I bought this vehicle just because I wanted some beater to drive around for the winter to preserve my nice car. I bought this car for $900 from a middle-aged Puerto Rican man in a nearby city. The car had terrible bondo, a white spray-paint job, and two snapped-off studs in the intake manifold. The price was knocked down from $1000 because in trying to get the car started (by pouring gasoline down the carb) the guy set it on fire, trashing the air filter and thermac unit.
After getting the car flat-bedded home, I set about taking the carburetor off so I could remove the broken studs with a torch and a pair of vice-grips. I replaced the gasket and finally the car roared to life - the tired old 327 ran rough and shrieked like a banshee from the combination of manifold exhaust leaks and the poorly-installed cherry bomb exhaust. The Rochester 2-barrel carburetor constantly stuck its needle, requiring frequent bashing with a hammer or rock.
The car had a mix-match of bald 14 inch bias plys, bald 14 inch radials, and at least 3 different kinds of rims. One tire in particular was so bad that chunks of rubber flew off when driving down the road.
The TH350 transmission shifted okay, and the massive weight of the car coupled with absolutely ruined shock absorbers and a broken front-left coil spring meant the car handled like a boat.
I drove the car around in this state for a while, and once while on the way to work another tire decided to explode. I then abandoned the car in a FasTrac gas station parking lot while I hitched a ride to work. It stayed there for two days until I finally got another tire for it. After this, I was getting tired of it so I put the thing out on the street with a for sale sign and sold it - at $500 profit!
9/10 - Would recommend.