One of a kind- VIPER V-10 SIX SPEED 3 WINDOW COUPE from SPITZER Coach Works built for Top Fuel Racer, Paul ROMINE. The Coupe is titled as a 1933 Ford Coupe. Carbon fiber has been used throughout the car. It is powered by a new (from the factory) massive V10 Viper engine (488 CID), with individually tuned port injectors, with a MoTec M800 ECU, and stainless-steel exhaust system, with airborne coating. This engine made 481 HP on Sean Hylands’s engine dyno in Canada, and it made 440 HP at the rear wheels on the chassis dyno at 140 MPH, at SVS (Viper specialist) in Chicago. The transmission is a new (from the factory) Tremec T-56 six speed. The rear end is independent suspension with inboard disk breaks with four QA1 coil covers, and a 373-gear ratio. The front suspension is inboard rocker-push rod type. Wildwood 4 puck brakes all around with stainless steel brake and fuel lines. The interior is done with the finest leather by Jimmy Sneed in Louisville, over a carbon fiber constructed interior, with Auto Sound AMFM CD. The Coupe has vintage air condition and heat and defrost, and electric windows and doors. Classic Instruments. It comes with the track roadster nose and 1933 lay back style nose. These noses are interchangeable. The coupe not only looks good but is a true high-performance handling dream to drive. Runs cool, very well balanced, an is REAL FAST. Not a trailer queen, we drive it! Email for more pictures and information.
The Pick of the Day was built to drive to Hot August Nights, the annual custom car celebration in Reno, Nevada, and it looks like it still would turn heads there, or anywhere else for that matter. The car is a customized 1941 Mercury coupe being offered for sale on ClassicCars.com by its private owner […]
A week ago, the Pick of the Day was a striking 1949 Mercury old-school custom done in the “lead-sled” style.
The 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August spotlighted a special class of some of the most emblematic of classic street rods.
The 60th anniversary of the fatal crash of Hollywood icon James Dean was September 30, which passed without all that much hoopla.
Sometimes collector cars are bought simply because of their rarity and value. But sometimes they are bought because of their story. For example, Jay Leno says he doesn’t buy cars, he buys stories. The Pick of the Day is a car with a story. The car is a 1978 Ford Mustang II, certainly not widely […]
Michael Santoro’s eyes twitched, then dropped, as he almost fell asleep at the wheel. He had been up nearly 36 hours straight, and had pulled long hours ever since he took over as designer for the reborn supercar that would carry the star-crossed Vector name. “It was insanity,” he recalled. “I almost crashed.” He still […]
In 1935, to promote the durability and aesthetic appeal of the newly developed material called stainless steel, Ford and Allegheny Ludlum Steel of Pittsburgh worked together to clothe half a dozen 1936 Ford Deluxe sedans with stainless coachwork. Each of the cars was driven by Allegheny Ludlum executives, logging more than 200,000 miles until the […]
(Editor’s note: As Alfa Romeo celebrates its 110th anniversary, it is exploring its archives for highlights of its history. Today’s installment is about its “Gazelles” and “Panthers,” the cars it produced that were used by Italian police forces.) Among cars designed for regular driving, as opposed to all-out sports cars, the fastest vehicles being produced […]
In the minds of many, the era of the Indy Roadster, which had dominated the Indianapolis 500 since the early 1950s, ended after 1964 with the final appearance of the big front-engine cars in Victory Circle. However, there were at least two groups who believed that a modern roadster could still take on the “funny […]
The Indianapolis 500 won’t be run today (rescheduled in light of the coronavirus pandemic for August 23). But the absence of the race today only makes us more nostalgic for the race. Thus the Video of the Day: The final time that Jim Nabors sang Back Home Again in Indiana, which he did for 32 […]