Originaltext des Verkäufers.Year: 1976
Model: All Models
Engine: 8 - Cyl.
Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Black
Body Style: Title Status: Clear Features & Options
LOOKING FOR THE PROJECT OF A LIFETIME? THIS IS ONE OF THE WILDEST STREET DRIVEN CARS EVER ASSEMBLED. THE BRAINCHILD OF AN OHIO STREET RODDER, THIS MACHINE FIRST APPEARED AT NATIONAL STREET ROD ASSOCIATION MEETS IN THE MID SEVENTIES AS THE FLIP TOP 1976 OPEL GT FUNNY CAR "MOODY BLUES". IN 1978 AND 1979, THIS SAME GEARHEAD WAS DROPPING JAWS AT THE STREET ROD NATIONALS IN A '23T ALTERED. IT WAS IN FACT THE SAME CHASSIS WITH TWO DISTINCT BODIES. THROUGH THE YEARS, DISPLAYED AT NUMEROUS STREET ROD AND HOT ROD SHOWS. IN RECENT OUTINGS, THE OPEL WAS AWARDED 2ND PLACE HONORS IN THE FUNNY CAR DIVISION AT 2005 AND 2006 WORLD OF WHEELS.
IN 1978 HOT ROD MAGAZINE RECOGNIZED A GROUP OF HARD CORE SUPER STREET PIONEERS DUBBED THE "WILD BUNCH". THIS GROUP WAS DEDICATED TO PUSHING THE ENVELOPE OF PERFORMANCE TO THE LIMIT- BUILDING BARELY STREETABLE GROUND POUNDERS, BLOWN, INJECTED, EVEN SOME EARLY TURBOS, AND RUNNING THEM ON THE NATION'S BOULEVARDS. THE ROOTS OF TODAY'S PRO STREET MANIA CAN BE TRACED DIRECTLY BACK TO THESE FIRST "GO FAST GUYS". THIS IS ONE OF THOSE PIONEERING VEHICLES. ALTHOUGH IT HAS BEEN STORED FOR A LONG TIME, THIS STREET DRIVEN FUNNY CAR/ALTERED IS STILL A NATIONALLY KNOWN PIECE OF STREET MACHINE HISTORY. FEATURED ARTICLES IN POPULAR HOT RODDING, HOT ROD, POPULAR HOT RODDING YEARBOOK, ETC.
NOTE-PLEASE READ THE AD CAREFULLY SO THERE ARE NO MISUNDERSTANDINGS OR CONFUSION. EVERYTHING IS SOLD IN ONE LOT AS A PACKAGE DEAL. IF YOU READ THE AD AND VIEW ALL THE PHOTOS, IT WILL BE CLEAR WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE. IT IS A PROJECT CAR- ALL THE HARD WORK HAS BEEN DONE. THE PACKAGE INCLUDES ENGINE-REBUILT AND INSTALLED, COMPLETE ROLLING CHASSIS, BOTH BODIES, AND EXTRA PARTS. ALSO INCLUDED ARE ALL THE MAGAZINES THAT FEATURED THE CAR. EACH SECTION WILL BE EXPLAINED CLEARLY IN THE AD. AGAIN, IT IS CURRENTLY A PROJECT THAT DOES NOT MOVE UNDER IT'S OWN POWER. A TRUE CAR GUY WILL SEE THAT THE PACKAGE IS NOT ALL THAT FAR AWAY FROM BEING COMPLETED. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A CAR TO JUMP IN AND TURN THE KEY, DON'T BID ON THIS CAR. IF YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A "ONE OF" TYPE STREET MACHINE, A WELL KNOWN HISTORICAL VEHICLE, AND AREN'T AFRAID TO JUMP IN AND TURN SOME WRENCHES, PLEASE READ ON.
EXTERIOR- Both bodies are fiberglass and still in the original lacquer finishes from back in the seventies. Note- the software would not allow me to load the auction unless I specified a number of doors, so I had to put in a number- obviously, neither body has doors. The Opel body was custom formed by the Ohian- lengthened 15" in the cowl area, chopped 6", and flared at all four fender wells. Body is in remarkable condition for it's vintage. Finish also still in great shape- you will see in the photo there are some minor shrinkage cracks on both rear wheel wells. Custom Blue Lacquer paint with marbelized anodizing and custom graphics. Look carefully at the graphics- this method hasn't been applied in decades. Old school painters refer to the method jokingly as "Smoke Wrench Graphics". In actuality it is a procedure that requires the utmost skill. After base paint and color graphics were applied, a smoking cutting torch was transversed across the graphics, then the whole finish was sealed. Stock front and rear bumpers. Chevy Vega grill. Corvair Monza headlights. Opel tail lights. Chevy Nova turn signals. Front and rear spoiler. Simpson parachute. Chrome four point bracing rod holds body in the raised position for display. See photo of extra parts- hydraulic body lift is included with the car but is not installed. The Opel earned second place honors is the Funny Car category at World of Wheels in 2005 and 2006. The altered body is also finished in Custom Blue Lacquer. The same custom graphics were applied to the body. Look at the magazine picture of the altered. The radiator cowl and front dual wing go with the car. The mid and rear wing, and front wheel fairings do not. Quality of body and finish is equal to that of the Opel.
DRIVETRAIN- 1958 Chrysler 392 HP Hemi. Engine is a complete long block that was fully rebuilt 6 years ago and never run. Complete internally. Complete heads installed. Custom fabricated Zoomie Headers. Moon fuel tank. For display purposes at World of Wheels, the engine was mocked up with a blower, belt, etc. The GMC 6-71 blower, intake, all front pulleys and hardware, and the Enderle Bug Catcher Hat are included. The blower case only is mounted on the car. The internals are in the photo of the parts and are included. There is no fuel delivery system with the car- just the hat. Cross Flow Corvette radiator and cooling fan not installed but included. So to summarize, you have a complete rebuilt Hemi that you may have to do some work on before you fire it and a blower that will need rebuilding. You will have to install a fuel delivery system of your choice, as well as some miscellaneous plumbing and wiring. You will also have to plumb the cooling system. There is a bell housing, but no transmission. Again, the software forced me to enter a trans type, but there is none. In the parts photo, you will see a driveshaft included that bolted up to the original Clutchflite trans. Original chromed Olds narrowed differential with 4.56 gears and Henry's Axles. Chrome wheelie bars.
CHASSIS- Custom fabricated 1 3/4" tubed chassis. 110" wheelbase. Front straight tube axle, dropped 4". Anglia front spindles. Four Link Split Wishbone- Koni coil over shocks. SPE steering. No front brakes- it's light- don't need them. Rear suspension is ladder bar with coil over shocks. Hurst/Airheart Dual Spot rear disc brakes. Recent full Funny Car cage- will accomodate large driver. Padded racing seat with harnesses. Mini steering wheel. Fuel and brake hardware. Drag star 15" front wheels with Skinnies. Centerline Beadlocks with Goodyear 32x14.5x15 slicks on rear.
This Hot Rod offers many interesting possibilities. For an immediate thrill, it can be trailered to World of Wheels, Good Guys, etc. as is and shown. If you complete the project, it can be shown or raced as either a Funny Car or Altered. Or you can form your own "Wild Bunch" and drive it on the street. As to value of this piece of history, start adding up the package components- vintage rebuilt Chrysler Hemi, two vintage fiberglass bodies in complete paint, tube chassis with all the right front and rear components and roll cage, custom headers, blower, wheels, tires, etc, etc.
Ask all questions BEFORE bidding. An Ebay bid is a binding contract in which both parties honor a commitment. I have given a complete description of this package. It is the bidder's job to perform due diligence before bidding. Buyer's remorse, misunderstanding, etc. do not qualify as grounds for non payment. As stated earlier, this is a valuable, historically documented Street Machine that will offer the right buyer the thrill of a lifetime. If you are a novice and just want a toy to trailer to shows, OK. Otherwise, if you don't own a set of tools and do not have mechanical ability, please refrain from bidding. If you are a gearhead and desire a vehicle that no one else has, please hit the button. The reserve is set at a tiny fraction of the build cost, which was in excess of $100,000. Owner has too many projects and not enough time. His loss can be your gain.
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Comments NATIONALLY KNOWN STREET DRIVEN FUNNY CAR FEATURED IN HOT ROD AND MANY OTHER MAJOR MAGAZINES TWO BODIES- CAN BE CONFIGURED AS 1976 OPEL GT FUNNY CAR OR '23 T ALTERED 392 CHRYSLER HI PO HEMI NARROWED OLDS DIFFERENTIAL NSRA¸ GOOD GUYS¸ STREET ROD NATIONALS VINTAGE CUSTOM LACQUER FINISH WITH MARBELIZED ANODIZING WORLD OF WHEELS WINNER 2005 AND 2006