Looks like a good project, but I'd be surprised if he gets his break-even price. I'd be inclined to rebuild the original engine, if it's usable, and sell the '26.
When I see something like this, I think, he bought it for a very low price and plans to flip it and make some money. It's a good thing that most buyers have no idea what a "money pit" looks like. Let's just hope the next buyer keeps it in indoor storage before he gets discouraged and waits to resell it as a "barn fresh" car
If I wanted an early coupe that car would be really interesting. I bet if someone were to send him an email offering $4000 the car would sell after the eBay classified ad ends with no sale.
I'm not sure what an early coupe spare tire holder would look like. But, a few weeks back someone posted a pic of a piece of steel they got with a bunch of T metal. No one had a definitive answer but in looking at the eBay ad, it looked like the spare holder on the turtle deck?
That is not the same. The spare tire holders like the one on this coupe would have a lug on the bottom that would fit the tire rims. Also that piece of iron that was on the Forum a couple of weeks ago was very thick. The spare tire holders like the one on the coupe are VERY THIN. Also they fasten (bolt) to the rear of the frame, they are not on the turtle deck.
Appreciate the answer Dave. The only thing I was going by was the shape. Never tire of your "mountain T" pics :-) Thank you sir