Great looking '57 Chevy with tons of notoriety, style and functionality. Yep, a "Sam Foose Custom", transformed by one of the top names in the Automotive World today. This '57 Chevy is a 96-97 Calendar Car created with assistance from other top builders like Bill Anderson, Bob Herrara and Tyler Funk. Feature articles/awards include "Split-Fire" spark plug advertisements, '96 & '97 Rod & Custom Magazine July 1997, 100 best in the World 1st Place California Super Chevy show and more...
This custom started life as a special order basic trim 150 2 Dr. Hardtop carrying some pretty interesting folk lore. Apparently it was initially ordered by a GM Engineer, the owner who had commissioned it's professional customization located it in Santa Barbara as a "basket case" where it had been in storage for more than 20 years. The body prep and paint were completed at "Foose's Ford" of Solvang, CA, modifications include removal of all side trim with the exception of one 150 spear, all wing tips chromed, shaved hood/deck/bumpers, drenched bumper bolts, flush mount headlights & taillights, reset license plate, remote doors/trunk and neon undercarriage lighting. Once complete it was treated to a deep coat of DuPont Bright Yellow.
The chassis and suspension is all '57 utilizing "Fat-Man" 2 inch dropped front spindles, "Coil Specialties" 2 inch dropped springs with 30% increased spring rate, "Monroe" shocks, 4 wheel power disc brakes and remote control 5" front/rear air lift chassis. Rounding out the rolling stock is a set of "Boyd's" Vintage 6 Billet wheels designed by "Chip Foose" (front 15x7- rear 15x8) wrapped in radial rubber. Under the hood resides a recently upgraded (1,500 miles) Nitrous fed 350 GM race motor estimated to produce 425hp and featuring forged crank/rod & pistons, aluminum Edelbrock nitrous intake manifold, 750 cfm "DEMON" carb., HEI ignition, "Moroso" polished Billet valve covers, Sanderson Block Hugger headers, dual 2 1/2" exhaust with "Flowmaster" mufflers, polished March Billet belt drive system with Billet pulleys, "SPAL" electric fan and more. Power transfer is handled thru a '95 T-5 five speed manual trans., Hurst close-ratio shifter, Hayes clutch, stock posi equipped differential fitted with 4.56:1 gears and heavy duty axles.
Hop inside to a tasteful custom interior with Nissan bucket seats trimmed in a rust toned leather/tweed by Dan Miller Interiors of Westlake Village, CA. Other features include Dyno Mat sound/heat deadening floor/interior/trunk, custom console, Ididit tilt steering column, leather wrapped Billet steering wheel, Dakota Digital dash, Mercedes carpet and Pioneer AM/FM cassette.