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Just got back from a marathon drive to Texas and back from my home in Virginia. Left on Sunday 1:00 and got back on 1:00 on Tuesday. 2,500 miles in 48 hours = average speed of 52 mph. Factoring in the 4 hours spent loading the car and checking out other Z cars with Jerry at All Z car specialists, Arlington Tx and a couple of hours for pit stops brings the average speed up to 60 mph. Not bad.

Jerry was the most helpful person I've ever met at a salvage yard, although I don't know if that is the best term to use for Jerry's operation. He just loves working on Z cars. When I found a set of really nice, unique aluminum rims mounted on a battered 280, Jerry happily moved a dozen cars so that we could remove the wheels. He sold me all four undamaged rims for $100. Fantastic!

He gave my Zcar buddy, Dave, and I a quick tour of the garage and plenty of restoration tips to apply to my new project car. I'm going to restore the chassis to the 77 280 and then swap my engine and interior from my current 76 280 on over.

Jerry was honest, friendly, passonate and a really cool Z car lover. Anyone considering a low or rust-free car would do well to contact Jerry. I couldn't be happier.

Jerry DiBenedetto, All Z Car Specialists, Arlington Tx.

Busy planning my spring and summer restoration project, Alex Avery
 

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That is what I want for christmas, we discussed this earlier on . I am very excited there are places like this . How much did you pay for the car . What type of condition was it in ie doors, fenders hatch . How about the floorboards usually the first to go . I live in Canada so any details you can give me might save me alot of time travelling .That some damned good travell time,well enjoy your toy!!

> Just got back from a marathon drive to Texas
> and back from my home in Virginia. Left on
> Sunday 1:00 and got back on 1:00 on Tuesday.
> 2,500 miles in 48 hours = average speed of
> 52 mph. Factoring in the 4 hours spent
> loading the car and checking out other Z
> cars with Jerry at All Z car specialists,
> Arlington Tx and a couple of hours for pit
> stops brings the average speed up to 60 mph.
> Not bad.

> Jerry was the most helpful person I've ever
> met at a salvage yard, although I don't know
> if that is the best term to use for Jerry's
> operation. He just loves working on Z cars.
> When I found a set of really nice, unique
> aluminum rims mounted on a battered 280,
> Jerry happily moved a dozen cars so that we
> could remove the wheels. He sold me all four
> undamaged rims for $100. Fantastic!

> He gave my Zcar buddy, Dave, and I a quick
> tour of the garage and plenty of restoration
> tips to apply to my new project car. I'm
> going to restore the chassis to the 77 280
> and then swap my engine and interior from my
> current 76 280 on over.

> Jerry was honest, friendly, passonate and a
> really cool Z car lover. Anyone considering
> a low or rust-free car would do well to
> contact Jerry. I couldn't be happier.

> Jerry DiBenedetto, All Z Car Specialists,
> Arlington Tx.
> Busy planning my spring and summer
> restoration project, Alex Avery
 

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> That is what I want for christmas, we
> discussed this earlier on . I am very
> excited there are places like this . How
> much did you pay for the car . What type of
> condition was it in ie doors, fenders hatch
> . How about the floorboards usually the
> first to go . I live in Canada so any
> details you can give me might save me alot
> of time travelling .That some damned good
> travell time,well enjoy your toy!!

Hey everyone:
It's Actually :
All Z Car Specialist
5101 Mosson Rd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
(817) 483-0383

He's open M-F 9-6 and Sat. 9-2. Central Time.
I've known Jerry for 14 years now. Can't ask for a better person to deal with.
Phantom.
 

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> That is what I want for christmas, we
> discussed this earlier on . I am very
> excited there are places like this . How
> much did you pay for the car . What type of
> condition was it in ie doors, fenders hatch
> . How about the floorboards usually the
> first to go . I live in Canada so any
> details you can give me might save me alot
> of time travelling .That some damned good
> travell time,well enjoy your toy!!

$600 (US) for car. Virtually no rust to speak of, save a couple of little spots behind the lower rocker panel in front of the rear wheel. Great floor and frame rails. No problem. Car included all glass, hood, doors, interior, engine, automatic tranny, and even all of the badges and emblems. What a deal! As I said, Jerry was great and I'd trust him again, no hesitation. Isn't it great when you meet honest people like that? There are **** too few of them.

Jerry mailed me some photos (actually, good color copies of photos) and I picked a car. Then I sent him a deposit and he reserved the car by writting Sold, no parts! on the windshield. He agreed that when I got to Texas, if the car didn't meet my expectations he would return my deposit.
 
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