Introduction to Newly Acquired Project
Thought I'd carry my build thread over to here, but after thinking about it, I thought I'd better recreate it from the get go as I should have stayed more focused than bouncing around from one item on the car to the other.
With that as time permits I'll post what I can and hopefully in short order be up to date with the past week.
Without further waffling
Below is the car when we bought it. It was on E-Bay twice with a starting bid of 1500 dollars and no one wanted it. So a deal outside of E-Bay was struck and a 600 mile trip with truck and trailer later and it was home with us.
This is the grungy bit.
It has the T-Bird style rear vacuum operated vent of which I think is the neatest thing of all. I didn't even realize T-Birds had this until I dug into its origins.
Normally I'm not a fan of 4 doors, especially pillared ones, although actually I like my '93 Grand Marquis but that's about it. However when I saw this 4 door it just looked so elegant and yet brilliant with the windows down I just had to have it. The key factor really was three things; first the interior was well cared for and in good nick. Secondly it had factory air con, which is a must where we live and third, it has a big block (390) with a C6.
The story that was imparted to us was the car sat in a garage since 1983 and wasn't run since. Which I can believe as all the paperwork since new up to 1983 was in the glove box. Most likely it was an older couple who owned the car as it has all the earmarks.
The two immediate downsides of the car were first it was side swiped a bit on the pass front door and fender, so body work is in order, secondly it didn't run. But I have plans for it
Until next post.