After nearly 5 months of waiting, my 66 C code convertible finally arrived today. I took a BIG gamble, as I had not seen the car in person, had not been on here and discovered Shermatt (et al) to check it out, but did have a couple of guys that I know through the HAMB check her out. They reported an honest 10ft car with no bog, only some superficial cosmetic stuff, a few misaligned panels but basically a decent car.
Was a little nervous when I went to get her this morning as while it isn;t an extortionate amount of money to risk, it would still hurt some. Having got her home, cleaned up, washed and checked oil, water, fluids, etc, new battery and checked what I could, I started her up and it was the sweetest sound. Drove her up and down the rear lane of my house a few times.
It's a decent car (keep reminding the war room that it's 45 years old ) with some interesting panel alignment, will need a new top in a year or two but is fine for now.
Plan is to get her licensed, convert to front disc brakes in 6 months or so, next winter will refresh the engine and gearbox, but drive the wheels off her in the meantime.
She was named LulaMae by my 5 year old daughter and it seems to have stuck.
Here's a picture of what she looked like before she migrated. Pretty much the same now.
Today, you couldn't punch the smile of my face.
I'm planning on living forever - so far it's working out well...
(PRAYER) Oh thank you Wild Turkey American Honey & Cola in those small thin bottles, for giving me the strength to act like a half wit, and say stupid things at inappropriate times, semi-anonymously, on a public forum.
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