This original white over Matador Red 1970 442 convertible is owned by Richard Van Dyck of Chickasha, Oklahoma. The car received a new top in February of 1991 and an acrylic enamel paint job in June of 1991. At the time of painting both quarter panels were replace with NOS quarters. The car has no rust and absolutley no bondo. The body work and paint were professionally done by Scott Wood of R & M Body Shop in Chickasha.
The car is equipped with W-25 OAI hood, ram air breather, rally pac, and a 12 bolt positrac rear end with 3:23 gears. The original 455 cubic inch powerplant was rebuilt and installed in September of 1991. Approximately 5000 miles has been added since then. Some special features of the engine are that it is balanced, F block bored .060 over, large 3/8" push rods, 10.25:1 compression ratio, TRW forged pistons, E heads milled .020, and ported and polished.
When purchased by Richard the car had an Edelbrock Torker intake, Holley 650 double pumper and a Crane super RPM drags cam. However, the car has now been returned in original condition with stock intake, original number Quadrajet Carb and stock cam. The car runs better now than it ever did with the hot rod equipment.
In the summer of 1995, Rick Quillin of Chickasha Upholstery, who had previously installed the top, completely revamped the interior of the car back to original.
After nearly twenty-six years of pavement grabbing action the TH400 transmission finally gave out last fall. It was expertly rebuilt by Bill Terry of Bill's Auto & Diesel in Chickasha.
Richard likes to drive their car at least every Sunday afternoon and attend as many car shows in the area as he can. In the past his car has won several trohies.

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