Essex motor vehicles were either exported as complete cars or locally-built from knock-down kits in many countries making the Essex marque well-known internationally as well as domestically. Essex vehicles were locally-built in Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
His original idea changed to what he has actually done, so, I thought that I would show his original with what is current and let you see the possibilities available when you take on a project.
I wanted to do this project with the family to get my kids involved in the car scene
All my parts were found on local buy and sell sites. After reading blogs about what parts were compatible with each other, I searched out parts that fit my budget, and would work together.
“The names Bond, Joe Bond”
My dad had a 65 when I was young. Was the first truck my dad let me drive.
The car has grown into its current state with many local people watching and seeing the transition. It’s hard to miss now and has a reputation around the car show circle of being very loud and nasty!
I have always loved the shape of the Camaro . The body lines were way ahead of their time .
This was a project made from various parts, collected over time. Some parts were scratch built and therefore, the start date and purchase price are relative numbers.
In 1971 Ferree and his son installed a Chevy 327/350 with a 2B carburetor and manifold from a newly wrecked car, repainted the car while keeping the original black paint on the fenders. He then drove the car to Bonneville, Utah and also made 2 stops in California.