I went to look at a '93 SSEi today. On the phone the guy said he parked the car a year ago after installing a brand new SC. He said he parked it because of brake problems and a small problem with the tranny that he just didn't want to deal with.
Car was parked in the weeds with blackberrys growing around the engine compartment.
As well as evidence of rats nesting in there also.
The interior looked like it was in great shape before parking it, but now it is trashed, carpet has rotten spots, mould and mildew everywhere.
Not a broken light or scratch on the body though.
Sorry, no pictures. It would only cause tears anyway.
Reason he changed SC? Someone gave him some wrong info, it needs a PCM.
He has the old SC in the trunk it don't look bad and spins easily and quietly.
worse yet.......... he replaced it with a '70 something VW bug