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Grand Moff Joseph

FS: 1990 Lumina Euro 3.1 (76k miles, Missouri)

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For the full backstory on this, see this thread first. Then continue reading.

Current status:

  • I decided to run this through the mechanic's insurance company, since we were unable to come to a satisfactory agreement ourselves. The insurance company took over and today made a valuation offer on the vehicle that is agreeable.
  • Missouri law allows me to buy the vehicle back without need for a salvage title. However, I am not in a position to have the time or resources to fully restore the car, and longterm plans that are quickly converging for my wife and I make it very unlikely that we'll be able to keep three cars around going forward
  • SO, before resorting to disposal, I'd like to offer the vehicle to a group of good folks who I know care for these W-bodys a lot - all of you.  :)

FOR SALE  (really)

1990 Chevy Lumina (Euro 3.1 sedan)

  • 76,850 original miles
  • 3-speed automatic
  • Blue interior (base trim level)
  • NO ABS
  • Manual doors/windows

Upgrades/major work

  • New paint in 2010, professionally applied. Car was hand-sanded and minor body work done to some small dings. GM factory paint code was used for re-paint.
  • Added Euro-spec spoiler
  • Swapped to 16" OEM wheels with black pockets and red bowtie center caps. Tires upgraded to larger size to match
  • UB3 (non-digital) cluster upgrade
  • Added optional center armrest with cupholder
  • Newer, non-curled dash pad  (have on-hand, never installed)
  • FFP dogbones
  • FFP UD pulley (have on hand, never installed)
  • OEM Front STB
  • AWeb80 rear STB
  • Flowmaster DeltaFlow 50 muffler (2012 or so)
  • Hardwired foglights
  • Transmission replaced in 2003 (car had ~33K miles at that time)
  • New steering rack in 2014(ish)
  • AC converted to new refrigerant, new (reman) compressor installed a few years back
  • Added Pioneer CD player and speakers. Also small amp/sub combo too
  • New rear bushings to fix sag
  • Black undercoating to prevent rust (2005)
  • New injectors and coil packs (2010 or so, iirc)
  • Stainless steel brake lines
  • Window tint professionally installed (35% tint level)
  • Clean MO title; just passed inspections in last 90 days

Full details and pictures can be seen in the attached Powerpoint file. If you can't open the file, let me know and I'll post a long list of pics instead.

Damage list from incident  (see thread linked at top of this post for details+damage pics)

  • Pass. door rear: door frame bent from impact of lift arm, glass broken out. Roof rail/structure and B-pillar are unharmed
  • Pass. side C-pillar: crease in the metal, but paint did not break
  • Roof: Three moderate dents, spacing matches the tires of the car that was above it. No protrusions into the headliner space. Some scuffs/scratches as well
  • Windshield: Cracked from top-bottom, likely from weight impact of tire from car above it. (a tire's point of impact was right behind the windshield molding). Body shop confirms no apparent damage to underlying frame work or to roof rail lines
  • Hood: Small dent on pass. side, just in front of windshield wipers
  • Driver side rear door: Scratch in glass. Door unharmed
  • Driver side front door: Door handle non-functional. Impact must have jarred the rod loose inside the door

Other Known Issues

  • AC running hot (refrigerant leak, likely from a line. Compressor tests fine when it has enough charge to kick in)
  • Small oil leak (looks to be front valve cover gasket; oil has never run low)
  • Small trans leak (looks to be pan gasket; trans fluid has never gone low)
  • Carpet in driver's footwell has peeled back from corner, seems like it's breaking down on the backside. (more an appearance thing, but noted anyway)
  • Tach does not function (wire's good, so prob. just a bad gauge. Never got around to swapping it out of the cluster)


  • From a minimalist POV, the only damage that one would HAVE to fix is the door, as it's busted and missing glass, and the windshield, as it likely wouldn't pass safety as-is. Everything else listed makes it look bruised, but doesn't affect it running and driving
  • Car comes with original factory floormats, GM service manual, a spare dashpad, new underhood headlight cover plates (those plastic thingies that fold up), original armrest as a spare, FFP pulley, and as much service documentation as you can shake a stick at
  • Car has never been smoked in. No pets either
  • Powerpoint file is attached below


  • Given the damage to the vehicle, I'm offering the vehicle AS-IS for $1000 obo -- CASH ONLY
  • Car is located in St. Louis, MO (metro area)
  • Car is driveable, so you could drive it home if you wanted. Or trailer if you prefer  (NOTE: If buyer is also in MO, car will have to be towed, as it can't pass safety inspection as-is)
  • License plates will NOT be provided

If interested, PM me or reply here. I'm hoping to move this vehicle in the next month or so, so this seller is motivated. I hate to see the car go, but I'd rather see it go to folks who love and appreciate these cars the right way.





Edited by Grand Moff Joseph

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