Upon purchasing the vehicle, the transmission was shot.
The exhaust system was virtually non-existent.
The brakes were on their last legs, and caused the car to shake violently when applied.
The right ball joint was cracked, or as I liked to say "dislocated" making turning a very dreadful task.
When I bought the vehicle I was skeptical, though it had only been purchased for $300, I felt as if it were a money pit.
I was amazed to find that most general repairs to the car were affordable and several were able to be done at home with the assistance of my father.
The Brougham picks up like you wouldn't believe, this car can fly and fly fast! That antique 305 four-barrel under the hood still works like a charm!
The seats (and interior for that matter) are like your first dorm-room couch, or your favorite t-shirt: a bit dingy, but comfortable as all get out, and roomy to boot, I've had upwards of four average-sized people in the backseat at one time.
My only complaint is that the gas prices in Chicago (which can reach ranges of close to $3.50 on a good day) severely try my patience for this car, being that it is summer, I have hooked up the air conditioning, and because of that, I find myself getting a whopping 15 miles per gallon (granted it is a 20 gallon tank, but then again, it costs upwards of $40+ to fill it up).