- Oct 14, 2010
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Thumper is a real GTX. I created it in the 1980's under the ISCA Rule Book. It was designed to run for points in the nation. Sadly, when it was finished ISCA at that time was no longer in existence....
1968 Plymouth GTX Show Car "Thumper" - $105,000 (Tacoma)
Thumper is a real GTX. I created it in the 1980's under the ISCA Rule Book. It was designed to run for points in the nation. Sadly, when it was finished ISCA at that time was no longer in existence. The car was moth balled for 20 years. In 2003 we statred to finally show "Thumper". Even though the car looks time dated it is like brand new other then there is finally issues with the paint. After 40+ years now there is some checking and a problem with the gold leaf lettering. All the mural work is in tacked. For the younger generation this car is a huge draw.
Below you will find the major modifications I made.
Custom full frame (consultation by Art Morrison)
Velvet blue interior (by Bob Jasper)
Paint and mural done by JR(Milt) Nelson and Gary Thompson
All Corvette independent suspension
1963 348/409 with a 671 blower (Less then 2000 miles on it)
Muncie M22 rock crusher with a Nascar 2nd gear in it
Rear end Corvette 456 with duel Carrera shocks
All aviation aluminum floor
Corvette telescopic steering
Cadillac electric glass sunroof
Monte Carlo swivel bucket seats
AM FM CD Player
Dash board, console and package tray are made out of stained glass lit.
Drivers side is "Thumper" playing in the fall
Passanger's side is "Thumper" playing in the winter
Trunk lid is a huge picture of "Thumper"
It took me 3 years to build "Thumper". If you were to build it today it would cost over $300,000 and long time to build.