Hey everyone new member here
So here is how the story goes
I have been searching for a project car to import from the US to Canada within my price range (5-10k) and I came across this 5 speed base 1995 3000gt. I went ahead and put a hold payment on this a few months ago (like an idiot, to be fair). But the dealership couldn’t get me the title for some reason. Sounded like a bit of bullshit was going on and I waited for about a month and half, all the while, watching these videos non stop (THANK YOU).
Eventually I smartened up and asked for some more photos, didn’t like what I saw and ventured back out into the market. I then came across this 5 speed base 1993 which was just soOooOooOOoo much nicer. I mean, the first one was listed at 6 000 USD and the second was 11 000 USD so almost 2x the price but infinitely nicer.
I decided that I couldn’t go back to the original deal just because of what was out there. I mean, pop up headlights, absolutely mint condition, from a real collector.
The problem is that I wasn’t in the damn market for a collector! I wanted something with a little character! But long story short (haha) I ended up buying the damn thing. It cost me 14 000 Canadian + 1 000 shipping + 1 000 tax and fack. I’ve got myself into a little situation I hadn’t really anticipated.
But after watching these videos for the last few months I have ABSOLUTELY fallen in love with this car. My original plans for a unique fixer upper / daily driver have turned to: “how the hell am I going to preserve this car the way a real collector would?”
The problem is that I live in Canada and this car is from Missouri originally. We get so much salt and the cold weather alone is enough to just destroy anything. My last vehicle was a 97 Jeep TJ and its so rusted out that it actually has presented a legitimate structural concern.
So back to the topic…
I am going to put down some stone, frame a floor and bolt a nice big tent (a nice one don’t worry) where I will park the car for the winters. During the summer I can keep it in a garage most of the time. What are some other things that I should absolutely look out for? In terms of preservation, this one is nice and I believe it was worth every cent – we don’t get these cars in Canada.
My background is in trucks so a toy like this is pretty foreign to me. I might not be speaking the same language as most of you but if there are any pointers you can throw my way, things that you would do, or things that you wish you did with your car, I would greatly appreciate it.
I went from RESTORATION to PRESERVATION in the last week and I have mixed feelings.
Thanks for tuning in. Cheers