There was a time not too long ago when owning a rod like this meant
spending half a million bucks to have Chip Foose build it from
scratch. While resembling a 1939 Ford cabriolet, there's really not
a single unaltered line on this Coast to Coast Roadster Cabriolet,
and that's the real trick: take something old and make it new in a
dramatic way. Featuring a spectacular custom paint job, luxurious
leather interior, a host of choice options, and big LS2 power, this
streetrod checks all the boxes and then some.
Built just 3025 miles ago, this stunning PPG Chameleon Custom
painted cabrio will make everyone at the next cruise night stop
what they're doing and just stare as you rumble into the show.
Trust us on this, we've been working overtime in our showroom just
wiping the drool of the finish. With swooping fenders, a brilliant
art-deco chrome grille, and that vivid paint that practically
vibrates off the bodywork, this sucker is poised to collect
trophies the way you used to collect baseball cards. Clearly a
professional build, the Coast to Coast fiberglass body is superbly
executed with crisp lines, extremely flat and smooth panels, and
great body gaps that are often a challenge with fiberglass cars.
Those certainly appear to be correct 1939 Ford Standard headlight
lenses, whose teardrop shape is one of the most iconic early
examples of streamlining. Note the chopped and raked windshield,
the frenched taillights, and a single back-up lamp that is a design
element all by itself. Very cool. And if you ever get the urge to
take this show-stopper out in the rain (Yikes! Please Don't!), it
also comes with a color-matched hardtop that installs in
You can't build a car like this without calling in an artist to
build the interior for you, and this one doesn't disappoint.
Supportive bucket seats are wrapped in lovely Custom Austrian cream
leather that's the perfect contrast to the red paintwork. More like
a high-end luxury convertible than a hot rod, it includes all the
modern conveniences like A/C, power windows and seats, remote door
poppers, a billet steering wheel with a leather rim set atop a tilt
wheel, and a kickin' AM/FM/CD/AUX stereo system with enough power
to light up a small city. A custom center console brings the
exterior style and color inside, tying into the dashboard which
features a neat set of Dolphin white-face gauges in a polished
panel and all the working parts have been cleverly hidden under the
dash and out of sight. There's even a fully upholstered trunk
complete with removable panels, and it has enough room for all the
trophies this streetrod will be winning in the near future.
With a car like this, you want reliable power that will cruise with
ease at any speed, and the fuel injected 6.0L LS2 V8 motor under
the pointed hood is happy to oblige, with an easy 400 horsepower on
tap. Neatly detailed with plenty of dress-up, it features a custom
painted valve cover (check out that air-brushed smoke!) that
essentially covers the entire engine and all the tight-fitting
accessories that snuggle it into the narrow engine bay. The
transmission is a modern 4L65E 4-speed automatic feeding a
custom-fit Lincoln Versailles 9-inch rear end with a 3.50
posi-traction gear ratio that's hanging on coil-overs out back.
Front suspension is a Mustang II setup with tubular A-arms and
coil-over shocks, a power steering system, and there's a power disc
brake at all four corners. As beautifully finished as the rest of
the car, the chassis should probably be displayed with mirrors
(everything is painted to match, including the entire drivetrain
from front to back), although it was built to drive, so maybe
that's what you should do instead. The booming Flowmaster dual
exhaust system sounds fantastic, from almost any distance, exiting
from the rectangular tips underneath the rear of the car. Staggered
Foose wheels wear 235/40/17 front and 295/45/18 rear Yokohama
performance radials that finish off this killer look.
A fantastic custom that looks and drives like it cost a million
bucks to build. With top-of-the-line components and build quality
everywhere you look, this dialed-in streetrod is about as nice as
they come. Call today!