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Zimmer Golden Spirit, for sale in Arlington, Texas, for $36,000.
1983 zimmer golden spirit
if you want unique then you found it! This 1983 zimmer golden spirit has an awesome look that is completely different than any other classic. In 1980 this was the look of luxury! Large swooping fenders, chrome front horns, large chrome grill. When you saw that coming down the road you knew there was someone special behind the wheel. In fact, this classic was once even thought to have belonged to "the killer" himself, jerry lee lewis. The car is coated in the original creme white with nice rose striping. Other nice accents on the car include the rear mounted spare and dual side mounted spare on both the passengers and drivers side. All of the exterior electrical is in great working condition with the large front headlights and circle taillights. Fog lights are also in place in front of each side mirror. The front and rear bumpers have a great shine just as the rest of the chrome. The car rides around on nice spoke wheels with the correct "z" zimmer centercaps.
check out the following table to get a little bit of history about the zimmer: the zimmer was a short-lived car company based out of syracuse, new york. The company was founded by paul zimmer in 1978 and went into bankruptcy after his death in 1988. In 1997, art zimmer purchased the rights to the company and they continue to make automobiles on a limited basis as of 2010. The premise for the company's mission was to build neo-classic cars; cars that embodied the spirit and the looks of classic cars from the 20's and 30's but were built in modern times with modern production and modern luxury. The flagship model was the golden spirit, which was produced in the year 1983.
engine and engine sources
the engine for the 1983 zimmer golden spirit was a ford mustang v8. Engines and parts were sourced from what was readily available in the marketplace and pieced together to make the final zimmer product. The engine on the '83 zimmer is a 5.0 liter 320 horsepower engine with an automatic transmission. Since the engine is taken directly from the ford mustang, service and maintenance is easily handled by and ford mechanic or ford dealership. The cars are designed to be daily drivers that can handle long hauls and can be driven as you would any other car.
the 1983 zimmer came with many luxury components not found anywhere else. The seats are leather recaro seats, gold spoke signature wood steering wheels, and chrome wire wheels. To reflect the cars of the great gatsby era the zimmer has four trumpet horns on the front of the car, german hand cut crystal vases with flowers, and a hood ornament that is a gold-plated bronze eagle. The car contains a vintage am/fm radio, opera windows and a luggage rack as well. The zimmer is outfitted with plush carpeting throughout the entire car, even in the trunk space.
the '83 zimmer is an 18 feet long car that holds a 142" wheelbase. The total weight of the car without gas is 3700 pounds. All windows are tinted on the car with the side and rear windows having a deeper tint than the front windows. All zimmers come with power windows, power locks, power brakes, power steering, power antenna, tilt control on the steering wheel, cruise control and four seats. Under the hood of this classic is a smooth running 5 liter 302 v8. On each side of the black/brushed air cleaner is the finned valve covers. The engine compartment and under hood area is all painted black for a nice clean look. Backing this is the automatic transmission that shifts with no issues. The car comes equip with everything you could want including both a power steering and power brake system. The entire drive train is out of a 1983 mustang and fits perfectly under the body.
inside this classic you will find an all leather beige interior that continues with that theme of luxury. The high back recaro bucket seats are extremely comfortable and are separated by a nice center console. On the console and dash you will find wood accents that are in great condition. All of the gauges work as they should as do all of the knobs/switches. The a/c system blows nice and cold through vents inset into the dash. The kenwood am/fm/cassette player delivers a great sound and works with no problems.
this is one cool classic that you just rarely get to see. It is incredibly unique and gets a ton of attention no matter where you drive it.
you won't find many of these classics around, especially
for only $36,000.00!