1929 Ford Boyd Coddington “Alumatub”

Called the “Alumatub,” this hand-crafted Boyd Coddington creation was built on the popular “American Hot Rod” TV series on the Discovery Channel.

It has a hand-formed all-aluminum body by Marcel Delay on a specially constructed Coddington aluminum frame and chassis.

It’s powered by an aluminum 350-ci Chevy engine, with Barry Grant Demon Six-Shooter three-deuce carburetion, a TH350 Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission with a Mooneyes electronic shifter, and it has a Winters quick-change rear end, one-off knockoff wheels and lift-off top. It’s Read More

1954 Chevrolet 210 Custom Hard top

Built on the hit TV show “Monster Garage,” this car was chopped and sectioned by Gene Winfield, Dick Dean and Bill Hines with frame and running gear by Fat Jack.

The interior features a handmade skull in the dash by Norm Grabowski. The dash and headers were done by Jesse James, and the paint is a one-of-a-kind Winfield fade-away job by Gene Winfield. Automatic transmission. From the Tammy Allen Collection.

1932 Ford Miller Automotive Roadster

This Highboy not only looks the part, it is the part. Built by Miller Automotive, of Chino, CA, it was timed at 142.97 mph at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats on August 21, 1954. Powered by the venerable flathead, with Offenhauser aluminum heads, three 2-barrel Stromberg carburetors, a Harman and Collins magneto and a Halibrand quick-change rear end, it remains in its racing condition.

It has the patina Read More

1960 Mercury Colony Park “the Lizard King”

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson
  • 533-ci big-block Ford V8, (estimated) 450 hp, modified for E85 fuel
  • FAST ECU fuel injection, Edelbrock intake manifold
  • Ford C6 3-speed automatic transmission, disc brakes
  • Air Ride Technologies 4-link suspension
  • Built by Boyd Coddington and Hot Rods by Boyd
  • Featured on “American Hot Rod” TV Series

Boyd Coddington teamed up with the SoBe (South Beach) beverage company to design and build the first-ever E85-powered hot rod. The project started out as a rather clean, stock 1960 Mercury woodie Read More

1955 Chevrolet Nomad Custom Wagon

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

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.

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1950 Buick Custom “Truly Rare”

Courtesy of Bonhams
  • 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 Read More

1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe

Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding & Company
  • 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

1965 Chevrolet Nova SS “Dobbertin”

Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

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 Read More

1955 Ford Custom “Beatnik Bubbletop”

  • 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. Read More

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