and Skylark 1961 to 1963 (plus Olds F85 and a very few Pontiac Tempests from the same period). The car you've shown looks like a '56. If it has a 215 in it, it's a retrofit, in which event it wouldn't be worth much. If the original engine's in it leave it to keep up the car's value.

There are still 215s in junkyards. I know where about a dozen are here in MN, and they surface on eBay, Craigslist, etc.

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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Speaking of 215's
Posted by: rficalora
Date: November 07, 2007 02:14PM

I'm not up on the Buick cars, but the sign said it was a Buick Special which is why I assumed it had a 215. Place was closed when I took that pic & car was sold the following week when I stopped to ask about it.


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