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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

1970 Porsche 911 e Vintage Racer - Classic Car For Sale (Click Here)


Description:

1970 911e Vintage Racer, 73k.miles! Adaption available.
2.2 liter MFI engine, 72k. original miles!
Irish Green/tan, with Certificate of Authenticity
Professional build by Stratton Motorsports to PCA H-class racing specs. in 1998 at 70k. miles!

Mechanically refreshed in 2006 after 20 + races. Presently it’s street driven, and Autocrossed in PCA events,Click here, then the in-car video link, for an awesome Autocross video! , or competes in SCCA Solo II, and Vintage Hillclimb events!

Specs. as follows:

Stock, original 2.2 MFI motor, new stock cylinders/pistons, reground spec.cams, polished crank, pressure fed tensioners, balanced/blueprinted by Auto Assets.
Stock MFI, New throttle bodies, Injection pump blueprinted by Redbone Garage
front oil cooler in fender w/ all stainless lines and Mocal thermostat
original 901 5 speed, short shift, A-1st, GA-2nd, M-3rd, S-4th, X-5th
Tuned headers with modified stock muffler and Supertraps as shown, or early 3-hole rallye exhaust, as run presently.
A front calipers, w/ Powerdisc drilled rotors
M rear calipers, stock rotors
Cool brake front vents, 7x15 Fuchs with 225/45 Hoosier A-6’s, and 8x15 Fuchs, white centered with Hoosier A-6's, and 7x15 Fuchs w/ Hoosier Rains.
29R/23F torsion bars, 22 mm adj. sway bars front and rear
front shock tower brace, Weltmeister poly bushings
Koni Shocks front & rear
alum trailing arms with adj. spring plates (SC)
lowerd/align/corner balanced 2282 LBS. 445/441F, 695/701R
welded full cage by Stratton Motorsports
MOMO CORSA NASCAR race seats, RS door panels
driver's side seat back brace, window net
remote kill switch/Halon fire extinguisher
Classic Momo steering wheel
Simpson cam lock harnesses with shoulder pads
Fuel Safe fitted Pro-cell for 911(standard fill, 17 Gal.)
Dual lightweight dry cell batteries
oil over flow w/petcock
2 73 style outside mirrors
AMB Transponder, model TRANX 260 , # 1112046
RS front bumper/stock rear bumper (unmounted RS rear & stock steel front goes with)
Hoodstraps, Bosch H-1 headlamps

Raced from1998 – 2004

PCA-H
Mid Ohio, Road America, Road Atlanta, Roebling Road, Indianapolis, Carolina, and Sebring 6 times.

SCCA
Moroso, & Sebring

HSR
Legends at Daytona, 2001 & 2004

Also run NASA, Klubsport, and various AutoX and Hillclimb events.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider - Collector Car For Sale (Click Here)


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This beautiful California Spider we are proud to offer is the 11 th of 49 long wheelbase cars made. Its history is well known from the beginning having had in its early days a couple of owners which are today part of the Ferrari community.

In 1972 it was owned by Gerald Roush who is one of the honest US historians we know of and the publisher of the Ferrari Market Letter. Later it went through the known Ferrari dealership FAF Motorcars Atlanta to Ron Spangler and then to Stanley Nowak. Stanley is for sure one of the most knowledgeable Ferrari guys on the planet having also published books about Ferrari. He owned # 1055 in 1983 until 1985. Up from 1985 it has been for three years part of one of the most interesting Ferrari collections on the East coast at Anthony Wang. In 1988 it went to Sweden to the Hans Thulin collection and then for six years again back to the US to James George in 1992 who commissioned a complete nut and bolt restoration to the highest possible standard. We have the complete photo documentation about the work which has been carried out at European Auto Sales in California. We have an extraordinary file of photos which will exceed at least easily more than 500 photos of each step of the restoration. It took two years to have it perfect again. On the photos it is easy to recognize that the car came in its original condition never having had any signs of accidents. James George sold it in 1996 to Bruce Lustman/Southport,CT,USA and he sold it in 1998 to the last and current German owner.

It will be difficult to find a better and more interesting LWB California on the planet. It is the milestone having all the new improvements. It is the 11 th car built and it the very first car which received the more improved and new 508 D frame. The factory realized that the 508 C frame which has been used on the first ten cars wasn't stiff enough. So this California received all the new improvements which combines the frame 508 D, the gearbox which also came new on this car as the Tipo 508 D and the engine type 128 D including the bigger valves and also the bigger exhaust manifolds. There have been another couple of changes in the engine which might be to difficult to list.

So # 1055 is therefore a very special item in the Ferrari history and one of the most interesting LWB California Spider in existence because it is somehow the first special one. The amazing fact is that it does have all the very rare original items as its original matching number engine # 1055, its original 508 D gearbox and the original 508 D rear end. The car has been restored on this base having a wonderful original California Spider in perfect condition.

Calculating all the facts SN # 1055 engine # 1055 is definitely one of the most interesting, most original, well restored cars out of a production of 49 cars. There are two cars completely lost. There are another 7 cars not having their original engines anymore. And there are the first 10 cars not having the improvements of the later cars. So in the end we have a choice of only appr. 30 cars which seem to be right. This is definitely one of the best 5 cars in existence having had a complete and known history over the last 50 years.

The new frame is stiffer and safer, the gearbox is cast alloy and the engine does have much more torque and is much more reliable due to some changes of the oil linkages.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Thunderbird - Classic Car For Sale (Click Here)

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Two cars defined the newfound freedom of the 1950’s—the Chevrolet Corvette and the Ford Thunderbird. Flush with cash, America could afford “play” cars as well as standard family trucksters. These two small two-seaters both started out with loads of style, sparkling performance and an air of exclusivity long missing from the Big Threes’ offerings. Zora Duntov took the Corvette racing while Ford tuned their ‘birds to be the ultimate boulevard cruisers. Fifty years later, Corvette is still a razor sharp tool while Thunderbirds like this 407 ORIGINAL MILE beauty are still the stylish choice for roaming Main Street. If you were looking for a brand new 50th Anniversary model, this could be your last chance!

Here’s the standard feature list straight from Ford:

2005 Ford Thunderbird Performance & Efficiency Standard Features -3,964 cc 4 liters V 8 front engine with 86.1 mm bore, 85.1 mm stroke, 10.8 compression ratio, double overhead cam, variable valve timing/camshaft and four valves per cylinder
-Premium unleaded fuel 91
-Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 24 and EPA city (mpg): 18
-Multi-point injection fuel system
-18 gallon main premium unleaded fuel tank
-Power: 280 HP SAE @ 6,000 rpm; 286 ft lb@ 4,000 rpm
2005 Ford Thunderbird Handling, Ride & Braking Standard Features -Four-wheel ABS
-Four disc brakes including four ventilated discs
-Electronic brake distribution
-Electronic traction control via ABS & engine management
-Immobilizer
-Spacesaver steel rim internal spare wheel
-Wishbone front and rear suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs
2005 Ford Thunderbird Exterior & Aerodynamics Standard Features -Body color front and rear bumpers
-Electric soft top convertible roof with glass rear window
-Driver and passenger power partial-painted door mirrors
-External dimensions: overall length (inches): 186.3, overall width (inches): 72, overall height (inches): 52.1, wheelbase (inches): 107.2, front track (inches): 60.5, rear track (inches): 60.2 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 35.9
-Front fog lights
-Complex surface lens halogen bulb headlights
-Heat reflective glass
-Luxury trim leather on gear knob, alloy on doors and alloy on dashboard
-Metallic paint
-Fixed rear window with defogger
-Tinted glass on cabin
-Weights: curb weight (lbs) 3,781
-Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
2005 Ford Thunderbird Interior Standard Features -12v power outlet: front and 1
-Air conditioning with climate control
-Element antenna
-Peripheral anti-theft protection
-Front ashtray
-Audio anti-theft protection: integrated in dash
-Alpine RDS audio system with AM/FM, Disc Auto changer and six-disc remote changer
-Automatic drive indicator on dashboard
-Cargo area light
-Cargo capacity: all seats in place (cu ft): 6.9
-Front seats cigar lighter
-Clock
-Coming home device
-Full dashboard console , full floor console with covered storage box
-Delayed/fade courtesy lights
-Cruise control
-Front seats cup holders fixed
-Door ajar warning
-Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
-External temperature
-Floor covering: carpet in load area
-Floor mats
-Driver front airbag , passenger front airbag with occupant switch off
-Bucket heated electrically adjustable driver seat with height adjustment, lumbar adjustment, three adjustments and tilt adjustment , bucket heated electrically adjustable passenger seat with one adjustment and tilt adjustment
-3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat with pre-tensioners
-Front seat center armrest
-Garage door opener
-Lockable glove compartment
-Two height adjustable head restraints on front seats
-Headlight control with time delay switch-off and dusk sensor
-Illuminated entry system
-Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 37.2, front hip room (inches): 53.7, front leg room (inches): 42.7, front shoulder room (inches): 57.3 and interior volume (cu ft): 52.6
-Low fuel level warning
-Low washer fluid level warning
-Remote power locks
-Vehicle speed proportional power steering
-Front power windows with one one-touch
-Front reading lights
-Rear view mirror
-Remote audio controls
-Remote control remote trunk/hatch release
-Front seat back storage
-Leather seat upholstery with additional vinyl
-Seating: two seats
-Front side airbag
-Eight speaker(s)
-Leather covered electrically adjustable multi-function steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment
-Tachometer
-Driver and passenger vanity mirror
-Ventilation system with recirculation setting

This Package 130A premium Evening Black Clearcoat beauty came equipped with the $2,500 removable hard top, the $1000 Light Sand appearance package, the $130 “Select Shift” transmission (engine oil cooler added at no charge) and the $125 convertible soft boot. As a premium package car, both Light Sand driver and passenger seats are heated, there’s dual zone climate control and an in-dash six-speaker sound system with the Audiophile speaker package up front and a set of chrome wheels outside. Total sticker price was $43,010!

The brilliant black over the upgraded beige interior with the black hardtop is a rare combination, too—only 416 out of the 9,295 cars came that way!

Cars like this are pretty difficult to describe…you kinda just want to say “imagine what it would be like to find one that hadn’t been driven.” Heck—any car driven for 407 miles through hailstorms would look pretty good, so imagine what one looks like that’s been parked inside since new!

Let’s get on with the condition:

Paint/body: A+
Interior: A+
Drivetrain: A+
Wear items: A+
Tops, retractable and removable: A+
Carfax report: A+

Getting the picture yet? The J Mays’ designed body looks fantastic from any angle, and this car was obviously exceptionally well cared for, with near-perfect paint and interior! The tires look like new, there isn’t a mark on the wheels, the underhood is factory-fresh and the fluids are clear. Don’t wait for a cleaner car, and certainly don’t think you’ll find one with fewer miles!

I’d never driven a new “retrobird” before this one came in, and I was prepared for the worst. I remember car magazines calling the cars sloppy and slow when they came out. Well, I went for a drive and loved it. It dawned on me why the car didn’t review well: They compared it to Corvettes and Porsches! Thunderbird has never been as quick as Chevy’s plastic fantastic or handle on the razor’s edge like Stuttgart’s 911’s. Ford wasn’t reinventing the sports car—they were renewing the T-Bird legacy of cruising, seeing and being seen, showing up in style and looking fantastic! Corvettes show up for special track days and Porsche’s famous Rennsport Reunions are NOT to be missed by Porschephiles. For the 50th anniversary of the Thunderbird, though, owners from all across the country showed up at Homestead Miami Speedway for…a drive-in movie and a car hop! How cool is that?

Mind you, these modern Thunderbirds are no slouch! 280 Horsepower and 286 pound-feet of torque from the Lincoln/Jaguar-sourced 4.0 liter V8 sees to that. 0-60 Clicks by in just under seven seconds while the quarter mile is dispatched in a touch over fifteen. The big 235/50/17 Michelin tires wrapped around the gorgeous chrome wheels hold the car quite well in turns and offer up a fantastic ride. Throw your favorite road at this car, and it’ll chew it up just fine while returning you home refreshed and ready.

If there was one phrase to describe the new Thunderbirds, it would be “luxury sport.” I know it sounds a little cliché, but it’s true. Sit down, gaze over the aqua ‘bird on the steering wheel to the cool white gauges and aqua needles, crank up the stereo as loud as you like and check out the port hole windows in the hard top. With only 407 miles on the odometer you have the choice of packing it away as-is or driving it lightly and still having a nearly new car!

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Twin Turbo Custom - Muscle Car For Sale (Click Here)

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Until last year the new Corvette Z06 reigned supreme. Sporting an aluminum frame, carbon fiber bodywork, a 427 cubic inch engine with 505 horsepower and brakes strong enough to stop a battleship this is a formidable weapon capable of taking on the world. GM then dropped the big one: The Corvette ZR1. Supercharged and sporting 638hp this is the 800lb gorilla in the Corvette lineup. What to do if you’ve already got a Z06 and want to pass up the new king of the road, low flying aircraft and most orbiting satellites? You’d build what’s here—an 1138RWHP monster with twin turbos!

Starting with a “standard” Z06 with only 6,000 original miles, the car was taken to LG Motorsports in Wylie, TX for a radical mechanical makeover. LG builds Corvettes for the American Le Mans Series and is very familiar with GM’s supercar. They pulled the LS7 engine and set it aside. This level of horsepower calls for a GMPP LSX block—the strongest solution available. LG did a full comp prep job on the block before stuffing it full with a Callies race master forged crank and H beam rod set, custom forged pistons, Total Seal rings, a custom LG grind cam and matching valve springs, a Katech roller timing chain, Cometic head gaskets, ARP bolts and high performance bearings. All told the motor displaces the same 427ci as the stock mill but is exponentially stronger and with a lower compression ratio. The stock heads and rockers were bolted back down as-is because they’re flat out the best set of stock heads Chevrolet ever bolted to a small block V8. We also have the original short block and all other removed components—they’re yours if you want them!

There’s only one reason to lower the compression on a hot motor, and that’s to add boost. In the case of this car, LG tweaked a high power APS twin turbo, twin intercooler setup until it produced better than double the car’s stock rating! The APS kit is no eBay China-made setup, either—if it doesn’t come in the kit you don’t need it, and their kit is specifically set up for the Z06. At the heart of the system are the two liquid cooled .82 A/R Garrett GT35R ball bearing turbos which each support over 700hp. APS manufactures their own turbine housings so they can mate to their cast iron headers to keep the packaging as tight as possible. The exhaust flows through 3” mandrel bent stainless piping where it meets up with a pair of TiAL 44mm waste-gates before continuing on to the stock mufflers and tips. Amazingly this car is as quiet as stock, and considering the only outward change in appearance are the LG Motorsports logos, this could be the ultimate Q ship. The charged air flows through a pair of super high efficiency bar and plate intercoolers, into a cast MAF sensor tube and into the motor. Cooling duties are handled by the APS add-on oil cooler and a G2 Super Cool aluminum radiator. With its high stock compression ratio, APS was still able to add more than 200rwhp to the stock engine. Their ad says it all about this beast, though: “Just like the APS turbochargers, the APS intercoolers have massive additional headroom available.” With over six hundred horsepower more than stock we’d have to agree!

Power is useless without the ability to deliver it reliably. Tilton’s 7.25” carbon triple plate clutch transfers power back through a carbon fiber driveshaft and on through carbon fiber half-shafts. The stock brakes are beyond reproach and work flawlessly. The lightweight stock wheels hold Hoosier open track tires in a nearly hopeless attempt to keep the car pointed in the right direction. The suspension is likewise stock but it’s a world class setup. Now, with as much air entering the motor as it does you need the fuel system to keep up. LG installed their own setup consisting of two massive externally mounted fuel pumps, a fuel sump in the fenderwell to provide fuel under any circumstances, huge lines, a new tank and an integrated Snow Performance methanol injection kit. Check out the pictures—this is sick stuff!

Inside the car you’ll find a custom chromoly roll bar and G Force Racing harnesses. There’s a line lock on the side of the shifter and a round display to the right of the instrument panel. That controls the level of boost and runs the boost-by-gear setup, which allows less boost in lower gears to aid in traction. It’s a safety device and a racer’s aid because it helps limit wheel-spin until the car’s gearing is tall enough to put all of the power to the ground. Other than those changes this is a stock appearing Corvette…too bad that’s all the competition is going to figure out until it’s too late!

Around 300 miles have been put on the car since its construction, so it’s well sorted. Awesome Z06 underpinnings, a stealthy appearance and nearly as much horsepower as two ZR1 Corvettes, this is one silver streak that answers to no one!

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Friday, September 25, 2009

2008 Ford Mustang GT California Special - Muscle Car For Sale (Click Here)


Description:

Get a hot car, add power, make it hotter car. It’s an old formula but it ALWAYS works! We’ve got a nearly new, 5,900 original miles, one owner Mustang GT/CS with a professionally installed Kenne Bell stage 2 blower on it. Potent in original form this five speed-equipped convertible now sports a dyno verified 457 horsepower and 433 lbs/ft of torque…how’s that grab you?

Crisp white on the outside the car’s only additions to the CS package are the chrome tips on the Flowmaster mufflers out back and the “supercharged” script on the hood scoop. The black top is perfect, the tires (even the back ones) are like new and the lights and lenses are perfect. Black GT/CS stripes accent the body along with the specific front and rear fascias, side skirts and quarter scoops. Bright polished aluminum wheels finish off the exterior—this is a great looking car!

The new GT/CS pays homage to the original California Special model produced in 1968. The Mustang features a restyled front and rear fascias along with classic side scoops and GT/CS stripes. The cost of the option is $1,895 and was available in coupe or convertible form in 5 colors.

That $1895 isn’t the only charge on the original window sticker, though. The base price was $31,845, while the following options pushed up the bottom line: Upgraded black convertible roof, interior upgrade package with satin aluminum panels, active anti-theft system, whel locking kit, 3.55 gears with Trac-loc, Sirius satellite radio, HID headlamps, comfort group w/heated seats, CS package (235/50/ZR18 tires, front floor mats and satin stripes,) GT appearance group, convertible boot cover and ambient lighting. Total sticker price was $37845—seven grand more than base, and four grand more than our asking price…and that’s before Hutter Performance got their hands on it.

Hutter Performance in Chardon, Ohio is regionally known for their clean installs and high quality work, making them an obvious choice for as involved of an upgrade as an intercooled supercharger. They added nearly 60% more horsepower through a Stage 2 Kenne Bell (Autorotor) positive displacement supercharger, an air-to-water heat exchanger, Auto Meter fuel and boost pressure gauges and a dyno tune. That got the 457 horsepower. The modifications were done last October 23, and since the car wasn’t driven in the winter figure there’s far fewer than 500 miles on the setup! The Mustang went back on May 22 of this year for KB’s “stage 2” upgrade with a monster 130mm single blade throttle body and a special KB tune as well as an aftermarket short throw shifter. Without a doubt this is a car which will march past unsuspecting GT500 owners!

Ever since Ford announced it was going to build a production version of the Shelby GT500 Concept, enthusiasts have been abuzz with speculation about what other specialty Mustangs were in the works. Their wait is now over: While the competition scrambles once again to play catch-up to Ford, Mustang momentum continues to grow with the introduction of the uniquely styled, limited-edition Mustang GT/CS – or “California Special.” The Mustang GT/California Special arrives in late summer as a full, stand-alone option package. Much like the 1968 GT/CS that offered Mustang buyers more aggressive styling that was “Inspired by the Shelby GT,” the new California Special also draws some cues from the 2007 Shelby. What’s more, it offers the kind of limited-production exclusivity that has made the original California Special such a big favorite with Mustang collectors over the years.

The new Mustang has been a runaway sales success ever since it bolted out of the starting gate 18 months ago. Today, Ford's Mustang remains the hottest selling car in America. It's no secret that the upcoming Shelby GT500 has driven performance-hungry enthusiasts to Ford dealerships across the country in search of information on purchasing the most powerful factory Mustang ever produced. And all indications are that the GT500 will be yet another Mustang sales success. But the Mustang has always been about choice and meeting the customer's needs – and Ford Motor Company knows that there are customers who don't require the ultimate performance Mustang, yet still desire something special beyond the Mustang GT. The California Special fits the bill.

The GT/CS was originally a limited-production 1968 Mustang coupe fitted with Shelby Mustang dress-up pieces and sold only though dealerships in California. It was available with any engine, and either with or without the GT option. The California Special can be ordered as either a coupe or convertible and will be available though Ford dealerships across the country. The new version has an aggressive front fascia with an integrated chin spoiler that sits 1.5 inches lower than the Mustang GT to provide a larger air opening for increased cooling performance. Familiar “California Special” style body side racing stripes run from the front fenders across the doors and fade-out at the end of the door.

Out back, a unique rear fascia styled with less “tuck-in” features a lower air-diffuser design that is similar to the rear of the 2007 Shelby GT500 – itself inspired by the rear diffuser on the Ford GT supercar. As an added touch, the dual exhaust system on the new Mustang GT/CS sports bright, rolled tips for a cleaner, more refined appearance. The car will also come standard with the Mustang GT’s optional 18-inch polished aluminum wheels and performance tires.

“We’ve taken the spirit behind the original Cal Special – a regional package that personalized the Mustang for the West Coast buyer – and created a more aggressive, customized Mustang for customers everywhere,” said Joe Siler, Design Manager, Ford Vehicle Personalization. “We think the result has all of the high-style flair of the original.”

Exclusive touches carry over to the inside of the new California Special, as well. Starting with the array of bright-polished and satin-aluminum finished items in the Interior Upgrade Package (which is required to order a Mustang GT/CS), the cabin comes dressed in either Dove or Parchment environments, including black leather seats with unique Cal Special Dove or Parchment “GT Leather” inserts. Plus, matching front floormats include special Mustang badging to further distinguish the GT/CS interior.

So we have a just-broken-in, brand new looking and WAY better performing than stock car for under its sticker price. You want clean? This hot Mustang has never been driven on a wet road and never seen a single drop of rain! Hutter’s bills totaled more than $10,000, just in case you’re counting, and this car still sports a factory warranty—what are you waiting for???

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

1969 Dodge Super Bee 440+6 - Classic Car For Sale (Click Here)

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Where do you start to describe an 8,500 original mile, original paint, original window sticker, original interior, original owner’s manual and warranty booklet, two owner car? The purpose of any opening paragraph of a sale ad, newspaper article or magazine feature is to catch your readers’ attention, lay out the story and outline where you’re headed. Great. The problem is, with a car this nice, the first paragraph ends up being 4000 characters long, and that ain’t exactly Wall Street Journal grade material. Follow along—I’m sure I’ll find some way to break it down!

For Mopar muscle car fans, Hemi was four letters for performance. Hemi was also four letters for expensive, temperamental and, for the most part, bland, with only those little “Hemi” badges to alert the other guy to the thrashing he was about to receive. In what seems as an about-face answer to all of that was this car: The lift-off hood A12 package, 69 ½ Super Bee and its corporate cousin Road Runner. Expensive? The six pack option was barely half of the Hemi’s cost. The 440 six pack engine had a far greater disposition due to a more straightforward set of carbs and hydraulic lifters. As far as bland, aliens riding passing asteroids knew what they were. Brash, loud, as fast as (and occasionally faster than) the Hemi, nearly devoid of creature comforts and with no clear track objective, these cars did one thing, and did it well: They ruled the streets.

Let’s get on to what is fast becoming my favorite part of this hobby; paperwork. I know, it might not be as “sexy” as the paint or performance stuff, but you can sit down, look over some documents, and find yourself back in 1969. Set the WABAC, Sherman!

Sometime in the summer of ’69 a young John Shumar walked into Patrick Dodge in Connellsville, PA, an isolated city in the southwest corner of the state. John had a plan to dominate the local competition, and he knew Dodge had the gear. By the window sticker, he ordered himself an A12 car with all the good stuff:

V2 Hemi Orange paint
H2X Deluxe black bench seat interior
A12 440 six pack package, $462.80
D21 Four speed manual gearbox
D69 4.10 Dana rear axle (A12 std.)
D91 Sure grip differential (A12 std.)
E63 383 engine (supplanted by the six pack mill, and standard on all A12 window stickers and fender tags)
J25 Three-speed wipers $5.40 (mandatory A12)
N51 Max cooling package less fan (A12 std.)
N65 Fan-torque drive (A12 std.)
R11 Music Master AM radio $61.55
S15 Police handling package $28.70 (mandatory A12)
V1X Black vinyl top $89.20
V8X Black bumblebee stripe (std. Super Bee)
Y14 Sold car
Y39 Special order
U7S Special order G70x15 tires (redline; std. A12)

$52.00 Later it showed up at Patrick wearing a sticker price of $3,837.65, becoming vehicle stock #386 (it’s written on the owner’s manual cover.) Now, we can’t say if he had half of the money up front or if he had a trade, but the title shows a lien of $1,944.00 due to Commercial Credit Plan in Uniontown, PA. He paid the debt off by July 26, 1974, and the car was fully his.

We also have the original warranty booklet for the car, again with John’s name, showing a delivery date of September 16, 1969—late enough that he could have bought a ’70 model instead! Now, if you’ve never seen a real live A12 warranty book, you may not have seen the crazy STICKERS added to the booklet to show that the car had the same warranty as the Hemi—try doing that today in our litigation-crazed society! They’re applied haphazardly, too, with the care and technique shown by Chrysler employees on these cars! Don’t get me wrong—this is a SUPERB example of an A12 car, but let’s just say that quality was job #1…to a price point and a deadline. And that’s how history really happened!

Let’s do a quick walk around. How frequently do you see ANY original paint cars, let alone high impact colors like this, on cars that were built to be thrashed? Sure, there’s some high point wear, the stripe’s got a few nicks, and there’s the odd scratch here and there, but it’s ORIGINAL. Anyone can have a car repainted, but it’s only original once! Stand back a few feet and appreciate what’s there—the car is nice and shiny and there’s NO rust on the body, anywhere. You have to get pretty close to see that it hasn’t been repainted, so you’re going to shock people twice—once when they see the car, and once more when they walk up to it and realize they’re looking at a 39-year-old paint job! The vinyl top’s original, all of the trim is original, as is the chrome. The grille is in superb shape, as is the rear finish panel. The taillights are the correct, late-style three bulb units. The wheels are all original to the car, with the two dimples by the filler hole and the big “H” stamped by the hub. The hood is the original unit, expertly repainted in Organisol black as that finish wore away within months of new! You’ll also notice little things that are usually wrong on restored cars, like the original front wheel lip moldings that are notched for the splash shield attaching bolts! All the lights and lenses are original and have never been out of the car, including all four original GE headlights. Stand back or get right on top of this car and you’ll learn all sorts of new information about its construction techniques! The outside of this car is absolutely reference grade!

Moving to the interior you’ll find it COMPLETELY original and untouched. There are some seam splits in the original front seat cover, and it would be a no brainer to change it if there were other non original pieces inside, but there just aren’t, from the original, exceptional carpet to the mint headliner. The dash is perfect and the chrome around the gauges is beautiful—this car was kept warm and dry and it shows. The rear seat looks like it’s never been sat in and there aren’t any wear marks in the steering wheel or center cap (silly as it sounds, but that rubber texture wears down just from your thumbs!) I guarantee this to be a full reference restoration interior, right down to the inspection/notation stamp on the glove box liner!

Pop the trunk and you’ll see a new trunk mat amid every original component installed in the car. The original jack and spare (yes, with its unobtainable-at-any-price, never-been-on-the-road Goodyear G70 redline tire) are bolted down as Chrysler did in ’69. The paint in here is original, too, with its original jack decal and tire designation under the lid! The taillight housings are still perfectly plated as are the side marker lights. Pick up the mat and you’ll find a GORGEOUS trunk pan—it’s in line with the rest of the untouched sheet metal on the car!

Under hood, you’ll find an incredibly well detailed motor (John blew up the original while still under warranty—no wonder Chrysler didn’t make a second run of these things in ’70!) The motor was pulled within the last couple years and everything was brought to absolute concours specs, from the paint to ALL finishes to ALL the correct parts! The level of detail such as this requires a mint, low mileage car to start with—there’s no substitution for original parts, let alone date coded pieces! There’s the original refinished wiper motor, ballast resistor, voltage regulator and the original washer fluid bottle, to name a few! The motor’s a date-coded replacement ’69 HP unit, topped by the original carbs, coil, intake, distributor and air cleaner! The original exhaust manifolds are in place, as are the original battery cables! Also present are the ALWAYS missing little black caps over the front splash shield studs. All hoses and belts and all wiring was changed out for new, correct reproduction units for the sake of safety and reliability. The motor is tuned to perfection, starts immediately and has the power to match its looks!

Underneath, all sheet metal, the full suspension and everything else bolted down was treated to the same concours treatment as the engine compartment. There isn’t a flaw to be seen anywhere, again a product of having all correct components with 8.000 miles on them to start with! Every nut and bolt is correct and the finishes are impeccable! I’m not talking about faking finishes—if it was unfinished, bare metal from the factory, there’s nothing more than a light coat of oil to protect it now! The level of detail is amazing in the front suspension, with Cosmoline coated lower control arms, black phosphate and bare hardware, bare steering linkage, the correct K frame in the correct sheen of black (with its inspection mark on top, no less) and the drips of paint hanging from the torsion bars is correct! We took pictures for this sale, and I’ve taken a couple dozen more for reference! The transmission and Dana axle have their inspection marks as they should and any tags originally on the car are duplicated and present. The sheet metal is coated in the correct dark gray dip primer while the Hemi Orange is dusted on as it should be. Again, this is concours-level stuff! All of the fuel hoses have been replaced with the proper “KV” units, the metal brake and fuel hard lines have been replaced and there are NOS brake hoses, again in the name of safety. You’d better have a lift at home if you buy this one—you’ll spend as much time underneath as you will behind the wheel!

So here you have a piece of history, well kept, yet ready to run over and around anyone. Pretty interesting choice you have to make there, eh? You can show it, store it away in a bubble, or thrash on it, and it’ll do any one of those things well. We’ve got a car that has frameable paperwork, an original finish, a rebuilt drivetrain, an original interior, a restored underhood area and undercarriage as well as just about every single piece of original equipment Dodge bolted to it in the summer of ’69. Seldom do you find a time capsule, and less seldom yet is it a car with this level of collectability! With its original hardware and high visibility this is a car you can’t allow to pass you by!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

1969 Pontiac Trans Am 400 - Muscle Car For Sale (Click Here)

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The age of the Trans Am is upon us: There is no collector vehicle on the market today in more demand than Pontiac’s premier performance car. And as the generation that came of age in the 70’s continues to enter the hobby, expect this trend to strengthen over the next decade.

The one that started it all, and one of only 689 built, this gorgeous, numbers matching, four speed 1969 Trans Am is amongst the rarest and most desirable muscle cars ever built. With the PHS documentation for the car including invoice this T/A is at home in any high end collection.

Standard features of the 1969 Trans Am Package: 400 cubic inch Ram Air III engine (335 horsepower, 430 lb-ft torque, 10.75:1 compression, 4-barrel Quadrajet carb, chrome valve covers, long branch exhaust manifolds with dual exhausts,) floor mounted three-speed manual transmission, 3.55:1 Ratio 10 Bolt Safe-T-Track locking rear axle, exclusive Trans Am hood with twin functional scoops "ramming" cool air directly into the carb, air extractors on front fenders allow hot engine compartment air to escape behind the front wheels, high effort quick ratio power steering, high effort power front disc brakes, heavy duty shocks, heavy duty springs, one inch diameter front stabilizer bar, front lower spoiler, floating rear deck lid spoiler (marked as D80 on data plate,) Trans Am paint scheme ((Cameo Ivory (50 on data plate) with twin Tyrol Blue stripes. Striping was used on hood, roof, deck lid and spoiler (pedestals only) ending in a solid blue tail panel.)) Trans Am decals grace the front fenders and rear spoiler, and the grilles are blacked out.

Present is all original equipment installed on the car. In addition to the code 322 Trans Am package, the PHS paperwork shows the 354 M20 four speed transmission, 454 Rally II wheels and the 472 center console. Somewhere through the years previous owners made the car more interesting by adding tilt wheel, the wood-grain shift knob and a factory AM radio.

FOR THE NUMBER GURUS: 1. Engine stamp : WQ (400 cu. In., 335 hp., 10.75 :1 compression ratio., 4 bbl. carb., manual trans.,) Firebird 400 Ram Air III. 2. Engine casting: 9790071 = ‘68 / ‘69 400ci. Engine VIN : 29N105834 , 2 = Pontiac, 9 = 1969, N = Norwood, 105834 = Last six digits of vehicle VIN. Cylinder head casting : 48 (RAIII heads.) Quadrajet Carb Number : 7029273 XB, 70=before 1976, 29=1969, 2=emission code ( 49 state ), 7=Pontiac Division, 3=manual trans, XB = plant code. Intake 9794234 (RAIII.) Distributor 1111952, 9C11 date code. Transmission stampings P9C15A (M20,) VIN 29N105834. Rear axle code ZH=Safe–T–Track, 3:55 ratio.

Trim Tag Info:

ST 69 22337 NOR 508732 BDY
TR 200 50 5 PNT
06A D80
ST 69 = Style 1969, 22337: 2=Pontiac, 23=Firebird, 37=2 door sport coupe. NOR=Norwood, Ohio assembly plant, 508732 BDY=Fisher Body tracking number, TR 200 = Interior Trim, Dark Blue Standard, 50 50 PNT=Cameo Ivory exterior color (monotone) 06A : 06=June, A=1st week, D80=rear spoiler.

Treated to a high-quality cosmetic restoration, this Trans Am is largely original. The paint lies flat and smooth on all panels, the Tyrol Blue stripes and tail treatment is excellent, but the original panel gaps remain as Norwood set them. Chrome parts from nose to tail are in excellent shape as are the stainless pieces. The original Rally II wheels hold newer 215/70/14 BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires. The glass is in great shape and all doors and lids close as they should. This is a very clean, unmolested car.

An item commonly missing is the space saver spare in the trunk. Not only is it there as it should be, the correct inflator bottle still resides there, as well. The original jack sits on top of the new trunk mat and original trunk floor, and the reproduction jack decal is correctly applied to the trunk lid.

Underneath you’ll find undercoating applied when the car was new over the original floor-pans. There’s a new fuel tank, a newer exhaust system, new ACDelco shocks, rebuilt brakes and a sorted suspension, but the majority of the components are original. Being protected you can enjoy the car without worry, which is important as this car drives better than ANY pony car we’ve ever had. No bumps, squeaks or rattles invade the cabin, the brakes are spot on, the steering is fantastic, the motor makes plenty of power and the transmission is better than perfect. These cars were meant to be driven, and this one’s exceptional at it.

Inside you’ll find a nearly original cabin. New upholstery covers the original frames, new cranks operate the windows, there’s a new carpet set on the floor with reproduction Pontiac floor mats and the aforementioned installed parts, but nearly everything else is original to the car. The door panels, A pillar moldings, kick panels, dash, console and more were installed at Norwood and remain in excellent shape.

How many ’69 Trans Ams do you see for sale in a given year? We sold three in 2008, all north of $105,000.00. How many fewer yet are as original and drivable as this one? This numbers matching 1969 Pontiac Trans-Am would be a fine addition to any significant Trans-Am collection. Best of all, because it’s never required a trailer queen level restoration, it can also be driven and enjoyed. Don’t wait on this one!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

1969 Plymouth Roadrunner Convertible - Classic Car For Sale (Click Here)

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Another of my favorite colors! Q5, Bright Turquoise poly, is definitely in my top 5, and with good reason—it’s gorgeous! It oozes class and is something different in a world full of red cars. Now, drape that fantastic shade over a very cool car, say a Road Runner convertible, make sure it’s numbers matching, dress it to the nines and have both the fender tag and the broadcast sheet lying around!

Let’s start with the options on the fender tag.

M31 N88 R22 END
A01 A04 B51 G33 J25 L31
Q5 Q5 M2X X9 B04
E63 D32 RM27 H9G xxxxxx
M31 Belt line moldings
N88 Cruise control
R22 AM 8 track stereo radio
A01 Light group
A04 Basic group (AM radio, power steering, outside remote mirror, 3 speed wipers, deluxe hub caps)
B51 Power brakes
G33 Remote driver side mirror
J25 3 Speed wipers
L31 Fender mounted turn signals
Q5 Bright turquoise poly paint
Q5 (single color car)
M2X Black bench seat upholstery
X9 Black upper door frame paint
B04 October 4, 1968 build date
E63 383 335hp 4bbl engine
D32 Heavy Duty Torqueflite transmission
RM27 Road Runner convertible
H9G 383HP, 1969 model year, St. Louis assembly plant

Cruise control and an 8 track stereo—those are weird on their own let alone together! The broadcast sheet also lists the car with codes for Y39 (dealer demo car,) T83 (redlines,) C31 (headrests,) D53 (3.23 geared 8 ¾ axle,) J55 (undercoating, hood pad) and an S79 partial horn ring steering wheel!

A couple changes were made to the car to make it what it is today, and I don’t think anyone but the most hardcore purists would disagree with any of them! You’ll notice the buckets and console in place of the front bench, the homely wheel covers are gone in favor of an excellent set of road wheels with Coker 225/70/14 radial redlines, the underside is finished in satin black, smooth over clean sheet metal, instead of being gooped up by snarly undercoating and a hidden Mopar electronic ignition kit replaces the finicky points unit under the hood. Have a problem with any of these? Me either!

Now, let’s talk about what’s right. First, the finish—it’s stunning! Beautifully applied, the turquoise paint simply sparkles in the sun. The stainless trim is all buffed and shiny, the bumpers and window frames are re-chromed, the grille and taillights are new, all of the lenses are clear and the glass is excellent. Proper textured paint coats the hood and looks great. A new top goes up and down as new, everything electrical lights up and the new horn cheerily announces itself with a “Beep! Beep!”

Underneath, you’ll find clean sheet metal that’s been blasted clean of its undercoating and freshly draped in satin dark gray paint. The new exhaust system connects to the stock manifolds and heads underneath to a high flow X pipe and Flowmasters before ending up stock looking out back. The front suspension and all brakes have been rebuilt, there are all new lines and a new tank and strap set. The car’s nice and tight, sounds awesome and rides great! A peek in the trunk reveals a fifth Magnum 500 wheel with a brand new Coker redline, the proper jack, a new trunk mat keeping things tidy and the same beautiful turquoise paint following within. There’s even a full complement of ’69 Plymouth ads and a half pint of touch up paint, both of which are nice things to have!

The aforementioned buckets and console take center stage in the interior, but there’s more going on in here. The AM radio pulls in stations and Merle Haggard’s greatest hits plays on all four channels—you gotta have the classics lying around, right? New ACC carpet and embroidered floor mats lie at your feet; new Legendary door panels sit at your sides. A correct floor shift column was installed, and it holds the original black steering wheel with a partial horn ring. The motor fires to life with a twist of the key, the power steering works wonders and the power brakes make stopping a no brainer. Shift the car into drive—yes, it’s an automatic, but this is a drop-top cruiser and not some street terror—and take off!

Lift the hood to show off the highly detailed, original 383 engine. Underneath the proper molded hood pad you’ll find a new unsilenced air cleaner with a new pie pan, fresh orange paint, correct exhaust manifolds, date coded wires, new hoses, a new red top group 27 battery and a reproduction coil. You’ll also find the correct 053 22” radiator, as fresh and detailed as the rest of the compartment. A remanufactured wiper motor and brake assembly take hold of the firewall, anchored with new wiring and new ignition components. Power flows from the engine into the numbers matching transmission, the original driveshaft and the original rear. It all works well, and being original it makes sure your investment is safe!

Ready for topless fun? Radials, a well sorted power train, a new front suspension and great brakes means you’ll have a ton of fun without worry! Convertible beepers don’t grow on trees, either, and ones this well done are even harder to find!

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Monday, September 21, 2009

1969 Plymouth GTX 440 - Muscle Car For Sale (Click Here)

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We’re throwing quite a decision at you—drive it or store it away? On one hand, this is a gorgeous, original body panel, original drive train, original broadcast sheet, fully known ownership chain, air grabber, four speed car that’s a true blue chip collectible, while on the other hand, well, it’s a gorgeous, original body panel, original drive train, original broadcast sheet, air grabber, four speed car that drives FLAWLESSLY! Good thing I don’t have to make the call!

Flip a coin and choose “drive it!” Push in the clutch, twist the key and watch the motor fire straight to a rock steady idle. Good to go? Sure! Power steering and brakes make for light controls, the clutch is chatter free with no complaints or shudders, power is available immediately and the 18 spline four speed box is one of the quietest, smoothest units I’ve driven! Zero rattles or squeaks invade the cabin while on the road and the doors close perfectly. Every light bulb, every switch works as designed, as does the original AM radio! Pull the fresh air lever, wind up the tach and hammer down!

Now, that’s what I would do… Of course, I’d still want to know what I was getting, so let’s look at the broadcast sheet. The original fender tag’s still on the car, but since the car came out of the Lynch Road plant, the tag’s both cryptic and not very helpful—the only options shown are the air grabber, the hood paint and the console!

Here are the highlights:

R6 dark red exterior, S6R dark red interior, R8 dark red trim, C16 console
E86 440 Super Commando, D21 four speed manual, V21 performance hood treatment, N96 fresh air hood, C16 console, R11 AM radio, N85 Tachometer, B31 heavy duty 11” drum brakes, B51 power assist, A01 light package, A33 Track Pack (Dana 60 rear, 3.54 gear ratio, max cool package) G33 remote outside mirror, J25 three speed wipers, M85 bumper guards (rare!!!) W21 styled steel road wheels, Y07 Canadian spec build

Of course, the whole flotilla of GTX trim from the body side moldings to the grille to the specific tail panel and taillights are coded, as well!

This GTX was purchased new by 20-year-old Mel McMurren at Fleming Motors in Lethbridge, Alberta. Mel had it for about two years before selling it to George Steele, also of Lethbridge, who held the car until 1989. Third owner Ed Kapala was fortunate to purchase the car thorough his son's relationship with George—until then he hadn't even entertained offers of letting it go! Ed started on the ground up restoration you see here, finishing up in 1998. The owner of Southside Chrysler in Red Deer, Alberta, saw the car in 2000 and managed to pry the car out of Ed's hands as Ed was embarking on an AAR restoration. The car headed south to warm Missouri for the next five years before winding up here!

Open the hood and we’ll start the investment inspection. #’s Matching motor and transmission? Check. Numbers matching carb (4617) and dual point distributor? Check. 055 Radiator? Again, check. Condition? Beautiful, and highly detailed from the air filter to the orange paint to the assembly line mark on the valve cover! The air grabber assembly’s held in with correct rivets, reproduction hoses and clamps keep date coded wires company, the right battery’s held in properly and connected with the right cables, and the big air grabber base plate holds the correct round holed air filter. The exhaust manifolds are freshly bead blasted and ceramic coated. All this and it runs perfectly!

On a lift you’ll see a correctly detailed undercarriage. The base coat of dark gray dip primer paint is everywhere, with appropriate assembly line overspray from one end to the other. There’s very little red paint underneath as the factory didn’t paint the car all the way to the bottom knowing the lower panels would be black. There are wedges of color, though, at the wheel wells just as there would have been new. Undercoating was applied to the wheel wells, and whatever it hit underneath stayed, just like it would have. Everything’s covered in paint, be it pigmented or clear for protection. Correct inspection marks, tags and stickers are on the Dana, too. A new Accurate Exhaust Products H pipe and tailpipe set play host to a pair of DynoMax mufflers and chrome exhaust tips. Bright and shiny paint covers the trunk floor and sides while the jack, spare and mat are in their proper places.

Inside everything’s been restored or replaced from the headliner to the carpet! The gauges are all clear and bright, the seats are new and comfortable, the dash and door panels are great, the console top plates look fantastic and the console itself is gorgeous other than the usual small crack at the back. There are headrests on the seats (optional until January 1969) noted in the proper place on the broadcast sheet, which was circled by an inspector, and there’s even a “HEADRESTS” stamp at the bottom of the sheet! Don’t want to forget those babies! The wood grain dash panels are unusually nice, too—overall this is an excellent place to spend time or collect admiration!

Sitting still or moving at a rapid rate the car looks awesome. Freshly wet sanded and buffed out this is a SERIOUSLY clean GTX! Gloss R6 Red paint lies flat on the body, complimented very nicely by the matte black on the hood and rocker panels. New emblems, rechromed and new shiny pieces and clear lenses add shine to a businesslike exterior. Four correct GE bulbs are framed by an excellent original grille at the front while a restored tail panel and taillight set shines up the rear. The air grabber hood vents are red as they should be (you’ll notice a lot of non air grabber cars having red here, but they should be black!) New door, backlight and windshield glass compliments the rest of the clean original set. Stainless trim pieces have undergone a full polishing job while new F70-14 redlines surround correct 1969 road wheels with correct trim rings. The red paint stripes on the silver brake drums are visible through the wheels as they should be and they’re just one more detail done right!

I said you had a decision to make, but that has nothing to do with buying the car—that’s a given! No, you either have to consciously keep from power shifting the car ‘till death do you part OR you have to figure out how to not drive your show car! Looking at this car’s like admiring a supermodel who can get by on her looks alone and then finding out she’s got a law degree from Harvard! You might just find that envy isn’t always green, and that your blue chip just might be red on red!

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

1970 Mini Cooper S Mk 1 1340cc - Classic Car For Sale (Click Here)


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Over the last 2 years an Extensive Restoration process has gone into preparation of this Promotional British Classic Show Car and finally it is in New Condition inside and out.

Engine Number is: 9FSAY44972
New British Racing Green paint with New White Roof.

The original A Series Engine is Cooper S 1275cc, but now is 1340cc including 2 x 1.5” SU Carburetors.

This truly unique little “Rocket” is just an Awesome Classic British Car, which continues to draw lots of attention and provide lots of fun driving it with all sort of an excitement coming from many people who see it sometimes passing through on the streets when it is driven around. From yelling to pointing some people really do notice this fantastic and probably today still the smallest car on the road.

Its firm suspension with the extra Cooper S rally front Damping Shocks has been installed to assist the hydro-elastic original factory set up. Rear Competition bump stops.(which the car pretty much runs on). Radford Coopers Front grille has been installed with additional spotlights, which both are now working as high beam lights. New Minilite Alloy Mag Wheels are 10inch x 6inch wide. Car has now Big Bore Straight through the Centre Exit of Exhaust. This car now truly sounds amazing and usually as always is appreciated by all mini fans, and people who love these Classic cars. It now sounds like the real Mini should sound… VERY LOUD! J

This car comes with years of many receipts and a possible an Australian history behind it. On one of the receipts from one of the four previous Owners it can be identified as – an Australian Institute of Sport, which is located in Canberra. All receipts will be supplied to the new Owner of this Amazing car as it comes with receipts for the last 20 years plus.

Car is currently registered in NSW and located in Sydney West. Please note: Private Plates = DO NOT COME WITH THIS CAR!

This is a Regrettable sale, due to other current major projects on hand, which need to be finalized this year.

RELATED INFORMATION OF THE CONDITION OF THIS SHOW CAR NOW AS FOLLOWS:
New Paint - British Racing Green & White Roof & White Bonnet Stripes ($5000 including all required repairs) (July 2009)
New Interior - Full Trimming Inside ($1850) (July 2009)
New Headlining - White ($150) (July 2009)
New Carpet Inside ($150) (July 2009)
New Retrimed 3 x Piece Dashboard ($350) (July 2009)
New Wood grain Door Handles (From Japan $270) (August 2009)
New Gauges (From England $190) (January 2009)
New Italian Air Twin Horn ($45) (March 2009)
New Badges (From England Front & Back $175) (December 2009)
New Front Bumper Bar Overrides ($150 x pair) (August 2009)
New Chrome Side Moldings (Both sides - $59) (July 2009)
New 6 x Speaker System ($250) (July 2009)
New Chrome Front Both Sides Bullet Mirrors from UK (Made in England - $180) (May 2008)
New Sports 15" Steering Wheel (From England - $155) (May 2008)
New Gear Knob (From England - $45) (May 2008)
New John Cooper Front Bonnet Stickers (From England - $35) (May 2008)
New Ashtrays (Front & Back - $74) (July 2009)
New Wheels (Deep dish - $850) (February 2008)
New Tires ($350) (December 2008)
New Seat Belts ($120) (February 2008)
New Window Rubbers ($480) (July 2009)
New Tailgate Cables ($30) (August 2009)
New Front Brake Pads ($50) (December 2008)
New Rear Drum Brakes ($160) (December 2008)
New 123 Electronic Distributor ($550) (December 2008)
New Braded Lines ($45) (December 2008)
New Spark Plugs ($15) (August 2009)
New Spark Plugs Leads ($25) (August 2009)
New Coil ($55) (December 2008)
New Car Battery ($100) (August 2009)
Radford Front Grill ($250) (February 2008)
Reconditioned Radiator ($90) (December 2008)
TOTAL = $12,298 AUD (NOT INCLUDING THE VALUE OF THE CAR

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

1969 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S 340 - Muscle Car For Sale (Click Here)

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Ah, my other love—340 powered A bodies! They’re cool to look at, fun to drive and a heck of a lot lighter than a B or E body car, and that means faster! I’m particularly happy to see an example like this one in here—a B5 on B5, four speed, fastback Barracuda Formual S. It’s gorgeous on top, inside and underneath, was completed within the last month, retains its original fender tag and broadcast sheet, and it scoots!

Here’s the fender tag:

M21 M31 R11 V6W END
A01 A53 G15 G33 J25 L31
B5 B5 H4B B5 A18 162101
E55 D21 BH29 P9B 17xxxx
M21 Roof drip rail moldings
M31 Belt Moldings
R11 AM Radio (2 Watt)
V6W Longitudinal Stripes, White
A01 Light Package
A53 Formula S Package
G15 Tinted Windshield
G33 OS LH Remote Standard Mirror
J25 3 Speed Wipers
L31 Fender Mounted Turn Signals
B5/B5 Blue Fire Metallic Exterior Color
H4B Bench Seats, Blue
B5 Blue Upper Door Frame Paint (UDF)
A18 October 18, 1968 Build Date
E55 340 cid 4 barrel V8 275hp
D21 4 Speed Manual Transmission
BH29 Barracuda Sports Roof
P9B 340 V8, 1969 Model Year, Hamtramck Assembly Plant

Lift the hood and take a look around. Extensively rebuilt, the high winding 340 sits front and center in the engine bay. Watson Ruppel Performance in Sarahsville, OH went to town balancing and blueprinting, cc’ing the combustion chambers, the works. $3200 does wonders for an engine’s smoothness! It’d be a shame to pack a gem like that into a subpar engine compartment, but this one’s up to the task. A new Antique Auto Battery yellow top Mopar unit sends power through correct battery cables, a correct air cleaner assembly hides a correct 4611SA Carter carb, a recored 066 radiator keeps things cool with proper hoses and date coded plug wires look good doing their jobs while correct HP manifolds expel the fumes. A new hood pad keeps the noise down as the deep glossy paint job wow the crowds!

B5 paint covers the undercarriage, as well, highlighting a copious amount of new and refurbished parts. The HP manifolds up top transfer gasses to the Accurate Exhaust Products exhaust system complete with correct tips, the front and rear suspensions and brakes are all new, the rear axle’s been gone through and Brewer’s Performance performed their magic on the slick shifting four speed and supplied the new Hays clutch kit. A new Quanta Products fuel tank and sender, supported by new straps and J bolts, sends fuel through new lines. Wheelwell undercoating is appropriately applied, and all parts that might rust are protected by paint or clearcoat!

Sit inside—these cars are larger inside than you’d remember, and they were classified as “compacts” when new! New Legendary upholstery is everywhere from the carpet to the bucket seats (they’re correct 1969 pieces and they’re a heck of a lot cooler than the bench!) to the door panels to the headliner. A new dash pad sits on top of a refinished dash housing that holds refinished and rechromed gauges and a working AM radio. All of the upper door frames and upper trim panels were beautifully refinished in B5 blue, too, and an Hurst stick with a new boot and nice trim ring come from the floor. You’ll hold onto an original Barracuda-only woodgrain wheel (they’re black instead of brown) complete with “fish” center medallion while piloting with pride, banging gears and getting sideways!

Speaking of driving, the car’s a fantastic companion despite its low mileage since its restoration! The steering’s straight and tight, the motor takes off willingly in traffic without complaint, the shifter and clutch work great and the car’s devoid of rattles. All this and the tires still have nubs on the tread! It’s kinda like buying a car from the factory, except, well…this one works!

Few Mopar colors are cooler than Blue Fire Metallic. Heck—when Chrysler released updated colors of the muscle classics B5 was one of them. The blue base with a hint of green and the sheen of silver just makes this car, especially with the white longitudinal stripe package. From the bottom up, new 205/70/14 BFGoodrich Touring T/A tires encircle body color steel wheels with dog dish hub caps, new wheel lip moldings, rechromed bumpers, expertly polished and straightened trim, new decals and emblems, a mint grille, a beautiful tail panel, and straight bodywork covered in hand rubbed basecoat/clearcoat paint. Gorgeous in the sun and sinister at night this is an awesome looking car!

Ready for a cool car that’s as beautiful and collectable as it is rare to see at a show? One that more than held its own against not only direct rivals like the Nova, but larger cars with more cubes, too? Discounting Chrysler’s mighty 340 was a mistake when they were new, just as letting this car go would be for you!

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Friday, September 18, 2009

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 V8 - Muscle Car For Sale (Click Here)


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Mustang fans, have we got a treat for you! Every once in a while, you run across a special car. One that immediately comes to mind is the original dealer-owned black on black 1968 Shelby GT500KR we stumbled across a couple of months ago, with its original body, interior, drive-train and documents. That car lasted a whole 12 hours after we rolled it out, and was snatched up for $165,000.00. We could have sold that one ten times over. Now here’s another.

In October, 1982, Bruce M. Strachan of Eastlake, Ohio, purchased a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 from Michael Allensen, of Bemus Point, NY. We’re not really sure whether Mr. Allensen was the original owner of the Boss, but he was from the area where it was sold new, McFadden Ford, of Jamestown, NY, so there’s a possibility he was.

What we DO know is that when Bruce purchased the car, it was an untouched survivor with only 25,882 original miles showing in the Odometer. Over the next 26 years, Bruce used the car sparingly, for local shows and cruises only, rolling up a whopping 225 miles on the car. In October, 2008, Bruce walked into our showroom, looking to trade in his prized Boss 302, with only 26,107 miles on the odometer.

When Bruce told us about the car, we were a little skeptical. After all, what are the odds of finding a 26K original mile 69 Boss only a few miles from your shop, and one that had not seen the light of day for nearly 10 years? Undaunted by our skepticism, Bruce picked out his intended new ride and offered to run home and drive back up in the Boss.

An hour later, we heard a nice rumble and watched a Bright Yellow 1969 Boss 302 pull into our parking lot. Skepticism quickly turned to amazement as we went over the car. Wow …. All original sheet-metal! Original interior! Original drive-train! Sure, it has the patina of a 39 year old survivor, but what a nice survivor! We quickly struck a deal with Bruce and then laid out a master plan to cosmetically enhance this incredible survivor, while keeping it as original as possible.

Before we get into the restoration project we undertook, let’s take a peek at how this Boss 302 was constructed by Ford. For those non-Boss experts out there, 1969 Boss 302s are much rarer than 1970 models. The total produced in 1969 was a little over 1600, with more than 7000 produced in 1970.

This 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 was ordered by a customer of McFadden Ford, Inc., in Jamestown, NY. The order was received by Ford on April 21, 1969 and was scheduled for Build on May 29, 1969. This Boss was actually built on June 5, 1969, released on June 6, 1969 and sold on June 12, 1969. As per the original, internal Ford Gate Release & Accounting document, Ford charged McFadden Ford $3,280.25 for this Boss, which carried a retail price of $4,036.69.

Here’s how this Boss was built by Ford, based on the Serial Number 9F02GXXXXXX and the Door Plate:

9 = 1969
F = Built at Dearborn
02 = Mustang Sportsroof
G = 302-4V Boss
63A = Mustang Sportsroof
9 = Bright Yellow Paint, Ford #3217-A
2A = Black Kiwi Vinyl Standard Bucket Seats
29E = Scheduled for Build May 29, 1969
37 = Buffalo Ordering District
V = 3.91 Traction-Lok Axle Ratio
6 = Four-Speed Close Ratio Manual Transmission

The Boss 302 Package included the following as standard equipment:

Special Handling Suspension
Wide Oval Belted Tires
Magnum 500 Style Steel Wheels
Special Cooling Package
Functional Front Spoiler

But McFadden Ford’s customer wanted just a little but more, so he checked off the following options:

Rear Deck Spoiler
F60X15 Belted Tires w/Raised White Letters
Sport Slats
Power Front Disc Brakes
Color Keyed Racing Mirrors

So there you have it … the grounds for one incredible car: a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 in Bright Yellow, with a four speed, 3.91 axle, front & rear spoilers, front disc brakes and sport slats. I was only five years old in 1969, but if I’d had some dough back then, I would have been down at the Ford dealer buying one of these! Imagine the shock on my dad’s face when the dealer delivered my new Boss 302! Come on Dad, only 11 years until I can drive!

So that’s how it was built. We already know what happened to the Boss over the next 39 years. Now let’s find out what we did to it. As we stated earlier, our goal was to keep this Boss 99.99% original … no reproduction parts allowed.

The interior was easy --- we kept it original. That’s correct, outside of a headliner replacement (sagging), the Black Kiwi Bucket Seat interior is 100% original, from the carpet, to the dash, to the gauges, to the seats, to the seat-belts, to the shifter and console, to the door panels. Check out the sill plates … those are originals! Guys, if you want to achieve a perfect score at the next MCA National Event for an interior in a 1969 Boss 302, come study this car … it’s exactly the way it left the factory 40 years ago. And it’s NICE. There are no rips, cracks or deformities to be found. All gauges operate perfectly. The original AM radio sounds crisp and clear. Need to drive this Boss up in cold weather? No problem … crank the heat … it operates as new!

Not pictured is a brand new set of correct reproduction black rubber floor mats, which arrived after we shot the pictures. This was a car that very obviously never spent any time sitting out in the sun getting weather beaten. So, the interior was easy. Likewise…the glass was just as easy. It’s all original to the car and it’s all perfect. No replacements needed. We did allow one concession in here—the cool rim blow steering wheel on the car is a 1970 piece, installed in the early 1970's by the original owner as he liked the style better than the stock piece. For those ultra picky judges the original is in the trunk—that's the best of both worlds!

Let’s move on to the body. Did we mention that this is a 100% original sheet-metal car? Well, it is. First, we removed the drive-train, rear axle, suspension wiring and lines. Next, the body tub was stripped to bare metal and epoxy coated. A few minor steel patches were applied. All body panels were dipped and e-coated, including the fenders, front valance, rear valance, doors , hood and deck lid. When we re-hung the doors, the door hinge pins were replaced. All body panels were blocked with 180 and blocked with 320 and blocked with 400. The body was then painted in the correct shade of Bright Yellow with PPG base coat/clear coat enamel, and wet sanded with 800,1000, 1500 and, finally, 2000 grit sandpaper. Where Satin Black was called, PPG was used as well. The engine bay was refinished to OEM standards.

While the paintwork was being done, all of the stainless steel trim and chrome was sent out for re-plating and/or polishing. Likewise, the original Sport Slats and original Rear Deck Lid Spoiler (plastic) were repainted.

After the body and paint were complete, the shiny new bright-work was reinstalled, correct new reflective 1969 Boss 302 striping was applied and new weather-strip was placed in every nook and cranny. Last, but not least, the correct and original Sport Slats and original Rear Deck Lid Spoiler (plastic) were remounted.

The end result is, shall we say, spectacular! The body on this Boss 302 is perfectly straight, perfectly aligned and the paint is nicer than Ford Motor Company ever dreamed of. With all of its original trim, chrome, glass, Sport Slats and original Rear Deck Lid Spoiler, the exterior of this Boss 302 is amazing!

Let’s talk about the wheels and tires. Sure, we had to use brand new Firestone F60x15 Belted Tires with Raised White Letters. After all, who wants to roll on 40 year old tires. But, we mounted those tires to ORIGINAL 1969 Ford Magnum 500 wheels. That’s right … this car has its original road wheels, restored, and are they nice!

Let’s get the trunk out of the way …. It’s 100% original and we didn’t touch it. The ORIGINAL B. F. Goodrich space saver spare is present, with the ORIGINAL Ford Motor Company scissors jack mounted on top of it. Neither have ever been out of the car and we didn’t want to break the 39 year chain. We did install a new trunk mat. After all, we said that the car was 99.9% original, not 100%!

Now let’s move on to the all important Boss 302 drive-train. As we pointed out earlier, we removed the engine and trans to paint the car. While the original engine was out of the car, it was gone through, with all seals and gaskets replaced. The engine was repainted in the correct, original color. The original heads were rebuilt, treated to new valve spring retainers and keepers. The original intake manifold was bead blasted and painted. The original exhaust manifolds were blasted and painted. The proper and original Holley carburetor was rebuilt, and treated to new floats and jets. Also reinstalled was the original (NOT a reproduction) rev limiter. Speaking of original (we use that term a lot on this one), we re-used the original fuel pump and the original distributor. We had the original radiator re-cored and rebuilt. Last, but not least, we installed all original, restored emissions equipment (these are NOT reproductions).

New items in the engine bay include: battery; bolt kit; cap and rotor; hoses, belts; spark plug wires, and; coil. So there you have it, a perfectly and properly restored original 1969 Boss 302 engine, nearly 100% correct in every way. And yes, this is the original engine that came in the car, as verified by all numbers.

The original transmission was stripped, gone through and then refinished as per original. Likewise, the original and numbers matching Nodular differential and axle were blasted and refinished. The rear axle assembly was rebuilt and reset.

Mechanically, no expense was spared on the underside of this Boss 302. The following items are correct and new: shocks; leaf springs; fuel lines; brake lines; grommets; body bumpers; upper control arms; lower control arms; inner and outer tie rods; sway bar bushings; u-joints, and; factory correct transverse exhaust and mufflers. Could we have re-used some of the tired, 40 year old suspension and brake parts? Sure. But would it have been wise and could you safely drive this car? Probably not. All of the correct and/or original factory hardware was used during reassembly.

Now let’s talk about the underside. We scraped and sanded the underbody, to reveal the original floor pans, trunk pan and frame rails. As the pictures will detail, the correct factory Epoxy coat was applied as needed. Proper over-spray was blown under the car where appropriate. With the help of Bob Perkins, the noted Boss 302 expert (Bob physically inspected the car and offered his personal assistance), we properly detailed the undercarriage with all of the correct and original factory markings.

So there you have it … a properly and thoroughly restored 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302, with its original drive-train, 99% original trim, original glass, original sheet-metal, original and hard to find parts including Emissions equipment, Sport Slats, Rear Deck Lid Spoilers, Magnum 500 road wheels, space saver spare, jack, etc., etc., etc.. Perfectly documented and never offered for public sale, ever, this is a unique opportunity for a Mustang collector to purchase a true investment grade car which will absolutely stand out from the vast sea of restored and over-restored cars. This Boss 302 has never been shown in any public setting and is ready to take the world by storm.

As with our 1968 Shelby GT500KR which sold in 12 hours back in November, this isn’t a car to think about … or a car to mull over for a few weeks while you wonder how the stock market is going to do over the next year … or haggle over … this is a car you grab up as quickly as you can and hold on to for the long-term. This is one of the coolest cars you will see on the market in 2009. This one is special and this one is a keeper! Don’t wait!



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Thursday, September 17, 2009

1969 Dodge Coronet R/T 440 - Muscle Car For Sale (Click Here)

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Coronet aficionados we’ve got a great one for you—a ’69 440 4 speed, Dana 60 rear R/T in cool red-on-red! Restored from the bottom up, with a Ramcharger hood, buckets and console, fresh paint and more this bad B Body is a heavy cruiser done right!

Outside you’ll find fresh, straight red paint accented just right with great bright-work. The panels were massaged straight and the gaps were set right before being drenched in basecoat/clear coat R6 Red. The bumpers were treated to a re-chroming; the grille is an excellent original as is the tail panel. New emblems, re-chromed and new shiny pieces and clear lenses add shimmer to a businesslike exterior. The Ramcharger hood scoops are new, as are their bezels. Stainless trim pieces have undergone a full polishing job while new radial redlines (205/70 front and 225/70 rear) surround brand new 15” chrome road wheels. New wheel-well moldings are standard R/T fare, as are rocker moldings, which will be installed on the car as soon as fresh reproductions arrive.

Here’s the original fender tag:

R11 V8X 26 END
G33 J25 L31 M21 M25 M46
A01 A04 A33 B51 C16 C55
R6 R6 P6R R6 102 119843
E86 D21 WS23 L9B xxxxxx
R11 AM radio
V8X Black bumblebee stripe
26 Heavy duty radiator
END No additional tags to follow
G33 Remote outside driver mirror
J25 Three speed wipers
L31 Fender mounted turn signals
M21 Drip rail moldings
M25 Rocker panel moldings
M46 Simulated quarter panel scoops
A01 Light package
A04 Basic group (AM radio, power steering, full wheel covers, power brakes)
A33 Track Pack (Dana 60 axle w/3.54 gears)
B51 Power brakes
C16 Center console
C55 Bucket seats
R6 R6 Red exterior paint, single tone
P6R Premium red vinyl bucket seats
R6 Upper door frame color, red
102 January 2, 1969 build date
119843 Plant sequence number
E86 440HP, 375hp engine
D21 Four speed manual transmission
WS23 Coronet R/T, 2 door hardtop
L9B 440HP, 1969 model year, Hamtramck assembly
Xxxxxx Sequential VIN

Inside, you’ll sit on fresh Legendary seat covers with new BE/A headrests, set your feet on new ACC carpet and rest your arm on repainted upper door frames with new PUI door panels, new chrome armrest bases and door handles and restored armrest pads. The dash pad is another BE/A part, and all of the padded vinyl pieces and other trim were refinished to get a consistent match—red interiors are notorious for aging to a hundred different shades! The wood-grain steering wheel in front of you is brand new piece, replacing the original red three spoke unit. It simply looks better!

Check the trunk for a brand new spare, the correct jack and a new mat. Get curious and lift a corner of that mat—it’s the original trunk floor, and it’s in great shape!

On the lift you’ll find the original undercoating’s been touched up for a clean appearance. The exhaust system is new and sounds great while new lines run brake fluid and gasoline to their appropriate outlets. The big Dana 60 with its 3.54 gear-set out back was blasted, painted and rebuilt with new bearings and fully detailed brakes. Detailed leaf springs and new shocks take care of the ride quality. Up front, the K frame was removed, blasted clean and reinstalled. All steering components are new and properly detailed. The lower control arms are painted with a translucent gold paint to simulate Cosmoline. A new driveshaft feeds power back from the numbers matching 18 spline transmission while a new clutch rides in the original bell-housing. It all adds up to a very drivable package that won’t need attention for a long while!

Pop the hood to check out the power-plant. You’ll have to pull the hood pins first—they’re not factory, but they looked tough and we kept ‘em. Those big twin scoops on the hood feed a new BE/A Ramcharger hood setup complete with the correct seal, air cleaner and fresh air cable. It wasn’t installed new, either, but who’s going to argue with a fresh air package on a muscle car??? The ’69 440HP (out of a GTX) runs great thanks to its fresh rebuild, and we dressed it up right with new spark plug wires, a proper coil, reproduction radiator and heater hoses and more. You’ll find a new group 27 reproduction battery in the corner connected up with new battery cables. This car’s ready to run.

Killer looks, a fresh restoration and credentials to back up the car, this 1969 Coronet R/T 4 Spee Dana is one to own, enjoy and watch rise in value. That’s having your cake and eating it, too!



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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Hemi 426 - Muscle Car For Sale (Click Here)

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It's no secret that the boys at Best of Show Automotive are big Mopar fans—we love all of the other makes as well, but Mopars hold a special place in our hearts. And, in our minds, the ultimate Mopar and the ultimate car of the muscle car era is the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. With little more than 500 produced, and with the most radical styling ever conceived on a factory produced car, the Charger Daytona is the pinnacle of the era, in our humble opinion.

We do restorations here at Best of Show Automotive (check our website for the current list), and we've seen some spectacular cars, but THIS Charger Daytona is nothing short of amazing. Quite simply, it has ceased being a muscle car and has been transformed into a work of art. Simply put, this is the finest restored 1969 Dodge Daytona we've ever laid my eyes on! Restored painstakingly over a five year period, this Daytona is as good as it gets.

Let's start with the history and documents on this Daytona. To kick things off, present is the ORIGINAL Motor Vehicle Purchase Order and Federal Disclosure Statement between Canoga Dodge, Inc., in Canoga Park, CA, and the original owner, Edward T. Ryan, also of Canoga Park, CA. Purchased on March 19, 1970, the out the door price for this incredible machine was $4,377.23, including tax. Backing this document up is the ORIGINAL Chrysler Corporation warranty booklet made out to Edward T. Ryan, by Canoga Dodge. Further history on this Daytona includes the ORIGINAL California registration papers for the Daytona, beginning March 20, 1970 and running through 1979. Mr. Ryan sold the Daytona in 1979 and even kept the signed Bill of Sale which he must have detached from the title. Oh yeah, we have the original owner’s manual as well. Also present is a four inch stack of documents related to the production specifications of the Daytona, marketing materials, and other historically significant documents. All of these documents will transfer to the new owner of this piece of history.

Ed Ryan was a big fan of the street and show scenes so the car's very well known! He was one of the very first members of Winged Warriors after it grew out of the Los Angeles Road Runner Club and the car was a standout then as well. On our website, you can read escapades with this Daytona back in 1975 on the streets of LA and can see in the pictures it wore all the trappings of the street machine lifestyle, from the slot mags and fat tires to the stance, to the custom blackouts to the decals.

Even cooler, this is one of the only Daytonas to have appeared on the screen! That’s right, if you watched the television show Adam-12 in 1972, you may have seen our Daytona! The episode, titled "Who Won," focused on street racers cleaning up their act and getting on the track for their racing fix. Seeing as this Daytona was a well known terror around Los Angeles and Irwindale Dragstrip (and one that couldn't be missed from space) it was a natural fit! Here's a link to the episode: http://www.hulu.com/watch/46171/adam-12-who-won#x-0,vepisode,1. The Daytona appears at the 10:35 in. It's cool to see any old car in a show, but it's amazing to watch an episode with the same car now sitting in our showroom in fully restored glory! We’re not sure where Ed Ryan is now, but Ed, if you are out there, and you read this, give us a call. We’d like to fly you out here on our dime for some pictures with your old Daytona. In your honor, everyone at Best of Show will dress up in full 1970’s garb and blast some Zeppelin on our 8 track players!

On August 26, 1985, Chip Baldwin paid the princely sum of $19,500.00 for the Daytona from Betty Boop's Car Care in Santa Fe Springs, CA. The Daytona made its way east in 1998 where it landed in Dave Ferro's shop for an every nut & bolt restoration.

To document the restoration process of the Daytona would take volumes. After all, this was a five year project! The Daytona was carefully disassembled and reassembled, piece by piece, with original and new old stock parts, to a standard that one rarely sees.

The body on this Daytona is perfectly straight and a true work of art. The paint work is incredible and easily the best work I've ever seen on a Chrysler B Body. The original steel wheels are present, fully restored to better than new, as are the original dog dish hubcaps, polished and repainted to an extremely high standard. All of the trim and bright-work is concours show quality and perfect. Every piece of glass in the car is date coded correct factory glass, and near perfect. The nose fit on this Daytona is the best I've ever seen ...and I've seen my share.

Present is the ORIGINAL 426 Hemi engine, with the original heads, intake, carburetors, exhaust, starter, radiator and many, many other original or NOS components. The valve covers are original. The air cleaner is original. The engine rebuild was handled by Ray Barton Racing, and was performed to the highest standard. Also present is the ORIGINAL A727 Torqueflite 3 speed automatic transmission, also rebuilt and restored to a high standard. Last, but not least is the ORIGINAL Dana 60 positraction axle, with a 4.10 gear.

The underside of this Daytona is a work of art. Every square inch is detailed and finished perfectly, with upgraded stainless steel lines, clear coated bolt heads, clips and fasteners. A correct Hemi H-pipe exhaust was installed along with correct mufflers, hangers and chrome exhaust tips. The trunk area is also completely restored, with both jacks on hand, and the correct spare (I know, they are not in the photos, but we have them!)

Speaking of the undercarriage, an East Coast restoration shop that “specializes in Mopars” (they wouldn’t tell us who they were) claimed that the HEMI Daytona should have front torque boxes, citing a “survivor” 1969 HEMI Coronet as proof.. To educate them, we verified with Frank Badalson that 1969 Hemi B Body HEMI cars did not have front torque boxes. Only convertibles had them. Further, Frank indicated he’d be very interested in seeing pictures of their “survivor” 1969 HEMI Coronet with front torque boxes, as it would be a 1 of 1. Of course, we never heard back from these guys. They should probably check their “survivor” out a little more closely, as it’s probably a convertible that’s had a top welded onto it! This just goes to show how, in today’s electronic age, with forums populated by guys hiding behind screen names, it’s easy to spread misinformation.

The interior is absolutely perfectly restored, with all restored/NOS hardware and Legendary carpeting, door panels, seat covers, package tray and headliner. The upper door panels are restored, with original emblems. The dash pad is original and restored. The instrument cluster and gauges are original and restored. The kick panels are original and restored. The sill plates are original and restored. The sun-visors are original and restored. The original AM radio is restored and works perfectly. Every instrument and control functions and operates as new. The center console is original and restored. The chrome/painted console top pieces are restored to a very high standard.

Mechanically and cosmetically, this is a brand new 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, finished to a standard that Chrysler could never hope to achieve. Over-restored, for sure! Sorry, we're not going to start artificially aging this work of art to satisfy the "cult of correctness". Would you paint of moustache on the Mona Lisa? NO! And we are not going to spray undercoating on this pristine Daytona!

This Daytona is a special car … after all, it’s a HEMI Daytona. If you want the very best ... a perfect, extremely well documented, numbers matching 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Hemi with one of the coolest histories you will ever find ... this is the one you want!



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