This car continues to amaze. It starts first time, every time and runs without so much as a hiccup. The status of the engine was largely unknown when I bought it over 2 years ago. In fact, it didn't even run when I made a tentative offer on the car. The main oil return line to the tank had dry-rotted and cracked while it sat outside for a couple of years. I replaced the line before making a final offer, got it started and drove it a few miles. Everything seemed OK, but it was a complete crap-shoot.
[KNOCK ON WOOD] 2+ years later, the grand total spent on the engine is a few oil changes and some cleaning supplies. [/KNOCK ON WOOD] Yeah, there are a couple of oil leaks that will need eventual attention, but that's it!