Thomsen from San Francisco CA is the proud owner of a multi-restoration
68 C3 roadster. Lyle has owned the C3 for 32 years, and this is the 3rd
time it's been rejuvenated since he's owned it.
originally found the car halfway buried in mud behind a tow yard, to
say the least, it was in very bad shape. Growing under the rear deck
lid was a flat of mushrooms. The rear end was held together with
multiple layers of un sanded bondo. The interior and entire engine bay
was painted silver, to put it mildly the restoration project was a
new 600 horse 355ci, small block was fitted with all forged rotating
parts. The intake is an EFI Hilborn Injection unit. the trans is
matched to the engines output. A Tritech 700R4 tranny matches the
engines high output demands. Upgraded components include , a B&M
shift kit, and manual valve body.
parts include Steroids Rack and Pinion, and a set of home made rear
offset trailing arms. Stopping power is compliments of Wilwood 14"
rotors up front with 6 piston ZO6 front calipers, out back are Wild
wood 13" rotors with 6 piston calipers. The ZR rated directional tires
are nestled in a set of custom Riddler wheels.
interior includes Connolly Leather and Checkered Black Velve seats. The
rear compartment doors are made of one solid plank of light oak, cut in
three grain matching pieces and stained Ebony with satin clear.
The custom sound system includes a Clarion unit with an LCD screen DVD, MP3, CD, TV, SIRIUS player, and touch screen monitor. Other niceties include LED gauges, custom floor mats and a custom Stay fast canvas top .