Some of you might have seen it, but here is The War Wagon. Bought as a project, it is a really nice car - just needs a bit of tidying up. Looks rough in places, but is solid where it counts and will benefit greatly from a bit of welding/paint. The panels are very straight, surprisingly free of "old boy" dents. Has just under 53K miles on the clock, I reckon probably genuine given the condition of the interior.
Here is on arrival off the trailer - exhaust is missing a part and the starter doesn't quite work right, but it fired up and the engine sounds very nice indeed. It's a D5 1500 unit, no pics of it sadly - soon I promise.
Gave it a quick clean and put some trim rings on it, because I felt like that would be a classy thing to do. Also spent hours with a mate removing the utterly horrid pink/black pinstripe which was frustratingly brittle, but is now gone forever.
Not sure what has happened here, possibly water has got in through the middle bit of the window seal where there is meant to be a thing over it. Either that or the rear washer is leaking. Undecided whether to repair this properly or see about obtaining a new tailgate, seems solid, but I'm worried about what I might not be able to see.
So, the plans are for now to tidy it up and drive it in stock form. Think I'm going to shotblast the steels and repaint them in shiny silver, bodywork will be overhauled, rubbing strip residue to be removed shortly, good service, new exhaust and a bit of tinkering and it'll be back on the road!
Should prove a useful hauler of wheels and the like this year, but who knows, might end up doing something daft with it. RX-7 MK1 wheels would be smart.