A 1993 SW1, to be precise. Let’s get a couple of things out of the way. First, it’s got one of these:
The “1” in SW1 means one cam on the 1.9L motor. And 8 valves- this is the 85 crank horsepower LK0. That motor runs through one of these:
A four speed slusher with a switch that does nothing, but claims to toggle from “normal” to “performance” mode. It’s still not the slowest thing I’ve driven, and it does 80 just fine. Just takes a little while to get there.
Looking at the dash, it’s done….
At least 199k miles. I don’t know how many it’s really done, because the odometer is broken, as they do. And the last oil change was in 2020, at the same mileage.
But, look at that interior! Some seat bolster wear, but it’s 95% mint:
The mouse belts even work!
It came with two sets of keys, the owners manual, and some dealership literature. The dealership literature survives, because… this is a one owner car. Well, one previous. Then, he died in July and his kids did… something with it for a few months, then sent it to a junkyard, who listed it for 2k on Facebook. Shrewd negotiation got the clean title in my hands for $1600.
Work will be needed. For now, I plan to do all my normal diagnostic inspection stuff, fix what’s needed, and daily it. Eventually, maybe I’ll cut the springs and put some hotboy wheels underneath.