We just acquired this from a local collector. It is beautifully
restored- glass finish paint, genuine leather upholstery and a
rebuilt flathead that runs as quiet as a mouse in slippers. He took
the car in for inspection and service right before bringing it to
EXTERIOR: The body is excellent. It is straight, no dents, damage,
bubbles or problem areas. The body panels fit square and flush. The
3 rib fender skirts are painted and included. The car is repainted
original Sportsman green. It is polished like glass. I did not find
any cracks, chips or scratches. The chrome and stainless trim looks
like it's been all replaced. It has a rich black cloth convertible
top. Weatherstrips and gaskets were replaced. It has reproduction
whitewalls and a popular 50s upgrade- Sombrero hubcaps.
INTERIOR: The seats are reupholstered in genuine leather, they are
in excellent shape. Door panels are redone. The metal trim is
repainted smooth and glossy. Overall the knobs, heater controls,
steering wheel, gauge cluster look great. It has rubber mat in
front, carpet in the rear, both in great shape. The interior lights
work, horn works, blower switch was just rebuilt.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Completely rebuilt flathead V-8. Wow, this is
how all Flathead should run, it is sooo smooth. The block was
magnafluxed and bored 60 over. The crank was reground and the
balanced along with the clutch and flywheel assembly. The cam and
main bearings were replaced. Pistons, wrist pins, rings, cam gear,
oil pump were replaced. The valves and seats were reground. Oil was
just changed. Every component looks proper and clean. The engine
bay is painted very smooth and glossy.
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Rock solid metal very nicely painted. The well
liner, rubber mat and weatherstrip were replaced.
UNDERSIDE: The brakes were just serviced. Replaced master cylinder,
brake switch, rear hose and rebuilt wheel cylinders. Front end was
inspected, idler arm and bracket were replaced. Looking up at the
motor, trans and driveshaft they are very clean. It has the manual
3-speed with overdrive. The overdrive unit looks recent. Rear end
lube was changed. It has a hole in the tailpipe, that's a perfect
reason to put dual glass packs on!
This is one of those cars that became more impressive the closer I
looked. I'm going to call it show quality and it runs so nice
I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for
virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant
amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my
professional impression of the vehicle.
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