Car weighs 3,500 – 4,000 lbs. Car is 206” Long
Built in Saint Louis – Oklahoma Rust Free Car
Current Mileage – 73,000 Original miles
The engine is a flathead V8 255 Cubic Inch (4.2 L) and has a 3 speed overdrive standard shift.
Dan has owned this vehicle for over 22 years. Dan is the third owner and bought it directly from the second owner who brought it back to McHenry County IL. The second owner was working on a full professional restoration and due to a death in the family reached out to Dan and decided to sell. Dan was excited at the opportunity to finish this car to show level condition. This car has had a full frame off restoration.
This car was originally a Dark Green with brown interior.
Dan painted the car like the one he had in high school. Just like the one he met his wife in. He meticulously had it dis-assembled and each body part was painted separately. Every aspect of the car was painted separately and re-assembled. The interior has the correct light and medium brown interior with Wilton wool carpets. This show ready car has Ford script glass, new wire loom complete, recently rebuilt engine, rebuilt clutch, rebuilt pressure plate, rebuilt water pump, new radiator and hoses, all new rubber and seals throughout, new white wall tires, new brakes, new cylinders and new master cylinder. All of the chrome and stainless were re-done. The car has dual exhaust, completely stock and correct car.
The car also has radio heater, twin spot lights, and fender skirts.
Seat belts have been installed, maintenance has been regular, tires rotated and driven regularly, oil is always fresh and nothing needs fixed.
The car RUNS & DRIVES GREAT!
This car has been stored in a climate controlled setting every second of its life off the road. Zero Rust.
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