That's right Boys and Girls we restored a car for Yahoo! When
we put this '61 Bubble Top Oldsmobile "Dynamic 88" up for sale,
the last thing we expected was a call from a Dot.commer. But that's what
Back in '61 when these baby's first hit the road, you could
expect to pay between $2,800 and 3,500, depending on options. Except for
the tires and wheels, this one is all stock and original.
We won't be doing a full frame-off resto on this car. Mostly
we're going to clean up the body work, straighten the chrome and stainless,
and repaint it. We'll also go over the drive train (which is still strong
after all these years), and install a dual exhaust to go with the 394 sitting
under the hood. But other than a few rust spots and minor ding or two, not
much is wrong with this car.
After we repaint it in the Yahoo specified colors it will
be part of their new promotional program.
You have to love the lines on this car.
Yahoo will be giving this car away as part of a Labor Day
Yahoo! Mobile Customer Ride Sweepstakes. The promotion, which runs from
September 2, thru September 30th, can be entered via cell phone (if you
are 16 years or older). The promotion is supposed to bring attention to
Yahoo products and services like news, sports, e-mail, instant messenger,
games, the weather and others available through major wireless carriers,
During this time the car will be on display at the Santa Monica
Pier here in California. In addition to the work Hot Rods & Custom Stuff
has done, Yahoo will be adding the following goodies: a Kenwood stereo,
a DVD navigation system, a seven-inch touch-screen DVD receiver, a Verizon
cellular phone (Verizon is the wireless sponsor for this promo), a Sony
Playstation with wireless remote consoles, and, last but not least, ,an
i-Pod hookup. So don't wait. Run to the Santa Monica Pier and see this car
for yourself and enter the contest.
Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, 2324 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA.,
Hot Rods & Custom Stuff - builds, restores, paints, services
and sells parts for classic autos, cars, trucks and street rods.