Beautiful Thunderbolt tribute is fast and comfortable with modern conveniences!
The story of the creation of this car is as interesting as the car itself. The builder of this car was the owner of a nearly identical car in the mid 1960's when he raced it at infamous Lions Raceway in Wilmington Ca as a teenager. After a career as an auto shop teacher (and an ASA Master Technician) the now retired drag racer bought this car from a relatives estate in Pasadena Ca in 2002 and began transforming the car into a remake of his earlier car.
The builder of the car now had not only the financial means, but also the technical knowledge to make the car better than he ever had when he was racing all most same car.
This car features a powerful 347 CID 410 horsepower engine mated to a C4 S&W transmission with a B&M Shifter, power is put down by a Currie Ford 9" Detroit Locker rear end, 4 wheel disc brakes, battery relocated to the passenger side trunk, and remote control electric exhaust cut-outs!! Additionally the car has rear air shocks to adjust the stance to just the right rake! Equipment also includes working heat, defroster, and windshield wipers.
The car is easy to drive, has plenty of power and handles with agility. The braking is strong and linear, the 4 wheel disc brakes are a vast improvement from the original binders.
The car comes with two different completely painted hoods, the metal one in these photos and a light weight fiberglass Thunderbolt style hood.
The two things you notice while appraising this car is the excellent build quality/fit/finish and the top quality components used in its 15 year build.
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- 347 V8
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- Center Console