I bought a 1915cc speedster 4-speed from Vintage Speedsters in 2015, and have had a ton of challenges from the very first ride. On the drive home from delivery, the coil burnt out due to the wrong wiring. Its leaked transmission oil from day one and had a clutch cable go bad at mile 2000. I got an estimate of $1900 this week to correct carb leak-downs and reseal the leaking transmission at 3100 miles, and the mechanic discovered a broken valve spring during the work, which will cost another $1200-$1800.
I will have about $5,000 in repairs on a car with 3100 miles over 5 years, and I'm not sure what to do.
Question for the group - did I buy a cursed car? If you were me, given the large repair bill in just a few miles, do I sell the car or assume the big stuff is behind me? Any suggestions much appreciated.