Ummm....I gotta put the blame all on you guys.
Since I bought my first GTV (see thread here Just picked up a '74 GTV 2000.....what did I just get myself into?
) and because I never got to really drive the **** thing, and because I spend like 90% of my time on these forums, added to the fact that I'll probably have to wait another year before I ever drive GTV #1, I went ahead and bought myself a second GTV!
CURSE YOU ALL!
I found this one in Maine (same place as the first one!), coincidentally, however this one is not the rust bucket the first one has turned out to be.
It's a '74, AC car, used by the previous owner as an autocross car, hence the bumper removal, racing harness and lowered suspension, plus a few missing interior pieces, AC compressor etc.
It has an ANSA exhaust, Webers and what seems to be a pretty fancy header, as opposed to the stock 2-piece cast iron manifold.
Body is in decent shape, the previous owner seems to have had the car primered (its original color was Rosso Amaranto) and there is a bit of bondo here and there. I dont see any evidence of major rust like my other car. The floors are not in the greatest shape, but they exist, so thats all I care about. The underside is surprisingly dry and rot free, but who knows whats under the primer.
My plan is to make it into a decent driver, not fully restore it. I just wanna have fun with the thing! And I kinda like how it looks....it's a bit of a rat-rod. Maybe eventually get it painted up to driver quality.
It starts and runs, but I have a bit of wiring to sort out (turn signal relay), install some mirrors and just make sure its safe overall.
I cant wait to drive it!!!