Concours Gold Certificate at 2018 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals. 978/1,000 points! This is one of the nicest restorations I've seen. Documented with a build sheet, it was restored just as it was born. Very desirable SS 454 with M-22 4-speed, cowl induction, bucket seats and gauges.
EXTERIOR: Better than new. They weren't this slick on the assembly line. The metal is laser straight, no rust, no damage. The gaps are precise all around. The doors shut like new even with the windows rolled up. It has a cowl induction hood with functional flapper. The unique color is beautiful. The metal flake is laid out evenly, the finish is polished like glass. The stripes are painted on correctly. Every piece of chrome, stainless, were replaced with NOS, no reproduction. The original bumpers were show chromed. The vinyl top is new. The glass is exceptionally clear. Reproduction Wide Oval tires on correctly restored wheels.
INTERIOR: It is pristine in here. Of course the carpet, upholstery, door panels and headliner are all new. The details and how well everything fits is what puts it over the top. The dash area is spotless, the bezels and vents sparkle. The gauges, knobs, heater controls, ashtray look brand new. It has optional factory gauges and 8-track radio. If you were to crawl up under the dash it looks brand new too. The console is perfect and it has correct Muncie shifter and black knob. The GM seatbelts are like new. Take your time and look closely, it is impressive.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Every component was restored, rebuilt and detailed to factory new. The correct dated 454 motor has matching vin stamped on the pad. It has all the correct components- valve covers, manifolds, carburetor, dated plug wires etc. It also has complete cowl induction air cleaner assembly including heat riser tube. The hoses and clamps are correct. All the painted finishes are pristine. The power brake booster is cadmium plated. Right down to the clips, bolts and screws it is spotless. Very fresh, it doesn't even look like it's been started.
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Looks like it was just opened for the first time. The metal is pristine and has a very neatly applied spatter finish. There is no overspray. The spare is a restored matching wheel with a reproduction tire. The jack assembly looks brand new. The latch, weatherstrip, decals, wiring were replaced.
UNDERSIDE: The body was off the frame and the bottom of this car is restored and detailed like it's new. Really, look at the pictures it is spotless. Every component was rebuilt. The steering, suspension, brakes are new. It has disc in front, e-brake assembly is new looking. You could eat off the bottom of the motor. The trans is the very desirable M-22 4-speed rock crusher. Original 3.36 posi rear. It has correct type exhaust with resonators and cow bell tips. The fuel system was replaced. Right down to the clips and screws it is pristine.
This is among the highest detailed car's I've seen. Fresh, fresh, fresh looking! We can find you really nice cars, but the elite best of the best only comes around once in awhile. Don't miss out.
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Power disc brakes
Rock Crusher trans