Where to begin, the guy who bought it from you is my closest friend and is still part of the car and is always trying to swipe my key from it. He daily drove the car until late 2019 when the head gasket blew. I was in the market for a new car and he knew I loved that car so I took ownership of it in early 2020. We pulled the engine and trans out of the car in early 2020 for what was going to be just a new gasket and freshening up. well that turned into a much larger project. upon further inspection the head was messed up beyond resurfacing. I managed to find a brand new head from a GM dealer here in VA and sent to out to get polished and ported. I replaced all of the chains, and went to ARP head studs. I changed out the silicone coolant hoses to the OEM rubber ones as the silicone ones were leaking and ultimately the cause of the blown gasket. it took a while for me to reassemble the engine due to funds being tight but I got it back to gather in July of 2020 and I have been driving it daily since. The car is largely the same as you remember it. The only exterior changes are the removal of the rack on top and I swapped the wheels to some slightly wider 9-3 Aero wheels. The factory HIDs were replaced with LEDs in late 2019. The car needs to have some paint correction done due to sitting outside for almost a year sadly but thats getting done in the summer. my next steps are to replace the head unit with a CarPlay one, repaint the brake calipers (gold is flaking off the front). performance wise its still running the same tune as you sold it with but im now running a larger oil cooler and ive changed the exhaust to a slightly but more open design custom one. while rebuilding the car I changed the trans out for a 06 one with 30k because we had it just sitting there. I get complements on the car all the time. I take it to our local Cars and Coffee several times a year and it always gets a crowd around it. one thing people always comment on is the berber floor mats (one of my favorite things) and the OEM bug deflector. if you have any questions please ask me and ill be happy to answer them. I have a few as well that have crossed my mind. ill try to figure out a way to get some pictures asap.Well as the former owner of this great beast (and the one who customized it greatly from stock), I can speak for this group to say we would all love to at least hear what you have done to it since you purchased it. And please find a way to post pics ... there are plenty of free sites to use for photo sharing.
You bought it from the gentleman in Richmond, I assume?