59 Corsair RestoMod

59 Corsair RestoMod 2017-09-12T17:55:37+00:00

Project Description

1959 Corsair 2dr HT – Resto- Mod. Started as a $100 barn find parts car in 1996 infested with mice, a feral cat, and an abandoned raccoon lair, improper collision repair on the RF fender & cowl, but with a clear title. Complete car too far gone to restore but too nice to part out … first cleaned up enough to get running and use as an around town beater but then one thing led to another and by 2001 decided to rebuild the engine… And then there was this really nice engine in this awful looking beater with Fred Flintstone front floors…

Original 361 bored .040″ rebuilt with roller cam & rockers, oiling modifications, ceramic coated headers, AOD overdrive transmission , 3.50:1 automatic locker in stock Ford 9″ rear axle, power front disc brakes, integral power steering box, aftermarket front & rear sway bars, 17″ Torq-Thrust wheels, 120A alternator, heavy duty radiator, electric cooling fans, Sanden AC compressor on dial-a-temp AC R134a freon conversion, front buckets with integral shoulder belts and seat heaters, 4 channel AM/FM/iPod radio in original case. Power windows and locks, windshield washer, rear defroster coming soon. Paint is Ford ‘Bright Calypso Poly’.