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Guys With Rides is pleased to present our latest Reserved Parking offering: a dare-to-be different combination of a 1951 Studebaker Champion front clip meshed with 1951 Chevrolet two-door sedan from the firewall back, all mounted on a lowered and boxed Chevrolet S10 pickup frame equipped with a full air ride suspension for $25,000. This is a driver-quality build in need of a new caretaker capable of either maintaining what’s already been built or perhaps adding their own unique flair to this dare-to-be-different build.
Sadly, the current caretaker Cliff is selling on behalf of his deceased 79-year-old friend, whom he reports was still driving this car as fast as he could the week before he died! If you are seriously interested in purchasing this wild custom, you can contact Cliff directly by phoning him at 908-768-4903.
What started out from nothing more than a vision with only four Weld Wheels purchased at Englishtown Raceway became a four-year build combining the aforementioned body and frame components. The powertrain is a 383 cubic inch stroker Chevrolet V8 producing a solid 450 horsepower and 450 foot-pounds of torque connected to GM 700R4 automatic transmission complete with an overdrive fourth gear. Sending all of that power through the massive rear Weld Wheels is a Ford Nine Inch rear end fitted with 4:56 gears designed to go as fast as you dare, one-quarter-mile at a time.
The space between the tubbed rear wheels in the trunk house the twin air compressors needed to support the air ride suspension. While Cliff recently added a headliner and door panels to this unique Hot Rod, he also notes that a set of leather bucket seats will be included as part of the sale.
The unique pearl white found on this Hot Rod is the same shade originally found on Cadillac Escalades, however, in this build satin was added to the mix to give the exterior a unique “pop” that we can personally attest really pops in bright sun light. Unfortunately, one of Cliff’s other cars recently caught fire while parked next to this example, leaving the passenger side rear quarter panel blistered. Luckily, Cliff includes enough of the spare paint needed to repair the damaged area if the next caretaker elects to keep this ride the same color.
In addition to the slide show above, here’s a quick video we’ve pulled together highlighting the features and condition of this unique driver quality Hot Rod:
If you have the space and ability to sort this driver-quality Hot Rod and perhaps ass a touch of your own unique tastes, there is a lot of project car here for $25,000. Good luck with the purchase!
Good luck with the purchase!
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