I bought this car in late March of 1986 in Mount Prospect Illinois from the second owner who bought it from the original owner in California in 1980 and he drove it back to Chicagoland, it was his toy that he put 500 miles a year on. It had almost 70K on it when I got it, I drove and showed it in the summers of 86,87 and 88. In 1989 I drove it to tech school in Wyoming that summer, she flipped 100K on the home trip in Illinois about 100 miles from my parents house. In 1990 I took it apart and stipped and repainted it using urathane primers and clear, the transmission was also rebuilt in 90 and they did put the original FMX back in. I repainted the black in 1994 with a black with violet pearl, it's a 2 stage not 3 can be matched and even panel painted since I used a Honda color formula (Granada Black with the bronze pearl replaced with violet). The paint may have been on for a while but still looks great since I did it to last and not just to flip. Also in 94 I pulled the engine to strip and paint the bay so while it was out my Dad (a mechanic for 50 years) redid the bottem end with bearings and timing chain. The 351 Cleveland 2V is the original one and all the sheet metal is too since it never has rusted or got wrecked. When I moved to Colorado in 1995 I trailered her behind me, she had 103,838 miles on at that point. The interior was done in Illinois by Addison Interior in cloth for comfort, the seats are the same pattern as Mach 1 seats have but cloth. The center council had a cassette player mounted in it and they are not easy to find (even harder nowadays) so I had a cabinet maker remake one from oak and after I stained it I cleared it with violet pear in the clear. The steering wheel is an aluminum/mahogany Grant with the same violet pearl clear. The wood in the trunk over the taillamps is actually South American Purple Heart that I had another cabinet maker do, the spare tire is original and never been inflated. I spent a couple grand on chrome with Streamwood Plating that would run almost $5K today- Trans pan, original valve covers, alternator, Monte Carlo bars, pully, many brackets and bolts. The wheels are 14" Ford Forged Aluminum Mags like what came on her originally, not THE exact wheels since the car came from Cali with some Craigers with big 60s I traded my freind in high school for his Mustang's wheels. The windshield is the original Carlite. I have some original paperwork from 73 like the window sticker (from Holiday Ford in Sunnyvale), original owners manual and warentee info. I'm including some other display paperwork like 1973 ads, Ford Times and sales brochure. I also have the 5 volume dealership shop manuals too. There is also the original air cleaner, steering wheel (needs to be rebuilt) and AM/FM radio with a good bezel. 2 car covers (1 soft and 1 waterproof) are also included. There are other parts like aftermarket chrome valve covers, Accel Super Coil and more. I just redid the fuel system with a new tank, sending unit, pop open gas cap, stainless fuel line and rebulit the original carb so she runs great now. The car is turn key and go and have fun.