In May 1972 a Gary Brown sold the car to a Vincent Mecca in reasonably good original condition.
The body was repaired wherever necessary by a professional and the car was first painted in Nov 1975. Vincent Mecca used it and looked after it for 25 years. During his ownership in the 1990’s he did a frame-up restoration including rebuilding the engine, the transmission and rear end with new bearings in the axles, a professional repaint along with much other restoration work. He died in 2000 and the car was then stored for 8 years by the family.
It was then sold in May 2008 to the previous owner and he began a mini restoration including rebuilding the starter and generator.
Since owning it the current owner has continued to keep the car in great condition by doing more restoration work including having the carburetor rebuilt professionally, the clutch professionally serviced, wheels painted, and engine painted. A new large 6 volt battery was installed in late 2015. New bulbs in all lights including Quartz Halogen headlights. New dash control knobs.
It has won several awards and trophys in California including Best In Show and 2nd In Belmont Concours d'Eleganza. Since being in Florida it has won four Best in Class at car shows.