VOLO AUTO MUSEUM
27582 VOLO VILLAGE RD
VOLO , Illinois
EXTERIOR: Older paint, actually a good portion is claimed to be original. From 5 feet it looks presentable, up close it shows it's age. Body fits nice. The chrome and trim is mostly orginal but presentable. Headlight bezels and front bumper gaurds are new. Black convertible top was replaced, new weatherstips on the top frame. Has polished Torque Thrust wheels and original hubcaps are included.
INTERIOR: It's actually exceptionally nice inside. The seats have new cushions and upholstery. The door panels have been completely replaced including the chrome trim and armrests. The dash pad is replaced and it fits really well. Carpets are replaced and has carpeted floormats. The original gauges are working, has excellent oil pressure. Interior light, heater blower works. Has an upgraded stereo that fits in the original hole.
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Has the spare and red rubber mat. There is also a bunch of extra parts. Some new, some originals from the car. Included is a set of four spinner hubcaps and the original steering parts.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The motor compartment is very orderly, clean and proper. Has the ignition shielding, fan shroud, stock exhaust manifolds etc. 20 years ago the motor was upgraded from a 283 to a rebuilt 327. Recently over $4,200 was spent making the motor run perfectly. The intake was powder coated.
UNDERSIDE: A huge upgrade is the conversion to power rack and pinion steering. Power steering was not available until 1963, rarely have I seen one with the upgrade. Boy it makes driving it much easier. The car underneath is very respectable. The floors are clean original fiberglass, no signs of damage. Frame is rock solid. Still has original axle straps. New leaf springs in back. New shocks. New dual exhaust.
I think it's a great car. Not a show winner but a good car with patina. Great paperwork trail going back 25 years. The same owner has had the car about 20 years. Drive it!