Owner and former Ford dealer searched far and wide for a solid mid 60’s Ford muscle car to be restored and given that “Old school touch” like when he grew up.
Car was properly raised 3 inches from the standard riding height, and properly re-engineered with new springs, shocks, ball joints, extended trailing arms, and adjustable panhard bar in order to aquire a correct alignment and drive shaft position.
Being born a 390ci it has big brakes-12 inch drums all the way around.
Car was born with a 3 speed manual and changed into a 4 speed (approx 1966) Ford top loader with correct factory shift linkage(the transmission came from a 7 litre).The synchronizers are good and has a new mini starter (needed clearance to put headers on and run exhaust). No obvious reconstruction on the frame, and the floors all appear original, and look good and solid. Owner basically brought the body all the way down to bare metal and upon inspecting it there was one little spot of perforation in the lower left quarter behind the tire that appeared, but not other spots. Owner found and bought at High Line auction through a contact at the auction. Car has original owners manual, and owner information from Arizona. Car also did have Texas inspection stickers which makes sense that it was for the most part a southwestern car.
* 390 c.i. Ford V-8 with 4bbl
* 4 speed manual top loader transmission
* 9 inch rear end non posi 3.00 ratio.
* Radial Tires- rear slightly larger
* Wheel caps
* AM Radio
* Cloth seats
* Manual Choke
* Factory dummy lights
* Gauges (auxiliary)
* Oil pressure
* Water temp
* Power wipers
* Owners manual
* Original correct factory shifter completely rebuilt
* Emergency brake
* Turn signals
* Fuel gauge
* Front seat belts for 2
* 2 set of keys
* New rubber floor
* New headliner
* Painted dash
Body 62E 2 Dr. Sedan Custom
Color F Arcadian Blue
Trim 12 Blue
Date 27E May
DSO 75 Phoenix
Axle 1 3.00 :1 Regular
TR 1 Standard
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* In 2017- 2018 when the body was taken almost completely down to the metal, and the preparation started for what is an absolutely beautiful painting of the body.
* We can not detect any nicks or scratches. The paint is highly polished, beautifully smooth, possibly more so than when it was built new. The paint is highly reflective, and matches all the way around without imperfections or areas of incorrect orange peel.
* The body is very straight (look closely at pictures taken at an angle). The fits and gaps around the doors, hood, and trunk are very uniform. I could not find any type of dent in the car, and would say this body is as nice, if not slightly nicer than the day it was built.
Magnetic paint gauge-
* We took a couple random sample tests on every panel of the car, and we didn’t find any areas that are not metal. We paid close attention to the rockers, door corners, and lower fenders.
* The upper surfaces including the hood, trunk, and top are mostly close to 10- 15 mils of material, and the sides are slightly higher which would be typical in making a beautifully straight car.
* All the bright work on the car including pieces surrounding the glass, and the front and back all appear to be well secured and in their proper position.
* The stainless around the windshield, and where the top meets the body is very highly polished, and looks outstanding and like that of a new car. This also appears true on the mirrors on both sides, both door handles, and Ford and Custom labeling on the sides, front, and rear. The bumpers themselves all look like that of a new car, and without any damage.
* There maybe a little wear or light pitting on top of the headlight bezels, and small scratch on the left side of the left rear taillight bezel. (see pics)
* The grill itself has more of an anodized look, but looks v