1970 428CJ Eliminator – Factory Red

This is my personal car and have just started the restoration. A very rare Eliminator that we acquired the end of 2018.  It was originally ordered as a special paint car in factory Red. Of the 44 Special paint Eliminators built there were 4 equipped with a Dark Red Comfortweave interior. Based on information from the Eliminator registry this is the only red exterior paint Eliminator known to exist.  If the 428CJ and C6 automatic were not enough, the cars options (per the Marti Report) make it even rarer. (Note we now have a new Marti Report showing the car was painted red. This was obtained by having Kevin Marti verify the paint on the car).

It has all its original paint, except for the hood. The red oxide paint spots are where the previous owner sanded it down and applied primer to spots that had worn out paint – argh!. The interior is all original with no rodent damage! Carpet was worn out and disposed of. Because it lived in Texas it’s whole life it has absolutely no rust! One of the best types of cars to start a restoration.  The engine block is date correct but not the original. It is currently being rebuilt. I have the correct 1970 C6 transmission. Not the original but does have the cast iron tail shaft, R servo and shift shaft with kickdown.

The first few pictures is how it was found in Texas in a barn. The remaining pictures are it sitting in my shop after being cleaned up.

Original Bendix master cylinder.
Waiting for the transport truck to arrive.

Some more pictures of the underside.

Rust free torque boxes on both sides.
Perfect floors once the undercoat is removed.
Original paint, no rust lower psg quarter.
Factory sway bar with original shocks.

Period correct block. Heads are from late 1968.

Not original but Correct “C scratch” block. All machining is done, bored to .030.
9J12 block
Correct 1970 transmission but not the original. Has correct cast iron tail shaft and R servo.

Correct carb restored by Joe Bunetic.
Correct restored distributor.

Parts accumulated for engine.

Interior out for inspection and cleaning. The black carpet was from another car. The original dark red carpet was not salvageable.

The car could be purchased anytime during the restoration. Obviously the farther we get into it and the more parts we buy the higher the price. When complete it will be a mid to high 6 figure car.

For more information contact me at (253) 579-4133 or email cascadeclassics@live.com