Buying a '70s Falcon/Fairlane - advice please!
New to the forums here but have been doing some browsing already... in case you hadn't figured it out already, I'm in the market for one of the above. Of course, I really want an immaculate and original XB GT but there aren't enough fun vouchers to hand for one of them, sadly. What sort of car could I reasonably expect to but for around $4,000? Oh, and it has to be a V8 too.
I'm fairly good with the spanners, and ran an $800 (bought for that with 6 months rego!!) ZK Fairlane for 12 months when I was last in Australia. Kept it going and it never let me down, so you could say I'm fond of the marque!
So knowing all that, what should I be looking out for with a purchase? What's more important - mechanicals or bodywork? I'm looking to have a daily driver that I can work on at the weekends when I'm bored and have a few dollars to spend, so you could say it'll be a rolling restoration, although that's too strong a word...
Thoughts and comments welcomed. Cheers!