So yeah I alluded to getting another car in commandersafi's thread...
you all know me too well
I've been wanting a 240sx Convertible for a while, I love the way they look, they're rare (less than 8000 worldwide) and they're cheap (you can get a flawless one for $3K-$5K).
I've never really liked convertibles but once I saw a few of these I really wanted one.
I wanted a dirt cheap fixer upper, preferably one with a blown motor since I had a flawless motor from my black car.
A few sub $1000 verts with blown motors slipped through my hands, then I saw an off-handed comment by someone on my local club forum that his brother was going to sell his vert soon for cheap since he moved across the country and just wanted some cash to help pay for his new car.
I got in contact with him straight away, and the following Saturday the misses and I drove down to CT and picked it up for $500...
The body is a little banged up but the drive train is fantastic, not to mention the undercarrage is clean and completely rust free.
I'll probably sell my other motor and use the money from that to help fix up the body.
We put the car in my fiancee's name and this is going to be a project between the two of us which I think will be really fun.
one cool thing about this car is that 100% of the convertibles came with automatic transmissions from the factory. This one was converted to a 5-speed by the previous owner... the parts to do that are worth $500 alone... after driving it around the block my fiancee looked at me and said "I feel like we'd be stupid NOT to buy it"