Bought my ZH
On Saturday, I put a deposit down on what will now become my very own ZH. Picking it up tomorrow afternoon once it's passed RWC and then it's off to get it registered. Then it's all mine... :)
Preparations have begun for its arrival. I've bought a workshop manual and I've measured the garage (wife's Saab will have to sit outside... yeah, right!)... of course, it won't fit...
So, what have I bought? Here's a quick rundown:
Sept 1977-build ZH Fairlane 500
302c with C4 tranny, 350 Holley, 2" single sports exhaust, runs like a clock, no oil leaks, needs no major work
Aquamarine metallic paint (2-year old respray)
Reconditioned 14" Hotwires with brand new 235 Kumhos all 'round
Lowered one inch all 'round
No bog, no rust underneath the car at all anywhere that I could see, apart from maybe a 50c piece on the trailing edges of the front guards. Sills solid... in fact, the only visible exterior rust is on the rain channels above the doors and some small spots on the bonnet. Amazing.
So what does it need?
1. New front seats if I ever want to take the covers off.
2. A new stereo.
3. New pads on the front.
4. New rear external door handles.
And how much? $1,300 with RWC. For a long-term project car with virtually no rust, I think that's something of a bargain.