I met the car-carrier driver at a truck stop at 7:00 AM this morning and took possession of the roadster. After testing the breaks I decided it would be best to have it towed to the house because the breaks were just as advertised: soft. The tow-truck driver smiled as soon as he saw my new little car.
First order of business was to get that top off. After pulling it the sound of water rolling around inside the top was audible, so I propped it up outside to drain and dry. The car definitely looks much cooler sans top. I plan to invest in a soft-top eventually.
I got a pretty good look underneath and it looks dirty but good. There is some surface rust on the frame and the exhaust is pretty badly rusted (typical for an exhaust), but structurally it looks pretty good. Here is a shot of the driveshaft with the exhaust visible as well: