Purchase Price: $6,700 (£4,000)
Final Cost: £13,504
Selling Price: £16,000
Work Completed: Full respray from light blue to Ferrari Yellow with white roof; new carburettor and air filter unit, bumpers, grille and chrome trim, chrome wheels, horn ring and interior pieces; original vinyl seats and carpet cleaned, new wheels and tires fitted.
Notes: Original barn find purchased in Sarasota, Florida. Restoration price includes £2,155 import tax & shipping and £1000 travel expenses. Carburettor caught fire shortly after purchase. This car is more correctly a 210 model (the middle trim range) with Bel Air (top trim range) quarter panel trim. It does not carry the front fender chevrons or extended rear fin trim of a true Bel Air.