C-Body Holy Grail Restoration Starts Here; 1970 6BBL GT

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  1. Fury Pursuit

    Fury Pursuit Senior Member

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    I'd like to post progress of the "Holy Grail" of our C-Body hobby.

    The only known TX9 Black Velvet on Black 1970 Sport Fury GT 6BBl.

    Special ordered new by Rod Kesler on September 23, 1969, at the young age of 24, from Monroe Chrysler Plymouth of Toledo, Ohio. At a total of $4,473.20.

    The car will be treated to a sympathetic restoration, by Sea-Body Restorations of Olympia, WA. With expertise from Mike Volz Performance (Rocket Restorations founder).

    Sea-Body Restorations will be using only NOS and original Sport Fury GT only parts in the factory correct restoration of this very rare MoPar "Executive Muscle Car".

    This is the most extensively documented 6BBL GT in existence. All the original paper work from day one exists, including:

    original "retail buyers order form"
    original "dealer invoice"
    original "window sticker/retail price label"
    original "Certificate of Title"
    original "dealer receipt"
    original "loan documentation"
    original "Chrysler Corporation Broadcast Sheet"
    original "Fender Data Tag"
    original "door VIN decal"
    original "dash VIN data plate"

    ---Photos are of the car being "trued and straightened" to factory specification at Puget Sound Auto Body. The original Stub-Frame being removed for fitment of an original 70 GT Stub-Frame. The Unit-Body frame structure wasn't damaged from the accident in 1974, the cowl and fire wall, obviously will be repaired!

    Thanks for looking at our true passion and progress!!! We restore Mopar cars and specialize in C-Body MoPars.

    6bbl GT frame rack 1.JPG 6bbl GT restoration 1.JPG 6bbl GT restoration 2.JPG 6bbl GT restoration 3.JPG 6bbl GT restoration 4.JPG
     
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  2. CanCritter

    CanCritter Senior Member

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  3. Samplingman

    Samplingman Senior Member

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    So that's what happened to Dan's car?
     
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    1969vert500 Active Member

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    So how is the metal in the back of the car? I had never thought that car looked too far gone to do. The front end stuff is easy. Cool car and should be done so I am glad it is getting saved. Just curious how much did Dan finally come down on the car? I had talked to him a few times when he was still thinking it was worth more than an E body V code project.
     
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  5. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    That reads exactly like a Press Release by a Media Relations Director.
    This will be interesting.


    This was totally missed by everyone... :bored:
     
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  6. Wollfen

    Wollfen Old Man with a Hat

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    I will certainly be watching this one with great interest.
     
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    69monaco Senior Member

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    Very nice someone saved it....:cool::cool::cool:
    For me that GT is more worth than any other V-code mopar.
     
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  8. 67-Fury

    67-Fury Senior Member

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    Isn't there supposed to be a couple of these left? I only ever see this one. I would Love to see a picture of one with the original engine in tact.
     
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    69monaco Senior Member

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    Aren,t there 6 or 8 GT-6BBL cars but al needs restored ?
     
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    miket Active Member

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    Wow what a great car! I will really enjoy watching this one come back to life.
     
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  11. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    I wanna be the guy that finds the survivor that's been hiding for 35 years. There has to be one out there, at least one.
     
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    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    That's why I cruise the back roads and check out any building that can hide a Mopar.
     
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    That's why I keep digging in the spots I come across and chase all the leads I can. ONE of those leads has to be a good survivor 440 C body fusie!!
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    You've come across some cool stuff too. I believe you could be the guy to find one
     
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    This will be a great looking build, but when it's done, how much of the original car will be left? From what I remember it didn't even have the fender tag. Even so, I think this is a worthy cause to give the car the respect it deserves.

    Fury Pursuit, will you attempt to contact the original owner, or is he long gone?
     
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  16. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Top post lists all the documentation the car has... where did that come from? I read when it was first discovered in a junk yard....didn't i?
     
  17. The Horvaths

    The Horvaths Young man with a cowboy hat

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    Cool! I look forward to watching this thread.
     
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  18. Samplingman

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    Indeed, may have been the yellow one he had for sale that stated the fender tag was missing. I think both the black one and the yellow one were both dragged out of junk yards. Someone mentioned that Dan should be commended for saving them from the crusher.
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    No doubt it'll be a stunner. I wonder if the original engine is still kickin' around somewhere.
     
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  20. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Dan should get the credit for finding them and dragging them home.
     
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