CHEVROLET 1955 BEL AIR SPORT COUPE, restored to perfection and with a for sure one owner history from North Atlanta, original Bill of Sale, this is a spectacular Gypsy Red with Shoreline Beige as factory colors, perfect chrome, rebuilt 265cid original engine with dual exhaust system, the wide whitewalls look perfect, just really fantastic and fresh, see www.fraserdante.com for further information and full inventory
SHELBY 1966 K CODE GT350 CLONE, factory K-Code, 289cid, 4V, dual GT exhaust, 4-speed, factory correct Wimbledon White, black interior, Shelby R Model front bumper, rear quarter windows, Shelby Nardi steering wheel, GT350 striping, Shelby wheels, see www.fraserdante.com for further information and full inventory
1966 MUSTANG 'GT' CLONE COUPE, in really excellent condition, great rust free body with terrific Wimbledon White paint, great luster, see the very rare original factory Owner’s Manual, black vinyl top, strong dated 5.m.21 289cid engine, brand new 4v Edelbrock, Edelbrock aluminum intake, Cobra MCA valve covers, high-po air cleaner, styled steel wheels, new radials, working factory air conditioning system, excellent brakes, see www.fraserdante.com for further information and full inventory
2002 Camaro SS Anniversary Convertible that is a truly gorgeous design with its sleek lines, a rare piece with factory 6-speed manual transmission with the factory optional Hurst short shifter, just immaculate and perfect presented in the Bright Rally Red with the special unique Anniversary graphics and badging, here is very high and sleek design of a fantastic convertible, presented fully stock as factory, just beautifully collector kept, all original with only 2,130 miles, special Ebony Black with Gray special Anniversary SS leather interior, has the Corvette derived 5.7 litre LS1 engine with a strong 325 horsepower and enormous torque of 350 lbs coming from the special forced air induction hood in this famous V8, highly detailed, fully loaded with all factory options, full documentation with original Owner’s Book, Original Window Sticker, black original top, optional equipment include the remote CD 12 disc magazine, accelerator slip regulator, note that the SS package also includes the high performance handling package, this is really excellent car that is just perfect for driven show, special factory anodized brake calipers that are used in current high end production cars today, the perfect special machined 17x8 factory SS lightweight wheels have the original Goodyear F1 tires, high performance factory suspension that is fully stock as factory, items like the modern air conditioning work perfectly, now highly detailed throughout even with the engine bay looking fantastic ‘as new’, a great investment potential as a true modern classic with the very desirable 6-speed transmission, prepared for and used for a gorgeous show car that is driven with pride ready for Spring 2019,
1966 Mustang Convertible with a stock body that has been upgraded to the very desired and expensive ‘modern resto’ mechanical upgrades, finished in a really nice repaint in the original color of CandyApple Red with a very nice luster, lower stainless rocker moldings, the full interior has been upgraded to the correct Parchment Pony interior, a modern console, with the nicely built 302cid engine that has been upgraded with roller rockers, an aluminum intake and 4v carburetor, dual GT exhaust system, a heavy duty very positive strong clutch, the 5-speed transmission powers the restored driveshaft to the positraction rear end, with the new front end with the power rack and pinion steering, this drives amazing with the drilled and slotted 4-wheel brake system with the Wilwood master cylinder, the 17” Eleanor styled 17X7 wheels look great and have great 235/45/17 Firestone Firehawk radials for great handling, has the great Ididit tilt steering column, this car was initially built by a Mustang Club member for he and his wife, he constantly kept working on it and went a some local MCA trips, then the Spring 2019, Fraser Dante acquired the car in order to bring it up into another higher level with our professional shop, this most solid car with great underchassis is what many people desire today with the upgrades so one drives a show car with nice power and great handling, the final finish is expected late March 2019, a really exceptional buy, see www.fraserdante.com for further information and full inventory
The last of the '67 Ford Shelby GT500 EXP notchback coupes known as "Little Red" is set for restoration
Has rebuilt engine and transmission(2k miles). New parts as follows, alternator, fuel pump, carbuerator, expansion tank, water pump, front coil springs, ball joints, wheel bearings, wheel brake cylinders and linings, gas tank and sender, voltage regulator, carpets, door and trunk locks, steering gear box and rag connector, ignition switch. Starter was rebuilt. Has sliding steering column for easy in and out, power windows(all motors working), manual seats. Runs great.
It does have Drum Brakes
1966 Chevrolet Malibu Org. 59,348 Miles, Soft Restoration recent paint, Org. Interior, Matching Numbers, Engine 327 4 brl, Automatic Trans, AC, Newer Paint stripped to bare metal, Carpet and Seat Upholstery interior, Newer brightwork, New Wheels and tires, Front Disc Conversion Brakes NEW, New Rear Drum Brakes, NEW Brake Lines, New Brake Booster, New Shocks, New Radiator, New Power Steering Pump, New Bushings on all steering components,
This 1982 Jeep CJ7 is a bona fide four-wheel fun machine. It features enhanced power under the hood to anchor a smooth running drivetrain, as well as ample ground clearance for surmounting any obstacles you might encounter when leaving the confines of the asphalt. Its sure a lot of fun to look at as well - its exterior is decked out in a great looking, distinctive shade. By the time this 82 debuted, Jeeps had long since established themselves as able multi-purpose performers, not only serving the military and legions of weekend warriors, but also the more conventional car buying public looking to get behind the wheel of a rugged, yet still civilized ride. Unlike its predecessors, it sports noticeably more squared off openings on its sides to accommodate full-fledged steel doors -which come included - and, with the option of both a bikini top and full soft top at your disposal, youll have plenty of access to shelter when you so choose. Make no mistake though, this CJ7 is configured for rugged duty as well - the front bumper is equipped with tow hooks, a brand new Smitty Built X20 winch and a set of KC lights to illuminate the path forward and youll find a tow hitch on the rear bumper. It sits about three inches higher than in factory configuration, which translates into markedly improved ground clearance when navigating rugged terrain. The exterior sports a burgundy shade thats deeper and richer than what you normally see and carries a nice, smooth finish. The black interior has been stylishly refurbished while still holding firm to its off road sensibilities. The pair of high-backed, stock style seats look fresh as can be and now wear covers that feature contrasting red piping as they sit over a floor that has been well coated to protect it from the elements. A lockable center console is situated between the buckets, offering some welcome interior storage space and providing a secure home for the JVC AM/FM head unit that offers iPod connectivity and teams with the Memphis Audio kick panel speakers and rear subwoofers to provide a great sonic experience. An ultra-sharp looking chrome tilt column has also been added, combining with a Billet Specialties steering wheel to create an eye-catching combination. Some AutoMeter gauges join their traditional counterparts on the dash - and all function just as intended. The air conditioning runs in top form and really comes in handy for everyday driving. An impressively clean and well-detailed engine bay waits under the hood - were talking show quality here! The inner fenders and firewall have been coated for both looks and durability and the 350 V8 sitting front and center wears a powder coated Weiand intake manifold and a Quick Fuel carb and carries a mild performance cam to provide a nice lope, as well as an awesome throaty sound out of the Hedman headers. Its a very responsive, quick-revving engine and it sits surrounded by a dazzling array of polished components. An aluminum radiator and electric fan are in place to keep temperatures under control. The engine pairs with a smooth shifting automatic transmission, and 4-wheel drive surefootedness is within easy reach via a Hurst-gripped lever inside the cabin. The power brakes feature slotted and drilled calipers up front, while power steering makes this classic Jeep easy to navigate on its set of 17 Moto Metal wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson tires showing plenty of tread. With its combination of outstanding upgrades and ample power, this 1982 Jeep CJ7 is an absolute must see . Call today!
As the middle child of the Tri-Five Chevys, we get fewer 1956 Bel Airs than 55s and 57s. Why this is, I cant say, but it does mean that when an ultra-nice 56 Bel Air convertible like this shows up everyone takes notice. With a frame-off restoration, awesome colors, and that famous small block V8, it looks and drives like Americas favorite collector car. This car has had a cost-no-object frame-off restoration, which will give you a very good idea of how nice it truly is. It wears new paint, of course, and it accurately duplicates the original Crocus Yellow over Onyx Black paint scheme it wore on the showroom floor in 1956. The sheetmetal is straight enough to wear black paint easily, with fit and finish that are worth of this cars high-profile look and A-rated collectable status. The doors open and close the way only a solid, original cars door can, and since this car has practically been restored down to the molecular level theres a spectacular shine to the finish. All the trim is fully restored, as are the bumpers, which probably cost as much as a college education to restore. Accessory fender skirts and a continental kit make it look long and low, and if youre going to have a high-profile Chevy convertible, you may as well get one loaded with goodies. The two-tone interior was restored to factory specs while they had it apart for paint, and the results are impressive. The funky materials they used back then were a joyous tribute to the optimistic 50s and theyre accurately replicated inside this convertible, making it a great place to spend some time. Correct door panels echo the exterior styling with the swooping armrest inserts and the bright trim band that runs across the dash glitters like jewelry against the black instrument panel. Out of respect for the original design, the factory AM radio still lives in the dash and its fully operational. The gauges were likewise restored and show bright printing on a black background, and there are exactly zero deviations from stock. Theres also a brand new black convertible top with new top cylinders and pump, and our photo shoot was probably the first time it had ever been down because it has zero wrinkles. Finally, the trunk is finished as original, with a reproduction rubber mat and correct jack assembly (the spare tire lives in the continental kit, as it should). To make this Bel Air the ultimate 50s cruiser, theres a correct 265 cubic inch V8 under the hood, fully rebuilt and detailed for show. Thanks to the Power Pack option, it has a 4-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust for a bit more horsepower, and with power steering and power brakes, its as easy to drive as a modern car. Correct hardware, fasteners, and clamps make for a show-ready presentation and theyve even included all the original-style tags and decals. The 2-speed PowerGlide automatic transmission shifts properly and feeds the original rear end with highway-friendly gears inside. A brand new dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers has the right rumble without being obnoxious, and you can see what a clean car this is just by glancing at the chassis photos. Four steel wheels with wire hubcaps and proper wide whites give it a classic look and an OEM feel. Beautifully finished, with all the original parts that were already in excellent shape expertly preserved, this is a high-end Bel Air thats ready to travel or show anywhere. Call today!
With a lot of recent work and a few tasteful upgrades, this brightly finished 1953 Dodge pickup is almost too nice to be a truck. When we think of trucks, we think of workhorses and tools, not bright white pleasure vehicles, but this one is nice enough that youll probably think twice about throwing a load of lumber in the bed. Dodge was due to give its trucks a major facelift in 1955, so for fans of the early post-war styling of this D100, heres your opportunity to pick up one of the last of the breed. The white finish is pure 1950s cool and has a lovely shine to it, and was applied over some very straight bodywork. The Dodge trucks were technologically ahead of their Ford and Chevy competition, with the faired-in front fenders that blended into the doors, and a relocated front axle that helped increase the Dodges payload capacity, and it gives the D100 a very unique, functional look. Of course, being a truck, theres not much chrome, with most of the trim items being painted white to match the bodywork, including the grille and bumpers, but a few bright pieces makes it stand out that much more. Theres also some tasteful red pinstripe work and a Veed windshield that really helps with the clean, unadorned shape. The refinished bed shows quite well, and it includes a set of matching side rails and a flush-fitting tonneau cover. The simple bench seat interior has been reupholstered in matching red and black vinyl, and theres plenty of room for three abreast seating inside the bright cab. The simple metal dash is painted to match the body, and the basic gauge cluster ahead of the driver delivers basic information. The 4-speed transmission is fun to row through the gears, and you can tell from the symmetrical design of the dashboard that both left- and right-hand drive models were intended. Theres an aftermarket radio over on the drivers side, but its not working and is due for an upgrade anyway. Black carpets and simple Dodge rubber floor mats make maintenance as easy as hosing it out after a day in the fields, but I think this trucks working days are over. The standard engine in half-ton Dodge pickups was the rugged and anvil-reliable 218 cubic inch flathead six, which, in stock form, made a nice, round 100 horsepower. This one looks mostly stock save for an Offenhauser split intake manifold with dual carburetors, and twin exhaust manifolds for dual exhaust. Given the gearing and intended use of the trucks, the upgrades are an excellent choice, adding power that can be used in todays traffic and never feeling over-worked. Of course, its pretty hard to kill one of these, with their bulletproof internals, and the wiring is recent. The engines current condition suggests that it actually led an easy life in a dry climate and it runs beautifully without any fussiness. Regular maintenance seems to have been part of the owners recipe for longevity, and it spins to life easily and drives as it should. The brakes work well, the transmission shifts easily, and the ride is surprisingly comfortable given its age. 15-inch chrome wheels with baby moon hubcaps are the right look for a mild 50s custom, and it sits on fat 245/60/15 white-letter radials. Handsome, reliable, and fun, this unusual Dodge is a great way to enjoy the old car hobby with something thats not quite what everyone else is driving. Call today!
Sometimes all you want is a simple car with a V8 and timeless good looks, and a few creature comforts never hurt. This 1955 Chevrolet 210 2-door sedan is a no-nonsense shoebox Chevy that runs and drives and great as it looks, and offers all the right upgrades to make it a fantastic cruiser thats still happy to hit the shows. Thanks to a fairly complete renovation two years ago, this great-looking Chevy has that classic look that never seems to go out of style. Judging by how quickly cars like this sell, we know you guys love the look and its the kind of car youd build yourself, preserving the integrity of the original while adding a dose of horsepower that makes it a blast to drive. The classic black paint job looks period-perfect on the simple, clean lines of the 55 Chevy, and they laid off the metallic and pearls so it has a very honest look thats straight out of the 50s. They also resisted the urge to make radical modifications to the body, because, honestly, do you really think you could improve on this? Thankfully, all the original trim is intact, with the 210 offering a less ornate look right out of the box and which works extremely well with the mild makeover this car received. All the trim was restored at the same time, and it includes clean 1-piece bumpers that give it a smooth look thats not at all obvious. This 150 looks fantastic, ready to show or go. The interior is a matching two-tone black and white Del Ray setup thats a lot flashier than the original upholstery but keeps a period-correct vibe. Matching side panels are beautifully crafted and all the original hardware is intact, including door handles and garnish moldings. Even the original dash and instrument panel are in place, although the gauges are modern Dakota Digital units that fit neatly in the original pod. Upgrades include under-dash air conditioning that uses the original controls, very trick custom stereo that looks like the original AM unit, and a 4-speed manual gearbox with a long-handled Hurst shifter on the floor that purposely curves over the seat for added comfort. All the rubber, window felts, and glass are new and the interior has been extensively soundproofed so it remains comfortable no matter what. The trunk is outfitted like a stocker, right down to a rubber mat and factory jack assembly. The great thing about the small block Chevys longevity is that you can drop a modern motor under the hood of a vintage shoebox and it fits perfectly. Thanks to that smooth-running 355 cubic inch V8, this car cruises effortlessly at modern speeds, starts easily, and parts are plentiful just about anywhere in the country, so long trips are worry-free affairs. With 10.71:1 compression, its happy on pump gas and an electronic ignition system fires it instantly. Painted valve covers and a 50s Cadillac air cleaner dress it up, along with a shiny new 12-volt alternator and A/C compressor. A stock-looking radiator keeps it cool under the harshest conditions, and with a recent dual exhaust system, it has an authoritative rumble to it. The chassis is detailed and still pretty much the way the factory intended, although disc brakes have been installed up front. The front suspension was recently rebuilt so it tracks straight and proves you dont need a modern suspension to have decent ride and handling. 3.08 gears out back mean its a fantastic highway cruiser and 15-inch Rally wheels with stock-style dog dish hubcaps give the car a hot-rod look and wear simple blackwall radials. Classic good looks, plenty of power, and enough custom touches to make people look twice, this 55 Chevy is a great way to travel. Call today!
When GM wanted to make a big splash at the 1953 Motorama, they introduced three limited-edition convertibles: the Oldsmobile Fiesta, Buick Skylark, and Cadillac Eldorado. In 1954, the Eldorado became a permanent part of the Cadillac lineup and represents what many collectors think of as the ultimate 50s heavy cruiser. Code 18 Alpine White was the same color as the Motorama Eldorado, so obviously it was the most popular with customers. Its a soft, creamy white, not a hard refrigerator white, and it looks absolutely spectacular on the sleek Eldorado. It was restored quite correctly and all the unique original Eldorado pieces are still in place, including the signature anodized trim on the lower quarters. These cars are insanely expensive to restore and you certainly couldnt put a basket case into this condition for the asking price, making this Eldo somewhat of a bargain. The doors fit well, the paint shines like it would have in 1954, and its obvious that a lot of money was invested to get it here. Many of the parts are unique to the Eldorado, which means this has always been a complete car and from the pointed front bumpers to the P51-inspried tailfins out back, this car defines Cadillac style. The red interior provides the ideal contrast to the Arctic White bodywork and includes just about every comfort and convenience item Cadillac could install in 1954. The upholstery is in excellent condition and theres plenty of chrome to offset the details on the exterior. The two-tone steering wheel is pure style and frames a nicely detailed instrument panel that includes a massive speedometer and more shiny chrome trim. That pod on the top of the dash is the Autronic Eye, a primitive high-beam dimmer system, and this car also includes features like power windows (the rear windows need new motors, although they do go up and down). Youll note the radio is missing, but you could either upgrade it to something more modern for cruising or pick up an original Cadillac AM unit. Overhead theres a black power convertible top thats in fantastic condition and it stows under a color-matched white fiberglass parade boot for a very clean look. And as a Cadillac, you know theres a giant trunk, with this one carrying a full-sized spare and a reproduction mat. Cadillacs 331 cubic inch V8 was the most powerful V8 you could buy in 1954 and it moves the massive ragtop without a lot of effort. The engine runs great and was detailed a number of years ago, so it looks right with no modifications. A 4-barrel carburetor offers good throttle response and both power steering and power brakes were standard equipment (probably mandatory on something this big). Cadillac Blue paint on the block, a familiar dual-inlet air cleaner, and an original generator making the electricity. It starts easily and has a muscular but muted note from the exhaust pipes, just about right for a top-of-the-line Cadillac. The Hydra-Matic 4-speed automatic transmission shifts properly and this car will cruise all day at modern highway speeds. The chassis shows well enough, but obviously this Eldorado was made to be driven, so you dont have to fret about road rash or rain, which is always a relief. Just about the only external modification are those 235/75/15 whitewall radials, but just think of how spectacular this car would look on a set of wide whites! Ready to enjoy now and with a few finishing touches and upgrades, this could be a vastly more valuable car. It isnt often that we find a car where theres financial upside, but this Eldorado offers the smart collector a great opportunity at a great price. Call today!
No question the 1958 Impala is a landmark automobile, and has rapidly eclipsed its popular Tri-Five siblings in terms of desirability and value. This stunning resto-mod retains everything that was great about the stunning Impala, and adds a few modern conveniences to create what is perhaps the ultimate 50s luxury cruiser. The 58 Impala never looks as good as when its dressed in pastels. With light blue paint and a white roof, it has a pure 50s look that really emphasizes the dramatic one-year-only styling. During the restoration, they took their time so the doors fit extremely well, the gaps are quite good, and all that glittering trim was carefully aligned to give it exactly the look the designers dreamed of in 58. Two-stage urethane creates an high shine that will look this good for years and years, and all the correct Impala logos were faithfully replaced when it was dry. A small fortune was spent on chrome, from the massive bumpers to the delicate fins atop the front fenders to the dual antennas on the rear fenders, all of it is shiny, bright, and in great shape. Very impressive! It has been driven, of course, so perfection isnt the goal, but this is a trophy winner at any local show, especially with the skirts and continental kit out back. Although theres a lot of new stuff under the skin, the interior was restored to factory specifications using blue tri-tone upholstery as original. The beautiful door panels feature blue anodized inserts, and youll note that the big steering wheel was painted to match, complete with white accents like the bodywork. The factory gauges have all been restored, and its possible that the 120 MPH speedometer is no longer just a dream for this car. A/C has been subtly added under the dash, but beyond that its pretty much the way GM built it back in 1958, which was the entire point. The factory AM radio is gone but the AM/FM unit in its place looks pretty authentic, there are correct floor mats for protection, and even the original clock is still in the dash over in front of the passenger. As you can imagine, the back seat is massive and features that trick pop-up armrest, while the equally gigantic trunk is trimmed with a correct mat and includes a CD changer. The top engine in 1958 was a 348 cubic inch V8, instantly recognizable by its W-shaped valve covers. With plenty of dress-up, including a chrome air cleaner and finned aluminum valve covers, it looks as flashy as the rest of the car. Rebuilt 500 miles ago, it was dressed in Chevy Orange paint so theres no question that this is Bowtie muscle. Up top theres an Edelbrock intake manifold and a Holley carburetor, although the original Tri-Power setup is included with the car. The A/C system uses modern components and R134a refrigerant, so its effective and easy to service, and the braking system uses a dual-circuit master cylinder feeding vented front disc brakes for safety. A 3-speed TH350 3-speed automatic transmission spins the original rear end, so its happy around town and on the highway, and the burbling dual exhaust system sounds fantastic blowing through a pair of chrome tips just under the rear bumper. Original wheels and spinner hubcaps give it a retro look and wear fresh wide whitewall radials for better ride and comfort and an authentic look. This is an extremely impressive 58 Impala that captures not only the best of what was possible at the time, but everything that it could be with just a bit of modern technology. Call today!
Combat ready. Dont dismiss this super nasty 1979 Chevrolet Impala just because it has four doors, because inside youll find heavy-duty hardware, a custom big block engine, and the kind of firepower that allows it to humiliate lesser cars. Its also beautifully built, with more than $125,000 spent on its construction. If you want a show-stopper that also lays down 9.40-second quarter-mile times, look no further. Cars like this are hard to describe in words and pictures; you just have to see them in person to understand. For something this wickedly fast, it sure is beautifully built, with some super straight bodywork. We havent seen one this straight since, well, 1979 and even then, the factory wasnt doing paint anywhere near this well. A few custom mods give it a predatory look, starting with that tall cowl-induction hood, but also include the bumpers tucked in tight to the bodywork, a blanked grille opening, and that beautiful two-tone paint. With a red stripe separating the black and charcoal gray, it almost looks elegant, and we love how they kept the original marker lights, emblems, and door handles. Its almost like you could walk out, get in, and drive it to work, and technically, it is street-able. Too cool! The interior is, of course, a racers environment, but they didnt skimp on the quality. Youll find both factory bench seats still in place, although the X-brace on the cage pretty much makes the rear seat cosmetic. But with original door panels, full carpets (with floor mats!), and a factory dash, it certainly feels familiar even with all the race gear around you. Theres a fat steering wheel with a transmission brake button, a custom ratcheting shifter on the transmission tunnel, and a custom switch panel just to the drivers right. Factory gauges dont tell you anything, but its augmented with Auto Meter dials on the steering column. 5-point harnesses, the full cage (NHRA certified and good to go through 2021!), and a cooling fan for the driver are the kinds of things that show professionals were at work here and even the windows go up and down like they should. Heck, the trunk is still big enough for a family vacation, even with dual 16-volt batteries stashed back there. Those dual batteries are probably mandatory for the brutal Shafiroff-built 555 cubic inch big block Chevy V8, which cost $40,000 (and is a one-off) to build and can be tuned to run on alcohol or gas. It comes with a full spec sheet, but the highlights include a custom MerlinX intake, custom headers, Dart heads, and 14.7:1 compression, which all add up to about 1000 horsepower on the motor alone. The twin snorkel air cleaner looks very much like those used on the 442s in 1969, but everything else is aerospace aluminum and braided stainless. The transmission is a built Ultra Bell PowerGlide thats deadly consistent and a carbon-fiber driveshaft feeds a Dana 60 rear end with Strange 40-spline axles and a spool inside. 4-wheel disc brakes ensure its safe at the big end and the exhaust system sounds brilliant exhaling through the side pipes. The stance is just about ideal, sitting on black powdercoated Weld Pro-Star wheels and 29.5x10.5R15 rear Mickey Thompson rear meats to hook it up. Heavily documented and ridiculously over-built, this is a once-in-a-lifetime car that runs consistent 9-second quarter mile times (and we have the time slips to prove it). Complete with dyno sheets, receipts, and everything else youd need to set it up and run, this Impala is a screaming bargain for the guy who knows what it costs to do it right. Call today!
This amazing 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door sedan is one of those cars that already has all the right ingredients. Big horsepower stroker motor? Yep. Overdrive transmission? Of course. Gorgeous interior with all the upgrades? What did you expect? And its so nice that youll want to drive it everywhere you go. Bright pastels like the Twilight Turquoise and India Ivory combination on this car never look wrong, but on this cool coupe, its downright spectacular, especially rendered in modern two-stage urethane. The two-tone combination emphasizes the chrome and trim, all of which remain intact on this mild custom, and all of it has been restored to a high standard. All the body panels are straight, and the reflections in our photo studio are proof enough that someone invested the time and effort to make this one look right. All the things that make these cars great also make them a challenge to restore; if your panels dont align correctly, youre going to see it in mismatched trim. It all works together making a car that will get attract attention at first glance, but really needs extended study to see just how nicely done it really is. They didnt shave, delete, or modify any of the exterior pieces, but you know instantly that this car is special, which is a testament to the workmanship. There are a few signs of use and age, but rolling into a show driving this car is going to cause quite a stir. The completely restored interior is a big step up from 1956, and offers all the comforts and conveniences of a modern luxury car with all the style of 1956. Seriously, is there anyone who thinks they can do a better job than the GM stylists? The factory bench seat is wrapped in beautiful turquoise and white upholstery that comes right out of the 1956 factory brochure; well, OK, not exactly, but it has the right look and the right materials. Blue carpets add some contrast and the dash retains a factory look, complete with modern gauges from Dakota Digital that slot right into the original gauge pod. The floor-mounted shifter falls easily to hand and youll be delighted to note that its linked to a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission, making this Bel Air an effortless high-speed cruiser. A polished tilt column holds a neat small-diameter wheel that looks like the original and a powerful entertainment system fills the car with sound thanks to a set of trunk-mounted subwoofers. And speaking of the trunk, its simply finished with a tailored carpet to give it a clean, uncluttered look. You cant make a car look this good and not have it perform, so a built 383 cubic inch small block Chevy V8 went under the hood. Famous for making great torque, the engine is happy trundling through traffic or hammering down the interstate. The list of hardware is impressive, including an upgraded camshaft, stroker crank, ported double-hump heads, and a 4-barrel carburetor on an aluminum intake. It never gets fussy, idles well, and delivers instant power with a just quick prod of the throttle. Its also extremely well detailed, with neat wiring and plumbing, a lot of chrome and billet aluminum, plus Chevy Orange paint on the block. Long-tube headers feed a Flowmaster exhaust and a 10-bolt out back plants the power thanks to a 3.55-geared limited slip inside. 4-wheel disc brakes give it the stopping power of a modern car and it rides on Budnik wheels wearing 235/40/18 front and 265/35/18 rear performance radials. This is a car that you can drive anywhere with confidence, and it will still draw a crowd anywhere it goes. Call today!
If you were around in the 70s when funky wagons like this 1971 Ford LTD were the coolest thing in parts chasers, then this car will definitely talk to you. Better yet, it packs a thumping 429 cubic inch V8 and a nostalgic look thats all about an era that we may never see again. This is what having fun in old cars is all about. The big Ford wagons were handsome in their own right, with a long nose, chiseled features, and a bit of a kick-up behind the rear doors that made it seem sporting, not bloated. Add in a lean greenhouse that almost seemed chopped compared to some of the GM and Chrysler wagons, and you get a hauler thats not suburban but suburban commando. This one obviously wore wood on its flanks originally, as you can see the bright red outline of the panels still in place on the satin black bodywork. Its quite clean, suggesting a car that has lived someplace warm all its life, and we cant find many faults beyond the fact that it was intentionally built to look this way. Some period-correct decals add to the Hot Wheels look that takes you back to your childhood and even the factory chrome is pretty decent. Theres a luggage rack up top, which should be standard on any vintage wagon, and a trailer hitch out back to make it practical. If youre a wagon guy, theres no way you dont think this is cool. Remarkably enough, the interior appears to be almost entirely original and its in fantastic shape. Those bench seats look wide enough for a football team and the vinyl upholstery should wear like iron, so dont be afraid to go to work. Nice door panels remind you that the Country Squire was actually Fords top-of-the-line in 1971 and theres faux wood on the inside to make up for the stuff that was removed outside. The dash pad and steering wheel have some cracks, but those are really the lone demerits in a rather well-preserved interior. It also carries factory A/C (needs to be serviced) and its original AM/FM radio, so it could be a first-rate long-distance cruiser. Rear seat space is impressive and theres enough room in the cargo bay to haul all your gear to and from the swap meet or drag strip. That hauling will be effortless thanks to the numbers matching 429 cubic inch V8 under the hood. Wearing a factory 4-barrel carburetor, it makes the kind of torque that will get a lot of work done and is very entertaining under your right foot. It sure look original under the hood, although theres plenty of evidence of routine service, including new plug wires, a recent brake master cylinder, new motor mounts, and a fresh starter. That appears to be original Ford Blue engine enamel in there, and with some cleaning it could look a lot better, although that might detract from the busted-knuckle look the car enjoys. It also uses a C6 3-speed automatic transmission to make it easy for anyone to handle and, of course, power steering and brakes are part of the equation. A newer Flowmaster exhaust gives it a distinctly non-station-wagon sound and it really is clean underneath, as you can see. The stance is just about right, augmented by a set of polished Torque Thrust wheels and staggered 225/75/15 front and 255/70/15 rear blackwall radials. This is another one of those cool cruisers that can really stand out in a crowd yet not break the bank. The fact that its also practical is merely icing on the cake. Call today!
1953 was a big year for Buick, which was celebrating its 50th anniversary. It was also the year that the infamous Nailhead V8 was introduced, replacing the venerable straight-8 that dated to 1931. To celebrate, GM built the lovely 1953 Buick Skylark, which, alongside its cousins the Oldsmobile Fiesta and Cadillac Eldorado, became the hits of the 1953 Motorama show. The Skylark started as a standard Roadmaster convertible, but thanks to extensive hand work, it took on an entirely new look that was ostensibly designed to make it into a sports car. Now whether a 4000 pound Buick can be sporty is a discussion for another time, but there is no question that this is a fantastic-looking piece of 1950s art. Wearing soft pastel yellow, it has a wonderful 50s look thats a bit more interesting than its original Majestic White. The paint is showing some age, but in this time of over-restored Skylarks sitting on show fields, its a relief to see on that you can actually drive and enjoy without worries. All the fantastic Skylark details are still intact, dont worry, from the sweepspear side molding to the dip behind the front doors to the stacked taillights. Chrome is a big deal on any car from the 50s, particularly a Buick, and its all in good shape, including the toothy grin up front and massive bumpers with neatly integrated bumper guards. And as a lifetime California car, the sheetmetal is in absolutely fantastic shape. The handsome black and white interior is recent, using correct leather (not vinyl!) and lots of new parts. Fresh carpets, beautiful new Dy-Noc appliques on the doors and dash, a fresh chrome horn ring, and a myriad of other parts really makes the interior look its best. The instruments are standard Roadmaster, along with the stack of controls flanking the radio speaker, and youll note that everything was standard on the top-of-the-line Skylark: power windows, power seat, power antenna, power steering, and a heater/defroster. All of the hydraulic systems were recently rebuilt so they all operate smoothly, including the black canvas convertible top, which is brand new. The low-slung driving position certainly makes the car feel sporty, yet theres room for six in the massive bench seats. Theres also a giant trunk thats neatly finished with black carpets and a full-sized spare. Skylarks were all equipped with Buicks all-new 322 cubic inch Nailhead V8, which is an absolute torque factory. Topped with a massive air cleaner assembly, it looks tightly packed into the engine bay, but thanks to a recent detail job, it looks just right. Theres new Buick Turquoise paint on the engine, fresh decals and labels, and a fresh tune-up. It starts easily and idles with a muscular hum thats just right for the upscale Skylark and as I mentioned, theres massive torque available to move the big ragtop with ease. Buicks famous Dynaflow automatic transmission was the only option, and while youll have to accustom yourself to its peculiar feel, theres no question that its the smoothest automatic transmission ever invented. The car has superlative highway manners and cruises effortlessly at modern speeds with little more than a whisper from the single tailpipe out back. Buicks always offered fantastic braking, and with fresh shoes and new DOT5 fluid inside, these are plenty capable. And no Skylark is complete without those lovely Kelsey-Hayes chrome wire wheels, which are wrapped with fat 6.0-15 wide whites. Unquestionably an A-list collectable, this is arguably Buicks finest work of the 1950s. Prices are not coming down, so grab this beautiful Skylark at a realistic price before it gets away. Call now!
Right now, the biggest performance bang for your buck is unquestionably the C4 Corvette. Comfortable, reliable, and fast, theyre everything youd want in a modern sports car, and cars like this 1990 Chevrolet Corvette coupe are a fantastic way to have fun without breaking the bank. Torch Red has looked good on the Corvette practically from day one (OK, red wasnt on the menu until 1955, but you know what I mean). The C4 has aged quite well, still remaining an iconic design that resonates with enthusiasts who know that during its tenure, it was one of the most potent cars in the world with handling and braking to match. Today, finding an unmolested survivor that has been in adult hands all its life is rather rare, given their combination of performance and reasonable cost. Fortunately, this car survived quite nicely and proudly wears its red paint and fiberglass skin in defiance of nearly 30 years of service. As GMs flagship built in a dedicated factory in Bowling Green, KY, paint quality was above average on the Vette and thanks to 22 years of being someones cherished toy, it looks pretty good, although a professional buff would really wake it up. And nothing makes an entrance like a shiny red Corvette with a rumbling exhaust. Corvettes were pushing technological barriers in 1990, and this coupe is equipped with just about every trick GM could dream up. The basics, of course, are covered: power locks and windows, A/C, and a tilt column, among others. The black leather seats are in decent condition with only some minor wear on the drivers outer bolster, which admittedly sees a lot of action, and some cracking in the leather thats probably inevitable. The digital/analog instrument panel still has bright, sharp markings and the digital gauges are a lot more legible and functional than youd think. The auto shifter falls to hand easily and youll find that getting into this car is like coming home, because everything is right where you expect. The hatch area isnt great for storage, but its good enough for two people, and aside from a spill mark on the carpet, its in good order. This is still a great place to hang out and have some fun. The 350 cubic inch L98 V8 was the mainstay for much of the C4s production run, eventually supplanted by the LT1. However, for many Corvette fans, theres just no substitute for the big hit of low-end torque delivered by the L98 and thanks to a vast aftermarket, performance upgrades are little more than a phone call away. However, this remains a double-edged sword and finding a Corvette without all the bolt-ons is a challenge. However, aside from an aftermarket exhaust system with a mellow soundtrack, this one carries all stock-style equipment. That means when you turn the key, it starts. Its a little grumpy when its cold, but most L98s are like that, and it goes away pretty quickly as it warms up. And yes, the torque is impressive, hurling the car forward like it was launched from the USS Nimitzs catapult. The 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission is quick-witted and with an overdrive gear, it just loafs along on the highway, making the C4 and ideal high-speed mode of travel. Powerful disc brakes, a reasonably comfortable suspension, and giant 275/40/17 Goodyear radials mean that its ready to rock today. Representing incredible performance and incredible value, this Corvette definitely delivers on the promises made by its famous bodywork. Call today!
The quintessential fat-fendered rod, this 1947 Ford club coupe offers big car space, plenty of V8 power, and great details that make it stand out in a crowded field. There arent many hot rods that can honestly be considered daily driver capable, but this one will make you want to slide behind the wheel every chance you get, even if only to join you on your morning commute to the office. Dressed in an appealing shade of metallic lavender, this awesome Ford has a familiar look thats never going to go out of style, but with a few custom touches that give it a unique look. The most obvious parts are the painted graphics on its flanks, but on a car that looks this good right out of the box, theres not much need to go overboard. The paint was probably done in the 1990s, yet it still looks good enough to hit the road, with the usual signs of use but nothing major. The sheetmetal is original and nothing was chopped or trimmed, and all the factory trim pieces were left in place, so it looks right from any angle. That means the beautiful wide grille, the stainless side trim, and even the window surrounds, all of which add contrast to the bright paint. Theres a good amount of money spent on the brightwork and nothing looks out of place, even if youre a die-hard Ford enthusiast. The car just looks right. The attractive black cloth interior is why youll find this car so appealing as a driver, with a no-nonsense look that blends original and updated components with ease. The upholstery work is neatly done and quite tasteful overall, with a pleated look that could come from the 1940s. The original speedometer, complete with red lettering, retains that 1940s sensibility, while the auxiliary gauges are modern white-faced dials hidden in the original openings. A tilt column with a leather-wrapped wheel make it feel more contemporary, it has all the amenities such as power windows, A/C, and an AM/FM/cassette head unit neatly installed in the center of the dash. The back seat is reasonably sized for full-sized adults, so it was appropriately upholstered to match, and theres a good-sized trunk which is simply finished with rubber mats, as original. It isnt a horsepower monster, but this good-looking Ford is ready to cruise thanks to a 350 cubic inch Chevy V8. Powered by an Edelbrock carburetor and Performer RPM intake manifold, HEI ignition system, and stock exhaust manifolds, its a strong runner with a fat torque curve to get the big coupe up and running without working too hard. A chrome air cleaner and polished aluminum valve covers dress things up a bit and you could get big returns with an afternoon spent cleaning and buffing the engine bay. A big radiator keeps it cool even on hot days in traffic, and the block has been painted black to help it blend in. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission and Ford 9-inch rear end mean its friendly around town and on the highway. Standard exhaust manifolds and a custom dual exhaust system with original-style mufflers provides an old-school soundtrack and handsome aluminum wheels add to the subtle rake with staggered BFGoodrich T/A radials. Nicely maintained and obviously built to drive, this cool old Ford is a painless way to get a cool old car without spending a fortune. Call today!
In 1962, the guy driving this cool turquoise blue Impala SS409 convertible was well and truly The Man. Today, thats still true, and when you hear the not-so-subtle rumble of the 409, slip through the gears of the Muncie 4-speed, and watch all the envious eyes on you as you motor away, youll understand. For the guy who understands performance and style, few cars can compare to the illustrious Impala. This is the kind of car that you can recognize blocks away, whether its the lean Impala convertible profile or the traditional triple taillights that were unique to the Imp. Driving this car is like dating a movie star, and you should be ready for question and answer session every time you stop for gas. The glittering blue paint will stand up to scrutiny, and while it was finished a few years ago, its still in fantastic condition. Its a quality restoration that has just the right look of authenticity, making it a high-quality cruiser thats always properly dressed for an event. Fit and finish are quite good, with doors that fit well without needing to give them a hard slam. The sheetmetal is incredibly straight, so the bright paint is a big bonus, not a demerit, because it shows none of the usual flaws a lesser car might have. Chrome and trim is quite good, including the delicate Impala badges on the quarters and crossed-flag emblems up front with the ever-so-small 409 underneath, just in case the guy in the other lane is really paying attention. The interior is pure 60s style, a blend of conservative patterns and shiny trim that looks awesome today. The Impala is particularly interesting due to its unique blend of performance and luxury, making it a rather stylish gentlemans express. The seats wear reproduction covers with proper button-tufted seat backs, theres new carpeting with embroidered SS-logo floor mats, and the door panels show an artists touch. The instruments in that sweeping engine-turned dash are in good shape, and a trio of auxiliary gauges have been stashed under the dash along with a period tach on the steering column (upgraded to be compatible with the HEI ignition system). A convertible with a 4-speed is quite a find, and it looks especially butch with the bucket seats, as if it doesnt care what people think it should be. It also includes an upgraded AM/FM/CD/iPod stereo head unit with subwoofer in the trunk (you think this car was built this way by accident?) and the trunk itself is neatly finished with a correct mat set. Under the hood youll find Chevys legendary 409 cubic inch V8. A legend of 60s performance, its the ultimate early Impala powerplant. With a pair of Edelbrock 4-barrels on a factory intake manifold, HEI ignition, and a healthy cam, its definitely in combat spec. With a recent tune-up and timing set, it runs superbly, although you need to be sharp for a big horsepower engine like this, because it aint no Toyota. Finned valve covers have a matching air cleaner (the stock air cleaner is included with the car) along with Chevy Orange paint give it a flashy look that youll be eager to show off. Other upgrades include high performance exhaust manifolds, a fresh alternator, and a Flowmaster exhaust system that sounds flat-out awesome. Underneath its highly detailed and extremely clean, packing disc brakes up front that are probably a good idea for a car with this much thrust on tap. The weenie 14-inch wheels and tires are gone, replaced by a set of shiny Torque Thrusts and staggered performance radials. A very pretty car with an unusual powertrain combination, this heavily documented Impala will always be on the A-list. Call today!
For those of you looking for an early Thunderbird but need space for your family, this pretty 1962 Thunderbird hardtop is definitely a wise choice. A recently serviced and painted car that coddles like a Lincoln but packs serious blasting powder under the hood in the form of a muscular 390, its an affordable cruiser that is part of a market thats suddenly heating up. Dont worry, the wheels are the only major modification, making this a Bird thats welcome just about anywhere. Bullet Birds like this have long lived in the shadows of their 2-seat siblings, but that seems to be changing and cars like this bright blue Bird are the reason why. The styling is a big upgrade over the first square Birds following the conversion to four-seater, offering a sleek profile and lovely 1960s detailing thats restrained and tasteful. The particular blue wasnt on the Ford color charts, but it looks great, with a white top that perfectly complements the sophisticated look. The paint looks good and shiny over some pretty straight bodywork, particularly those jet-inspired quarter panels that look like theyre about a quarter-mile long. The recently restored chrome bumpers have a brilliant shine and Ford designers were hitting on all eight cylinders when they added the lovely strip of trim that stretches from nose to tail and neatly integrates the door handles in its design. The lack of a padded roof is a rare choice on a Thunderbird, but the white hardtop gives this car an added dose of sophistication that fits it quite nicely. Personal luxury was the Thunderbirds primary mission, and the handsome black interior doesnt disappoint in that regard. Buckets seats and a console are the sporty part, but with correct seat covers and firm foam underneath, they coddle rather than grab. Matching black carpets look great and the wood accents warm things up and make it feel luxurious. Check out Fords trademark swing-away steering column, which tilts out of the way by lightly tugging on the shifter lever, and the leather wrap that makes it easy to grip. The three individual pods ahead of the driver hold the primary gauges, with things like the radio (a new AM/FM/cassette unit) in the center stack, along with a lockable compartment in the center armrest. The trunk is truly massive, and carries a correct reproduction mat as well as a full-sized spare tire assembly. Its likely that the 390 cubic inch V8 under the hood is the original engine, but since Ford wasnt doing matching numbers in the traditional sense in 1962, so we cant prove it. It does look quite correct with an oversized air cleaner up top and Ford Blue paint on the block itself. It has been recently serviced with a lot of new equipment, including a full tune up, rebuilt carburetor, fuel pump, starter, alternator, timing chain and gear, oil pump, radiator, water pump, and belts and hoses, all within the last 2000 miles. Power steering and brakes are welcome additions to a heavy cruiser like this, and the dual exhaust system burbles like it has something to hide. The brakes are surprisingly effective, the automatic transmission shifts almost imperceptibly, and the rebuilt front suspension has the ability to float over bumps like a hovercraft. Steel wheels with simple hubcaps are a clean look and they wear 205/75/14 whitewall radials for a period look. This is just a great cruiser whose color combination does a good job of camouflaging the hardware underneath. Bullet Birds are definitely heating up, making this an excellent buy for today and for the future. Call today.
Perhaps its because there are no more Oldsmobiles being built, but the list of future collectables will surely include cars like this 25,618 original mile 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme coupe. From new, these cars have enjoyed a cult following, perhaps due to their classic yet sporty styling, large dose of luxury, and effortless road manners. As is the case with many old cars, people didnt treat these like anything special when they were new, and as a result, finding a clean one like this Olds can be a challenge. Fortunately, it hails from a warm, dry climate and shows off its fantastic condition with shiny white paint and contrasting blue pinstripes. Thats factory-original paint circa 1984, and its simply beautiful with none of the usual chalkiness and fading you saw back in the 80s. The angular styling has aged quite well, and with the 1984 updates such as the vertical bar grilles and blacked-out headlight bezels, it enjoys a semi-performance look that was a hallmark of Oldsmobile in its glory days. The chrome bumpers still look fantastic, showing no evidence that this car was parked by feel by an elderly owner, and all the bright stainless trim shines up nicely. And we have to admit that we like the padded roof, which makes it look more formal, which is appropriate for an Olds. Inside, its pure Oldsmobile thanks to a pair of cloth buckets flanking a center console and a long list of luxury features. With blue GM mouse fur upholstery, it remains in excellent condition with no rips or tears and very few signs of UV damage, which is more evidence that this car was properly maintained. In fact, the back seat looks virtually new and the carpets and door panels have been carefully preserved by a conscientious owner. Wood accents warm up the all-blue interior, and a familiar-looking steering wheel combines with a ton of power accessories to offer a luxurious experience. Factory A/C, a tilt wheel, and cruise control are included, with the original AM/FM/cassette radio still pulling duty in the center stack. An upgraded Oldsmobile instrument panel includes a full set of gauges, including a tach, and the 25,618 miles shown are indeed authentic. One of the hallmarks of a full-sized luxury car is trunk space, and the cargo bay on this one is very nicely kept and still carries its original space-saver spare and jack assembly. Power comes from the corporate 5.0 liter V8, which is both unobtrusive and effective in its role aboard the Cutlass. Smooth and torquey, the 4-barrel engine gives the car great road manners, and thanks to a recent tune-up, it cruises in virtual silence at any speed. The engine bay is extremely clean, more evidence of a good life with a caring owner, and it has not been modified in any way, despite being a somewhat mod-friendly powerplant. The A/C appears to still use good old R12 refrigerant to make it extremely effective and all the factory equipment, including the air cleaner, is fully intact, which is always a good sign. The chassis and floors are clean, with no signs of life in the rust belt and the transmission shifts crisply and feeds highway-friendly gears out back. Handsome Oldsmobile Rallye II wheels add to its sporty countenance, especially with 225/70/14 white letter radials on board. Lots of fun today and maybe even a smart investment for tomorrow, these Oldsmobiles will always find a ready group of buyers. If youre one of them, give us a call today!
This 1960 Ford Thunderbird will remain a favorite cruiser for decades to come simply because cars like this never go out of style. With a great color combination, a smooth and powerful V8 engine, and room for five, this T-Bird remains first-class transportation any way you look at it. Even by 1960, the bold pastels of the 50s were passing out of fashion, and quieter, more sophisticated colors were taking their place. In the same way, the 4-seater Thunderbird was a more grown-up vehicle, more practical but no less beautiful than the original 2-seater. Dramatic styling embraced sweeping elements stamped right into the sheetmetal, ranging from the curve that dips down through the doors to the pointed side streaks that need no chrome to emphasize the cars length. The finish of the code R Moroccan Ivory paint is excellent, with a big investment in the final finish thats all out of proportion to the cars sticker price. The net result is a classically elegant Thunderbird that stands out from the crowd simply by virtue of its quality. All the chrome is in excellent shape, particularly the large bumper/grille assembly up front and the unique taillight surrounds that show you that Ford was still fascinated by the Jet Age. The handsome red and white interior is Ford design at its finest. Fresh seat covers, matching door panels, and red carpets give it a lot of personality, especially with that beautiful white steering wheel in the middle of it all. Forget fake wood and trim, in the 1960s, brushed stainless was king, and the textured dashboard, center stack, and door panel trim show off a variety of surfaces that youll never get tired of looking at from behind the wheel. The factory-issued AM radio remains in the dash with the controls for the power windows neatly grouped on the console. The redesigned 4-seat Thunderbird carries everything youll need for a long road trip in a beautifully restored trunk, complete with tailored carpet with white piping and matching spare tire cover. You can see that there was a lot of money spent on this car everywhere you look. The 352 cubic inch FE V8 under the hood powers this Bird with ease, and it has been dressed to impress with chrome valve covers and air cleaner. The smooth-running V8 delivers easy performance and effortless cruising thanks to a new Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, especially when linked to a 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic transmission and a set of 3.10 gears out back. It looks like the engine was pulled for the paint job and theres correct black engine enamel on the block, so it really stands out against the white paint around it. Underneath, the floors are impressively clean and solid, critical on a unit-body car like this, and theres a new dual exhaust system with mellow-sounding mufflers that are appropriately muted. Obviously this car has never been rusty or even in need of major surgery, so it rides smoothly and confidently down the highway on 215/75/14 wide whites with great-looking wire wheel covers. With second-generation Thunderbirds coming into their own as collectors items, I wouldnt expect this unusually clean specimen with to stick around for long. If this is your kind of ride, dont hesitate and call today!
I wonder how the guys who paid massive premiums to own the last 1976 Eldorado convertibles felt when GM rolled out this pretty 1984 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz ragtop. I mean, the choice was natural as the aftermarket had been putting fake convertible tops on these cars for years and the result was actually a really good car, not just a really good convertible. Looking rather handsome in its original paint, which GM called Autumn Maple Firemist (no, Im not kidding), this is the archetypal Eldorado convertible. It shows signs of conscientious maintenance over its life and its likely that very few of these were ever purchased as daily drivers, which would explain both the condition for a car approaching 35 years old. The Eldorados crisp lines lend themselves to convertible styling, and the experts at ASC, who actually built the cars for GM, did a wonderful job of making it look nearly identical to its faux-convertible hardtop siblings with the top up (spotters tip: the convertibles have smaller rear windows). The Biarritz is easily identified by the spear of stainless trim that extends along the fenders and window sills, giving the already very flashy Eldo a lot of eyeball appeal. Its certainly not perfect, but for a car thats been driven and enjoyed, its quite good and shows you that these cars have always been something special to someone. The interior is pure Cadillac overkill, with pillow-tufted burgundy leather seats and lots of faux wood trim, but thats why these cars are so cool. They represent an era when technology was colliding with traditional luxury, and Cadillac worked hard to stay at the forefront. Dig the digital climate control and information center over on the drivers side of the dash, and every power accessory known to man was standard equipment on the Eldorado convertible. Someone has also added a set of tiny auxiliary gauges under the dash, which is probably helpful when your only real gauges are a speedometer and fuel gauge. Twin buckets show modest wear but no damage, and the back seat looks almost completely untouched. Matching burgundy carpets add some dignity to the interior, along with the matching dash and steering wheel, which should look familiar to anyone who drove a Cadillac of the period. Theres also an aftermarket AM/FM/CD stereo that sounds great, even with the top down. The white power top slides into its well with a minimum of fuss, where it hides under a matching burgundy vinyl boot. It also includes a massive trunk thats fully upholstered, including the fuzzy spare tire cover. Cadillacs 4.1 liter V8 with digital fuel injection has turned out to be a reliable dance partner in these cars. Smooth and torquey, with surprisingly good fuel economy, it moves this Eldo easily with a muted V8 hum from the tailpipe. The engine bay is orderly, if not detailed for show, with the only non-stock part appearing to be the open-element air cleaner. You could spend a weekend giving it a good cleaning and it would really pay off. The front-wheel-drive 4-speed automatic overdrive transaxle shifts so smoothly you may not even notice it and its an effortless highway cruiser. The all-independent suspension was tuned fur luxury, and youll be thrilled by just how clean this car is underneath. Since 1976, Eldorados have offered 4-wheel-discs, which live behind those sparkly wire wheelcovers and 205/75/15 Firestone whitewalls. These cars have long since passed from used car to collector status, and while you can find low-mile examples with big price tags, if youre into driving, THIS is the one to own. Call now!