The car is titled as a 1983 with a build date of November 1982 and production serial number of 027565. As such, it was easy to bring it across then border and no need to involve a registered importer.
The 280GE in-line 6 cylinder motor is a nice power plant with lots of power that unfortunuately is not very fuel efficient. Given my expected use of the vehicle, the fuel economy is not a huge concern. Getting up to free way speeds and hauling ass in the dunes will be easy to accomplish though, compared to the less freeway friendly 5 cylinder diesel versions or the 230 4 cyl gasser. I would have actually preferred an automatic transmission, but the 4 speed on the floor was kind of an interesting old school feature and suits it well.
It also is equipped with a PTO transfer case which I have seen a few times, but never had the opportunity to test or use. This is not currently hooked up to anything, but it provides options for future use.
A couple other nice 461 features that I really wanted on a LWB open top were on this vehicle as well. These include the folding windshield, extended filler neck, front floor drain holes, and spare fuel canister holder. Standard 460 features that were present and are sometimes missing include the front tow pin bumper, split rear bumper, and towing set up. Super psyched to have it set up with factory AC as well.