I drove Gertrude up to Aurora to meet Paul Newman at Garry Nolan's Diamond Trim
to discuss the process we wanted to take about the interior. The leather is 33 years old with visible wear on the driver's side seat and old and tired carpets. So the interior will be done almost in it's entirety.
From Aurora I followed Paul up to his garage to go over final details, hand over the keys and look at his boxers and dino! For any of you who followed along with the purchase and drive, the words 'tired cosmetically & 'original paint' were a common theme. It did not scare me obviously as I figured a 33 year old beauty was due a make-over. So she is in with Newman's capable hands and the engine out (lots of little things) bare metal restoration is underway.
Some highlights of what will be going on:
-Remove US spec side markers
-Possibly deep front spoiler (still on the fence)
-Double distributor to single
-Get rid of the polished valve covers
-Get rid of the remnants of the US pollution system
I know I am missing a few things, but as we go along (Newman works and I pay) we will post photos and updates. The timeline is: Gertrude to Newman on October 1; I get her back April 1.
Here are a bunch of pictures of the delivery day: