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1978 CLENET SERIES 1 ROADSTER! 44 OF 250 MADE, 2 Owner CA Car, Mint All Original

Sale price: $64,459.00 make an offer

Car location: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: other makes
Model: Clenet
Year: 1978
Type: convertible
Color: White
Mileage: 32,000
Engine: 400ci v8
Transmission: automatic
Trim: Series 1 Roadster
Interior Color: Blue Leather
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1978 CLENET SERIES 1 ROADSTER! 44 OF 250 MADE, 2 Owner CA Car, Mint All Original for sale

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1978 CLENET SERIES 1 ROADSTER! 44 OF 250 MADE, 2 Owner CA Car, Mint All Original Photo
  • 1978 CLENET SERIES 1 ROADSTER! 44 OF 250 MADE, 2 Owner CA Car, Mint All Original

 Luxury Hand crafted vehicle Built in Santa Barbara. CA!


      Canyon State Classics brings to market a very special 1978 CLENET SERIES 1 ROADSTER! . The car was hand built in the late 70s in Santa Barbara. California on a Lincoln Continental chassis. This is your chance to own a spot on Clenet series 1. With all the look of a a million dollar car at a fraction of the cost. So don't miss your chance to own this beauty for a great price!

     Clenet only made 250 of these vehicle in the year 1978 SERIES 1. 2 of the cars were used for crash test cars so only 248 of these vehicles hit the road. This car screams luxury. with the glass etched hood ornament. crystal ashtray. etched flowered side windows. As well as the rolling fenders with wood slats on the fender that has been put on the car throughout. This vehicle is a real head turner!

The following is a list of options as this Clenet is currently equipped:

-400ci V8

-4-Speed Automatic Transmission

-Correct 15" Wire Wheels

-New Primewell Radial Tires

-Full vinyl Soft Top and Real Leather Convertible Boot

      The exterior on the car is absolutely stunning. It is finished in the most desirable color for the Clenet. This color really announces that you have arrived. The paint is gorgeous and looks awesome. All glass and lenses are in great shape. The side glass has flowering etching which is a luxury in itself. This car has blue leather on the outside that looks amazing with the wood slats! The convertible top is like new and fits with no wind noise. The wire wheels are all perfect with no curb rash and really compliment the stylish lines of this car. The tires are in newer shape with low miles on them.

      The interior of this Clenet is totally GORGEOUS. The door panels are in awesome shape. The supple blue leather seats are still very soft and look as good as the day were made. The dash surfaces are in perfect shape as well as the carpet and console. The dash is in perfect shape with the wood panel around the gauges. The Pioneer cassette stereo powers two 4x6 Infinity speakers in the kick panels and puts out nice sound.

     Mechanically. this Roadster runs great. I can't describe how nice this car drives. It is extremely smooth and luxurious. but with the stomp of your foot you unleash all the power of the big V8. The highlight of this car is what lurks under the hood. The Lincoln 400ci V8 really moves this Clenet. The motor provides ample power to move the car around and has Ford reliability and is cheap to maintain. The car has been well cared for its entire life and was always looked after. All correct accessories are in place and the motor compartment has been completely detailed to show condition. The car also has been slightly souped up with Edelbrock intake and bigger 4 Barrel carb.

All in all. this is in my opinion is one of the nicest Clenet Series 1 still in existence. and have enjoyed looking at it in the showroom the past few months. but its time to find it a new home.

If you have any additional questions please call Jon at 480-703-2337. The car is located in beautiful sunny Scottsdale. AZ. Please email or call with any questions and I welcome international bidders! I can also help with shipping quotes and arrangements. We ship cars all over the world.

Canyon Classics has been your source of excellent Arizona vehicles on Ebay for over 8 years and
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Good luck in the bidding!

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We take time to carefully describe each vehicle and include a substantial number of photos. However. it is very important to keep in mind that these vehicles are pre-owned. not brand new. After careful reading of the entire description. rather than making a potentially incorrect assumption. if any statement or comment is unclear. or if you have questions. please e-mail or call us prior to bidding.

Originality Disclaimer

While we are happy to show our customers the casting numbers. stamping on the motor and V. I. N numbers on the car . we CANNOT guarantee that the motor is in fact the original. There is always the possibility of re-stamped motors . and as technology advances there will be even more. Any representations made by us are "to the best of knowledge. " The entire risk as to the originality of the vehicle is with you . The Buyer.

We CANNOT guarantee the originality of these vehicles . including but not limited to : the engine . the transmission . "matching numbers" . color change . the frame . the documentation . etc. The mileage is represented to be . "to the best of knowledge" . but not guaranteed.

At Close of Auction

All Arizona Buyers must pay 7. 3% sales tax!

All successful winning bidders will be responsible for a non-negotiable $299 Document Processing Fee in addition to the winning bid amount.

The successful "winning" bidder must telephone us within 24 hours after the auction has ended to verify purchase and make arrangements to complete the transaction.

Full payment must be received within 7 business days of the end of auction. Payment must be either by cashiers-check. cash (In-Person) or certified funds. If funds are not received. and an alternate arrangement has not been made. the vehicle can and will be made available to other potential buyers on a first-come. first-serve basis.

The parties agree that this contract shall be construed under the substantive laws of the state of Arizona . that the state courts of Arizona shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any action brought to enforce the terms of this contract or over any action arising out of the underlying transaction (s) with seller and venue may be had in the Maricopa County Superior Court of the state of Arizona .

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We have disclosed as much information as possible about this vehicle and aim to only carry quality vehicles. However. we recommend that all buyers conduct an inspection either in person or through a qualified professional third party inspector. Prior to delivery. if such inspection reveals a substantial discrepancy between the information contained in the listing and the actual vehicle. we will correct the problem at no charge or work out a compromise.


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All vehicles are sold As Is. with no warranties expressed or implied. by seller. Vehicles come with books and/or manuals only if pictured in the included photos or if stated in the ad. As with any used vehicle. minor signs of wear may become more obvious under close inspection. such as small chips or nicks. light scratches or minor abrasions. wheel scuffs. and other indications of normal wear and tear. We will not and cannot be held liable or responsible for these issues.

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