Meticulous body off frame restoration to factory specs!

Meticulous body off frame restoration to factory specs. #s matching 409, factory red-red car. She's real fine, this 409.

EXTERIOR: It is restored better than new because this thing didn't look this good when it rolled off the assembly line. The body is laser beam straight. It is just as smooth on the rockers as it is on the roof. The gaps line up precisely, doors click shut like a new car. Repainted it's original 2 tone Ember Red-Ermine white combination. The paint is polished like glass. Every piece of trim is replaced or restored to show quality. All the stainless is polished like chrome. It has a bowtie mirror and rear mount antenna. All the weatherstrips and seals were replaced. The glass is crystal clear, I think it was all replaced. Even the window frames are rechromed. Door jambs are slick like the car. The latches, hardware, weatherstripa and sill plates look new. It has correct T-3 headlights. It also has reproduction tires on restored rims with correct hubcaps.

INTERIOR: I open the door and I'm looking at what looks like a brand new interior. It is pristine down to the details. Interior lights work. Down on the floor it has red and black speckled carpet and reproduction floor mats. In front of me is a pristine dash with a factory tachometer. The metal trim is painted smooth. All the lenses, gauges, knobs and trim look brand new. New optional padded dash. The steering wheel, levers and shift indicator all look brand new. Above me is a white headliner that fits tight as a drum, visors and mirror look new. The door panels, armrests, window cranks are replaced. The seats are all reupholstered. It truly looks brand new inside this car.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The engine compartment was restored back to factory specs. It has it's original number matching 409-340 hp motor. Casting numbers, dates and codes line up properly. The engine runs smooth as can be. It has a correct carburetor with the heat tube going to choke, correct glass bowl filter and new fuel pump. Rechromed correct valve covers and air cleaner with reproduction stickers. It has reproduction hoses and clamps, correct slant top radiator uniqueto 409 cars. The battery is bolted down properly, it has spring clamp cables. Features include power steering and power brakes. All the metal surfaces are smooth and painted real nicely. Every component looks like it's been restored or replaced. New wire harness.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Completely solid metal with a very neat coat of gray and white spatter finish paint. It has a 5th matching reproduction tire on a restored rim. It includes the jack assembly. Bottom of the trunk lid and the jamb are slick like the car. It has reproduction three piece mat, weatherstrip and wire harness.

UNDERSIDE: The body has been off the frame for restoration. The underside of the car has factory undercoat that was prepped and then painted red. The entire chassis and components were prepped and painted a satin black. All the components were rebuilt or restored. The suspension, steering and brakes were all redone. It has a nice dual exhaust bent right along the x-frame, has glasspack style mufflers. The fuel tank, straps, sending unit where replaced. Brake lines and fuel lines were replaced. Bottom of the motor is spotless. It has correct starter and canister type oil filter. The Powerglide automatic transmission looks fresh. Original rear end properly dated.

This car is impressive. It has the little details that makes a car exceptional. It functions and feels just as good as it looks. Someone will be very happy to own this 409!

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
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Options and Accessories
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes
  • Tachometer
  • Reproduction mats
  • Rear antenna
  • Reproduction tires
  • T-3 headlights
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