I'm still not sure if I should be excited or kill myself now while it's still affordable, but I bought a '71 1800 wagon tonight. It's been sitting at least 15 years. Automatic (eeww). Amazingly non-rusty and the interior looks pretty good too.
Soooo... what should I be looking at to get this thing back to life? Anything special about these I should know, or is it pretty straightforward stuff? I'm going to bet it needs hydraulic stuff in the brake system (supposedly it was parked because it was an extra car and it was having brake woes)? What are the chances that the automatic trans will still work, or am I better off expecting it to be useless? Anything important that's known to go bad?
Please help me regret my split-second purchase a little less! ops: