I have an 85 GT that, due to purchasing another vehicle, I won't have room to garage anymore. I've had it for 20 years and it's truthfully always been somewhat of a project car - mostly due to the fact that the guy I bought it from beat the hell out of it - and I've just never devoted the time and money to fix/restore it right. I don't know if I should sell it as is, do a few minor repairs, or part it out. I'd really feel bad parting it out since it does run - I had the engine rebuilt less than 2000 miles ago - but it's just got a bunch of issues:
-Doesn't always shift smoothly into 1st & 2nd gear (This is a new issue that appeared after I had the engine rebuilt. I think an adjustment in the shift linkages might fix this.) -Likes to die when idling after the engine's warmed up. I'm hoping replacing the idle air control valve will fix this. -Passenger side headlight will go down but not up. -Rear driver side wheel bearings need replacing. -Rear passenger side brake needs replacement/adjustment (it's a new brake pad, but it makes a scraping sound) -Parking brake broken -Bunch of cosmetic issues (driver side quarter panel glass cracked, passenger side quarter panel missing Pontiac emblem, driver's seat upholstery ripped) -A/C nonfunctional -Cruise control nonfunctional -Pretty sure the temperature gauge is broken
I've driven it probably around 2000 miles over the past 15 years, as it's spent most of the time stored in either my garage or my Dad's garage. Ideally I'd like to find a good home for it.
Fix the critical issues that would make it fail a safety inspection (bearings, brakes, parking brake, idle problem, shift linkage), wind the headlights up by hand and unplug the motors, and find a good home for it.
It might take a long while to find a decent buyer for it though. It took me almost a year to sell my 85 GT when I decided to sell it.