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Nearly bought: Lotus Excel that had fuel injection fitted (why?). Had an AA inspection done which turned out various faults but with hindsight it was no worse than the standard one I ended up buying. Porsche 944 S2 in white, somewhere in Sussex. Cracked dash. Offered full asking price and seller refused! He was dodgy AF though, maybe he thought I'd give trouble (legally, not physically). Alfa 33 1.7 which spattered a load of oil on a garage door when it was fired up. It was probably ok but I was frightened off and bought a Peugeot 309 GTI instead. Jag XJC straight-six with tempting tuning mods. Would have been fighting the rust though, and didn't have the funds for significant welding. Mazda RX-7 MK1. It had a respray but in my opinion it was paint over rust. I drove it a little way and it was hilarious, straight-through exhaust and bleeping rev limit warning. Ford Capri 2600RS Should've bought it. Doesn't matter how rough it was, I'd be a millionaire today if I had. Toyota Carina-E Diesel Estate. A rare attack of sensible. But pulled out when I saw the state of the seller's fingernails. A shifty bloke from the travelling community. There are probably others but those are the ones I remember right now.