Work Completed: Replaced dented patent part front wings with original second-hand units (supplied by seller), full body respray and colour change from black to Highland Green, replaced lower control arms on front suspension due to worn bushes and ball joints, replaced the front brake hoses, replaced rear drum brakes, refurbished power steering system, upgraded all the dashboard panels (including the instrument binnacle, dials and lenses) to factory aluminium deluxe spec, original wheels replaced with new aluminium “Torque Thrust” alloys with new tyres (echoing the wheels on Steve McQueen’s car in Bullitt) and various chrome trim items including front and rear bumpers, new front badges and front grille trim, new chrome air filter, new side and rear trim and badges. Purchased and sprayed but did not install rear trim panel; left in the boot for new owner to decide on fitting it.
Notes: Purchased near San Diego, California. Car was desirable ‘A Code’ vehicle (289-4V engine). Final cost includes £2,000 shipping and travel expenses. Originality reduced by re-spraying different colour, changing wheels and adding non-original parts. Brought to Salisbury Plain after restoration for Mike and Edd to re-enact a Hollywood police chase scene (with Edd driving a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor).