Originally Posted by Big Evil
Drain the tank and put in new gas. Try to change the fuel filter, oil etc. Chances are the timing belt is done for, if it lets go while driving..........bad news. Lot to worry about with a sitter and taking it on a road trip without some good serious maintenance and inspection first.
+1 taking a car that has not been running in the last 8 yrs and doing any type of long road trips is kinda a gamble. Replace the oil, gas, spark plugs, fuel filter. flush the Cooling system. Sight unseen is kinda hard to know what you should pack for the car.