Lot #1368 - This is an authentic, highly documented W30 convertible that has been totally restored to be one of the finest in existence. Highly optioned and finished in the striking original color of Flame Orange metallic. Beginning with a rust free, very complete, unmodified car, George Lyons and his crew in Erie, PA completed this body-off restoration to be 1972 assembly line correct and matched exactly to the cars original Build Sheet. This car is one of 113 W30 convertibles built in the final year of production and an authentic X Code serial number car. Dismantling the car for restoration uncovered not one, but two original Fisher Body Build Sheets that are included with the car. A total mechanical rebuild was performed followed by sorting the car to run, drive and perform as good as it looks. Great effort was made to exactly match the seldom seen original color from uncovered original paint specimens revealed in the teardown. The black 442 striping is a masked and painted application as per original. A long term accumulation of NOS trim parts were used to achieve this result. Admittedly the body fit and paint quality in beyond factory acceptable standards but surely the result is the showpiece you see here. What is a bit harder to see is the undercarriage and all componentry restored to the same level of high detail and correctness.
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