After the debacle of the '89 LX SSP, I learned my lesson and decided that buying something I could see and drive would be a wiser decision. That same year I ran across a high-mileage, super clean '93 LX Hatchback I now affectionately refer to simply as "the LX."
When I first test drove the car, it was almost all original with nearly 160,000 miles on the odometer. It drove like a dream. However, a SNAFU with the paperwork caused me to back away from the deal.
It just so happened that my cousin came across an ad on Craigslist placed by the owner, months later, looking for me.
He was ready to make the sale.
In the interim months, he had begun heavily modifying it, but nothing that couldn't be unbolted, so we struck a deal and I finally had the replacement for my original LX, the 347. This car is black with a black cloth interior, a 5.0 and a 5-speed, but what makes this car truly unique is the work the dealership did before the original owner took delivery: they installed Kenny Brown chassis pieces to stiffen up the body. Although not an actual Kenny Brown car, the added pieces do make for both a wonderful driving experience and give the car a unique "original pedigree" of a sort.
Like most of my other projects, it is currently in pieces, but it's slated to be the next car I complete...just as soon as I have the facilities to do it...and the machinery...and the equipment...and the tools.
Minor stuff like that.
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