Operation "ELECTRIC BANANA"

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by copperheadgs1, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Thanks guys..........Jim your air cleaner look like bamboo cream.
     
  2. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    Yip previously from Dallas!
    Dean probably knows " the rest of the story"
    DL
     
  3. Rusty Davenport

    Rusty Davenport Silver Level contributor

    I remember that custom GSX when it came out in Popular Hot Rod magizine.I would sit a look at that feature for hours thinking how cool it looked. {I had never seen a GSX before}:Brow:
     
  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    That was March or April? 1978.
     
  5. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Considering the car is up for sale I figured I would bump up my old thread. After looking at the detail I put into it I must be nuts selling it.:Smarty:
     
  6. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Hold tight on a high reserve. Do not fall for the typical Mecum BS line, "If you lift the reserve it 'could' go higher". Dana says that and now he has his son saying that. Very seldom does it go a penny higher and almost always it never goes very far from the current bid.
     
  7. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Jim, Good Point. I have been noticing that.
     
  8. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Yeah...that's what I was thinking, also! Don't you miss it already?
     
  9. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Frank, I do already. Stored in some warehouse in Fla by now. Every time I see those pictures of the yellow engine bay Don posted I say "what in the hell were they thinking?"
     
  10. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    That was our first GSX. Jerry has put it back stock. It was a magazine cover car in 1978. I drove it to local car shows with 4.78 gears in the rear. People use to lay under the car at shows because the whole suspension was chrome. So was the driveshaft. We called it the "Chromed Banana".
     
  11. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    Agreed been to a LOT of auctions and only a Small handful ( 62 Ferarri , L88 ect ) went up after lifting . Majority not a cent more .

    DL
     
  12. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Jim, thank you for correcting a great wrong. Funny thing is when I got my Gsx there were bins full of parts including chrome ps reservoir and alternator arm? Glad I found replacements.
     
  13. Racerx88

    Racerx88 Platinum Level Contributor

    I hate to disagree, but that car should have been left as it was, chrome and all!
    Was a perfect example of period ISCA show car excess.
    Watched Jimmy Austin build it in the back of his auto parts store in Dallas.
    This is the car that made me buy my first X (and the 2nd!). He even gave me all the parts numbers for buying NOS decals to restore that first car.
    Gonna miss all that chrome!!! :ball:

    gsx1_zps58936121.jpg
     
  14. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Dean, I guess this is why there are opinions.
     
  15. Racerx88

    Racerx88 Platinum Level Contributor

    Exactly!
    That's why this board is so great, lots of different opinions, but for the most part we all still get along. :TU:
     
  16. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    I thought it WAS but dude prolly got chrome quote and it was more than a Duesenberg. 0:

    DL
     
  17. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dean-- that is a great photo. Did you take it yourself is 77-78?
     
  18. Racerx88

    Racerx88 Platinum Level Contributor

    No that's one I found on the board.
    I've got some, but just didn't have access to them at the time.
    Will see if I can find them and get 'em posted.
    :kodak:

    EDIT: Found one!!! This would've been Feb. 1978 I think at the Dallas Autorama.
    I think I've got others, just can't find them right now.

    SIDE NOTE: After Jimmy sold the car, I managed to get the personalized license plate "GSX" from the state registered for my car, since he had let it go. Still have those plates!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  19. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    I remember the Autorama days well. I guy here in Boston Autorama had a 74 Hurst Olds that had chromed brake rotors and calipers. He just pushed it around. A little much excess I guess.
     
  20. bostongsx

    bostongsx Platinum Level Contributor

    The banana was pealed at mecum yesterday for 130k
     

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