All I can say is WOW!
All I can say is WOW!
Cool for that dude.
Something seems a little off here.
Looking at the pic of the speedo, it says park. Must have started out as an automatic.
There's a clutch pedal there, and a hole cut in the floor.
But, I'm sure whoever would pay that much, must have run the numbers before they bought it.
Wonder how much it would have sold for with the original engine & trans?
Probably another 100 thousand, unless it would be in good body and paint condition. Then probably close to 500.
Some collectable antiques bring so much to people from that era. That their value can be determined without an auction.
I watched an auction last week.
'69 Mustang with a 429 big block.
"They" made sure to let people know there was a new, old stock, set of tires & battery, that the seller paid $40,000.00 for. Unbelievable!
Can't remember what the total selling price of the car was now.
That car is not close to original. The original car had a Transaxel real with independent suspension, as I remember. The rear was also the transmission. The 326 motor was connected by a "whip" of a tub that transmitted the power through a tube which would "whip" to the transaxel.
That transaxel was the downfall of that car. I think they were build for a few short years only.
Are you suuuuuure
I never in a hundred years would have though that about the drive train.
Some of the info is in this article.
I knew someone would remember this scence. Her testimony is proof. And I rest my case.
The transaxel contained positraction, the car was very fast with the Pontiac 326 and the rear suspension, as I started above your honor, was independent.
The transaxel was mounted and bolted to the body right above where you see the third member in these pictures. And the two real wheels were mounted on swing A arms for independent suspension exactly like a Corvair but much safer. The car would fish tale much like the 1962 Corvair in an unsafe manner.
And the drive tube from the motor to the real mounted transaxel would wind up first under hard power before it would transmit that power to the transaxel.
The HP to weight ratio on these cars were faily high which made them fairly fast. Luckly enough they were owned by every day people and never got into the hands of street rodders or hot rodder much as their road handling was not the best.
It dont say N or D or L tho. Thats the dummy light to show the park break is on...... dummy! :) http://www.drwill.com/wp-content/uploads/Sanford.jpg
Now dont go all tejas on me and come kick my butt, it's a joke.