I bought a blue 79 Midget that wouldn't start start for $600 in the early 90s. After the deal was done, in the guys driveway, I borrowed a jack and took the lug wrench out to wack at the starter. After a dozen or so hits the starter made some noise. A few more blows later and it spun free. The Spriget sputtered to life and I was able to drive it home. The previous owner grumbled about should have charged me more and how he could have done that, as I drove off.
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