1930 Ford Coupe
Street Rodder Top 10
When you taste champagne, you're usually celebrating something. Well, this car is definitely worthy of celebration! Builder/owner coined “Champagne Taste” is a super cool 1930 Ford Coupe. In 2011, this car won Top 10 at the Syracuse Nationals and also graced the cover of Street Rodder Magazine for their December 2011 issue with 6 additional pages inside. It also has won multiple awards at the Detroit Autorama and was honored a Top 100 Car of the Year. Magazines in Europe have featured the car as well. Our local client and nationally known car guy, built this car as a tribute to the 1960's Show Rod era. The car has primarily been used only for major auto shows. It was chosen to be on display at the Gilmore Car Museum for a Hot Rod display with other known builders, such as Barris, Winfield, Mike Alexander, and Alya Brothers. These builders also signed the passenger seat of the car along with other legendary car people, such as Norm Grabowski.
With our clients design, the car was built by Gas Axe Garage, a multi-award winning shop, of Wyoming, MI. The car is powered by a rebuilt Chevy 283 bored to a 292 V8 motor with a Comp Cam, two Ford 94 Carbs, and a Mallory Distributor. Transmission is a Firebird 5-Speed with an 8-ball shifter. Other upgrades include a Ford Banjo rear end, new Vega style steering box, Buick finned brakes, modified Model A frame with new suspension components. The car started off with a clean 1930 Ford Coupe body. It was chopped and channelled four inches, making the interior rather cozy. A 1951 Ford dash was chiseled to fit with 1953 Buick gauges while a one-off cast aluminum 1940 Ford-styled steering wheel sets the course. The exterior was painted Candy Gold Pearl with all graphics and pin stripping professionally hand painted. It is a one-of-a-kind build that turns heads wherever it goes. You won't find another one like it.
This acclaimed Hot Rod was finished in 2011, collected many top awards, and has never been offered for sale until now. It is highly recognizable and well received car. It has been driven on a limited basis but is currently licensed for street use. Lights and signals function as they should. Included with the sale is a brand new and never worn Street Rodder Top 10 Jacket, size Large. This is an incredible vehicle with a decorated trophy cabinet and is now ready for new garage. You are guaranteed to bring home more trophies with this special car. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.