The restoration was performed in the mid-west, Sikeston, Missouri which lies approximately 146 miles south of St. Louis on I-55, then 5 miles west on State Highway 62. The individual that performed the restoration is named, Daniel (D.J.; Dan) Strebler who resides in the town of Sikeston. Commissioned by a former owner, this process took approximate 1.5 years, beginning in July 1990 and completing in September 1991. The majority of the pictures above were received from Dan.
The first picture is the car as it appeared in the mid 80's; purchased by an individual that lived in Randolph, New Jersey at the time and then moved to Berlin, Maryland.
The last three (recent) pictures in this stack are of the garage in Sikeston, Missouri where the restoration was performed approximately 27 years ago. These pictures were taken by a former owner on a recent trip through Missouri.
These are pictures that were taken shortly after I purchased the AAR `Cuda, at the Oceanside, California harbor.
A fish at the beach!
These are pictures that were taken by a former owner at a car show in Santa Cruz, California, circa 1991/1992.
Just some miscellaneous pictures of the AAR `Cuda with 'Claire' the 56 Chevy Pickup Truck; belongs to my son-in-law, Abel.
Prior to purchasing this AAR `Cuda, I asked my son-in-law's brother, Freddy, who happened to live near Mesa, Arizona, to stop by Desert AutoSport and take the car for a test drive. After this experience, his comment was "hell yes, buy this car!"
Now, Freddy enjoys burning up the tires of the AAR `Cuda whenever he is in town!