The 1970 Pontiac GTO we just had come in is well preserved that the tank build sheet was still there an in perfect condition. This “goat” was built at General Motors Fremont Assembly and sent to Sumner Pontiac Company in Des Moines, Iowa.
Now powered by a 572 Chevrolet crate motor the Chevelle has been tuned on the dyno. The color is the original Autumn Gold Metallic used on the 1970 Chevelles.
With a new set of Torq Thrust wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich tires and a refresh of the suspension this 1965 Ford Mustang that the owner has owned since high school is transformed from a pony to a mustang.
This owner of this second generation GTO got this car brand new for her 17th birthday. She drove it for a few years until she got her first corvette and she parked it for the last 28 years. This car is very original and we hope we can keep many of the original parts.
Hints of the original Medium Blue Metallic can now be seen on this Ford Mustang Boss 302. The underside of these cars were left in primer and the color of primer was determined by the color of the leftover paint that was dumped into the primer from the night before.
Painted again in it’s original Ivory color this MG TD has been re-assembled and brought back to running condition after many years of sitting. The wheels have been powder coated in the original silver color and proper replica tires from Coker have been fitted.
Although not a restoration this Willys is not back in drivable condition after many years of being in an inoperable state. The wheels have been restored and powder coated and fitted with a new set of Coker military tires and an electric fuel pump has been added to assist with starting after an extended storage.
Now upgraded with twin 45mm Dellorto two barrel carburetors the 1974 Jensen Healey Series II starts better, runs better, and a joy to drive compared to having the original Strombergs.
Pictured here as it was stored for 20+ years in a garage this Boss will be returned to it’s factory state and original color of Medium Blue Metallic of which 460 Boss 302’s were painted.
Although not an original shade this car looks great in modern Ford Race Red. The engine and transmission are already installed and the fun can begin on all of the many smaller jobs to complete it.
Now again wearing it’s original color of Spring Green this Chevrolet looks right out of the 50’s. Although this truck was restored some period modifications made on the farm of the owners family have been left in place which show that this really is “Grandpa’s” truck.
Powered by the L-134 Go-Devil engine these civilian versions of the military Willys MB were intended for farming, ranching, and industrial applications. The CJ-2A sports a grille reminiscent of those found on modern Jeeps which makes them easy to differentiate from the military model.
The D-Series trucks from International Harvester came out in 1969 and were now square bodied and looked more like Scouts. Equipped with International’s own 304 cu. in. V8 and a floor mounted manual shifter this truck was made for getting work done.
With the piles and boxes of parts that were delivered with the chassis now bolted to the car we can see what we are working with and what is missing.
A customer had this 2,912 cc engine for his Austin Healey 3000 send over to us in a crate. The engines in the MG Midget and MGB are well known as the A-Series and B-Series but few are aware that these engines are the C-Series. Mostly used in the large sedans the Austin Healey 3000 and MG MGC were the only sports cars to use this large engine.
These extremely rare “Adjustable 22” Armstrong period correct externally adjustable lever arm shocks are being test fit to the Austin Healey Sprite which will be receiving the equally rare supercharged engine pictured earlier. Most have only seen examples of these in some of the original special tuning parts manuals.
It is not the exception that projects that were started sit unfinished after many years for numbers of reasons. Lucky for this MG it will be put back together and see the road again as the owner has properly stored the vehicle and parts inside the shed and away from the elements all of these years.
This Tartan Red MG Midget will not only be the owners first classic car but their first car at all because can you believe he is still in high school! It is great to see the interest in these cars continuing and with modern SpeedHut instruments, Weber carburetor, and fully digital 123ignition distributor this classic looking MG is outfitted with the equipment that will be the future of these classics.
Now painted back to the original Ravenna Green color this Ghia shows off the body lines well. Needing just about all of sheetmetal replaced from the doors down this car has been rescued to live on for many more years.
In the sixties if you wanted more power out of your Mini, Austin Healey Sprite, Austin A40 or Morris Minor the Shorrock and Judson superchargers were about the best as you can get. This very rare Shorrock supercharged A-Series engine is going into one of the FIA race car Austin Healey Sprites we are currently building.