Project Xer-Cyst

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Well, it’s black, it’s disgusting, but it’s definitely not running. We’re just wrapping up a motor swap into a W201 in the shop so I finally got the Italian lightweight (“micro Ferrari” to paraphrase Hammond) out of storage to haul out there.

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Current plan is an LSJ (which had some shared heritage with Fiat during the GM-Agnelli dalliance) with some power mods... in this roller skate. It has very little rust, oddly, being a 40 year California car. Hopefully it can be showing up in vintage rallies next year.

When I had it on the trailer yesterday I had a disturbing number of people come over and ask “Hey! What kind of car is that??? I’ve never seen one of those.”

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