SOLD. Our 285th car is headed back to California! Congratulations to Bud and Heidi!
This is a very special car that we cannot replace. There will not be another like it. If you don’t like patina, it’s not for you. But if you want an extremely solid California car in the purest sense, then please watch the video below. The car is a rocket, with a delightful (and expensive) five-speed transmission, and it exudes the purity of a classic sportscar that has never rusted. Below is a photo of an impressive notebook from the door pocket that documents nearly every fuel fill-up since 1992 (current mileage indicated is 86,727). The last owner cared-for and loved this car for the past 28 years. Come for a drive in the video below!
This week we also installed new rear brake wheel cylinders to freshen the brakes. LED tail, brake, park and turn signals are also present, which provide much brighter lights on all four corners as well as much brighter brake lights. There are lots of receipts that come with this car (see photo gallery). Engine rebuild receipts also included for a rebuilt 1275 engine at 83,536 miles (about 3000 miles ago). This is a very solid car, with excellent long-term owner history, and a wonderful patina and style. Call if you are interested in being the next steward!
This is a true California car. It is the holy grail of classics, dry for life, and fundamentally un-rusted, with the original floor pans and fantastically preserved sheet metal.
Of course it’s not for everyone, weathered and scratched in places, with chrome showing patina in others, but if you like this sort of pure California icon, then this car is worth a very close look.
We call this car “Denim,” because it evokes the perfect worn (and slightly faded) denim work shirt. There is something very comfortable about it, and that’s how we feel about this car.
Beneath the weathered exterior, she has a completely rebuilt 1275 engine mated to a Ford Five-speed transmission. Recent pewter Minilight wheels and tires make for a smooth ride. The radiator has been re-cored and fit with a supplemental cooling electric fan. She has K & N lifetime air filters and electric fuel pump too. The car is wonderful to drive. Tight and quick.
The interior features non-standard bucket seats, quite comfortable and a bit more roomy for taller drivers. All the stock gauges suit the car nicely, as does the original steering wheel.
Underneath, you’ll find all the original sheet metal, un-altered since new, solid and ready for the next driver. It is very rare to find a car in this condition.
She comes with a nearly new convertible top in one of our padded pouches. Top bows are included, and we’ll get a picture of the top up posted next week. Original jack is also included.
If you like black plate California cars, this one will make you very happy. Call or email if you are interested in making Denim yours!