My dad has a 1987 toyota celica convertable that he absolutely loves. When the head gasket went back in 2008 we brought it to have it fixed and the dude who was going to fix it pretty much took the engine apart, put it in the trunk took our money and left town. This car was my dads first car that he bought with his own money and is now wanting to sell it because it has just been sitting in our garage under a tarp. I am wondering if anyone knows a good mechanic that can put a new engine in it, new top on it and get it running. I want to surprise my dad because he is so upset that he is going to have to get rid of it. I am located in columbia SC, but i am willing to tow it anywhere in a reasonable distance.
thank you so much