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SOLD - 1970 Convertible (1/1)
 11/13/19 10:29pm
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West Burke, VT - USA

SOLD - "The Beast" - '90 ZR-1 (#682)
SOLD - "The Toy" - '70 Convertible
SOLD - "Betty" - '28 Ford Model A Tudor
Still have - "BLKBRRD" - '78 Pontiac Trans Am

Joined: 3/18/2009
Posts: 192

Comes a time...  and it is now for me.

A base car built in early February of 1970.  350ci/300hp, 4 speed, manual steering and manual brakes, no A/C.  A Holley 4 barrel was on the car when I bought it in place of the original Q-Jet.

I purchased it in April of 2000 from a small country dealer in western Pennsylvania.  Since then I have:
- upgraded exhaust to 2 1/2" pipes with new mufflers and tips
- replaced rear spring (steel)
- replaced clutch
- replaced shocks
- replaced radiator hoses, heater hoses and heater core
- reupholstered seats with new foam in 2004
- new soft top (Al Knoch kit) installed in 2004
- replaced original AM radio with an AM/FM (but never got it to work quite right)
- replaced all brake calipers, rotors, pads, parking brake hardware, flexible lines and master cylinder
- replaced front carpeting (still need to do the luggage compartment area)
- replaced wiper door vacuum canister and vacuum hoses under the hood (have the rest of the kit for going into the dash switches).  The headlights pop up nicely and the wiper door works smoothly.

The odometer quit working on the way back from Bowling Green in 2003 at ~130,000 miles.  I would estimate there is ~140,000 on the car now as it sat undriven for a couple of years while work was being done on it and other toys in the fleet.  Before I bought the car someone replaced the differential gearing but didn't change the transmission gear so the speedometer is off by about 10% (indicates 70 but is really doing ~63).

"The Toy" was painted Monza Red before I bought it.  The paint code is scratched out on the trim tag but I believe it was originally Donnybrooke Green (982).  It was bumped in the right front corner before I bought it and there is a crack in the fender beginning at the hood line.

All manuals I have for the car are included as are a carb rebuilt kit, a dust cover, a car cover, the rest of the vacuum hose kit, and an extra trim ring.  The pictures below show Cooper tires but new BFG T/As (P225/70R15) are now on the rally wheels.  There is also an aftermarket security system installed on the car that locks the hood and disables the ignition (it turns over but won't fire).

(Sold in 2014))

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Jim Olson

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