Originally Posted by Homespun91
Though I love the 385 Series, I'd be more inclined to restore it & keep the 428....be worth the $$ for the Marti Report as Rick mentioned.
I can see it in basic white, or black, with dog dish caps, blackwall tires, & a stroker 428 courtesy of Barry at Survival...all completely disguised under the hood. :mrgreen:
I guess I am somewhat of a purist when it comes to the oddball cars that could be considered rare. If the car was a 390 Custom post and a buddy needed the motor for his truck, I would say go for it. However, you watch these old big-block Interceptors that once chased the very cars that are so popular$$$ today...their time will come, albeit to a lesser degree.
A parting out numbers matching '72 429 PI Galaxie 500 sedan was listed here on the auction block a few months back. I sent the seller a cashiers check, he sends me an email the next day stating he sold the car(from under me, with no other prospective buyer). He even managed to sign the back of the check, however he did send the check back. The buyer probably wanted the stupid @#$%^&* D2OE heads off it. The car was rough but restorable and is now most likely headed for the crusher. After doing a Marti on the car and all the BS, the car was 1 of 211 built with the 429PI and Z-code C-6(first gear lock-out). To most, it is just a big ugly sedan, to me it is a somewhat rare piece of big-block police car history. I am still ticked off. The only way an Interceptor is worth anything is having the numbers matching drivetrain or factory stamped replacement engine. This is just my opinion...if the car is not too far gone, keep 'em together...it just may payoff someday.
On a side note, I have saved a few '70-'71 Dodge/Plymouth 440 Interceptors from the crusher and did partial restorations with little investment; one sold for $12,000. I had been looking for a 429PI for years, they just do not exist because everyone pulled the drivetrains back in the late 70's-80's...sorry for the rant :cry: :lol:
Homespun is on the right track...super sleeper...mothball the original block and build a stroker FE for street thrashing. I have only heard of two other '69 P-code 2 drs. in the last 20 years...maybe yours is one of them.