I don't know that guy but it looks like he invested some cash and definitely some time into it. Bought it as a non runner, cleaned it up, put a new Weber on it etc. I don't consider that a "flip". I like to see guys save a car from rusting away and get em back on the road. I doubt he'll get his asking price but good for him if he does. Maybe he'll use the money to save another one.
They will sell it, $800+tax I was going to buy it but I'm omw to SoCal and they will not sell it unless the buyer is present to do all the paperwork, they won't hold it either and I'm not the only guy calling about it either
That's worth $800, no question. Someone will get a nice little project. Glad they're willing to sell it whole.
I've used oven cleaner to remove rattle can paint without damaging the paint underneath. Strip the bad stuff off and if you find ratty stock paint just build a rat. This is Ratsun after all. If it's nice paint underneath, that's just a bonus.