Bought the car in California in 2004. When it arrived here I had to realize that the condition wasn't what I had expected.
After a couple of half-hearted upgrades, tuning, etc. I decided to do a full resto.
'Resto-diary' over here:
IMHO it has become a nice car again.
Interesting background-story - the Bird once belonged to the father of Steve Lukather, guitarist of the Band TOTO (the older ones among us will remember...).