Soooo.....I first saw this car in 2007 and have been emailing the owner once a year since then to check on the car and see if he would sell it.
Well, he was recently diagnosed with cancer and when I emailed him yesterday for the first time since we last spoke in 2012, he was very glad to hear from me. He knows the car is special (not too many JDM cars in this part of the country-east coast US) and that I'm very much interested in it.
Car is not currently running and has not been registered/on the road since 1989. Current owner, as of last time we spoke, was sorting out the Mikuni's to get it running again, but from what I gather was not able to.
Car will need a lot work and likely many maintenance updates(brakes, possibly suspension and cooling system) and a full repaint with some minor known rust repair needed on a door and rocker to make it perfect in the future.