High end, no expense spared custom build by Bulldog Rod & Custom.
Only 650 miles since finished. The idea behind the build was to
create a Trans Am car that would be right at home on a road course.
Make no mistake, it's also a killer show car that will take
anywhere you want to go. 2 binders of specs and documentation is
included from radio instructions to the paint formulas.
EXTERIOR: Extensively reworked body. Some subtle, some not so
subtle custom fabrications. Starting up front it is bumperless with
a reconstructed valance that has 1969 running lights and integrated
petite spoiler. All emblems, trim and handles were removed and
filled. It has sport mirrors from a modern Camaro. It has a cowl
hood and mesh grills were fitted under the cowl vents. The car was
made to look lower by extending the bottom of the fenders, quarters
and the rockers were extended and boxed. The trunk and rear
quarters have a fabricated dove tail. A pop up fuel filler is
relocated to the trunk lid. Painted in a gorgeous BMW Lemans blue 2
stage paint. It is polished to a smooth glossy finish. Corvette
bumperettes were retrofitted in back. Any chrome or trim was done
in a charcoal gray gloss paint. All new glass has a dark tint. New
Forgiato wheels ($1,200 each) on Pirelli P Zero tires. 20 inches
round and extra wide in back. It has a Rain Gear wiper system
hidden in the cowl.
INTERIOR: Leather and suede! These sport seats will firmly hold you
in place as you're tear up the corners on your favorite winding
road. They recline and are upholstered in leather. The rear seat is
all custom made and upholstered to match the front. Custom sculpted
and upholstered door panels with relocated custom door handles.
Those window cranks are actually power window controls with micro
switches. The dash pad is wrapped in leather. It has real nice
looking custom gauges that all light up blue, there's a blue push
button starter. The climate controls are Vintage Air with electric
slides instead of cables. A custom made center console has a power
mirror switch and a 5-speed shifter sticking out of it. The tilt
column has a cool Billet Specialties wheel. Overhead is suede
visors and headliner. The stereo system has a retro stereo, amp,
aux plugs in the ashtray, 6x9s in back, kick panel speakers and
tweeters. Premium wool carpet with bound edges and matching
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: $8,438 crate LS-3 6.2 liter 376-495 hp and 473
lbs of torque. Air is fed through a Spectre filter and polished
tube. The intake and valve covers are color matched to the car.
Internally it has a nodular crank, powdered rods, hypereutectic
pistons, race cam, 10.7:1 compression. The burnt fuel is expelled
through a set of Hedmann stainless shorty headers. March Pro Track
brackets and pulleys spin a serpentine belt and attach a polished
alternator and a/c compressor. An Auto Rad aluminum radiator and
dual electric fans keeps it running cool. It uses premium hoses and
fittings. A hydro boost system operates the power steering and
power brakes. The engine bay is as smooth and glossy as the
exterior. The firewall was made smooth, has aluminum core
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: It has been completely boxed and carpeted. The
bottom of the trunk lid is done in suede. Behind the rear panel is
an Optima battery with billet hold down bracket. There's also an
amplifier for the stereo and the windshield washer bottle was
relocated to the trunk. The jamb is painted, weather strip is new.
It opens with a remote cable behind the license plate.
UNDERSIDE: This is where it gets really good. Independent
suspension front and back. In front it has a Chris Alston
Chassisworks subframe with tubular control arms, adjustable coil
over gas shocks and rack & pinion steering. The front is tied to
the back with frame connectors. In back it has Heidts Pro G
independent suspension ($10,000). It is built to handle high hp and
is the ultimate set up for autocross type handling. It has tubular
control arms, traction bars, adjustable coil over gas shocks and
unique inboard disc brakes. The brake system is all Wilwood with 6
piston calipers in front, braided hoses, stainless lines and a new
e-brake system. It has a very neatly bent, stainless 2.5 inch
exhaust with welded joints, crossover pipe and MagnaFlow mufflers.
Looking up you can see the all aluminum motor. A Quick Time bell
housing connects to a Tremec 5-speed. It has a billet flywheel. A
blue painted driveshaft leads back to the 9 inch rear with 3.70
posi gears. Alston mini tubs were installed to accommodate the wide
tires. The bottom of the car is meticulously detailed. The floors
are body color, it's new down to the last nut bolt.
This is gorgeous to look at but it's begging to be driven. This car
is a blast with exceptional handling and performance!
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
815 385 3644 9-5 central
Rack & pinion
4 wheel disc
Independent rear suspension
P Zero tires