A 1946 Plymouth rebuild by Coastal Customs for owner Cornel Uys, from Pretoria. The vehicle arrived with serious errors from a previous build attempt. The expert team at Coastal Customs were able to resolve the problems and rebuilt the vehicle to an almost perfect state.
The Coastal Customs team is in the process of restoring this 1967 Pontiac GTO to its former glory. When we are done this vehicle will sport with a Corvette ZR1 engine and a 6 speed manual gearbox, it should be pushing out around 600hp. But all that is to be experienced. Let’s give you a short background about what sets this car apart from the rest of the pack.
1967 saw the last year for boxy straight lines, a new gun in the Pontiac model lineup, the Firebird, would shape the next years GTO lineup. There were few differences on the 1967 GTO from the previous year. Most notable were the twin pin stripes along the upper Beltline and body side accent mouldings were slightly revised. GTO buyers also had a new choice of power when it came to engine displacement. The standard was the 400 cubic inch engine that produced 255 horsepower. A severe drop in standard horsepower from the previous year. Two optional horsepower rated 400’s were available to power hungry consumers. A 335 and a 360 horsepower 400 cubic inch motor were available.
After various projects that we have done a potential customer contacted us to do something out of the ordinary and this is the idea that we came upon when the customer saw the rusted body of this 1971 Dodge Demon.
The body has subsequently been repaired and all rust was removed. A Ford 9 inch diff was the first choice and the suspension was modified to be able to accommodate the power steering box had to be removed otherwise the Chevy V8 motor wouldn’t fit.
Changes had to be made in order for the steering box to accommodate a Chevy 350 V8 and an upgraded 350 Turbo gearbox. It now has all round disc brakes. The 350 Chevy motor was fitted with aluminium cylinder heads, roller camshaft, roller lifters and roller rockers.
We fitted Gabriel Technomatic shocks. The motor now looks like a brand new one. All genuine Edelbrock parts were fitted.
Brand new door and window seals were imported from Australia. The rest of the parts were imported from the USA, making this quite an expensive project.
The cost was estimated around R350 000.00. The new sets of 20 inch wheels were imported from Europe and is fitted with Hankook Ventus 225/40/R20 inch tyres.
The client will take delivery in February 2015 when he returns from Dubai where he is currently working..