After a year of persistence, I am finally the owner of a Carina.
The body is in absolutely incredible condition, save for a large surface rust spot on the RH rear 1/4 panel. There is no rust in the rocker panels suspension etc.
The interior is also in very good condition, except for a huge crack in the instrument panel. If anyone has any suggestions on repairing it, I am all ears.
I am also happy if anyone can pass on any resources such as wiring diagrams/engine manuals, as I'm not terribly familiar with this car/engine.
The car is all original, it even has an original exhaust system on it.
The only non-genuine parts on it are a set of ignition wires and a turbo timer.
Of course there is a catch.
Right now it is a 3 cylinder and hasn't run in about 4 years.
What was the attraction?
For me it was the blend of simplicity, 80's in-your-face insanity, and that the car had not been modified.
Oh, the other factor would be the genes shared with the Group B cars of the 80's.
It is my goal to keep the car as original as possible.