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   Dohn Delarm Jr - EL5 BUTTERSCOTCH 383, AUTO

Dohn Delarm, Jr.

I originally wanted to buy a decent driver but was looking for something under 15,000. I looked for over a year for a 71 Bee with high impact paint, N96 option, spoilers and colored bumpers. I knew I probably wouldn’t find a car with all the options I want in one car. I looked at quite at few Bee’s but only to be disappointed at the car for the price they were asking. Most looked nice in pictures but when I got there they all need a full resto and the price was to high IMO for a car that need so much. So I decided to look for a project. I had done a couple ground up resto’s before so if I figured if I do another project at least I know what I have.

John Bober came across this car for me and it is a great project. The only option missing from my list of wants was the colored bumpers. I ended up making a deal with owner and bought the car from pictures only because at the time I didn’t want to spend the cash or time to go there personally. I was a bit worried about buying from pictures but the price was right and when the car arrived it was pretty much what I thought it would be. The only real disappointment I had was that the deal I paid for was not what I received. There were a few major parts missing that I was suppose to get……R/T tail lights, rear valance with cutouts, front valance, hood switch and more but those are the major parts. The guy I bought it from I guess didn’t feel obligated to fulfill his end of the deal. He fabricated a lie and told me they were lost in the mail and he was getting them back. He said he would send them to me but never did. I left many messages but no response. His name is Mark. If you deal with him make sure you get everything promised. Better yet get it writing! Live and learn I guess.

I have been collecting parts to restore my bee for two years now and I have most everything I need but the time right now. I’m planning to start the resto in the spring of 2006. This is a very nicely optioned Bee leaving the factory with the N96 option, spoilers, Butterscotch paint, 500’s, exhaust tips, stripe package, sure grip 3:23, ps and pdb. Galen authenticated the car and researched the history to the dealer that ordered it. It is also listed in his registry. The car was built at Lynch Rd. plant and it was an early build car (08/29/70). I look forward to bringing this Bee back to life.

UPDATE 12-17-07
Well my Bee is finaly under resteration. Im looking for a 71 Ram Charger hood...I only need the hood but a complete one is ok too. I have a hood for my car but it's a 72 style and would really like to make my car correct since it is an original Ram Charger car and Im doing the full resto on her. Let me know if you hear of anything.

Dohn

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