Upon purchasing the car for fifty dollars, the blower motor quit working, everything else electrical went shortly thereafter.
The previous owner had rebuilt the venerable 250 C.I. engine after it spun a bearing. about 500 miles after I purchased it, the engine started knocking badly.
As a testament to it's reliability, I drove the car to school, work, and around town with a spun bearing for about two months, and about 500 miles on a spun bearing. The downside was that the car had a top speed of about 35 M.P.H down a hill.
The engine always started hot or cold, although it took about 10 seconds of cranking to fire, hot or cold! As the caveman-primitive digital fuel injection on this motor was rather poor.
I did not own the car long enough for the transmission to go out, but it showed no signs of slipping or failing while I owned it, so no problems there.