• A few thoughts: These were a ton of fun to drive, light nimble, very toss-able; I have owned several Ford 1600 Kents for the street and the track, but I have never seen one with full 1980s smog gear before – that is scary! These are easy to work on, so the brake and clutch problems are not a big worry. Rust is the enemy, so check this car well. Oh, there is that little problem of it being in Alaska….

  • Yeah didn't think so. Wonder why the seller couldn't be bothered to take new pictures? Or maybe it has been for sale since before the thaw.

    Maybe it is just me, but I always look at the photo backgrounds to see if the seasons line up.

  • My buddy from Soldotna says that Alaskan roads chew up cars with great fervor. Considering roads in the lower 48 had their way with Fiestas to begin with, I wonder how this car managed to survive so well.

    • The roads up here destroy windshields, most certainly, but as a general rule we don't salt the roads, so we're not quite as efficient at unleashing the full potential of the icy tin worm and rusting out vehicles.

      It is a limited market, however, so prices for some things are depressed as compared to the wider classic vehicle market – look at it as an opportunity for a cheap purchase and adventure getting it home (or boring transport if you elect to ship).

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