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Old 07/20/2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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S code barn find update - Bonnie and Clyde car

Sorry for the delay... This car has an interesting history an I wanted to get the car home and in my shop so I could look it over before posting any more information. I brought the car home yesterday and am still unpacking parts and taking inventory but I have verified the matching VIN numbers on the engine and tranny.

Now the story: This car was known locally as the "Bonnie and Clyde" car. It had been on the receiving end of a pissed off husband's revenge. The car's owner was fooling around with his neighbor's wife AND new Harley Davidson so when the husband found out, he went ballistic.... literally. The car was shot full of holes from every angle with multiple firearms including shotguns, rifles and pistols. The PO reported over 200 holes in the car when he took possesion in 1994. Most every panel, fixture and attachement had been targeted so he purchased a rust free parts car from which he harvested all of the fixtures, fenders, firewall, hood and doors. The front inner fenders, rear quarters and right trunk drop were replaced with NOS panels.

The PO worked on the car for several years but stopped working on the car when he moved. Most of the bullet holes in the metal are now gone, but he had not done any of the fiberglass work so they remain in the deck lid and 1/4 scoops (see pictures). The 1/4 scoop pretty much say's it all and will become my avitor for this site!!

I still have a lot of research to do and more parts to unpack, but all in all this is a very solid car with an interesting history. I'll post more as I learn more.

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Old 07/20/2013, 06:17 PM   #2
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Wow! That car does have an interesting history all right!!!

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Old 07/20/2013, 07:25 PM   #3
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Very interesting story for sure. If it was me, I would keep this scoop intact (and even frame it...) as a legacy. You could find a replacement one to put on the car.

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Old 07/20/2013, 08:54 PM   #4
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Holy Fiberglass Batman

I hope the car was the only victim and not the PO as well.

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Old 07/21/2013, 02:19 PM   #5
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Very interesting story for sure. If it was me, I would keep this scoop intact (and even frame it...) as a legacy. You could find a replacement one to put on the car.

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I agree...preserve the scoop with bullet holes.

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Old 07/21/2013, 04:21 PM   #6
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In the 3rd picture is that the engine block and intake? Any holes in it?

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Old 07/22/2013, 10:24 AM   #7
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Engine block is OK and carries the original VIN number. Intake/exhaust manifolds are OK. Heads, VC's, carb, air cleaner, oil pan, etc were toast. Tranny is OK and also has original VIN number stamping.

Frames rails, shock towers, dash, floors, roof, rear seat area and trunk (except rh trunk drop) are original to car.

So here is a question sure to raise some debate: Should I be call this car "matching numbers" since it will have the original drive train, but most of the sheet metal will have been replaced?

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Old 07/22/2013, 11:45 AM   #8
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By definition numbers matching means the serial number of the engine block, trans and rear end all match the serial number portion of the VIN. So yes, you have and can claim to have a numbers car. Replacing the sheet metal means it is not a survivor or original car.

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Old 07/22/2013, 05:20 PM   #9
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By definition numbers matching means the serial number of the engine block, trans and rear end all match the serial number portion of the VIN. So yes, you have and can claim to have a numbers car. Replacing the sheet metal means it is not a survivor or original car.
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