Hmm, What can I contribute to this discussion...well I will agree that the wiring wasn't the greatest but I'm sure they weren't thinking 40 plus years ahead, the fuel injection is Bosch so it should be easily serviced, other marques used the same system, mine is carbureted and they work brilliantly (after some rebuilding) again age as a factor and god knows the crap fuel of today, my leather is not "cracked" but is aged, again close to 40 years and original (with some connolising done), not torn, admittedly probably not as supple as day one but very, very nice for its age. The paint...original and as smooth as glass, no orange peel, no microscopic layer of robot applied paint like today's cars, yes a little cracking at the A pillars not from shitty workmanship but again age and methods of the era, can be remedied but it does not detract from the car so why waste the money. My climate control works flawlessly, and think about it, essentially a dual climate control system in 1979, unheard of! My wipers work fine, not great to begin with but they work fine and intermittant wipers in 1979! Heck, an early form of anti lock brakes too! Cruise control...cant speak to that dont use it, dont like it, I have new bellows but again its an old system so it's not exactly fair to compare it to a new car system. my car being a 1979 Silver Shadow is in itself enough of an anti theft system...no one is going to steal this thing. I am all about making modifications to improve reliability or functionality, have done many on my car but do want to keep it what it is. I for one, would be happy to answer any questions I can or share any knowledge I have. Perhaps these cars are not some peoples forte, that said, don't buy one, simple.
Last edited by jonnyc; 11-28-2017 at 09:17 PM.