Engine: Blown flathead
Suspension: Drilled I beam & quick change
There is no mistaking the nostalgia theme here, but this original, all steel body benefits from a few modern upgrades. The car was designed and constructed as a period correct late 50’s hotrod. In an effort to achieve the perfect proportions the top was chopped 2¼ inches in front, 2 inches in back, the hood stretched 2 inches, and the rear fenders bobbed 3 inches. In case the chopped original body, perfect stance, and flawless black paint don’t inspire, under the hood lies a genuine oldie S.C.O.T. super-charged flathead feeding through twin 97 Strombergs. A new frame with tubular cross-members hides down below and supports Wilwood disc brakes disguised by faux Buick finned drums. An upgrade of particular interest is the modification of the original generator that now houses a new alternator. The conversion improves charging capabilities while maintaining the period appearance, and was documented in the January ‘05 issue of American Rodder. There are a lot of little noteworthy details in the car, such as the Moon gauges, the custom bumperette bars, the motorcycle horn, the restored vintage heater and turn signal switch, the King Bee headlights with 1950 Mopar headlight sealed beams, the ’40 style steering wheel, the wheel center caps and the Mitch Kim pinstriping accents. The interior is stitched in lush quality “Magnolia” Jaguar colored leather and was done by Paul Reichlin in Mt. Vernon Washington.