Basically I have the opportunity to pursue one of these three cars. My daily driver is out of commission with what I believe is a blown head gasket; I'm just waiting to find someone with a compressor that I can borrow to do a leak down test and see for sure. In the meantime, I've been splitting cars with the rest of my family.
I know the answer is always Miata, but the idea of a Corvette (and a car that potentially has value in it) really appeals to me. And of course, the chassis of the E36 can't be forgotten. There may be an outside chance I can pursue a E36 M3 as well in which case that's the one, but for now it's these three.
I can't decide; I need to have a car that works in the near-ish future, but the barn find is really rooted in my mind. What are your thoughts?
Corvette: "Was told it was a running car when parked in 2007 but I haven't started or tried since key is special. This is a complete car with a good but dirty interior. Original corvette wheels. The down side is , This car has no KEYS. A locksmith pulled the ignition switch out so the wheel and trans can be operated. Hence the low price on the car. Great for parts or motor and trans for a street rod project."
Clear coat is a bit faded, rear tint needs to be redone, and drivers seat needs seat cover.
After market seats w seatbelt harness
Running on super flushed steelies
Spoon rear view mirrors
Smog was done within 90 days so it's good for transfer
Bilstein shocks all around
Timing chain guides and waterpunp changed 1 year ago
All of them are auto except the miatas...