Oi Oi Oi
Over the weekend I bought this 1st gen. I rarely see them around, and definitely not in this condition, so I took a leap of faith and bought it for $1000. I talked the guy down from $1500.
It's been resprayed to a more attractive shade of red, and they actually did a fairly thorough job, managing to do the trunk and door jams. They didn't pull the motor to do the bay, but that parts not too noticeable.
The things that either don't work, or need to be fixed:
-One tail light is bugging out, full brightness all the time.
-Bit of a fuel leak at the carb, but I plan to replace it entirely with the 32-36 Weber, so it shouldn't matter.
-Bit of rust around the sunroof, but nothing super serious.
-Badly needs a service, though it starts up and runs with zero fuss, every time.
This is her after pulling up at my place ont he tow truck. Couldn't wait to get her into the driveway to have a good look. I didn't really have the chance to properly go over the car while I was first inspecting it.
Taken just after pulling into the driveway and popping the hood to have a look at the engine. There was a bit of oil on the front of the motor, so I sprayed that down with degreaser and water, and have since found that most of it appears to be coming from the oil filler cap, no obvious leakage from the valve cover gasket, win!
The interior really hasn't been cleaned for YEARS, I'm guessing. So the girlfriend set onto it this afternoon and the difference is incredible. She researching right now online what she can do to clean the carpet and seats. She surprised me with how much she's just jumped into helping with this restoration.