THIS RARE BIRD







The Restoration of
The ITALIEN
is
complete!



This page will direct you through the life of The
ITALIEN
from the assembly line in 1961
through it's sale at the
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
on January 19, 2008 in Scottsdale AZ.



Copyright © Thomas Maruska 2008
All Rights Reserved



Click on the Picture or Text below to go to that 
chapter in the life of The
ITALIEN


Chapter 1
Conception





Chapter 2
Dearborn Steel Tubing Co.





Chapter 3
Ford Custom Car Caravan






Chapter 4
1964 New York Worlds Fair





Chapter 5
To be Scrapped







Chapter 6
Dale Robertson
(Jim Hardie - Tales of Wells Fargo)






Chapter 7
The Gardener







Chapter 8
The Insurance Salesman








Chapter 9
The Mechanic





Chapter 10
Don Chambers






Chapter 11
Magazine Cover Girl







Chapter 12
The Clone



 
Chapter 13
How I found The ITALIEN




Chapter 14
Leaving LA





Chapter 15
Arrival at Duluth MN






Chapter 16
Fiberglas
s Nose Trim





Chapter 17
Chrome and Gold Chromate






Chapter 18
Transmission Rebuilding







Chapter 19
Engine Rebuilding










Chapter 20
Tripower Restoration







Chapter 21
Tail Lights







Chapter 22
Sandblasting Body & Parts







Chapter 23
Paint Stripping






Chapter 24
Fiberglass Roof Restoration






Chapter 25
Body Work





Chapter 26
Paint






Chapter 27
Sewing Interior






Chapter 28
Engine Turning






Chapter 29
Assembly





Chapter 30
DONE!






Chapter 31
Cover Shots








Chapter 32
Consign to Barrett-Jackson








Chapter 33
SOLD!!






































































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