For Sale: 1983 Zimmer Golden Spirit in Columbus, Ohio

Vehicle Description

Cruisin Classics is pleased to present for your consideration this beautiful and rare 1983 Zimmer Golden Spirit. The Zimmer Motorcar Corp. was established in 1978 as a manufacturer of neo-classic automobiles and produced approximately 1,500 Golden Spirits between 1980 and 1988. At it's peak in the 80's they employed 175 people and had 25 million in annual revenue. The Golden Spirits were made from new Mustangs supplied by Ford which were modified by stretching the frame for a longer wheelbase and adding a fiberglass body (leaving only the steel doors from the Mustang). The Mustang VIN was retained as it met all the required US safety regulations at the time. This particular example is number 476 of the cars produced and the only one we've ever seen with T-tops. It was originally delivered to a dealership in Loves Park, Illinois with a price of $66,547 in late 1983. It currently has only 12,541 miles and still looks spectacular! There are so many cool features to see on this car that it's almost overwhelming! The overall styling is elegant with long flared front fenders rising over the tires, an incredibly long hood with faux exhaust tubes connecting to the fenders, faux spare tire holders on both sides and the trunk, and a commanding chrome grill with a 24K gold plated eagle hood ornament to top it off. The opulent excess doesn't stop here though, the running boards have Teak wood slats, the padded vinyl landau top is separated from the t-tops by two burled wood bands with a center strip of chrome, the entire trunk exterior is covered in padded vinyl (even the gas cap!) and has leather straps and chrome buckles, the front end sports fog lights, cowl lights, 4 trumpet-style air horns, polished steel badge bar, and unbelievably large headlights, and it all rests on chrome-plated wire spoke wheels with Zimmer center-caps wrapped in coker wide white-wall tires. Additional exterior features include flared chrome exhaust tips, flag holders on the front bumper, power antenna, opera windows for the rear passengers, and scroll emblems on the landau top.This Golden Spirit is dressed in it's original white paint with brown and tan pinstriping. The paint has fared quite well over the last 40 years and is in good driver quality. The chrome and brightwork is in very good condition as well. Under the hood you'll be pleased to find a bone stock 5 liter 4V HO 302ci Ford V-8 mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission with rear wheel drive. This is a great powerplant for this car - powerful, reliable, and easy to find parts for if necessary. While under the hood you'll see that this Zimmer comes equipped with power steering, power brakes (disc/drum), and working A/C. It's no surprise that when you open the drivers door you are greeted by a sophisticated and high quality interior. The power Recaro bucket seats are dressed in imported leather and are quite comfortable. The center console and the dash both feature burled wood panels that add to the luxurious feel. The floors are covered with imported Mouton carpet and kept nice by factory Zimmer floormats. Ahead of the driver is a wood three-spoke Nardi steering wheel. Creature-comforts abound with power locks, power windows, interior controls for the chrome side mirrors, tilt column, cruise control, intermittent wipers, quartz clock, Blaupunkt AM/FM/Cassette stereo, and lighted vanity mirrors on both visors. Rear seat passengers are treated to comfortable leather seats, entry/exit handles, opera windows, directional reading lamps, and German crystal flower vases mounted on each side wall. All courtesy lights work, including the glovebox - where you'll find a trunk popper. The inside of the trunk is completely finished in the same plush Mouton carpet as the interior. The trunk contains a full spare and jack, t-top bags and hold-down straps, original owner's manual, original owners guide, sales brochure, protecto-plate, and a copy of the factory to dealer order sheet for the car. If you're looking for a car that offers luxury appointments, great driveability, and gets attention literally everywhere it goes then look no further - this is it!

Engine
5ltr Ford 302ci HO V-8
4-Barrel Carburetor

Transmission
Ford 3-Speed Automatic
Rear Wheel Drive
10-bolt Rear End

Brakes
Power Front Disc / Rear Drum

Suspension
Front - Shocks, Springs, and a Sway Bar
Rear - Shocks, Springs, and Boxed Control Arms

Exterior
Fiberglass Body with Steel Mustang Doors
Neo-Classic Styling
Good Driver Quality White Paint with Brown and Tan Pinstripes
Padded Landau Top
Tinted Glass T-Tops
Padded Vinyl Trunk Covering with Leather Straps and Chrome Buckles
Opera Windows
Power Antenna
4 Trumpet-Style Air Horns
Fog Lights and Cowl Lights
Faux Exhaust Tubes from Hood to Fenders
Chrome Grill with 24K Gold-Plated Eagle Hood Ornament
Teak Wood Slats on the Running Boards
Polished Steel Badge Bar
Flared Chrome Exhaust Tips
Chrome-Plated Wire Spoke Wheels with Zimmer Center-Caps
Coker Wide White-Wall Tires

Interior
Power Recaro Bucket Seats Dressed in Imported Leather
Wood Nardi Steering Wheel
Plush Mouton Carpet
Zimmer Floormats
Burled Wood Accents on the Console and Dash
Tilt Column
Cruise Control
Intermittent Wipers
Cold A/C
Power Steering
Blaupunkt AM/FM/Cassette Stereo
Lighted Vanity Mirrors on Both Visors
Power Windows
Power Locks
Interior Mirror Controls
Rear Seat Directional Reading Lamps
German Crystal Flower Vases
Finished Trunk with Mouton Carpet
Full-Size Spare and Jack
Original Owner's Manual and Owner's Guide
Protecto-Plate
Copy of Original Factory to Dealer Order Sheet

If you have any additional questions, please call one of our friendly sales staff. We will be glad to help in any way with questions on financing, shipping the vehicle, or perhaps an interest in our sell-your-car brokerage program. We've been in business since 1996 and have sold cars all over the world and we insist on giving the best personal service in the industry.

The sale is subject to the following conditions and representations. This vehicle is being sold as-is, where-is with no warranty in connection therewith. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and make no warranty in connection therewith. No allowances or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect, or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied oneself as to the condition and value based upon that judgment solely. The seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

Thank you from all of us at Cruisin Classics.

Vehicle Details

  • 1983 Zimmer Golden Spirit
  • Listing ID: CC-1668215
  • Price: $37,995
  • Location:Columbus, Ohio
  • Year:1983
  • Make:Zimmer
  • Model:Golden Spirit
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:12541
  • Stock Number:132500
  • VIN:1FABP26F3DF132500
Listed By:
Cruisin Classics
3575 Fisher Road
Columbus, OH 43228

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