Thanks all. Matt, your post cracked me up. I found the car the way ive found most of mine, patience, autotrader, nasioc, and craigslist. whenever I'm looking for a new car, I spend around an hour every night putting in my mileage parameters into a site that searches craigslist within like 1000 miles of my zip. I look every day so I don't miss the perfect deal.
So I found a guy in California with this who was asking 10k obo. He said he'd take nine, and had a friend who was a Subaru tech. Plan was for me to bank roll the part in advance and he would have his buddy fix the car so i could drive it home. Time passed and we realized how difficult it was to coordinate this idea, so he said he would just bring it up here to Washington on trailer.
Since he is a body/ paint man (he shot the car himself at the shop he was working at) he offered to do the body work again, at my expense for parts. After two months of trying to source a new bumper and hood, we said screw it and he dropped the price got the sideskirt he forgot to mention and the hassle.
I'm definitely stoked. Even if major repairs are necessary, I feel like I got a steal.
Also, I searched a but but if anyone knows anything about this SSAutochrome intercooler, I'd love to hear it.
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