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« Reply #150 on: June 27, 2010, 10:21:57 PM »

Here's another pic taken in the front yard after we got home from Branson. Shows the rallyes a little better.


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« Reply #151 on: June 28, 2010, 01:39:03 AM »

Here's another pic taken in the front yard after we got home from Branson. Shows the rallyes a little better.

congratulations  on the trophy  last week  yesnod 2thumbs

bird looks awesome  drool5 drool5 coolgleamA
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« Reply #152 on: November 02, 2021, 06:02:58 PM »

The latest chapter on the Black Ice Bird.

About 3 weeks ago I bought the Black Ice true Superbird from Larry Roper. He had several people showing interest and 1 very serious guy. I told him I did not want to snatch it from under anyone and to please call the 1 guy back and tell him that the money was available from another buyer who said this 1st guy had dibs. When the 1st guy could not follow through I then bought the car.

It is the history of the car that really grabbed my interest. First-that it was bought from a police impound lot in 1982 for $300 after being abandoned on the street in LA. Then Tom Ferry buying the car, painting it black and using it in marketing for his band, plus the cool fresh air  hood. Finally, the fact that Larry Roper had owned it for so many years, resprayed it and kept it unchanged. I know Larry from my yellow Daytona I bought many years ago, and he is as up-front and honest a Mopar lover as can be found.

The car is incredible. We cut and buffed the paint over the weekend, and I tuned it tonight. There are several minor things to do, but what a great car, and the black color really gets set off in the sun. The tires are old, some little things need to be fixed or changed to my liking, but it is a 4-speed with a 6 barrel, fresh air and 6-coat deep black gloss paint job that is absolutely gorgeous, even from 1 foot away. I even got the "BlkkIce" personalized  plate that was on it when Tom Ferry had it. I would love to get a set of those 1985 Enkei  rims he had on it too.

Look for  it at World of Wheels in Louisville in January, and thanks to Larry Roper for his honesty and care of the car.


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« Reply #153 on: November 03, 2021, 12:10:44 AM »

That's so wicked!! Congrats Bob!!  cheers
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« Reply #154 on: November 03, 2021, 06:43:44 AM »

i was wondering how long I'd have to keep quiet, lol. not quite as mind boggling as the one you sent me on your way back from Texas, but a pretty cool text none the less

great car, and great people on both ends of the transaction


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« Reply #155 on: November 03, 2021, 07:00:02 AM »

Congrads Bob !!  That car is very cool.. Almost bought it if my 500 sold but the deal for my 500 feel through and that ended that pursuit... Have fun with her...... It is a fun ride....... Larry, another chapter opens for you.......
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« Reply #156 on: November 03, 2021, 01:13:53 PM »

 scratchchin Congrats Bob.
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« Reply #157 on: November 03, 2021, 05:27:28 PM »

Jean. .. Jean.. do you know what your husband's been up to ??!!!  lol

Congrats Bob, another beauty in the fleet..
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« Reply #158 on: November 04, 2021, 08:23:33 AM »

Congratulations Bob!  cheers

Wendy and I would sure love to see the collection in person if we ever make it that far South!
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« Reply #159 on: November 04, 2021, 11:40:40 AM »

congrats bob  I really wanted to buy the car from Tom when it was in Alaska  ( you have two Alaska birds now)  lol  but couldnt afford it  .  I turned  Larry on to the car and glad he got it and has been a great care taker of the car .  Good to hear it has another great caretaker !!!!     
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« Reply #160 on: January 08, 2022, 12:49:24 PM »

We are getting Black Ice ready for the World of Wheels Show in Louisville on the 22nd/23rd. Have put on new tires, complete tune up, redid all dash wiring to factory gauges and fixed a number of issues (tach, reversed dash light indicator, radio, speaker, rear package tray, antifreeze, trans and diff lube, repaired wiper motor, back up lights and other small things.)

I will be replacing the exhaust next weekend and started on a "judges book" which I put in the front seat of all the cars.

An interesting piece of paperwork is the "abandoned vehicle" title, tow receipt and purchase for $125 in 1983. Last titled in Texas in 1981, it had apparently been abandoned on the street on Los Angeles area at that time. Sadly, the lady that bought it was murdered by her husband a few years later.


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« Reply #161 on: January 08, 2022, 06:14:37 PM »

The latest chapter on the Black Ice Bird.

About 3 weeks ago I bought the Black Ice true Superbird from Larry Roper. He had several people showing interest and 1 very serious guy. I told him I did not want to snatch it from under anyone and to please call the 1 guy back and tell him that the money was available from another buyer who said this 1st guy had dibs. When the 1st guy could not follow through I then bought the car.

It is the history of the car that really grabbed my interest. First-that it was bought from a police impound lot in 1982 for $300 after being abandoned on the street in LA. Then Tom Ferry buying the car, painting it black and using it in marketing for his band, plus the cool fresh air  hood. Finally, the fact that Larry Roper had owned it for so many years, resprayed it and kept it unchanged. I know Larry from my yellow Daytona I bought many years ago, and he is as up-front and honest a Mopar lover as can be found.

The car is incredible. We cut and buffed the paint over the weekend, and I tuned it tonight. There are several minor things to do, but what a great car, and the black color really gets set off in the sun. The tires are old, some little things need to be fixed or changed to my liking, but it is a 4-speed with a 6 barrel, fresh air and 6-coat deep black gloss paint job that is absolutely gorgeous, even from 1 foot away. I even got the "BlkkIce" personalized  plate that was on it when Tom Ferry had it. I would love to get a set of those 1985 Enkei  rims he had on it too.

Look for  it at World of Wheels in Louisville in January, and thanks to Larry Roper for his honesty and care of the car.

dont know how i missed this post  slap    wow ! nother awesome aero mopar to you collection  ! congratulations Bob  great stuff   yesnod 2thumbs cheers popcrn
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« Reply #162 on: January 09, 2022, 09:23:13 AM »

Not many better people to buy from than Larry Roper!

Hes a sight unseen type seller to trust.
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« Reply #163 on: January 09, 2022, 03:12:38 PM »

Not many better people to buy from than Larry Roper!

Hes a sight unseen type seller to trust.

I totally agree!
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« Reply #164 on: January 20, 2022, 02:39:09 PM »

Looking great!

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« Reply #165 on: April 23, 2022, 05:09:03 PM »

After months of minor repairs such as tires, exhaust, rebuilt the 6 bbl carbs, wiring updates, etc, I drove the black ice Bird to Mobile Alabama for yesterday and today's Moparfest at the Battleships. Great people, great cars, great weather and once again the only wing car there. Incredible attention to the car, but the best story was when a band member of a heavy metal band walked up and said he knew the Band (Black Ice), played in a heavy metal band, and collected 1980's heavy metal albums. Tom if you read this, you would love him! His picture even fits the car and I got his permission today to post it.


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« Reply #166 on: April 25, 2022, 02:05:02 PM »

How fitting , thats Great Bob  !!!
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« Reply #167 on: May 05, 2022, 08:32:11 AM »

The car looks fantastic !  I love that car and its history! I sent an email to Tom. I used to keep in contact with him but haven't herd from him in some time. He is the best! That man helped me out so much over the years. I don't think my S. bird would exist with out his help and all the templates he sent me. Hopefully he will see that his car is in good hands and still out there !
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« Reply #168 on: May 05, 2022, 08:35:36 AM »

I got the email back as not a valid address. I hope and pray things are ok with Tom and family. That email address was always good before.   shruggy
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« Reply #169 on: May 05, 2022, 09:19:49 AM »

I got the email back as not a valid address. I hope and pray things are ok with Tom and family. That email address was always good before.   shruggy
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« Reply #170 on: May 05, 2022, 08:39:52 PM »

Well glad to hear that. I have a phone number and another email address. I will try them. I haven't talked with Tom in a while.
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« Reply #171 on: May 06, 2022, 12:53:24 AM »

Congrads Bob !!  That car is very cool.. Almost bought it if my 500 sold but the deal for my 500 feel through and that ended that pursuit... Have fun with her...... It is a fun ride....... Larry, another chapter opens for you.......

And this car opened the book for you....
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« Reply #172 on: August 03, 2022, 12:41:43 PM »

WHile I was in Alaska the video guys did a 90 second pretty cool video on this car as a teaser. They had me record th story of the car before I left and tell me it will be up as a bit longher video within the week. Either way, it's a cool video and they did a great job:

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« Reply #173 on: August 03, 2022, 01:34:13 PM »

I'm betting that Matt wishes he had taken you up on your offer now.

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« Reply #174 on: August 03, 2022, 03:44:40 PM »

 METAL METAL METAL METAL METAL punkrocka punkrocka punkrocka punkrocka punkrocka punkrocka punkrocka    Look at  Bob  Rocking out to the Heavy Metal    TOM will be so proud 
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