Purchase Price: $2,000
Final Cost: $16,375
Selling Price: $19,000
Work Completed: Stock suspensions replaced with air ride suspension system, stock bumper replaced with customized Chevrolet Camaro bumpers, wheels and tires replaced with low-profile tires and larger-sized alloy wheels, stock slant-6 engine swapped to a V8 unit, stock manual transmission replaced with automatic transmission, roof rack installed, light bar installed, warm water shower installed using beer keg as a water tank and a heat exchanger to warm the water, rusted original doghouse bonnet treated, new custom interior made, consisting new seats and a custom table made from a surfboard, custom gear selector lever fitted to correspond with the transmission swap, clear coat applied to keep the car’s patina.
Notes: Purchased in Oregon. Converted into a surf van. Mike and Ant initially wanted the slant-6 engine to be rebuilt but found it to be too costly. Restored car taken to Malibu. Sold to an unidentified international buyer.