I accidentally bought this '65 Champagne Scout last Spring. I wasn't in the market for another one, but this was for sale not far from my house and I thought it wouldn't hurt to just look at it (haha, wrong!). It wasn't running and I really didn't have room for it. So, I thought the best course of action would be to offer a low price that the owner would refuse. So I offered less than a third of his asking price. He said "absolutely not!", turned his back and walked away, leaving me standing in the street. I dodged that bullet, so I thought... Half an hour later he texted me and said that he would take my offer. At that point I felt obligated to follow through. After a few hours I got it started and I drove it home with the rear left wheel wobbling, and leaving a trail of oil for three miles leading up to my driveway. The good news is... after some research that I realized that I bought a Champagne Scout. My plans are to restore it to original as my finances and time permit.