Loaded on a truck a couple of hours ago and on it's way to NY. Anyone notice in the pics before the roof was crushed that it has police door panels (or at least one on the R/F), hopefully it's a package car.
It's here, got to get a quick look during/after unloading before heading to work. Roof is rotted around the gutters, at the quarter seams on the sail panels, and in the lower left corner. Even if it wasn't crushed, it needed a roof. I haven't checked out the underside yet, fingers crossed! It's a '77 Royal with a 360 according to the vin, I haven't evened opened the hood yet either. It only has 2 police door panels (fronts). Nose is definitely useable, front bumper is nice, if it comes to that.
It's a shame, the front floors are solid but the firewall area is rotted beyond my care to fix it, I most likely will part this car out. The roof rot was an indication that this car had rust issues. Oh well, I'll have until the spring to decide.
Just some info, this car was originally blue with a blue interior except the RR door was once red. The tan interior appears that it is made from 2 different cars, a gold '75 Police package car for the front seat, front door panels, top of the rear seat, and possibly the gold dash pad, headliner and plastic trim. The rear door panels and lower rear seat don't match, they're goldish colored, but not the same patterns, the steering wheel is blue spray painted over in black. I was thinking the nose may have come from the interior donor except I can see where the turn signal indicators on top of the fenders were filled in, and the header has holes for a hood ornament which indicate they are not from a police package car.For some reason the side markers on the fenders are filled over too. I guess Rick Shields just stocked parts and mixed and matched while building these.