While our featured car does present well, a quick scan of craigslist doesn't turn up many comparables, but a look back at previous Heckers on DT does point to the price being a tad high on this one. The owner admits it has a 10-footer paint job, but also lists a bunch of recent work done, working Kuhlmeister air conditioning, and an MB-Tex reupholstered back seat. If ever I needed to seal something up for all of time, I'd make a giant preservation bag out of MB-Tex and run it through a heat seaming vacuum machine. Seriously, this stuff will still be sitting around looking perfect long after the headless cockroaches have ceased their scurrying following the 3rd nuclear holocaust - that's how durable it is.
As DT's E-i-C Vince put it so aptly in a prior 200D posting, "A manual transmission will get you excited until you remember the lump of pig iron under the hood that make about as much [peak] power as a modern Mercedes does at idle speeds, but at least you won't be saddled with an abominably slow car AND no stick shift."