Old Man with a Hat
FCBO Gold Member
- Jan 30, 2012
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Until Saturday, CM27U0C250282 had had a single owner since new. He put it up for sale last week and, on the basis of a lone low-resolution screen shot of an old photograph that he posted in an online ad, I decided to contact him.
Good thing that I did as, with @Ripinator's help, I ended up buying the car this Saturday. @saforwardlook and @polara71 have often advised folks not to dismiss sellers from the photos they post, and my experience is proof positive that their recommendation is on target!
This 1970 300 'vert is EB7 blue, has white buckets/top/stripes, a console, cruise control, manual A/C, disc brakes and... a TNT engine, 3.23 gears and SureGrip. Save for the lack of power windows/seats and the presence of a rim blow wheel, it is pretty much equipped the way that I would have optioned out a car (if I had been a buyer back in 1970).
This car has high miles (138k) but was left to sit under cover in the first owner's garage for many years. Before being parked away, it had been repainted "a few times" -- once it came back B5 blue and he sent it back for the proper B7. The front seats were redone twice: when he first had it re-upholstered, he was not happy with the results and sent it back. The rest of the interior appears original, save a couple of extra speakers (I'll be looking for unmolested kick panels) and an extra radio under the dash.
Bottom line, I could not pass on the car. It is a one-owner U-code 'vert that I plan to get back on the road. I will need help, of course. I am lucky that @71Polara383 will continue to help me improve my BB 1970 Polara 'verts and my two NYBs, and I am lucky that @david hill (who did an amazing job with his 1969 300 TNT 'vert) will help me bring back this 300 'vert.