A barn find car out of Colorado, and yes, it is solid, complete and rust free. It was bought out of a rural CO barn a number of years ago and then moved to a friend’s storage building in NE until I had it shipped to me in Florida to figure out what I wanted to do with it.
It is a very solid ( no rust or Bondo or body damage that we can see ) car, with faded original paint , nice stainless and chrome and an original interior that just needs a good cleaning. Last inspected and driven in 1966 but tagged in storage by the original owners who passed away until 2019 and not driven until I bought it out of the Estate and got it running, driving and stopping.
Car has had the fuel tank and lines cleaned and the car starts up and runs and drives on it’s own power. The wheel cylinders, flex lines and master cylinder were swapped out with new parts last month so the brakes work as well. That is all that I have or will do to the car.
The engine starts right up , runs very smoothly with no smoking, dripping or noises and is very quiet.
It is at the point where I will store it for a few years here in Florida until I finish up with 3 other antique cars we own that are in the midst of a restoration, or just pass it on to someone who is interested in a restoration of a solid time capsule or street rodding it since it is a 2 door Coupe with great patina.
The car does have the rare side rain deflectors ( and fender skirts in the trunk ) according to people in the MOPAR community and the more I look at it, the more astonishing it is as a time capsule.
There is a clear title for the car. Otherwise, I am fine if it sits until I get around to it so lowball offers will be ignored and I want nothing in trade. We have over 30 restored vintage cars in our collection and ideally I should be selling more than the couple I have for sale but as this is a manual shift car ( well Fluid Drive but it does have a clutch pedal ) , it is in our list of cars we do not want long term and are just keeping our automatic transmission cars. This is a 74 year old used car sold as is, where is, with no warranties.
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Location: Naples, Florida, United States