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wow, if you read the comments, they blow that thing apart. man. ive seen the car around, if its the same blue W8 stick wagon, its an Asian family.
 

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That's a nice looking wagon.

Somewhat unrelated, but is the chrome brightwork between the two tones of interior trim a W8 specific thing, or just something added on by a previous owner?
 

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The underside shots really show the impact of having salt on the winter roads - a shame really.
I was surprised at the effectiveness of the cleanup. Looks like a great deal of effort was made to prep the car for photography; it looks very good.

That said, one can clearly see corrosion on the underside of the body and the suspension and exhaust. I'm not from where they use salt on the roads, and have no experience in determining if that's surface-only rust (if that's really a thing) or if all the rusty pieces including the exhaust system should be replaced.
 

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I think the additional chrome must be a W8 add on. I also noticed it one the exterior lighting. The wood package is also different from the GLX 2.8
 

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I was surprised at the effectiveness of the cleanup. Looks like a great deal of effort was made to prep the car for photography; it looks very good.

That said, one can clearly see corrosion on the underside of the body and the suspension and exhaust. I'm not from where they use salt on the roads, and have no experience in determining if that's surface

It all looks pretty much like surface rust (yes it's a thing). With it being that old I would suspect some things might need replacing due to the rust but it certainly looks like they took the time to keep the salt corrosion at bay. I have seen much worse. The care is very clean from top to bottom. If they weren't such a PITA to work on I would look into it lol
 

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I was surprised at the effectiveness of the cleanup. Looks like a great deal of effort was made to prep the car for photography; it looks very good.

That said, one can clearly see corrosion on the underside of the body and the suspension and exhaust. I'm not from where they use salt on the roads, and have no experience in determining if that's surface

It all looks pretty much like surface rust (yes it's a thing). With it being that old I would suspect some things might need replacing due to the rust but it certainly looks like they took the time to keep the salt corrosion at bay. I have seen much worse. The care is very clean from top to bottom. If they weren't such a PITA to work on I would look into it lol
ya, up here things rot from the inside out. the salt site on the inner fender lip, the frame, the exhaust hangers, its a rough place.
 

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ya, up here things rot from the inside out. the salt site on the inner fender lip, the frame, the exhaust hangers, its a rough place.
Sorry my quoting didn't work correctly in my last post.

My reply to dbrick was supposed to only be the last paragraph. I have lived up North where salt is used in abundance during the winters. I can spot it a mile away. I live near the coast now and the salt water/salty air does the same. I see a lot of people from up North down here that have brought their cars with them and whenever I'm looking at used cars people are surprised that I can tell that the car came from the North or coast. Ummmm if you know what to look for. It's a no brainer lol
 
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