project started out as a rust free California car that a
friend had brought out to Pennsylvania ten years ago. His
intention was to do a V8 conversion, but the car sat, without
a drivetrain, in a heated garage for 9 years with very little
work done to it.
of my love for Z cars and past experiences with them, he
offered the car to me at a price that I couldn’t pass
up. I have had several Z cars over the years in both stock
and slightly modified form. The opportunity to transform
a great car to, in my opinion, an even better one was irresistible.
I did all the work myself in my garage at my home, with
the exception of the motor and transmission build. Literally,
every nut and bolt was removed from the car and the car
was chemically stripped to bare metal. All metal components
were either replaced new or bead blasted and refinished.
The Z has won a number of shows, both Z Car shows and AACA
points judged competition shows, and qualified for Gold
Medallion judging at the 2003 National Show. She scored
286 out of 300 in Gold Medallion judging.