My son bought a 1994 BMW from a friend here in town and has been working on it for the past two weeks, getting ready to drive to his job on the east coast.
The friend has helped him with the repairs, starting with replacing the struts. Here is the list of tools that my son looked for at garage sales in town. He found more than half on one Saturday.
metric wrenches (8-19mm)
nice bit driver -- torx
light with a magnet
rubber gloves (nitrile, really. Thinner and you can feel the tools.)
bug out bag
first aid kit
instant ice pack
emergency mask for CPR with gloves