Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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Hey, Lisa, welcome aboard.
Unless your family is comprised of strong DIY automotive enthusiast types, I wouldn't plan on taking possession of the car as is without more information. Have it checked out by someone where the car is; if it has just been sitting for 8 years it will need MAJOR work to be put back on the road in a safe and reliable condition. Sure you can have that done, but the only way it would be affordable would be to DIY and it will still be expensive and very time consuming. So if it's in good condition otherwise and has just been sitting under a cover for 9 years, it will be appealing to a certain class of enthusiast and you can sell it as is, where is, and give the money to your son for college or another car or whatever.
However, if the car has been occasionally driven, I'd have it serviced (almost certainly new tires as well, they are likely to fail because even if driven they're probably very old) and then drive it back to Texas. Fix what needs to be fixed, maintain it well and enjoy.
Until you find out more about the car's actual condition, though, I'd not start thinking about it too much.
Take care and enjoy the ride,
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