Some of you that know me, know that I'm kind of out of control with my collection and restorations. welcome2.html
I've had this '64 Lemans numbers 326 for about 7 years now in one of my buildings. I picked it up in Indiana from the original owner back in '07 and have other resto projects ahead of it. I'm going to restore it this winter, as this winter's project.
There are SO MANY '64 Lemans cars that have been converted to GTO, that I wondering if I shouldn't just do a stock restore, rebuild the 326 and the powerglide and keep it at that. I know I can find a steel hood for 2k, and that's not the issue, it's the Lemans or GTO issue.
The car was either undercoated at the factory or by the dealer. There is little surface rust on frame, and a piece of undercoating came of the gas tank, and it shines like new under there.
Let me through this in the mix.....I have a YEAR matching '64 389 303HP with the TH400 attached to it still. I'm thinking that I could restore it as a Lemans, but as long as I have to rebuild either the 326 or the 389, rebuild the 389 with TH, and then just save the the 326/PG so if I ever sell it the buyer can have the original numbers engine and trans with it.
The car is all original and never been messed with. The only metal that I really need to replace is the full trunk and braces, which surprises me a little because the car was undercoated. I'm thinking because the gas tank was in when the undercoating was shot, that's why the trunk floor rusted out. The floors are all solid as a rock.
Here are some pix of her. Look forward to your comments and ideas. Most of the Pontiac people I poled said to keep it as a Lemans, but others liked the 389 idea.