I'm sure some saw this recently on eBay...I was the only bidder! Car arrived today. The body is in excellent condition. A little bit of surface rust along the door jams. What I thought was interior rust is actually spray-on glue from recarpeting.
Interior is a bit ugly, was probably reupholstered in the 1980s. Only advantage is it is some kind of fuzzy fabric, which is better in the Arizona sun. But all that will be redone at some point. A lot of the interior carpet looks original, kind of a mint green. The wiring is a mess. The previous owner had a new stereo in it, so there are wires hanging out everywhere. I already removed the rear speaker boxes, as the fabric was turning to dust. Will remove all the extra stuff and rewire. I guess the odometer doesn't work, but I haven't had a chance to inspect. Turn signals work, but can't check all the lights until the sun goes down.
Engine is super clean, but the car has been sitting for almost 2 years, so it needs starter fluid sprayed in the carb to get it going, and it dies after a minute or so if I don't have my foot on the gas. just need a good cleaning and tune-up. But under the hood it looks practically new under the cobwebs.
A few other odds and ends need some repair, like the corner window knob on the driver's side doesn't work, but it feels like maybe just a rod is undone or something because the window opens and closes freely. The passenger side lock is a bit off...at first I thought it wouldn't lock, but you have to make sure the inside door handle is pushed down for it to lock.
Also it sits super low to the ground (on purpose, I guess), so at some point I will replace the coils and leaf springs. The brakes are super hard as well, but it's probably all dried up.
But overall it's in great shape! Will be a slow project, particularly with summer coming on here. Already 90 today, was sweating and overheating cleaning out the interior this afternoon.
Some Polaroids! I will post more digital details soon, and try to keep up with my progress here...