1950 Buick Roadmaster
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Following in the tradition of previous Ford factory built Mustang race cars like the 1968 Cobra Jet, the Boss 429 and the FR500S Mustang Challenge car, Ford Racing and AAI started work on a production run of 50 Cobra Jet Mustangs in January 2010. Ford Racing built 50 Cobra Jet Mustangs at Ford vendor facilities.
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Classic Car Overview
This vehicle features a custom engineered chassis married to an original patina'd 1950 Buick Roadmaster body, powered by a brand new Chevrolet LS7 motor (1000 miles on the motor) with a GM automatic transmission. A few of the many upgrades to the vehicle include an automatic Mercedes-Benz convertible top with Rolls Royce hardware, bespoke Moore & Giles leather interior, air conditioning, K&N air intake, Wilwood Brake kit (6 piston front, 4 piston rear), hidden Focal speaker system, one-off Circle Racing 6061 wheels with custom spun stainless hubcaps, as well as a custom steel engine cover from a 442 Oldsmobile complete with pained heads, to give the modern motor a more rustic appearance to match the rest of the car. The body of this vehicle has been CAD scanned and reinforced to provide the safety and rigidity of a modern car while maintaining its rustic look.
*The dash mounted iPhone dock system was recently replaced with a more simple USB jack. The vehicle was also fitted with a modern Air Conditioning system by ICON. The LS7 was replaced due to a recall by COX Chevrolet in Bradenton, FL. Exhaust has been modified. Everything else is as it was when it left ICON*
- Original Patina'd 1950 Buick Roadmaster Convertible body, Art Morrison chassis, 505HP/475TRQ LS7 fuel injected motor, GM 4L85E automatic transmission, Wilwood power disc brakes (6 piston/4 piston), Circle Racing 6061 wheels, Custom Custom spun stainless steal hubcaps, Custom stainless steel fuel system, MIL Spec wiring harness (built from scratch), Modern heat and A/C, Modern wiper system, Polyurea coated body underside and floors, Extensive use of Dynamat sound deadener products, All new weatherstripping, Power windows converted to electric (controlled through stock switches), Unique Moore & Giles weathered leather and “Boar Hide” stamped cowhide interior, German Haargarten wool carpet, Mercedes-Benz automatic brown canvas top, Hidden digital audio system (four speakers plus amp & bass).
This car is a head turner and is enjoyed by everyone who has the privilege of riding in or driving it. The manufacturer went into extreme detail in every aspect of the build to create this automotive masterpiece.
Classic Car ID101025578
CategoryHot Rods & Customs
Transmission4 Speed Automatic
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