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For Sale: 1962 Starfire Convertible with A/C


dstaton
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I am moving to the sticks and need a 4 wheel drive vehicle. I hope someone will continue my 1962 Starfire project to its completion. It has a special order VIN, and all options except cruise, electronic eye, and power vent.

A/C convertible... I haven't tried to recharge the A/C yet. Dashpots seem to be working.

The car is fun to drive. I have been taking it to work for a few months now, dependably. I installed a new stereo, a Pioneer, just because, under the seat: AM/FM, iPod, USB, CD, remote control. Two 4" Pioneer speakers replace the 6x9 in the dash, two 3 way Jenson 6 1/4" speakers in the doors, and one 6 1/4" in the back seat.

The body metal needs rust repair all around, most notably in the rear passenger quarter panel. Other spots are bubbling. If you want to restore, I have located a rust-free Starfire donor body in CA for $1500. Otherwise, I was bid $2500 for fabrication repairs if I removed and replaced the trim myself.

The top operates as it should, but the fabric is gone. I recommend a light blue replacement to make a great and correct combination with the Wedgwood blue paint.

To the good:

• Motor runs strong, no smoke

• Original 4GC Rochester newly rebuilt

• Original, serviceable blue upholstery, front and back

• Gas tank restored

• All chrome and aluminum panels are present and in good condition

• New fuel line installed, tank to carburetor

• Mallory fuel pump

• Power steering works excellently

• Brake system completely restored (power booster excluded, but working)

• New shocks, all around

• New wheel bearings

• New alternator (one-wire)

• Rebuilt original starter

• NOS wiring harness

• Rebuilt power top motor

• Convertible top frame works as it should

• New power antennae

• Courtesy lights work

• Electric windows aligned and functioning

• New tuxedo 80/20 correct carpet

• Heater and A/C switches rebuilt

• All A/C parts correct and in place: Dished P/S pulley, 5 blade fan, 3 core radiator, 3 groove harmonic balancer, etc.

• Solid frame, no breaks or repairs, surface rust

• New NOS exhaust system, with dual mufflers and resonators

• Electrical components sorted out: dash lights, heater, A/C, etc.

• All vacuum hoses replaced and functioning

• COPO custom order (!)

• Free and clear title

Needs:

• Top fabric

• A/C charged

• Bodywork and paint

• Suspension work

Dozens of duplicate parts will be included with the sale: second convertible top bow, chrome trim, fans, fuel pumps, light relay, power seat motor, wedgewood blue interior panels, kick panels, heater resistor, digital shop manuals, extra NOS wiring harnesses, more...

Call 520 510 6093 with questions. Car is in Tucson, AZ 85711

Asking $6000.

Doug

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