Purchased in 1975, for $1200 USD, the car was sky blue with a black interior. It had frame damage, and body dents, but was a solid runner. I drove this as my primary vehicle from age 16 to 23 (upon which i graduated from college). At that point i began a high tech life with Hewlett Packard and needed a more reliable and weather tolerant ride.
Later (1986 and starting a family) the car sat in the garage for 20 years. In 2006 i shipped it to a restoration shop for an engine, frame, and body restoration. Not sure what i was thinking, but the car came back looking great, and to save some $$ i decided i would finish the interior myself. Bad idea. The car sat for another 7 years, and then once my kids graduated from college, i had a firm in San Martin, CA (Union Jack) finish the job.
New panels, carpet, seats, dash liner - new authentic tires, tuned wire wheels, some tune-up work, a new oil pan, and some electrical and rubber upgrades....now the car is out and about every other day, and loves to get out on the freeway, especially the iconic CA-1 (Pacific Coast Highway).