It's a darn tough old beast!
The seats have started to wear badly after 32 years of abuse. The dash is strangely still in good shape.
In about the summer of 1999 the original muffler fell off while decelerating, at high speed,coming down a mountain in Colorado. I think it actually exploded from the unburnt fuel. Last year the little Motorola alternator finally gave up the ghost. It also was likely original.
Other than routine maintenance items those have been the only faults in memory.
Oh and I haven't bothered to replace the broken speedometer cable. (5yrs and counting)
For some strange reason the right rear tire smokes a lot and I get speeding tickets often.
There have been a few modifications from the factory configuration that I have made.
I converted the the front brakes to disks.
The clutch linkage is now a hydraulic unit from an Eagle.
Exchanged the points distributer for an electronic unit.
The car also has 1973 Hornet front sheet metal due to a minor wreck at Redstone Arsenal Alabama.
Its got somewhere over 200,000 miles on it now. I'm not sure of the exact number due to the before mentioned speedometer cable failure and neglected repair.
Now that we are back home in Texas it desperately needs a new air conditioning system!
That is all. thank you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st July, 2005