As someone who is in the process of bringing back my car from the brink I say do it but at the same time I share your concerns. The parts are near impossible to find these days and with so many being discontinued it does make it very hard. It's demoralizing too when you take it to a bodyshop and they're like hmm are you sure you want to spend money on this. I still look at my MX-6 the same way as when I first bought it many years ago but others just see a car that is from a forgotten era that represented no style or value, added to the fact that it is a front wheel drive...My 95 MX-6 is looking somewhat dull these days and I'm pondering whether it's worth the cost of a respray. I had the sunroof replaced a few years ago after it developed extensive rust and I was told I got the last one in North America. It looked great when I got it back from the dealer but they didn't do a good job with the clearcoat and it has slowly faded since then such that it no longer matches the rest of the still shiny roof.
There's also rust forming at the bases of the doors and the lower edge of the trunk. Do I invest in repairs or let it slowly decay? If spares were readily available then I could easily justify the cost as it's still powerful and really fun to drive, but I fear investing in the bodywork, only to have it undriveable when something important fails that cannot be repaired.
Tell you what - if I spend the money to bring it back to its original glory then I'll make photos available.
Looks real neat!
Hahaha Brilliant! LOLIt is the pride of the fleet. Pinstripping I added. Recently got some new fog lights. Repainted it about 2 years ago by renting a paint booth and using PPG matching paint. One of the best ideas I have had, only cost $ 100 total for the paint and paint booth rental. Here is a pic of the Ferrari emblem. There is another on the trunk. Since it is the only 1 on the road, people have no idea what it is. View attachment 13613