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Brand of Paint: PPG
Special Modifications: The vehicle was completely restored using all original VW parts. The original mileage is 70,464. When we purchased the vehicle in 1989 the car had been painted candy apple red. We restored the finish back to the original Sunset Orange in 2009. the interior, top and dash had been replaced prior to our purchase.
Tell Us Your Story! My wife Paula had a blue VW Karmann Ghia Convertible when I met her in 1982. The vehicle was sold shortly after that. Paula had always wanted another Karmann Ghia Convertible and in 1989 Paula saw an ad in the paper with this unit for sale. We drove to Dallas and it was “Love at First Sight”. I knew the moment she saw it we would be buying the car. The rest is history, the car runs and drives really well and we have a lot of fun with it!
Brand Of Paint Used On Your Ride: OEM GM lacquer
Special modifications: 2 speed auto column shift converted to 5 speed floor shift. Suspension is a combo of Eibach, Bilstein, SC&C, and Currietrac. Brakes are of 4th Gen F-body rear and one of a kind C6 Corvette front calipers. Intro billet wheels with matte gray accent paintwork. 18 x 9 front with 255-40-18 and 18 x 10 with 285-40-18 rear.
Tell us about your vehicle! About 12 years ago I wanted to build a pro-touring 64-67 GM-body convertible. After lots of trips looking at junk I found this car on EBAY. The guy that had it had bought it from the original owner’s widow at an estate sale. The original target red was badly faded but it was a 99% rust free survivor. I struck a deal and had it delivered from Pennsylvania to Texas.
Over the next 14 months I did a full frame off custom restoration build with a pro-touring theme but just polishing the original paint and cleaning up the interior. The car was built to handle and stop like a modern sport sedan and it does so very well. I sold the car a little over 10 years ago but last summer the owner called and needed some quick money and wanted to sell the car. My daughter was 3 and was always out in the garage as I was building it. She was not happy at all when I sold it and cried when the shipper loaded it up. Last Summer I surprised my then 13 yo daughter with flight to California and we spent the next two days driving it back to Texas. It was a time capsule of how I sold it. We put more miles that weekend then he did all the years he owned it.
Brand of Paint: PPG
Special Modifications: Small Block 383 stroker from Blueprint engines. Fuel injection conversion with Fitech setup. Transmission changed to a 700R4 with overdrive from Monster transmission and a Thor torque converter. All brakes converted to disc brakes. Ten bolt rear end changed out to a 12 bolt with Auburn locker and 3.55 rear gears. Mono leaf springs changed to multi-leaf. Doug’s headers with Flowmaster 40 series exhaust. All original sheet metal and glass.
This was actually my first car that I was forced to sell when I was 19 years old because I was getting into too much trouble. A year or so after selling it I missed it so bad that I started looking for it. Twenty years later I found it in rough shape in this little town called Martin Georgia. I’ve had it back for 3 years now and my life is once again complete. A very small percentage of people that go looking for lost love’s every find them. I was very lucky.
Brand of Paint: PPG Special Modifications: Air ride (lays frame), Ls2 (motor swap), Interior redone, 28″ savini forged 3 piece wheels (triple chrome plated), Full sound system
Bought the truck as a daily driver and was my first truck to own, until one day my wife drove it and got in a bad accident which needed a bed side replacement and seeing it cut up I never had the same vision for it again lol, so I decided to chop it up from frame to metal fabrication which was all done by John Ward to clear 28″ wheels and lay all the way to the ground and still function as a daily driver if wanted along with a/c woot woot, and then came interior,engine, and paint which now looks like a totally different truck! I’m happy with it and for sure a head turner, took alot of weeknights and weekends to get it to this point but now looking back it was a fun journey.
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