Well, having had a 182 for 3-4 months now, I decided that I wanted a bit of a project to do on the side. I therefore ended up buying this:
It has a few issues, the engine is knocking so needs the shells replacing. Which ment I got it for a bargain price. Interior is pretty shabby, but I'm going to strip it out and use it as a track car if all goes to plan.
Hopefully sell off anything thats decent like the radio and CD changer, parcel shelf, boot carpet, door cards, etc. to get some money back.
Body work is pretty good, the doors have a few dings, it's got what looks like a brand new exhaust on it and it came with a full tank of fuel!
I am not starting on it in the snow, but as soon as we get a break in the weather I'm going to start stripping the interior and then get the sump off and start work on the engine. I believe it is possible to change the shells whilst the engines in the car.
I have never done any major engine work only service stuff so I'm looking forward to the challenge and will no doubt have some questions for those chaps on here that have done this sort of thing before!