-Karl, I was curious about your comment above and the same you made on BaT - was this car used as a utility vehicle (heavy engine hauler) in its previous life?
Yes, this car apparently had a period of hard time many years ago. The then and now owner, presenting himself as a 'retired professional exotic car mechanic', i.e. the car having been in good hands (!!) also used the 'touring' to transport motor car engines from his shop to the freight terminals of trucking companies. I will send you an e-mail and a picture if I can find it.
However, based on the circumstances the car looks surprisingly nice:smile and proper and there seems to be no good reason for you, not to rescue it, please do :wink