1960 Mango Green Sedan Price: $10750
Car is 100% road worthy,I’ve logged 150 miles flawlessly since completing mechanical restoration.
High level of originality.
Original to the car 36hp engine professional rebuilt by RIS Machine.
Original split case “crash box” transaxle.
Original wiring harness.
Original floor pans.
All original sheet metal (doors, hood, deck lid, fenders, aprons)
Original floor mats, glove box, door cards, hood badge, etc.
This is a January 1960 Mango Green Sedan. It hadn’t been on the road under its own power since the early 70’s. I bought it as a barn find because it was such a dry example. It appears to have received a respray, or the beginning of a touch-up somewhere early in its life but a lot of the original paint is visible. On the dash and in the door jams as well as under the fenders and under the hood and deck lid the german paint is in amazing original condition. I left the paint as I found it because of the appeal of the original patina/surface rust. I pulled the original to the car 36hp engine out and had it professional rebuilt and restored (details upon request), All the original engine tin was resprayed and the end result is a very true restored (but not over-restored) appearance. I cleaned and sealed the interior of the original floor pans with gloss black POR15. The floor pans and jack points were warped by the improper use of a floor jack to lift the car at some point. I rebuilt all the original mechanical systems. The only upgrade being a dual circuit master cylinder with an additional metal fluid reservoir. The car runs and drives great. Only improvement would be a front end alignment.
This car has all the hard to find unique 1960 only features. The door handles and ignition (1 original Key). The 6 wire turn signal switch is in working order (arm is broken but all the pieces for it are present).The 1 year only grooved sun visors are in nice shape. The unique 1960 rear apron is slightly warped but structurally sound. The 4 tab hood was “shade-tree” repaired at some point but it functions flawlessly.
The headliner is about half removed and what is left is weak. (This would be an area that could/should be attended too)
I have both the original front seats in their original cloth upholstery but it is in pretty rough shape. I sourced the seats seen in the pictures which aren’t a matching set, but are period correct and original upholstery.The car received a new windshield with new seal and trim just a week ago. The rear quarter windows are pop-outs with new weather striping and new pinch welt. The rear window and door windows are still original rubber and glass and ready to be refreshed.
Obviously, there is visible surface rust, some call that patina, but it is rust. Only small rust through on a spot in front of the passengers door and inside the passenger front fender, these two holes each dime sized are the only rust through on the body. The jack point closest to the battery was bent enough to tear the floor pan around the edges of its attachment, those tears are roughly the size of nickels. The car came equipped with an optional gas heater, I removed the heater during my rejuvenation process and it is included with the car but will need restored or rebuilt. The dealer drilled holes in the body to vent the heater, I covered those holes with metal tape to temporary block air and road dust. The car was also undercoated at the dealership, much of which I removed to expose the original paint in the fender wells.
At the end of the day this is a unique but not “rare” car. It has a high level of originality which is getting harder to find these days.You’ll spend a good deal of time looking for an early big window car with all its original sheet metal, engine, transaxle, electrical, etc. The dealership plate frame and roof rack are NOT included in the sale. Buyer can choose between the original seats or the ones currently in the car.
More detailed information and photos are available to serious buyers. Thank you.