Here are the pictures I promised. They were taken by my sister (the family photographer) in the middle of working on it yesterday.
One thing I'm especially grateful for is good glass all around. No scratches, nicks, or cracks. And the power windows still work!
I think somebody tried to get under the skin on the driver's door, cause it's broken off the mounts on the bottom. I'm planning on gluing it back together as a temporary fix, until I have the time and money to re-skin the door. Or just buy a replacement.
It's difficult to see here, but the front spoiler is pretty much shot. It's cracked and floppy and pretty much just sags there looking pathetic. I'm guessing this is a pretty common thing with these cars.
The paint on the roof and deck-lid is ruined. Pretty sure it sat under a maple tree for along time.
The wheels are decent for larger (17"), aftermarket rims. They're dinged up and scratched, but they'll do for a good while still. It came with General M+S tires in really good shape.
The taillights are fully functional. No dead bulbs and the turn signals and reverse lights work. Really thankful for that.
She's rough, but she's pretty. With quite a bit of TLC, I think I can bring her back into desirable condition.
So that's my first car. She isn't on the road yet, because I'm still waiting on the title from the dealer. She's about ready though, just need to do the breaks to get her road-worthy. Looking forward to the benefits and responsibilities of ownership.
[This message has been edited by PurpleGryphon (edited 07-31-2013).]