Body & Paint: Carole Lombard's secretary must've been a good driver, since the sheetmetal on the convertible was fairly straight when Pete bought the car from the second owner. The only major bodywork required was a lot of block-sanding by Bruce Weidemann to prepare the car for paint. Weidemann also did all the metalwork on the molded hood. Pat Lash shot the two-stage DuPont paint, and Nacho finished things up with the red scallops with white pinstriping, matched by some Greek-style whiskers on the fenders and doors. The body color extends to the reworked upper grille bar. When the weather's bad, Pete raises the cloth top, made from Mercedes top material.
Interior: The inside is as nice as the outside, with upgrades kept to a minimum. Pete kept the stock gauges and dash, converting the instruments to 12-volt. The front seat is a 60-40 Chevy truck seat. Sid Chavers built the rear bench and covered everything in red vinyl. Other mods include the aftermarket banjo steering wheel, tilt column, and pedals. Pete hid the Vintage Air system and the Panasonic radio and 10-CD player with a Zapco amp and Alumapro speakers.