78 Lancia Beta, buy or not to buy?
So I am thinking of buying a 78 Lancia Beta, poor guy has been trying to install the needed air pump to pass smog in california - and its driven him to the point of selling. I plan to rip the air pump out and take her to Oregon - land of the free.
just wondered if anyone had any advice on what to check as particular to this car - it does have some problematic exterior rust ( sills, rockers and floors are all good), and I have heard that the steel used was inferior in these cars. I am thinking a little surface rust might be going a long way to really putting holes in the car..
the big thing: does anyone have a good source of parts for late 70s Lancias? this one needs a new windshield, possibly some brake work, and a replacement panel for the rear passenger side. my big worry is that I get this car and i'll never be able to fix it do to lack of parts in the USA.
thanks for any help