This is a 1965 Rambler American 4 door that we purchased for parts for TIA. This car has a straight chassis under is and will be a good donor for her to get fully back on her feet correctly. We will also be using an array of her parts to bring TIA back from where she was when we got her. We spent several months killing all the black widow spiders in her. The were in there in waves it seemed. Kill the first wave and the next one would come back. Then the next and next and next. Finally all the pests were eradicated and we were able to get started.
Tayla used to belong to a friend of mine and is now used as a backup car in case we have one of ours break down. Currently she has 161000 miles on her and she is ready for a refresh. Currently she needs to have some engine, interior, and suspension work completed in order to be fully road ready. For now she gets used temporarily until the restoration time comes up.
A brief history on where the name Elizabeth comes from. A very good friend of ours lives in a city known as Elizabeth Colorado. We drove to Colorado to purchase this car from him with the premise that he be able to ride in it once we get it back to Arizona.
I purchased this car in the WINTER(hence the Name) of 1988 in order to have something to work on in school in addition to my daily driver. I worked on and drove this car at the local track until 1994 when it was parked for upgrade and never finished. It has been a languishing project for over 20 years