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The same proud owner has had this Nomad for the past 22 years. The engine is completely chrome and/or billet. It has a 350 GM Performance crate engine, 700R4 transmission, power steering, four-wheel power disc brakes, power windows, air conditioning and dual Lexus six-way power seats. This car is sorted out, runs great and is ready to enjoy and show. {analysis}This car, Lot 454, sold for $95,700, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s auction in Palm Beach, FL, on April 9, 2016. The 1955 Chevrolets were a dramatic departure from the Chevys of the past, and the most dramatic was the…
1950 Buick “hard-top” coupe 350-hp, 364-ci Chrysler Hemi V8 Six Stromberg carburetors 3-speed manual transmission, drum brakes Popular Customs cover car 1965 Built by Gene Howard Chopped, channeled and hard-topped “Truly Rare” was built around a 1950 Buick. The body was channeled six inches and rides on a frame fabricated from a ’50 Buick and a ’51 Oldsmobile. The body is equal parts ’50 Cadillac and ’51 Olds. The front and sides are heavily reworked with a flowing plastic look. ’60 Plymouth taillights nestle into deep scallops in the rear fenders. The ’51 Chrysler Hemi by Don Wallace has a…
650-hp, 427-ci SOHC “Cammer” V8 with two 4-bbl carburetors Rod & Custom cover car in January 1998 Built by an all-star cast of hot rod greats: Art Chrisman, Steve Davis, Pete Eastwood, Ron Mangus, Stan Betz and Bob Kennedy Chosen as one of “The 75 Most Significant ’32 Fords” Beautifully maintained with low mileage {analysis}This car, Lot 130, sold for $154,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s auction in Scottsdale, AZ, on January 23, 2016. It’s not often that I have the chance to inspect an ACC profile car before the auction and be there when it is sold,…
When the Dobbertin Nova was unveiled in 1982, it turned the custom car world on its ear. It has appeared on the cover of 14 magazines and has been featured in over 100 publications around the world. It is, without question, one of the most significant and important custom cars ever built, and to this day remains a benchmark for innovation and excellence among hot rod enthusiasts. Rick Dobbertin devoted more than 3,000 hours over the course of three years to create this legendary performance vehicle. He started with a ‘65 Chevrolet II, then transformed it with twin Roto-Master turbochargers,…
Fresno Autorama Sweepstakes Award, 2005 “Top 5 Customs” at Paso Robles, 2005 “Outstanding Custom,” Grand National Roadster Show, 2006 George Barris Kustom d’Elegance Award, 2006 $20,000 prize, Darryl Starbird’s National Rod and Custom Show, 2006 First Place, “Hand-built Custom,” Detroit Autorama, 2006 For this extensive, four-year project, Gary “Chopit” Fioto started by removing the roof from a ’55 Ford and modifying a 1988 Lincoln Town Car chassis. Cadillac, Chrysler and Lincoln components are mixed, including canted quad headlights. The front bumper is from a 1959 Cadillac; the rear bumper began as the front bumper of a 1958 Cadillac. The finned…
This nicely restored and very mildly uprated DeLuxe coupe is a perfect example of how it was done back in the period. The subject of a complete, frame-off restoration, the original steel body was refurbished, while the original flathead V8 was rebuilt to have a bit more juice. The engine was bored 0.125 over, fitted with Egge custom four-ring pistons, and a four-inch Mercury crank. Offenhauser finned 9:1 high compression cylinder heads, an Edelbrock dual manifold, a Mallory electronic distributor and an Iskenderian three-quarter-race cam round out the engine modifications. The 3-speed manual transmission was retained, but with a 12-pound…
Clocked at 141.95 mph at El Mirage Dry Lake in 1949 Winner of numerous concours awards and featured in many hot rod publications Driven on the Colorado Grand, the California Mille, and Monterey Historics An iconic and historically important hot rod {analysis}This car, Lot 210, sold for $187,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Paul and Chris Andrews Collection sale on May 2, 2015, in Fort Worth, TX. RM’s pre-sale estimate on this car was $300,000 to $375,000. It was offered at no reserve. A Deuce for the ages In my library, there’s a copy of the May 1955 issue…
• Well-known So-Cal period hot rod • Featured in Hop Up (1953) and Street Rodder (2003) • Purchased new and modified by Harry Warner • Accompanied by a Wayne 12-port 6-cylinder engine {analysis}This car, Lot 134, sold for $242,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s “The Scottsdale Auctions” on January 17, 2015. Gooding’s pre-sale estimate range on the car was $125,000 to $175,000, and it was offered without reserve. Great history Crack machinist Harry Warner bought this Deluxe Ford Roadster brand new in 1933, just in time to use it on his honeymoon. In 1940, while working at Lockheed…
• Built by Regal Roadsters, Madison, WI • 6-liter, 600-hp Aston Martin/Cosworth V12 • 4-speed overdrive GM Hydramatic transmission • Original steel body, custom-built chassis • Independent front suspension, 4-wheel power disc brakes {analysis}This car, Lot 172, sold for $258,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM’s Sam Pack Collection sale in Dallas, TX, on November 14–15, 2014. The late ’30s Lincoln-Zephyr coupe is arguably one of the loveliest pre-war American closed cars. A timeless ’38 model starred in the movie “Speed To Spare” in 1948. New York’s Museum of Modern Art honored the Lincoln-Zephyr in the catalog for its seminal 1951…
• Boydster III body by Deuce Customs • LS6 Corvette V8 • Winner 2010 Milwaukee Best Rod in Show • Winner 2010 Pittsburgh Most Outstanding Rod in Show • 502 miles since completion {analysis}This car, Lot F217, sold for $70,200, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s Dallas, TX, sale on September 3–6, 2014. Known as “Cinnamon Twist,” this Boydster III has a fiberglass body, an LS6 Corvette V8 with a 4L60 automatic, along with instruments, independent suspension, steering wheel and billet wheels by Boyd, stainless-steel show brake rotors, and a full leather interior by Kasper Auto Trim. It was assembled at…
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