• Original steel body sectioned 2½ inches, top chopped two inches
• 427-ci Dart Ford V8 with Kinsler Fuel Injection
• Heidts’ IFS with Corvette C5 disc brakes
• C5 Corvette IRS and disc brakes with Winters quick-change
• Goodguys finalist for “America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod”
This one-off hand-laid-fiberglass-bodied special was located in 2003 in partially restored condition. Built in California on a 1933 Ford chassis (and titled as a 1933 Ford, despite the “1955” catalog designation), it’s powered by a 1942 59L Ford flathead V8, with a ’39 Ford 3-speed manual floor-shift transmission.
The engine block has been bored to 3 3/8 inches, ported, and relieved — and equipped with a Winfield camshaft, a Harman & Collins dual-coil distributor, a four-inch Mercury crankshaft, dual Stromberg Read More
• One of the very first California customs
• Built in 1940 by Charles Marr and Gerry Huth
• Owned for four decades by Carl Morton
• Equipped with the best speed equipment and trim of the period
This Mercury is a work of art and one of the earliest, most important “lead sleds.” It is a must-have for any custom collection.
• 1952 Hot Rod magazine cover car
• Clocked at 143.54 mph at El Mirage dry lake
• Class winner at the Grand National Roadster Show
• First in Class and Dean Batchelor Award at the 1999 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Dick Flint and a friend stop at a crosswalk, watching a voluptuous coed pass in front of them. Dick’s friend leaps out of the car as she haughtily turns away from the boys’ arresting red roadster.
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• Period style chopped ’33 Ford highboy
• SCoT-supercharged Ford flathead
• Vintage speed equipment and instruments
• Dash panel signed by Billy F. Gibbons
• A period all-steel Ford hot rod
• Well-known car from the Pacific Northwest hot-rod scene
• Striking color combination of Cadillac Ivory over dark green
• Beautifully presented throughout
• A usable hot rod for cruise nights or local shows
Six figures worth of fun?
Starting with a Squeeg’s Kustoms concept and a Jimmy Smith rendering, this woodie was built from the ground up with a ’33 Ford roadster cowl from Steve’s Auto Restorations, custom SAC frame rails (patterned from the Vern Luce 3-window coupe by the late Boyd Coddington), round-tube cross members, a hand-made steel body with a steel-cage inner structure and wheel tubs, a rolled rear pan, a four-piece hood, and vee’d windshield posts.
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“Mucha Muchacha” is a fantastic cruiser that runs and drives well. The first known ’55 Lincoln chopped radical custom, it looks as perfect as when it was finished in 2009. It was built by some of the best contemporary custom practitioners, including John Aiello, Bob Divine, Ferby Miguel and Alex Gambino.
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This little roadster was built in 1953 by Jack Lentz after he returned from service in Korea. “I built a new auto body shop in Bedford, New Jersey,” Lentz recalled. “I liked the ‘Deuce’ Fords. There was a guy in the Read More
The 1966 Batmobile by George Barris is the most recognized car in entertainment history. This vehicle marks a time in television history where the car became the star.
Still as beautiful as when it first came out of the paint shop, this former 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car has been a part of George Read More