The car was found without its org. engine.The owner before HBC found the engine at a mach. shop back east but could not convince the owner that it was the engine that belonged in his car.Louie(the owner before jim) found a complete ZL1 for the car which went with it at time of sale.All the other org. running gear was in the car,along with the org. paint and inter.
If i remember right,Louie had offered the complete ZL1 and cash to the guy for the org. engine.There was also a big legal battle on this car that went to court. When Louie started a background check on the car , one of the prev. owners stated that the car was stolen from him! As it tuns out it wasnt, from what i understand, that prev. owner left the car at a repair shop and never picked it up.The shop leaned the title and it was now theres. It did not have the alum. block in it at that time. I dont think the owner or shop knew what it was at that time.