We bought it so this would be a fix up project for my husband and his son. Time got in the way and only my husband’s time was spent on the car… 🙂 The motor is rebuilt and so is the transmission. The battery and tires are new. The car does run. We drove it to the man that did the beautiful paint job, of which we spent $13k on. The interior and exterior has been restored to the original colors. When they painted the car, the mufflers were removed for painting. Since then, we towed the car to Texas and it has just been parked in my 40 x 60 workshop taking up room.
The engine is a 250 – 6 cylinder – Automatic. The company that did the new upholstery did such a wonderful job.
We just want someone else to complete the work that we started on this restoration project. We have almost all of the parts that it will take to complete the car in the trunk. We just want to sell the car.
We are asking $10k and in our review of the cars, that seems very fair.
Sharon McGee Rusk
Owned by David Mixon for over 30 years.
Frame up restoration late 90’s.Paint is the original color, Matador Red (single stage paint) Paint is perfect. This car is a Texas Car that had very little rust when it went in for bodywork and paint.
The car is currently in Resto-Mod form, body remains stock in appearance with upgrades for safety and comfort as listed in the follow outline:
Kim Barr built, 350cu in+ with 4-bolt mains, bored .060 over with 9.5:1 compression ratio, double bump heads are used with Edelbrock Carb and High Raise Manifold with MSD Distributor and Coil. Sanderson Headers and Custom Exhaust system, Griffin aluminum radiator with dual fans and built in condenser for air conditioning upgrade. March Serpentine kit is installed that includes air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, and alternator. All that is needed for completion of the AC System is the under dash portion. Transmission is rebuilt 700R4 with Corvette shift kit and B&M Shifter . Stock 355 ratio rear end is used. Wheels are 15″ American Mags. The front brakes are up graded to Disc and rear brakes are standard drum.
The car when first restored, was to all original. I have the 283cu inch engine complete that came out of the car as well as stock rims and wide white wall tires, original front drum brakes, generator, starter, radiator ( all original parts that I took off during the upgrade). Plus the original continental kit that is painted and ready to re-install if desired.
Price Reduction. The Price for the complete package is $65,000.
This car is Adobe Beige and Sierra Gold. This car is original with many options. This Car runs and drives very well.
Ornamental Bumper guards, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Spot light w/ mirror, fingernail guards, rocker panel moldings and fender rock guards. 265 Cu In, V8, Powerglide, New tires with full hubcaps. Asking $14K. Contact Dan for more pictures and contact information. Car is in Mineral Wells, Texas. Dan Bowen.