Re: restoring odd ball cars
I've been down the road of oddballs, most recently with a Chrysler Crossfire. I had no issues with it (really was a great car), but if I did, you are likely in for some fun since it is %100 mechanically a first gen Mercedes SLK without retractable roof no matter what numbers Daimler Chrysler says. And it is %100 german assembled. BUT most Chrysler garages forget how to service, and most Mercedes refuse to, so if you have an electrical problem that needs actual dealership equipment, you may be in for some fun.
Back until 10 years ago I was on a Turbo Dodge kick, and had a Dodge Rampage fully converted to Shelby Charger Turbo. Once the 80s stuff started disappearing from junkyards, and then the cash for clunkers hit, other then mechanical drivetrain/suspension parts, you were on your own. Nobody will ever make reproduction parts for those oddballs, heck talk about rare, 3 years only, (1 year for Plymouth Scamp version) and only 30,000-40,000 total built all years combined. Tons of room for 2, and decent payload, mainly since they were so light to begin with. Then I got rear-ended in it, and just sold everything I had, 2 Rampages, and another whole Shelby Charger Turbo worth of parts. I didn't want anything I couldn't get cheap parts for.
1967 El Camino Malibu - Deepwater Blue
ZZ4 350, FiTech 600 complete!,Roadmaster tank, 700R4, Underdash A/C in progress, JGC Steering, 1990s truck serpentine.