Originally posted by T.Solo:
Originally posted by DOES 200:
Michael Arcaro built it in his auto body shop in Palm Springs. I recall they used some kind of water base paint.
Do you have any other information to share on the car? Do you know who the previous owner is? Feel free to PM me to take this off-line if you prefer. Can you speak to the quality of the build? I've been doing some research here on the forum about the GT5-S conversions and find statements that the Hall fenders to not fit well or are not dimensionally the same from side to side. The paint is not my major concern, the body work is knowing what it takes to change sheet metal on these cars.
Haha and the wife says I can't remember shit anymore. Partly true after the docs blew my brain cells with benzos; but that's another story. As far as this car, I remember I talked to the owner at the 2006 Temecula Rod Run where he had his red car in the show (see name tag below). I took photos of his red but below are just a couple shots. But I never saw his GT5S although I thought I saw it for sale a few years later but can't find the photos in my files so maybe I didn't save anything. Also, if you have the 1998 POCA Profiles #3 it talks about the car and the build with Hall flares, etc.
In my opinion don't worry about the Hall GT5S fender builds not being perfect from side to side. Its fact that the real GT5S fenders are not perfect either, although they are better proportionally. Just look at the photos they have on the website, can you tell the difference? If not, then WTF it doesn't matter.
I thought you already had a Pantera, no?? Or are you Lays potato chips man like me "can't have just one". I have been watching that car for a couple weeks, so you better jump on it before I do. Just kidding, 3s enough! If the car is done anything near the red car I saw, then I would snatch it up. Years have passed though so seeing it in person would matter lots. They didn't show the full driver seat, so who knows how that looks. If it was used a lot, an ivory interior could present issues. Plus ask them about that rear driver side fender whether it got rubbed or if its just clear coat coming off, or maybe it has a lower clear bar coming off in that spot (no big deal if so). In fact it looks like all the lower portions of the car were either repainted or have a clear braw. Look close you will see it. I suspect clear braw from the photos.
Good luck with it dude. Looks like you are in CA, so if you get it lets talk to Sammy Hagar about putting it in his beach concert Oct 6 at Huntington Beach. My red 5S will be at the show and would be cool to have yours too.
One more plus on such 5S builds, since you are in CA unlike the factory 5S you can beef up the engine more to whatever you want without smog if you wanted...yum yum! George is right, you will see right away in person if it was a simple $10K paint job or $60K+ job. But since they guy owned a body shop I presume it was done nice like his red car. Not sure why the car is so cheap though, maybe modest engine build or funky look with the terrible wheel set up. I tried to crop it to see if the build was done right, but in reality I think the Hall fenders only go on one way anyway. Also not sure why it is in Florida since it was a Palm Springs car. I hear Florida can do funky VIN stuff, or maybe the last owner retired there.