This was not only my second collector car, it’s also the first car that I really lusted over. I was a Freshman in college when this car came out. I saw one on-campus and quickly went to a local dealership to see this car. I thought it was the most beautiful car ever. I tried to convince my father to let me buy one, but being a practical man, he wouldn’t let me. It was obviously the smart thing to do, but I was still disappointed.
Finally, almost 30 years later, I bought this one. I lived through my practical years, raising a family, having a job, etc. but it was a dream come true. I found it in Springfield, IL and it had been restored and taken care of by someone that knew E-Body cars inside and out. He made sure that all the parts were original all the way down to the screws and bolts.
For a few years, I took this car to a lot of car shows. Normally, the car won either First Class or Best of Show. Being Plum-Crazy purple, it always drew admirers. The Shaker Hood was a pretty rare option, so that helped as well. I’ve had a lot of fun with this car!
Here’s the decoded fender tag: