I just wanted to show off my newest addition. This is a rust free, low mileage car. It was a 94 point show car in the 1980's. Around that time the then owner had this beauty painted a crappy gold. Most likely used an enamel over the original silver lacquer. The gold is flaking off in numerous places. Looks bad.
The interior might be original, not a Clark's replacement interior. The mileage shows less than 14,000. By the looks of the car I don't think this is a 114,000 mile car. There are several options such as the plastic "wood" steering wheel. A clock mounted on the dash by the ash tray. A tissue dispenser under the glove box. A red blinking light to the left of the dual switch/power top switch bezel that indicates the emergency brake lever is not fully retracted. And a left side manual remote mirror.
The bottom of the car is cleaner than the top. I need to take a few pics to show this.
I found the car in Austin Texas. The fellow I bought it from is a BMW man and did not know fully what he had. But that's ok. He has some really nice BMW's. I decided to drive it home to San Antonio, about 90 miles away. He told me he had not driven this car on the highway at all and was not sure it would make it. I could tell on my short test drive in his neighborhood that this would do the trip just fine. The car ran just fine all the way home. The only problem was the speed limit of 55 due to the wire wheels being out of balance or out of round. I have since found out the shocks are dead. I think this allowed the wheels and tires to start bouncing a bit at 55. I have a set of Red Ryders on the way and will replace them next weekend.
The short history I was told by the seller. Prior to him owning it a son of the PO had tried a high speed run and over reved the engine bending 5 valves. The heads were removed but no work was done. The car sat in the garage 20+ years. The Austin fellow bought the car, had the heads repaired and re-assembled the engine. He did quite a nice job. The turbo even makes 10 psi boost on the factory gauge.
Just before I bought it.
Engine view from left
The plastic "wood" wheel
Some of the bad paint.
The bright work is in excellent shape.
Body is straight.
I'd surely pay this price.
Back window is a little foggy.
It's getting late and I'm getting tired.
I'll post some more with more pics as soon as the rain lets up.