At $225 Smokey was a steal & the cheapest vehicle I'd ever bought... Until 20 minutes later when I bought this Civic for $200 from the same owner.
Undeterred by the mice that leaped out from under the hood, dead battery, splintered windshield, & plant life slowing returning this Honda to the earth. I adopted this one too, but only temporarily... freshly refurbished 02 Civic for sale!
Okay so full disclosure, I caved & bought extras they offered. 1 set of steel wheels with studded snow tires for Smokey & a new Reese hitch (<-For Sale) for $225 & to complete the mad fire sale 2 full sets of bare & studded performance wheels & tires for the Civic for $50.
Total investment for the day; $700. Total value after extensive detailing, 2 new windshields, & minor repairs: ~$7,000.
Moral of the story? Be super appreciative & bring a trailer even if you think you'll get it running, you never know what else you'll find. Beyond excited for these projects!