CAR NO. SRL311- 00515
ENGINE NO. U20- 0 0 9 2 2

Owner: Edward Mason
Location: New Mexico

My 1967 2000 is a stock 135 hp su. I purchased the car as a basketcase in 1976 when I was 20 years old. The car was sitting a few houses down from my best friends house. It had been there for years. I purchased the car for $1000, quite a bit for a basketcase vehicle, but I wanted a 2000 really bad. All the cars components were there, they just weren't in the right places.

So I did a poor boy restoration on the car- new top, carpet set, had the seats redone, etc. I rebuilt the engine on a 20 year olds budget and painted the car myself. I drove the car for five or six years. When I was moving to New Mexico from Southern California in 1988, the timing chain broke in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The car has been sitting in my carport since. Recently, I did some research on the vehicle, and found out that 1967 2000's are pretty rare. I always wondered why my roadster was the only one I had seen with a small chrome strip around the license plate and a low windshield and flat dash and a 2000 motor. So now I am very motivated to get it running again. The body is in perfect shape. No rust. The bumpers were rechromed when I fixed it up in 1978. Really all it needs is some interior trim, including a new dash pad, original style upolstery, and some professional engine work. I have two heads- one is the original non-smog and one from a later smog engine. The car has 50,288 miles. I believe these are original, because when I overhauled the engine I miked the pistons and cylinders and they were standard. I would also like to locate some original wheels and covers. I will send some pictures when I get some time.

Edward Mason (12/23/99)