My daughter has been watching me rebuild and work on my roadster and wants to learn how to turn a wrench and fix a car. At the same time, she's inspired to take a plain Jane car and turn it into a completed work of wonder (similar to the excellent work I see people doing here on their 510's, Z's etc..).
Thus I thought an early 70's 510 (2 door preferred of course), with the stock L-Series. Nothing done out as a racer, but rather a stock runner which has not been abused. Looking on Craigslist, wow how times have changed! I used to run around with 510's in the early 80's and loved them, and they were cheap. It seems they are not so cheap anymore!
What I am thinking of is original (or close to it) paint (say someone macco'd it in the 80's is fine), not a bondo monstrosity, a few small dents are ok. Rust/Rot in the usual suspect spots is ok (teach the kid to weld), L-Series drive train (stock). Ignored, not dilapidated interior. Runs (rough is fine). All parts are there. A basic fixer upper, not a life long project!
On Craigslist or otherwise what price for say a 72-510 (2 door? 4 door?), definitely a pre 1975 would make you pull the trigger and head over to check it out as a serious buy?
Thanks in advance for any input.