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

1957 Ford Thunderbird Custom

Glenn Zanotti ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
  • Estimated 500-hp Chevrolet LS2 V8 engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Independent coil-spring front suspension
  • Solid rear axle with coil springs
  • Four-wheel power disc brakes
  • A sleek, award-winning custom Thunderbird
  • Built to the highest standards by Wayne Davis’ private shop
  • Classic style with the best of modern engineering
  • Full power equipment and air conditioning
  • Carmel Concours class award and Goodguys Builder’s Choice winner

1966 Ford Mustang SCCA A/Sedan Group 2 Racer

Phillip Pietri, courtesy of Mecum Auctions
  • 1966 Ford Mustang Notchback No. 16 built by Shelby American
  • One of 16 1966 SCCA A/Sedan Group 2 cars
  • Largely unrestored and never raced
  • Painted orange by original owner
  • Sat from 1977 to 2014
  • Copy of letter from Rick Kopec of Shelby American Automobile Club verifying authenticity
  • 289/350-hp Trans-Am spec engine
  • Aluminum high-rise intake
  • Holley 715 CFM carburetor
  • BorgWarner close-ratio T10 4-speed transmission
  • 18-quart Ford Galaxie radiator
  • 11.3-inch front disc brakes
  • 10 x 2.5-inch rear drum brakes
  • Koni shocks Read More

1954 Chevrolet Corvette Custom

Courtesy of Mecum Auctions
  • Built using an original 1954 body and VIN tag
  • Updated with an Art Morrison frame
  • Kugel independent front and rear suspension with a two-inch offset for custom wheels
  • Frame and underbody sanded, filled and painted to match the custom exterior
  • Magnuson-supercharged LS6 engine with 554 dyno-proven horsepower to the rear wheels
  • 4L60E transmission

1967 Dodge Coronet R/T 440

Courtesy of Auctions America

Dodge’s response to the muscle car movement in 1967 was the Coronet R/T, a high-performance package that included the new 375-horsepower “Wedgehead” 440-ci Magnum V8 engine.

Fed by a 4-barrel AFB carburetor, the Magnum engine very effectively reduced the rear wheels to smoke with 480 foot-pounds of torque at hand. Standard on the R/T was the TorqueFlite automatic transmission (this one has the optional manual 4-speed), special racing stripes (dealer added, if desired) and identification, Redline tires, deluxe steering wheel, Read More

1980 Jeep CJ-5 Wrangler Renegade

Courtesy of Auctions America

With a striking color combination of brown exterior and tan interior, this 1980 Jeep also has orange Renegade graphics, orange to yellow tones of stripes and period-correct white steel wheels.

The Jeep is reported as running with the “rare” 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that is also known as the “iron duke.” This is paired with a 4-speed manual transmission and has the popular 4×4 drive system.

The CJ5 has received a recent, sympathetic mechanical restoration that is complemented by what Read More

1974 Chevrolet Camaro Nickey Stage III

David Newhardt, courtesy of Mecum Auctions
  • Documented with the Certificate of Authenticity by Nickey Chicago and Don Swiatek as an L88 conversion
  • Documented by NICB as delivered new to Nickey Chevrolet on 11/17/73
  • Notarized affidavit from the second owner detailing the history of the car
  • The last known car converted by Nickey Chevrolet before closing at the end of 1973
  • The car scored 999 points at the 2013 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, receiving a Concours Gold Certification and the award for the Best Chevrolet-Modified Read More

1939 Ford Model 91A DeLuxe Coupe

Courtesy of Bonhams

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 Read More

1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Lightweight

Dan Duckworth, courtesy of Mecum Auctions
  • Number 154 of only 212 built
  • 1,483 original miles
  • Correct 427/425-hp R-code engine
  • Fiberglass front fenders and trunk lid
  • Heater, radio and armrest delete
  • Special lightweight interior components
  • Bostrom lightweight bucket seats
  • Rubber floor mat
  • No seam sealer or sound deadener throughout body panels
  • Aluminum front and rear bumpers and brackets
  • Four correct 15-inch Kelsey-Hayes wheels, disclaimer in glovebox