66 Fastback A code
I fell head over heels for this 66 Fastback that I got for my wife; both were born in the same year. I fell head over heels for her, too! Due to work related injuries, she can't drive the Fastback without power steering or brakes yet alone operate the 4-speed.
This Fastback was driven hard and put away wet. Scale 0-5, it's a 3 some of the body panels are a bit lumpy otherwise it'd be a number 2 car. Lots of new parts, lots of sheetmetal replaced, VIN no longer exist, etc. So, I'm tempted to replace the '68 302 and the 4-speed for 86-93 5.0 and AOD, add power steering and power disc brakes. 4 wheel drum brakes, single master cylinder at the moment. Power disc brakes is a no brainer. But, I think it would be a shame to convert a 4-speed to automatic. I mean... not like this is numbers matching car; however, wouldn't be easier to find V8 automatic instead of converting a 4-speed to AOD.
What do you think? Should I shop around and find somebody that would want to trade my 4-speed car for their automatic? What are the chances of finding a like similar condition Fastback... or why bother since I can't prove it anything without the VIN. All I got is the door tag, which has the correct VIN or warranty number, A code. BTW, is it possilbe to restore the VIN numbers in the inner fender & core support?