If one couldn’t tell by the title of this article, I’m a huge Evil Dead fan. I got to meet Bruce Campbell in person and have an assorted collection of Evil Dead comics and movie props. I always wanted a movie replica carfor myself, and Sam Raimi’s “Classic” would be the first project I wanted to tackle. With this article, I’m going to share with you my trials and tribulations of owning and restoring one of Hollywood’s most “Horrific” vehicles to ever hit the silver screen.
The Hunt Begins
Sam Raimi’s 73 olds is a Royale Holiday Sedan. The most luxurious version of the Delta 88 model line. So I started my hunt for 73 Royale to make into a “Classic”. Most of the cars that I found were out of my price range and were already fully restored in mint condition. I needed a nice project car in which I could start modifying into a “Classic”. I eventually found my car in Hemmings Motor News after months of searching and bought it from a guy in Colorado. I hired an auto transport company to haul the car to my house and in the dead of night it rolled into my driveway.