Getting a car that has been sitting for years up and going again is a hell of a process, especially when the slumber period was a lot longer than anyone had hoped. I’ve recently crossed the threshold of putting battery power on the Imperial after doing a ton of underhood electrical work and I’m happy to say that nothing went up in smoke and that I got that fire extinguisher for nothing. (That’s a good phrase, by the way.) It doesn’t mean that I’m out of the woods yet, though. There’s still more prep work to do and there is the matter of the engine that needs to be built before it’s up and moving again.
By comparison, Hoonigan’s Brian Scotto is rolling a giant boulder up a hill. His Audi S2 Coupé has been down for over a decade, at least, and unlike my maligned Mopar, it’s so close to it’s first fire that it should be a simple matter of cleaning out some old fluids, putting in fresh liquids, a quick once over and a hit of the key. Right? Wrong. So, so wrong. Sitting long enough to endure a few presidents means that you need to look over every last aspect of the machine to make sure that it won’t explode, implode, choke, seize up or catch fire the second you look at the key in the ignition. Hit play below and check out just what it’s going to take to get Scotto’s Audi up and moving again!