Any interest in this Tintop?
I have a 1987 Tintop that I bought a few months ago with no title. The engine was bad so I planned to just buy it and part it out. The more I thought about it the more I wanted to ressurect it since tintops are getting pretty scarce but I just don't have the money right now plus I already have one zuk that I'm building up right now. I'm also about to start building my first house so I won't have much extra $$$ for the next few years. The other obstacle is that it doesnt have a title and the wonderful people at the Virginia DMV have made it next to impossible to obtain one since the zuk came out of another state. I'm 99.9% sure its not stolen.
The engine had a bad miss, a headgasket leak, and did smoke a little but I drove it a few miles and everything in the suspension and steering felt very tight. Tranny was quiet and shifted well and the brakes worked fine. I pulled the head and it was warped but I have a good head to put back on it but I can't guarantee the bottom end although it sounded fine and did not knock.
I could fix the rusty places and I have a 1.3 engine w/ 80k miles that runs strong that I could drop into it which is what I would like to do and just use it for a beater rig but I still have the title and $$$ problem.
The body is pretty good but it does have some rust holes in the rear floor and fenderwells but nothing that cant be fixed. The hood is dented up pretty badly but the fenders, doors, rear door, windshield frame, etc are all in good shape.
Well, all that was probably way to much information but I was wondering if anyone would be interested in it? I am in the extreme corner of Southwest Virginia about 45 min from Bristol, TN. I would like to sell it like it is with no engine or title if I could. Let me know with there is any itnterest.