May 2006

Our initial inspection of the car showed that it needed some love but there were a lot of pleasant surprises. The interior is in bad shape. The seats, carpet, door panels, and headliner will all have to come out. I would like to change everything over to black leather from a later model. The trim is mostly complete, but there are a couple pieces that are dented and would look terrible against a new paint job. The 4 speed has some sludge on the outside of the case and the shifter bracket is held on with wire. The brake system and suspension should live through a few miles before being rebuild during the winter. The windshield and one of the tail lights are cracked. On the bright side there is no body rot and only a few spots of surface rust. The engine has already been upgraded with a header and a Weber carb. I was pretty pleased.