What a find.....the proverbial 'barn find' but not necessarily in a damp, diseased, horrible barn. Actually in a clean, neat garage....but sitting for many, many years. Only 22,000 original miles, BUT needs work.
In our opinion, 'not' a restoration, rather, a fair amount of service. Engine is stuck and we have not yet tried to 'free' it. But look at the virtues....very close to perfect original bodywork and with presentable original point. Our paint guys feel confident they can buff the paint, match and blend in at some bare spots and get it looking pretty nice without having to effect a respray.
What else? The engine should be disassembled, hone the bores, fit new rings and bearings, install a new clutch, and (with luck) little else. Then do the brakes, fit new tires and make sure everything is working (we installed a battery, got head and back lights working, ammeter working so all 'a good sign.'
Car has its original air cleaner assembly (which is often missing), a heater, top is ripped but at least the frame is intact.
And, yes, we can DO ALL OF the necessary work. More than likely, with some sympathetic work, this car 'will come alive' and be running and driving with not a lot of work.
All with 22,000 original miles since new.
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