Re: The $490 Samurai
I've bought TWO in Philly for $820 total
1. $520 for an 87 rustbucket with 150K miles and a blown head (but a NEW soft-top, new dunlop 235's on aluminum rims and decent interior!). Put maybe $150 into it in parts and used it for daily driver for the past year. Got tired of grinding and laying fiberglass, so bought #2
2. $300 for an 89 with a ***PERFECT*** tub/body, 60K miles on it's ***MINT*** drivetrain but no interior. Guy was making a custom low-rider out of it but ran out of time & money. Been sitting in a garage since 1989. This one is in such GREAT SHAPE I feel like I stole it. But the guy couldn't have been happier to get rid of it! Go figure.
Going to swap the interior from the 87 into the 89 and part out the 87. Add some custom bumpers, an aftermarket header a shackle reversal kit and I'll have a SWEET ride for under $2K total dollars. Plus I'll make some back on the 87 parts I can sell off. Can you beat that?