This car was listed here by the previous owner about a year ago. This is a copy of the information he posted when he had it for sale:
"I have invested nearly 16000.00 in this project since last June and i dont want to put another dime into it. The car is being assembled in the body shop and then it will be ready to go.
65 special with 455 and manual trans
Frame sandblasted and painted semi gloss black
Front suspension stripped and painted, new polygraphite bushings and new ball joints. all new Moog center link,inner and out tie rod ends, new idler arm. 1" front sway bar with new polygraphite end link kit with bushings. completely new disc brakes with exception of spindles. new stainless brake lines and master cylinder mounted proportioning valve. new manual disc brake master cylinder. new In-Trax 1" lowering springs front and rear. completely rebuilt 8.5 10 bolt 3.42 posi. boxed lower rear control arms with polygraphite bushings and factory rear swaybar, all stripped and painted like new. New repro 4 speed control arm braces. new sportwagon HD rear drum brakes with NOS drums. new gas tank with filler neck and NOS gas cap. reconditioned manual steering box. All body bushings are new and extras were installed in place of the factory biscuits. front and rear rubber brake lines are all new
Low mile 73 455 that has been completely inspected, cleaned and regasketed and painted. has 67 big port heads that have been totally rebuilt with new guides, valves and have been resurfaced. Performer intake painted engine color with 800 cfm quadra jet carb.Perfect original timing cover that has been professionally ported and set up with TA components. TA big block conversion frame pads installed on frame. 7 blade clutch fan assy.
transmission is a hd muncie MC-1 three speed with cast iron case and 1" counter shaft (nearly indestructable) NOS competition plus shifter. all 4 speed linkage cleaned, painted and installed. new 12 " clutch assy with resurfaced stock GS455 flywheel. BB bellhousing with correct inspection cover
wheels are 15x7 buick steel wheels painted body color with very nice poverty caps. New tires 235/60x15 in front and 255/60x15 in rear
core support and inner fenders are rust free and have been painted PPG semi gloss black. grill support and radiator top plate have been painted the same color. the radiator top plate is a 4 core versdion from a 67 GS400 and will allow the use of a 4 row radiator. i also have the correct 4 row bottom radiator mounts. Battery tray and brackets are perfect
the body was rust free with the exception of the floor pans which had rust holes due to the factory rubber floor matt. I had the floor pans professionally replaced with 2 full length pans and the body shop finished the top and bottom so that they look factory and you cant tell floor pans were ever replaced. entire car was media blasted inside and out and metal work performed. all side body moldings were removed. all body panels
were painted off the car and the inside of the front fenders were painted semi gloss black. interior metal is the same color as the exterior metal which is Estate green metallic.The body is perfect as are all the panels and the paint has a very high gloss.. paint job was 9200.00 with 1800.00 of it in materials costs.
The car will be completely assembled with the exception of interior and glass. I have a new windshield but it should be installed after headliner is installed. bumpers are straight and excellent for rechrome. grill and headlight bezels and decent but should be redone for show quality. car comes with the original bench seat. I have shifter sticks for either front seat setup. I now have the correct very good condition Special tailights for the car, both sides and a spare or two. I also found NOS rear back up lights. I also have new parking light bezels, NOS. I have also added to this the headers for the 455 in this chassis from T/A performance and had them ceramic coated. I have also bought the complete exhaust system to go with the headers for the car from T/A performance. The exhaust is aluminized and mandrel bent. All new.
The level of detail and work on this project would make it a very nice car for show and go. i am guessing that it would take another 3K to finish it, maybe less depending on the person
car when i bought it
I bought the car for the original asking price he posted it for which was $9600. I had it transported from Montana to Ohio. I've since put all new door weather stripping on the car, window felting, new door handles, polished and re-installed the original door and trunk locks, trunk weather stripping. I've also had the front and rear bumpers straightened and chromed. The entire original grille was cleaned and the chrome was polished by hand, head light bezels and such in grille are also polished. 4 new halogen head light bulbs. Every part on the car for under the hood (battery tray, brackets etc.) we all painted and are ready to re-install. I bought new fuel lines from the new gas tank to the engine from Classis tubes in stainless steel. I also have a new radiator for the car.
The job that has been done so far on this car is absolutely top notch and perfect. I too have lost interest and am too busy with my shop/business to finish the car. I will regret selling it but that's how it goes. The car is located in Wakeman, Ohio.
Seriously, this car is absolutely freaking sweet. It just needs to be finished.
I have $16,000 in the project. I won't take a penny less. If you want to feel good about getting it at a better price then let's pretend I want to get $20,000 for it and you talked me down to $16,000
Here is a link to another bulletin board where the car was documented being built.
I really can't stress enough how nice this car is. I just hope someone will finish it as nicely as it has been built so far.
I can be contacted at work at 440-839-1900 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org