@pip-bip Sweet, original tires and all! I approve of square bodies on Oppo.
Looking at that one I'm debating the bumper guards on my Suburban. We had them growing up, but I think I like the clean look.
Short aside, my mom rear ended a LeBaron convertible in our Suburban back in the day. Put the trunk in back seat (no one was hurt). On the Suburban there was a little scratch on the plastic part of the bumper guard strip. That was it.
The angle of the throttle cable on top of the carburetor seems excessive (too much bend and it might block the cable from sliding properly) and more importantly, the cable stop doesn't seem to be properly seated on the carburetor.
If it's not that, and the throttle is indeed correctly shut, it could be a carburetor problem (have you checked the idle adjustment to start with?) and/or an air leak after the carburetor.
Like me, it's desperately pretty. Like me, it's of questionable provenance. Like me, it's a bit old but has some improvements. Unlike me, it's Italian. If I were me...this is a bad but beautiful idea.
Not surprising that I enjoy these since I willingly own an antique J-Body.
My grandma on my dad’s side, who I didn’t get to see much due to family drama, had two of these at once. A tan one and a black one. She used to let me pick which one she would drive. I can’t remember why she had two. Probably because they were cheap enough to have a spare if one broke.
@Old Busted Hotness if you adjust for depreciated buying power of the dollar, it's probably about the same as it was then. I do remember that before they went away the dealers were doing a BOGO on them.