Lot 715.1 underwent a frame-off build by John Ecclesine of Ecclesine’s Auto Restorations in Ramona, California in 1998 and immediately won Best of Show at the Deer Park Concours in Escondido and reportedly remains just as crisp and fresh.
The leather interior was supplied by Jenkins. The black cloth soft-top is power-operated and has a proper parade boot.
The car regains its original V8 engine and automatic transmission, and the engine bay and undercarriage are finished to match the quality of the rest of the car, which goes to auction from the John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Collection.
Barrett-Jackson’s annual Palm Beach auction is scheduled for April 12-15 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.