Originally posted by BlackGold82 Cant wait to see this car tinman
Thanks, Brad. I'm really looking forward to having it on the 'Run this year.
I bought it from the brother of the original owner (who had passed away several years earlier in a motorcycle accident) back in 1988 while I was living in California. I almost passed on the car as it was well worn and every single part needed to be repainted, replated, repaired, refurbished, or replaced. The after-market American sunroof t-tops didn't help.
I decided to go ahead with it because it was 95% complete, numbers matching, and a Brewster green car. I was able to save up enough money and I had a restoration done in 1995-96. I was always concerned at car shows when I saw restored Brewster green cars as I always thought the color was too bright...almost like it had a bit of candy in it. We carefully color-matched the original paint on the inside front cowl underneath a fender and went with single stage instead f base coat/clear coat. Here's a shot a few months after the restoration (the wheels looked so nice, I couldn't bring myself to put the trim rings back on it).
It's showing it's age but still turns a few heads!