Newbie 62 M code hardtop
I wanted to say hello. I have recently been given my grandfather's 62 hardtop. It has been in his basement for the past 30+ years. The car has 64k miles. As I have been doing some research, I have discovered that it has the M code engine option. I hope to start the restoration in the next few weeks.
I have found a couple sites that list only 145 M codes were made in 1962 and that 120 of those were convertibles. This leaves only 25 hardtop M codes made in 1962. Can anyone else confirm his or point me towards someone who does?
The motor has not been turned over in at least 25 years. Would you tear it down or try to get it running as is? I'm worried that a valve spring will let go or a ring will stick after sitting for so long. I hate to trash a rare motor.
Thanks for the advice in advance.