Completely restored to original condition, this car looks as it did when it rolled off the assembly line in February 1969.
Every component was removed during the 5-year restoration, cleaned, and treated to prevent rust - even in the most inaccessible areas. All new brake and fuel lines were routed through the frame and secured with metal clips appropriate to the year of manufacture.
The seats were recovered with original, new-on-shelf, Rior fabric as was delivered in the original car. Carpet, under-padding, etc were replaced with new reproductions.
The body was cleaned and all imperfections were removed by straightening - not with body filler. The car was painted in the original Dark Blue Metallic using urethane-based paint which was cured in a high-temperature booth at A-1 Auto in Broken Arrow. A Parchment White vinyl top was added to complete the original exterior.
Great attention was given to details such as using metal studs to secure the aluminum brightwork (instead of screws), new-on-shelf hubcaps which match the originals, seatbelts, and a 'restomod' AM/FM radio which matches the look of the original radio with new electronics.
Sadly, the original motor was gone before I got this car. The motor now in the car is technically 'numbers correct' having the correct casting numbers and date stamps appropriate to the delivery of the car. The engine is a 250hp, two-barrel carbureted, 350 V8. All mechanical aspects of the car are in perfect operating condition with the exception of the clock, and I have a new clock waiting for installation.
I purchased the car in December, 2010. The prior owner (copy of title available) had owned the car since 1987. Only the name of the owner before him is known. Full details can be provided. Clean Oklahoma title.
Restoration was completed in February, 2017. I took the car to the annual Starbird car show in Tulsa that month and took first place in the 1965-1969 Original Restoration class. The car has been to several smaller shows since then and has always taken first place in class.
I spent way too much money (several times the asking price) having this car professionally restored, which is the reason for selling - keeping the peace with my wife. I have documentation of all the work done on the car including money spent and many before-and-after pictures. This car will be a fantastic addition to any collection dedicated to original restorations. It is truly one of those cars you must see to appreciate.
If interested in talking about this car, contact me through the site. Car is available for viewing (and careful driving :-)) if you're in the Broken Arrow, OK area.
|Listed Price||$56,500|| |
Excluding price changes of less than $100.