1982 ZIMMER GOLDEN SPIRIT 5.0L V8 COUPE - RECARO LTHR SEATS - CREME WHITE / TAN
Price: US $24,500.00 Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Other Makes
- Model: ZIMMER GOLDEN SPIRIT COUPE
- SubModel: ZIMMER GOLDEN SPIRIT 5.0L V8 COUPE
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Leather
- Year: 1982
- Mileage: 61,100
- VIN: 1FABP10D8CF173737
- Color: Creme White over Tan
- Engine size: 5.0L V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: 2WD
- Interior color: Tan
- Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1982 Other Makes ZIMMER GOLDEN SPIRIT COUPE ZIMMER GOLDEN SPIRIT 5.0L V8 COUPEPlease note that experience shows us that the photobucket of over 100 large pixel pictures posted here are in most cases best viewed and downloaded using the very latest and most updated version of the 'Firefox' browser as some other browsers and especially older browser versions are not capable of accommodating the size of the download. Over the years our clients have overwhelmingly been appreciative of our many unaltered large pixel photos posted in our ads and our feedback has been that it is very rare that a dealer will post all but the most flattering of professionally finished photographs. We prefer to post the many photos taken of the car, in sometimes unflattering but natural sunlight, in order for our prospective buyers to be able to see true and reliable images of the car advertised and that is the reason for some seemingly duplicated shots. We trust you will agree.
West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely stunning and exceptional example of this original 1982 Zimmer Golden Spirit Coupe
Zimmer is an American neo-classic automaker which still makes cars today with a MSRP's starting at $218K and going to well over $276K! The company was founded in New York in 1978 by Paul Zimmer and the 'Zimmer Motorcar' Corporation's flagship model was the Golden Spirit with only 1,500 models being produced between 1978-1988. They set the standard of quality and precision work for the coming demand for neo-classic or retro-cars. The original Golden Spirit was originally built using a Mercury Cougar chassis and drivetrain but when the rear-wheel-drive Cougar was discontinued, the transition to the Ford Mustang was completed and the upgraded 5.0L V8 went on to be the power plant behind this classic model for the next 10 years of production. The company went into bankruptcy after Paul Zimmer's death in 1988 and in 1997, Art Zimmer, (who remarkably apparently had no relationship to the original Zimmer family despite having the same surname!) purchased the rights to the company and they continue to make automobiles on a limited basis of 10-20 cars per year priced at well over $200K to this day.
This 1982 Zimmer Golden Spirit has a look that is completely different than any other classic. Large swooping fenders, chrome front horns, large chrome grill. Owned by celebrities and rock stars like Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Velvet and you know Elvis Presley would have been the first to order such a magnificent piece of showmanship should he have lived just a few more years! This particular example is coated in the original two-tone 'Creme White' over 'Tan' paint with the rear mounted spare and dual side mounted spares on both the passengers and drivers side, large front headlights and circle taillights. Fog lights are also in place in front of each side mirror. The car rides around on striking chrome spoke wheels with the correct 'Z' Zimmer centercaps. Under the hood of this classic is the smooth running 5 liter 302 V8. On each side of the Black/Brushed air cleaner is the finned valve covers. The drive train is the original 1982 Mustang drivetrain 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 and the Kenwood AM/FM/Cassette player delivers a great sound.
The premise of the Zimmer Company was to build neo-classic cars; cars that embodied the spirit and the looks of the classic cars from the 1920s and '30s but which were built in modern times with modern production and modern luxury. The flagship model was the Golden Spirit with the Ford Mustang 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 any 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 1982 Zimmer came with many luxury components not found anywhere else. As previously stated, the seats are genuine leather 'Recaro' seats, the car boasts a gold spoke signature wood steering wheel and real chrome wire wheels with radial tires. 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 18K gold-plated bronze eagle. The Zimmer is outfitted with plush carpeting throughout the entire car, even in the trunk space.
As previously stated these rare and striking luxurious cars were factory built on new Mustangs with V8 engines and were fully loaded with C4 automatic transmissions, A/C, Tilt Wheel, PB, PS, PW, PL, teak running boards, with this particular example in a stunning Two-Tone color combination of 'Creme White' over Tan with a Tan top & Padded trunk with leather straps and the opera top with opera windows in a Padded top coupe. Factory built at 'Zimmer Motorcars' in Florida on a brand new Ford Mustang chassis with classic 4 trumpet horns, twin clear spot lights, badge bar, dual side cowl lamps,wood grain dash, rich tan Recaro leather seats, Nardi Signature Edition Gold wood steering wheel, German crystal vases with flowers-for the passengers, 4 seats, tinted windows, am/fm/stereo, etched wind deflectors, landau bars and an 18K gold plated bronze eagle hood ornament; all on an 18 feet long with a huge 142 inch wheelbase like the cars had in the Gatsby days. Importantly, these cars can be used as daily drivers and have a big 25 gallon gas tank. Tons of room inside, so the car can be used for weddings etc., it can hold 5 adults easily.
These cars were factory built in Florida, by the Zimmer Motorcar Company, on brand new Ford Mustangs. This is not a kit car at all. It has the styling of the mid 1930s Mercedes and is loaded with every possible creature comfort powered by a peppy 5.0 302 V8 motor, with automatic transmission & overdrive, power seats, windows, locks, mirrors, brakes & steering, real chrome wire wheels with dual side mounted spares w/covers, Landau bars, console mounted window, mirror and seat, leather trunk straps, side supercharger pipes, 4 trumpet air horns, dual amber fog lamps, badge bar w/2 badges, side landau bars & opera lights tinted windows and pinstripes.
The car drives exactly like a well maintained and serviced 5.0 V8 should and must be driven to be fully appreciated and seen to be believed! The engine is extremely strong with no oil leaks, the transmission is very smooth and the engine temperature always remains cool. Turn-key ready, this particular model drives exactly as when it left the showroom floor almost thirty-five years ago.
For further information contact West Coast Classics through Ebay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.
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