I am in love with this car! This is the fourth time I have owned it! I bought it from my good friend and mentor about 15 years ago. It was sold at auction. I bought it back from the man as he was ill. I sold it to a friend who traded it to another friend. I bought it back from him, then traded it to yet another friend. After a recent accident he has a hard time with the shifter, so we traded again. I even had the chance to drive it over and hour back to the shop. It drives amazing. This was a .....
southern car, from Georgia. Supposedly, it was ordered new to be an Alabama State police squad car. Truth or tale? It does seem possible.
You see, this sinister looking sleeper is a three speed stick shift car. Now how many of those do you see?
This car was completely rebuilt/restored in 2001. We have the photos to support that. At that time it became a street cruiser, with a continental kit and cruiser skirts over wide whitewalls. WRONG!
My good friend reconfigured it to the look of today: Black walls on steelies with poverty hubcaps. Did you notice the traction masters underneath? Dual exhaust with chrome tips and glass packs. Now that is what I’m talking about.
That is how a stick shift car should look! Check under the hood, too. Offy Valve Covers, Four barrel, old school Edelbrock air cleaner. Yup this is a hotrod.
During the restoration, the mechanicals were all done. The body was stripped and repainted, the chrome was all redone the stainless was straightened/polished, the interior refurbished. While not new anymore, the car is certainly an above average driver that shows nicely.
And does it ever drive nicely! While it is rather scarce for options, the rear new radials offer good control and the new brakes get you stopped. What a kick to drive a stick car. Takes some expertise or double-clutching to be smooth, but how cool is it to see that extra pedal under the dash?
There is a modern stereo in the glovebox. All the original features work properly. There is a spare/jack in the trunk. We just sent the heater core out for repair and installed it back in the car. All you need to do is drive it.
This car has all the cool stuff that suits my taste. I love this car, so much that I have owned it for the fourth time. Truthfully, it may be ours forever.
It is for sale. We are not going to be easy to deal with on this one. If you love it like I do, you will understand.