The interior is stock appearing with small A-100 van seats recovered in fresh black vinyl. Custom black carpeting was used to freshen up the interior appearance, and this was carried through the rear seat area, up to the rear shelf. An Autometer tachometer and gauge cluster adds to the period look. In measuring for a shifter, it was found that the pistol-grip shifter from an E-Body would fit perfectly onto the shifter mount of the Keisler transmission and would add another unique touch to the interior. An original woodgrain steering wheel was also found to help finish off the interior. We wanted to keep the look of the strap-activated windows of the original, but realized this was not overly practical for street use, as it only allows for full-up or full-down positions. The straps that are visible on the doors are non-functional, and hidden power-window switches work lightweight Electric Life power-window actuators.
It has been a pleasure to work with such a great group of people at Muscle Car Restorations. I feel extremely privileged to have been party to this fantastic restoration, and will do my best to get the car out of the garage and on the street (and show fields), where it belongs. Now, if I can only get those keys away from John Balow.