Originally Posted by lilMattie
Any plans for the landau JG or just keeping it on ice?
Its on Ice. Its a goer and I have had it 9 years. Got it from Fowels, engine fire. I rebuilt the motor and got everything working. It flys. Its just a standard motor with a 351CJ cam and holly 600. Needs painting, hood has the scorch mark but still looks respectable.
The car was a dream realy. It was meant to be mine. When I was a kid of 17 working out west from Rockhampton, this guy at work bought a tropical gold Landau. I was green with envy. This car was the dogs bollocks back in 79. The car was the same colour as the one in the adds back in 73.
Back to my car, my brother reports this Landau at Fowels. I go take a look. I wasnt flush with cash but decided to have a crack. See, it was Tropical Gold, the one I always wanted. I lost, it went for 200 more than I had. I was spewing. Two weeks later, the car is up again. The guy didn't pay. This time I made sure it was mine.
That car is a fine bottle of wine. Funny enough, I still work with the guy from Rocky here in Melbourne. He is a project Manager now and I am a Engineering Manager at the same company, same one since 78. He was here last New Year, looking at my Landau and wishing he still had his. I have done just over a 1000k in 9 years. I just love owning it. Its down the back of my shed, coverd in dust, but saved forever.
Steve (starting to get teary now, lol)