As soon as you lay eyes on this car you can tell that it is a serious street weapon. It is loud and its proud from its exposed big-block engine in the front to its barely street legal racing slicks in the back. However, most of time the fun of a car a car like this is just knowing what it's capable of as you enjoy cruise nights and club gatherings.
Big engines in lightweight cars with big tires have always been the recipe for success in a street rod. For any given engine, the less weight it has to accelerate the faster is goes. So, removing unnecessary items like the fenders and the hood help tremendously and, it is the very thing that defines the street rod look. Additional weight savings were realized on this car through the use of a Gibbon Fiberglass Reproductions body which was then coated in a not so subtle shade of Purple. A tall grill of vertical bars leads the way with large chrome trimmed headlights on either side of it. The look is kept clean with the removal of door handles and the upright 5-Window cab has a significant forward tilt to it due to the serious chassis rake of the car. Chrome Smoothie wheels mount those very wide back tires and side pipes just add to the awesome look.
For all the evidence of hard-core speed on the outside, when you open the door on this car you will find a nicely appointed and comfortable custom faux leather interior. The door panel is trimmed out in a Light Gray diamond pleated pattern with a Dark Gray bottom with a pull at the top. That pattern is echoed on the bench seat with the light gray pleated seating surfaces and dark gray accents. The deep dish three-spoke chrome steering wheel is mounted on a tilt column with a cowl mounted tach directly in front of the driver and a B&M shifter for the automatic transmission rising out of the floor. The dash is panel is body colored in purple with a cast aluminum Champion gauge bezel loaded with Stewart Warner gauges for the speedometer, water, oil, voltage and fuel. Overhead is a Pioneer stereo that is AM/FM/CD and iPod compatible for your listening pleasure. A full black headliner and carpeting ties the look of the interior together nicely.
That big block motor perched out front for all the world to see is a very healthy Oldsmobile 455. Feeding air to all those cubic inches is a ribbed cast aluminum filter assembly. A Holley 4-barrel carb handles the fuel mixing duties and a cast aluminum intake manifold gets it to G cylinder heads which are capped by Oldsmobile aluminum valve covers. Headers get the spent gasses out to those awesome side pipes that sound oh so sweet. Power flows back through a TH400 transmission to a Ford 9” rear end with 3.00 gears. It puts the power on ground effectively through those 315/60R15 tires via a 4-link rear suspension and coil over shocks. Up front, tubular control arms and coil overs work with rack and pinion steering to provide good handling while disc brakes insure that you can haul this rod back down from speed when you decide to let the horses run.
Big power, big thunder, big tires, big fun. Come on down and check out this great looking street rod.