OK, here's the potential car. '83QV. 29,800 miles. Looks like it was a daily driver the first 5 years or so, slowed down in use the next 5, then only around 4,000 miles over the past 10 years. The good: Paint is original, body and paint are good. Interior is original, a little dirty (tan), but looks like it will clean up nicely. I've driven it, and it drives nicely. Very hard to shift into second until warm. Other than that, feels good. The bad: Very little service over the past 10 years. The belts are probably 10+ years old! Bottom of the engine is fairly oily, hard to tell where it's coming from. Windows are more than Ferrari-window slow, the driver's window comes to a stop. Price: Around $28,000. Here's the deal. I have lots of automotive experience with other foreign brands (mostly German) - have done it all, engine, paint, body, etc. It's a major hobby that I've enjoyed for 20 years. The car obviously needs a major service. I would plan on doing the work myself, and would plan on removing the engine to change all the seals, belts, adjust the valves, and, importantly, clean everything up and detail the engine bay. I'd be ok with doing this slowly and having the car off the road for a few months. Doing the work is part of my enjoyment of owning a car. I'd prefer to have a car that I could drive for a year or so before having to do all that work, to get a feel for it, get used to the car, etc. But, I guess there is some benefit from having to just jump in both feet first! What do you think about that deal? Good, bad, indifferent? What would the parts cost be (roughly) for a 30K major? Any thoughts/advice appreciated!