$325,000 build and only 836 miles since finished! Wow, where to
start? There is a 100 page color magazine by Super Chevy entirely
about the build of this car. Only the best of the best parts and
workmanship went into building this "Ultimate 57". The result is a
turnkey, reliable, comfortable car with drag car power, sportscar
handling, luxury car features and knock your socks off show car
Named "Project American Heros", the build of this car was to raise
money and awareness for the Armed Forces Foundation. They help our
Veterans in need. The world reknown Roadster Shop built the car
with major contributions from top names in hot rodding parts
manufacturers. The only piece of this car that was not brand new
was the firewall with the vin number! Really, every single part is
new. Not just any aftermarket part either. Major manufacturers
donated their best components for this worthy cause.
The car made its debut at the Sema show. Super Chevy magazine
followed the progress of the car in their magazine then compiled
the stories into it's own special edition. It didn't just make the
cover, it got it's own magazine!
There is a lot to read but this car has a lot to offer.
EXTERIOR: Except the firewall all the metal is new. Cars Inc
provided high quality reproduction metal. This car was fully
assembled and fitted then taken apart for paint. Then an incredible
House of Kolors Majik Blue Pearl paint was applied. American flag
was airbrushed in place of the stainless inserts on each 1/4 panel.
Minimal 210 trim was used, no door handles or emblems. Doors and
trunk open by remote. A rich black cloth top was installed. The
entire top frame assembly and hydraulic system are new. Headlights
have colored halos. Great looking set of staggered size Intro
wheels with performance tires, 18s in front, 20s in back. Of course
all new glass, chrome, stainless trim, rubber etc.
INTERIOR: Ahhh, smells like a leather store. The interior has
recently been completely updated. Very deluxe custom leather
seating and upholstery. Bucket seats front and back with full
length custom made console. Dash is beautiful-paintrd body color,
has blue Dakota Digital gauges, plenty of billet trim, custom
steering wheel on tilt column. Everything is new- American
Autowire, Dynamat, retro stereo with 4 speakers and sub woofer. Has
Hurst Pistol grip shifter.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Of course it is stunning to see, it has glass
finish paint and many polished parts. Features include Classic Auto
Air system, hydroboost power steering and brake system. The star of
the show is the Smeding Performance 572 big block with an
unbelievable 717 horsepower and 709 lbs of torque! They go the
extra and only the best parts are used for maximum reliability.
They start with a Dart block and assemble using forged steel crank,
Ross pistons and they internally balance each part. A set of RHS
Pro Action aluminum heads were slightly reworked and installed.
With 9.9:1 compression running pump gas does the trick. Oh, you
will be visiting the gas pump. Sucking in the air is a big 950 cm
Holley carb, letting it out is a set of Sanderson headers. MSD
provided the ignition system and high torque starter. The front of
the motor is fully dressed with polished components, March billet
serpentine pulleys and brackets. It's all kept cool with aluminum
radiator, polished hard hoses, and dual electric fans. All the soft
hoses are braided stainless. Has matched set of ustom air cleaner
and valve covers painted body color. Has a really slick set of hood
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Fully boxed and upholstered to match the
interior. Even the hinges are upholstered. Has a built in storage
compartment and CD changer. There are dual batteries behind the
panel with built in charger and there's a shut off switch.
UNDERSIDE: Of course you could eat off the bottom, it is restored
to the same quality as the top. It features a super strong, smooth,
clean looking Stage lll Roadster Shop chassis. The one piece 4x4
frame rails with dual level tubular cross member easily handle the
big horsepower. It has been painted body color. It has a Heidts
Super Ride ll suspension with tubular stainless control arms,
urethane bushings and sway bars. It is independent in front and 4
bar triangulated in back. The steering is a Flaming River rack &
pinion. The adjustable ride is provided by Air Ride Technologies.
It is their Shock Wave system, air bag at all 4 corners. A lowered
stance is also in part to 2 inch drop spindles and the frame is
dropped 3 inches in the center. The trans is an electronic shift
TCI Streetfighter 4L80E with overdrive, built and tested to handle
big horsepower. All the related parts are the best- flywheel,
torque converter etc. Moser provided their M9 fabricated rear end
with 3.73 Auburn posi gears. There are SSBC disc brakes at each
wheel with Turbo Slotted rotors and 3 piston calipers. Rock Valley
Auto Parts supplied a polished stainless fuel tank. The exhaust is
a fat 3 inch stainless steel Bassani system that is nicely tucked
into the chassis.
It would easily cost $350,000 to duplicate this car. It may be hard
to comprehend but every square centimeter of this car was built to
high end standards. Comparable cars have recently been selling at
auction for 1/4 million $. This world class car is a bargain at
$167,998. I suggest you buy it and you use it. Way too much good
stuff went in this car to let it sit!
I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for
virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant
amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my
professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure
your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do
a walk around video that explains the car's condition in
Don't be intimidated, contact sales now for a no pressure, no
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