Good deal to buy 280z:500-600$?
Hi there, i hope you're all doing well! I wanted to see your thoughts on this car, its selling on craigslist for 1k obo, i think **** go 500-600 as he sounds pretty desperate to sell because he says "its taking up driveway space" Apparently it does run, it does drive and brake, but the engine needs rebuilding, no accidents, minimal rust on the doors but the floors are solid and one part of the floors he pop welded in near the drivers side. 4 speed. Gas tank was rotted so it has a fuel cell. lights work, all the gauges but oil pressure, and no signal work except for the brake lights. He advises me to tow the car the 3 hours to my house. What I'm looking for in my dream car build:
a super reliable daily driver, not a race car, not a track car, just a driver.
Something that i can completely have complete faith in mechanically, so redo the brakes, fuel, electricals, drivetrain, wiring, everything. It doesn't have to look pretty but i do plan on getting fender flares, nice tires and wheels as well as the from valence/bumpers of a 240z or 260z. I can do 90% of the work myself, only things i can't do are rebuild engines and trannies and engine/tranny swaps. but i have a friend who can help with that. I'm not looking to put too much money into the car, just make it a daily driver, and maybe flip it unless i get totally invested. I do have mechanical experience from working on my 67 mustang, but i have no idea on how the FI or computers in modern day cars work.
Again i think i could get it for 500 or 600, i would probably tow it or roll the dice, do a quick tune up on the car at a parts store (oil, battery, alternator, plugs and wires and drive it home). Is there anything else i should ask about, or specifics to look for the car, and do you think its worth it for 500-600$?