Acquired from the estate of the second owner who, a few years ago, invested well over $20,000 in a comprehensive rebuild and restoration.
Body is excellent, black paint in show quality, excellent chassis and wood floors, excellent panel fit, really fantastic. And all new interior in tan with leather leather seats and matching dash covering. All of the original gauges and switches work, wiring looks to be in good condition, rebuilt engine (our tests, zero smoke, 150 psi compression in every cylinder, 40+ psi oil pressure when hot), very good chrome, rubber trim, and minor details.
Brakes were a bit wobbly from sitting and we just replaced all of the wheel cylinders and master cylinder. Tonneau is very good, top and side curtains passable but the truth is, how many TD owners regularly drive their cars in the rain?
VERY nicely detailed in the engine with the (often missing) original air cleaner assembly, And yes, the firewall is the same color as the exterior.
A beautiful car, structurally and mechanically in very very good condition. And on a Spring or Summer day, hard to beat a TD with the windshield folded down and zipping along on a winding country road.
The Pick of the Day can be seen as an archaic throwback or a piece of motoring authenticity
Michael Santoro’s eyes twitched, then dropped, as he almost fell asleep at the wheel. He had been up nearly 36 hours straight, and had pulled long hours ever since he took over as designer for the reborn supercar that would carry the star-crossed Vector name. “It was insanity,” he recalled. “I almost crashed.” He still […]
In 1935, to promote the durability and aesthetic appeal of the newly developed material called stainless steel, Ford and Allegheny Ludlum Steel of Pittsburgh worked together to clothe half a dozen 1936 Ford Deluxe sedans with stainless coachwork. Each of the cars was driven by Allegheny Ludlum executives, logging more than 200,000 miles until the […]
(Editor’s note: As Alfa Romeo celebrates its 110th anniversary, it is exploring its archives for highlights of its history. Today’s installment is about its “Gazelles” and “Panthers,” the cars it produced that were used by Italian police forces.) Among cars designed for regular driving, as opposed to all-out sports cars, the fastest vehicles being produced […]
In the minds of many, the era of the Indy Roadster, which had dominated the Indianapolis 500 since the early 1950s, ended after 1964 with the final appearance of the big front-engine cars in Victory Circle. However, there were at least two groups who believed that a modern roadster could still take on the “funny […]
The Indianapolis 500 won’t be run today (rescheduled in light of the coronavirus pandemic for August 23). But the absence of the race today only makes us more nostalgic for the race. Thus the Video of the Day: The final time that Jim Nabors sang Back Home Again in Indiana, which he did for 32 […]
The Monaco Grand Prix race won’t take place May 24, but the circuit will be in use for the shooting of a short film by Ferrari and Charles Lelouch, the latter responsible for C’etait Un Rendez-Vous, the famed 1976 early-morning high-speed romp through Paris. Also likely providing inspiration was the recent shooting of a similar […]
Big, bold and one of the grandest land yachts of its time, the Lincoln Premiere was introduced for the 1956 model year when Ford’s luxury brand presented a complete makeover in style and features while taking direct aim at affluent trend-setters. The Pick of the Day is a 1956 Lincoln Premiere convertible in a flattering […]
May. The rites of spring. Memorial Day Sunday. Monaco, Indy, Charlotte. Monday was always spent at a cemetery honoring the American war dead , those who selflessly fought for American ideals, like my Grandfathers and Great Uncles. You never realize you take things for granted until they’re gone. That certainly could be said for the […]
William Lyon, a major general in the U.S. Air Force and founder of a museum that displayed vintage aircraft and rare automobiles, died May 22. He was 97. The Lyon Air Museum said he passed peacefully at his home. Lyon flew combat missions in World War II and Korea, and he was chief of the […]