Hi all, I'm stumbled across a car for sale that, for some reason, appeals to me. It's an early-70s 280, the seller "thinks" it's a 1972, but not 100% sure. It has 87K miles showing, but, in my experience, 5 digit odometer cars are marked mileage exempt for a car this old, so no idea if that 87K, or 187K, or more.
Body looks not too bad, a small spot of rust at the bottom of the front fender about 6 inches forward of the drivers door. Paint is badly oxidized. Windshield and rear window rubber seals are dry and brittle. Rear window looks to be leaking, going by the stain on the rear shelf.
On a short test drive (tires were manufactured in 94!), she ran smoothly, if a little leisurely. stopped and steered okay, a few clunks over bumps and potholes.
Interior looks pretty nice except for the dash speaker, and the headliner pulling loose from the rear window.
He was asking $2000 when he first decided to sell it, but that was 6 months ago. Now he wants an offer to consider. Car has not been regularly driven since 06.
So, any advice? Is this a money pit waiting to happen? I was thinking of offering $1K.
Not looking for a daily driver, just an occasional cruise-mobile.