I would charge a new battery the night before picking it up also
I recently came across a lady selling a '74 sun bug. its pretty decent shape (no rust, good engine, tranny, brakes etc.) the only problem is that the alternator has gone bad. its not a quick fix, so I was wondering if anyone has any information on how far and long I could drive the car during the day with the bad alternator so i can get it to my garage. The total distance would be about 10 miles. Will I make it?