Here's what Project Talladega started life as: a well-worn, but nicely maintained '75 Laguna S-3. The prior owner had performed much of the work and upkeep himself, including the red paintjob. The body was straight, and mostly rust free. How much does a Laguna in good shape cost? (Keep in mind that just over 7,700 were built that year.) We paid $5K to start out this nice. It saved us a bundle when it came time to do the bodywork.