At the intersection of luxury, custom, and uniqueness is this 1982 Zimmer Golden Spirit. With proportions and styling from the 1930s atop a Mustang chassis, it combines dramatic looks with all the right modern conveniences.
Here's classic Mercedes style with American flair. The Zimmer Golden Spirit was a hand-built, limited production car that was expensive to buy when new and cherished by the lucky few who could pick one up. You can tell this was cared for just by the condition of the .....
custom bodywork. There are coordinating elements, such as the full-length pinstripe that also highlights the covered spare style in each fender... there's even another on the rear! The cream paint has the look of originality, and 40 years later, that does mean showing its age. But the real understanding of how this represents premium is how the body lines and gaps all have the flowing look of a respected classic. This car was about showcasing its opulence, and today it has matured into a style all its own. After all, where else are you going to find a car with a vinyl roof that matches the padding on the trunk? Plus, the complete brightwork reminds us of the classic pre-war cars of Europe in places like the waterfall grille, quad horns, tri-bar headlight covers, dual push bumpers, side exhaust port decoration, landau roof bars, and wire wheels. And this one even lives up to its golden name with the bold golden eagle leading the way.
This is no kit car, and so the donor Mustang's passenger safety cage, doors, and windshield were retained. That gives it better build quality, but you still might not recognize the pony car's DNA when you step inside. The Recaro seats cost a small fortune all by themselves, and they are covered in soft leather. The Mustang/Capri gauges are fitted to the dash, but the round package in the burled walnut fascia gives this the upscale and sporty feel that the Zimmer was perfect at portraying. Even the gold steering wheel has a wood surround to keep everything feeling luxurious. It all is presented quite impressive for its age, and so it makes for the kind of vintage cruiser that has a modern attraction. It also feels like a proper luxury car because of its level of features, like power front seats, power windows, power locks, a tilt steering column, cruise control, and air conditioning (it appears recently upgraded to R134a, but it will need servicing to blow cold again.) You'll love this custom luxury style, right down to the rear pillars with opera lighting and a flower vase.
Under the hood is more of the Mustang's heritage. This 4.2-liter V8 was offered for the pony car, but it also looks well-placed here thanks to such a tidy style. Those who are looking for a unique build will love how high-performance versions of Ford's famous 5.0 motor should fit in here pretty easily. But there's also plenty of appeal of the big torque in the stock V8. It moves this car with confidence, and the lengthened frame means it has the kind of luxury ride you'd expect from a car of this stature. Plus, Ford's three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and front disc brakes all deliver easy driving in a pre-WWII style package.
Zimmer delivered the custom car experience with the fit and finish of a factory product. It is the best of both worlds that today is a rare sight. So you can now be the most comfortable and interesting car in your neighborhood all for an affordable price. Call today!!!