1965 A990 Replica

Check out Wild Bill's '65 Plymouth A990 replica he had built. I'd met Bill right after he'd gotten the project started at another shop, so 4 years later when it got finished, we went to pick it up.




I gotta tell ya......I LOVE this car so much, that when it was at my shop, I would actually sit my butt in a chair right in front of it and stare at it for hours....I know, I'm a freak, I've been hearing that my whole life...... but I can't get enough of that car.......Pictures don't do it justice.



547 Hemi runs on minivan propellant, has a roller cam, and factory crossram. After Wild Bill and I picked the car up we brought it straight back to my shop for a once over. The car is very nice, but lacked a LOT of finishing up. It took me two months to get all the details finished and all the bugs worked out of it. The front end wasn't even aligned, one of the "PLYMOUTH" trunk emblems wasn't held on by any nuts, the motor leaked oil, the transmission leaked, the passenger side valve cover was hitting the shock stud, and the tach wasn't held into the chrome cup with anything more than just blue masking tape wrapped around it and shoved into the hole so the first time we stood on the gas it came flying out and ended up swinging down against dash only being held by the tach wires.......just to name a few of the many things needing attention...........


Here's Wild Bill himself........Bill's a retired fire fighter and a good friend of mine..........We also added the hood pin lanyards and I had some hood springs made to work with the fiberglass hood. The car's also got 'glass fenders, lexan windows (except windshield), and real Magnesium Torque Thrusts that I found for him.



The car always draws a crowd wherever it's parked.........The guy with the tan hat on the far right is Dr. Olds (A.K.A. John Murray)...... He's the resident Oldsmobile racer and he's obviously sizing up his competition.....



Gotta love that interior...........