Paint, Interior & Trim: Professional Show Quality, Jag British Racing green DBC 48944 JTX single stage, custom Distressed Leather "Amelia Leather Marrone", Mercedes soft cloth convertible top...
Body & Structure: Professionally hand-built, Brookville stamped panels & components with hidden tubing roll bracing, Grill shell lowered 1", 3-piece hood with special hidden latch system that allows top only use without seeing supports, hood top & sides louvered, Cowl fabricated to 35-36 Ford Roadster look, Duvall windshield modified to blend into center step hood, counter sunk area for custom sterling silver deuce emblem, dash panel fabricated with sunken curved look with 3 inset engine-turned panels for gauges & switches, custom fabricated rear tail panel with unique belt lines, counter sunk Pontiac taillights, fabricated rear body corners rolled over frame rails, original Arizona copper license plate with handmade chrome/brass Von Dutch Flying Eyeball framework & light, custom fitted convertible top framework with African mahogany header to blend with Duval windshield frame. The undercarriage is as clean as the top portion of this show quality roadster.
Engine & Power-Train: Custom assembled Chevrolet 327 V8 block, forged/nitride crankshaft, 4130 connecting rods, forged pistons, hydraulic roller camshaft, aluminum cylinder heads, aluminum roller rockers, aluminum front timing cover & rocker covers, polished intake manifold with 3x2s, TKO 5 speed overdrive manual transmission and polished Quick Change rear differential (3:19 ratio)...
Chassis & Suspension: Genuine Henry Ford chassis/frame boxed & pinched in front with 1.75" x 1.25 wall cross members and bracing, removable rear frame ends & blended into 2" chrome tube cross brace/bumper, front frame is blended into tube spreader bar, special fabricated front shock mounts are combined with chrome headlight mounts, 4" dropped I-Beam front axle, chrome hot rod traverse spring, Vega cross-steer, polished Ford spindles & polished aluminum brake drums, rear Model A' traverse buggy spring & cross-member with unique rod/link attachment, anti roll bar and Ford rear drum brakes.
Awards: Earned prestigious 2019 "Real Hot Rod Award" received at 2019 The Goodguys meet in York, Pa. Earned A Sweet Sixteen Bomb Award at The Jalopyrama Show in Easton, Maryland. This roadster was shown twice also in The L.A. Roadster Show.
Owner's Comments: This exceptional roadster was professionally built, assembled and designed by renowned car designer/builder, Dan Van Auken of Havasu Speed Equipment in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. To learn more about the builder and his shop, reference the recent issue of "RODDING USA" #51. This roadster comes with the complete build book w/ photos. This roadster always draws a crowd and car buffs as well as hot rod builders always want to know who built it. I am very proud to have had the opportunity to own one of Dan Van Auken's elite custom built roadsters. Dan has built hot rods for Tim Allen, the late Dale Earnhardt and Jay Leno just to name a few.
At 73 years old, it's time for me to downsize my life. If you are looking for a roadster with builder provenance and just not any backyard build, then this is the roadster you want. No faults or excuses can be found.