A couple of months ago I saved a very rare 390 4-speed Cale Yarborough Spoiler from languishing away in a garage. The car had new paint but had been sitting for years and was not being put back together. Some parts were missing and a lot of assembly was required. My backlog of projects prevented me from being able to complete the car anytime soon so it was immediately put up for sale. Texan John McElroy purchased the car with a great deal of reservation. He wanted the car but was reluctant to put someones else’s project back together. This can be a real problem of lost, hard to find parts and lack of knowledge of where things go.
John decided to go for it and hauled the body and parts back to Texas. I added some parts I had that seemed to be missing, He also contacted The Judge, Marty Burke, who lives only an hour or so away for some additional parts and advise. In addition, he purchased a 1969 Torino parts car for some more parts. It also provided some guidance on how some of the parts should go back together.
The process took much less time than I thought it would and the results are excellent. The photo below was taken a few days ago after one of its trips to town to show off to friends. Although still not completely finished in every detail the car looks really good and John says it is also very fast and fun to drive. It is not intended to be a full on show car or concours correct but it is a blast to drive and that is what these cars are all about.