Instead of painting it, why don't you wrap it. Wrapping a fiberglass car seems to make more sense on older fiberglass cars than paint. Particularly a car like the Esprit with its large flat panels. You don't have to strip the car as the wrap will hide the spider webs, you would have to fix any damage, but that is going to need to be done regardless. The wrap is going to cost a fraction of a paint job and is going to last about 8 to 10 years, longer if this is a garage queen and rarely taken out. I wouldn't wrap a metal car, but for an older fiberglass car I think it is a good option.
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Geez I have been called brilliant, as I am a fan of both Fiat's and Corvairs. I have had my fill of really expensive cars, and while I still own a couple it it the lower buck cars that I enjoy. This car is not a 5k car, maybe a 1500 dollar car, but not 5k, and you definitively do not buy one of these with the intent of having someone else do the body work, it is financial suicide. You buy one of these because you are a bit of a loon but you have skills. I do love mine, it is very tossable and the twin cam is very tuneable. Twin webers will mount with that distributor, but they are usually IDF's and not DCOE's. The real problem with mounting DCOE's is interference with the brake booster. The car is light enough that getting rid of the booster is not a bad idea, and the DCOE's do produce more power. Also on a BC or CC you can run the later model distributor that mounts on the cam box, I am not certain on the AC, but the AC definitely has less room under the hood. The rust on these cars is a killer, and unfortunately there is no aftermarket for body or trim so you really have to scour the internet at times. You do have to know your way around a welder and the cars will improve sheet metal fabrication skills. Having said that I love mine, I also have a couple of 105 Alfa GT (Junior & GTV) and I have owned several 2002's in the past, and while they are all great cars, I really prefer the 124 to them. Good luck but they are hard to find anymore. K-
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