This car was bought by the current owner as a disassembled stalled project in 2004. He went through the whole car doing a frame-on build to make a great driver. He had it painted a beautiful 2004 Chrysler inferno red that still shows well with a few touched up chips from use. It has a tan leather interior with a custom center armrest that houses the heated seat controls. He had the heated seat units custom installed in the stock seats using new foam and factory style leather covers. There is also a manual lumbar adjustment on the drivers seat as well. The top is tan and is still as new. (no hardtop) It has a California Custom Audio remote stereo that sounds great.
Factory air conditioning is complete but does need to be recharged. Factory telescopic wheel and power steering. All gauges work with the exception of the clock. Factory AM/FM radio is not hooked up. Heater and blower motor controls seem to all function properly. Windows roll up and down fine.
The 327 engine (not original) and 4 speed transmission were in the car when he bought it and worked so well he had no need to pull them. Excellent running engine with no odd noises or smoke. Transmission shifts great. Power 4 wheel disc brakes. 17" American Racing wheels.
Most items on the car received some attention when it was put together. I have a large stack of receipts that go with the car. The original California black plates on the car, not reissues or year of manufacturer plates. Runs and drives great and still draws a crowd.
Putting the power behind the driver has been proposed frequently, and for more than 60 years
GM Styling Division had updated the sports car and added a rotary engine before the automaker pulled the plug on the project
They called it “King of the Hill”
The Pick of the Day has T-top, a long list of awards and honors, and very low mileage
This is the 30th and final car in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale collector car auction
This is the 25th car in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale collector car auction
1979 El Vette has been donated to the National Corvette Museum
We’ll know how much collectors are willing to spend when the L88 duo crosses the Mecum block in Kissimmee