after 4 months the GTC finally is home
Over the past 3 yrs I have done a mechanical restoration of 330 GTC s/n 9593. Complete bottom up engine rebuild w/ work by Patrick Ottis, new wiring harness, rebuilt carbs, and many upgrades to make it a better car. Included enhancements were Spal radiator fans, Sanden a/c compressor, Mercedes interior fan blower, Delco alternator, fast windows and more.
I also had the front suspension completely rebuilt and refinished when the engine was out. The rear suspension was put off so I could drive the car for a while and let my checkbook stop smoldering. So in July my car went back in for the rear suspension. To properly refinish the underside the transaxle was dropped, torque tube removed, all old undercoating scraped off, undercarraige and frame primed and resprayed and all suspension rebuilt w/ new Konis.....same as front work done a year or so ago.
I love this car!! It is still my fav to drive whether around town or out in the countryside. With new motor, electrics and suspension this car is TIGHT!! I will get it out today to run my errands around town. Thursday a 100+ mile trip to the other coast here in Florida. Can't wait.
In the last week I have driven the BB to and at Sebring Raceway, the SA on a long trip to lunch w/ 10 other FCars, and now the GTC on it's return home. I feel like I am in Ferrari nirvanna!! However I did get a reprimand from the boss when she saw the bill......whoops.
Current: SA, 330 GTC, Dino, BB, QP
Past: GTC, BB, QM, C/4, 355, 360, 550, 575, C/4