We all know the old expression "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth". Well, thats exactly what I am about to do!
This 1968 coupe was a "Concours" restoration project that my father in law was working on in the late 90s. When I say "Concours Resto", I mean he took most of the car apart, shook a rattle can at it, and put everything in boxes. He did label like 10% of those things though, so its all good!
Its a base 289 coupe, with Auto and A/C. Yes, 1968 called and the secretaries want their car back!
Well, at least it is super straight, dry, and supposedly was in a movie once (probably a lifetime original!).
It was dropped off in my garage in this condition in around 2010, so its time to begin the resto! I cant afford to do a "Concours" resto on it, but the goal is to do most of the work, including all body and paint myself, and build a solid driver that my wife and her parents can enjoy.
Other nicknames for the build are "It's my car in a box" (snl fans might get that joke), and Catch22, as in if it were mine it would have been caged and sporting a coyote long ago. Anyway follow along with me as we discover boxes full of unknown parts, bondo hidden under multiple re-sprays, electrical gremlins, and just maybe a car my wife can enjoy for years to come.