Based on: Chris Ito & David Brost design
Engine: 427 cubic inch aluminum
Horsepower: 460 HP
Completed: February 2017
This is the 1933 Renaissance Roadster that was completed in mid February of 2017 at Steve’s Auto Restorations. It was built to compete in the 2017 Detroit Autorama therefore any images of it, the progress of it’s build, or the chassis were restricted from website exposure or show exposure by it’s owner until it debuted at Detroit. This creation never was a car to start with. It was created from a designer’s rendering by pen and pencil and the computer. Approximately 95% of the car is hand built. All body, fender and hardtop sheetmetal is built “in house” out of hand formed aluminum. The chassis was built “in house” out of sheet steel and round tubing. All of the chrome plated trim was hand built either out of brass, steel or aluminum. Gauges were upgraded by Classic Instruments in a 1930 Nash gauge cluster provided by SAR. Chris Ito designed the outer profile and shapes of the car while in house designer, David Brost, did the remaining design work on the interior trim and steering column/steering wheel, engine compartment components, directional wheels and matching backing plates, and all of the chassis and suspension components. The wheels and hubcaps, backing plates, driveshaft, rear propeller shafts, “A” arms, uprights, third member cover, steering column, steering wheel, hood side trim, air cleaner base and top, and valve covers have all been designed on the computer and CNC machined as “one-off” parts. The headlights are “one-off” units as well as the rear bumper/taillight assembly. The engine is an aluminum 427 cubic inch block with a “one only” aluminum intake manifold and fabricated fuel injection in machined aluminum “look like” carburetors.