The story of this car is an all too familiar eBay horror story. I purchased this car at the height of the muscle car prices trying to relive my past. I’m ashamed to say what I paid for it.
The car looked beautiful in the pictures with a fresh Hemi Orange paint job. Shortly after getting the car I started noticing things that didn't look right. To make a long story short, the previous owner had covered large amounts of rust with duct tape and body filler. After getting over the initial nauseous feeling, my wife and I realized that we could not in good conscious sell this car to anyone else in its current condition, thus started my very first restoration in my two car garage. I stripped the car apart, removed the paint, learned to weld and after more than five years, completed the job in Sept of this year. The only part of the restoration I outsourced was the external paint. The rest of the restoration and bodywork was done by me in my garage.
The car is numbers matching with original body, engine and transmission,
I did have to take a small break on the restoration after I was diagnosed with cancer in late 2010, but after my treatment the work on the car became very therapeutic.