1974 Berlina – would make a great project car, or use as a driver. I bought her in 2007 as a project car but have not been able to do the things I thought I would do…
It has something over 200,000 miles, but still gets around – readily does 70 mph, gets better than 25 mpg. Give her a good home, and the first $1200 offer (firm) gets to drive her home.
Exterior – painted gold several years before I bought it (a good color, actually!) – it was originally beige.
Interior – black, in decent shape.
Tires – Pirelli P4 with just under 4000 miles on them – I put them on when I bought the car in 2007.
Mechanical – 5-speed manual transmission, Spica carb.
I have fairly complete maintenance records since 1982. Apparently a Northern California car all its life. Most recently serviced by Glenn Olivera in Berkeley (until 2007) and at Imported Motor Service on 14th Street in San Francisco.
Usual rust, but not excessive (I’ve driven it in the rain only twice, and have kept it garaged since 2007). Comes with a car cover, if you need it.
Compression – ouch. Latest is 110/120/100/90. Still, she starts every time.
Needs work on shocks/suspension – possibly worn pitman arm, could use new tie rod ends.
Fuel pressure light is on all the time, but actual pressure was fine when checked. Same with oil pressure gauge – it reads low, but actual pressure was fine when checked. Fuel gauge is highly inaccurate.
Electrical – the windshield wipers started operating at random a few months ago, so I disconnected the interior wiring. Will need to be reconnected (though the hydraulic wiper pump works just fine).
Dashboard – cracked, just like pretty much every Berlina ever made, at some point…
Basically -- she'd make a good platform for your next project, or you could fix the suspension and drive her as is for a while.
Please call or text with questions or to schedule a visit. I’m in San Francisco Mission District.
Tom @ 415-596-7505 / firstname.lastname@example.org