That's true! Clearly he painted over a lot of junk it appears. Look at the
heavy paint around the shocking red shock bolts. He neglected to get shocks
from PPP. I saw in some of the photos scratches under the new paint, an oil
can dent or two, and some dimples in the chrome bumpers. I'll bet there is
a lot of sins covered up by the new upholstery.
Frank, this isn't one of your weekend restoration where someone is trying to
make a killing, is it? Your white car looked a lot better than this one.
'Though, I've got to admit, that front Sprite badge looked pretty fair. A
lot better than the hammered out door latch plates, and twisted door! But
he certainly gets points for creativity on the hook up of the smog valve! I
had no idea these engines had decent crankcase vacuum to suck air out of the
carb air intake manifold!!!!!
Wasn't a lot of photos of the car bottom, either.
----- Original Message -----
From: "CHRIS KOTTING" <email@example.com>
To: "Dave G." <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "spridget List" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 12:46 PM
Subject: Re: Ebay Sprite 140066255501
> Not a big surprise. When everything in the engine compartment has been
> pained over in the body color, you know it's a "slap and go" job.
> Chris K.
> On Thu, 21 Dec 2006 09:46:35 -0800, Dave G. wrote
> > Hi Listers...
> > A word of warning,,,
> > The '65 Sprite I bought from this guy over the internet was
> > described as RESTORED. The car that arrived is a piece of junk.
> > Major mechanical, electrical ad trim problems. I'm in the process of
> > trying to get some money back from this guy. SO far, he has not
> > replied to my correspondence. As far as I am concerned he is a major
> > con artist.
> > A word to the wise...
> > Dave G.