Before I talk about what I want in the car, let's discuss the quality of the car as it was before restoration.
Frame: The frame had been obviously repaired from a previous front passanger side impact. It's not in absolute terrible condition but I don't know how well the repair was done. Rest of the frame was typical in dirt and oil covering.
Body: The body also had some side damage in the front passenger wheel well. There is also an interesting riveted plate repairing the front upper valance on the passanger side. Clearly there was a past substantial impact in this area. Trunk area is actually quite nice.
The floors were rotten out and instead of being removed, new floors were simply welded on top. The rockers had rust in them as well. This will be biggest issue.
There is a large dent/scratch down the driver side and door.
Bumpers are all dented or worn.
The hood is dented from being open and hitting improperly installed front bumper overriders.
Door gaps were rather substantial. Passanger door would stick semi-lodged open.
Mechanics: Joe did a great job getting my car road worthy after my purchase, so nothing was in dire need at time of disassembly... The issues I remember include the master clutch cylinder slowly leaking clutch fluid inside the engine bay. The car would get really hot and when in traffic on hot days, I'd need to rev the engine or take breaks. The transmission was stock so the car would rev it's brains out when going fast. Highway wasn't an option because I didn't like running the car and insane RPM's.
Electrical: My turn signals wouldn't work most of the time... never figured out why. Sometimes my brake lights would act funny. No radio installed. My thermostat dash gauge would often go out as well as some other gauges. I only had one horn, and the previous owner had installed a side switch for the horn, so the center push horn wouldn't do anything. In fact, previous owner installed several strange extra switches all about the cabin, some of which were no longer connected to anything.
Interior: Seats need to be re-upholstered, carpet in bad condition, all interior is in bad condition actually. Dash pad was falling apart, so I used black duct tape to patch it up. Glove box missing the box part. No soft top or rear seat cushion.