1st post... might as well get right to the point.
I did a search here beforehand ('tiz the right thing to do), but didn't get lucky really finding my needs.
I'm looking to buy a 110 that's pre-89 (to avoid state smog testing and that sort of thing). I'm open to both Tdi and V8 options, but really prefer a 200tdi or 300tdi motor. I'm also open to two or four door models - pickup or wagon or other oddity like Crewcab pickup or? A 127/130 is a dream machine, but I realize that I'm my lowly demographic can't swing such a rig. Mainly, I'm after a clean, as rust/corrosion free as possible, example - bumps, dents, and not so great paint being completely fine. Basically, a solid daily driver in good mechanical order with no real issues would be ideal. Something around 20K in price.
Here's the deal though - I'm limited in my traveling range, for various reasons, so I need this to be relatively close to the Portland, OR area (WA, OR, and CA states - maybe ID, MT, NV).
I've checked with my local Rover shops and I'm not really finding what I need this way either. Most out of my price range or just a rust bucket. I found this site and lurked around for weeks and now thought is just put it out there.
PM me if you know of something like this. I might take a day to reply back, but I'll for sure get back to you. Thank you... this noob appreciates it.