I am on the second go around with this car. I will never forget the first time I laid eyes on it. I soon learned of its heritage. I restored it. My friend bought it from me and I always missed it. Now it is back!
I bought it from my friend in 2007. He has great taste for hotrods and this was a favorite. It needed to be restored. The interior was great, but the powertrain and exterior were weak. Now it has a built 402 Chevy, THM 400 transmission and a 1963 Olds differential. The body was stripped and refinished. No repairs were required. The chrome was replated. New tires were installed and vintage wheels.
The “look” is a combination of how Al Kvarme of California customized the car in the early 70’s and the way it looked during its brief appearance in the 1979 movie Hot Rod.
When Al Kvarme completed the car, it was featured in the January 1975 issue of Streetrodder Magazine. It has been in other magazines and was in Hot Rod Magazine twice in the past few years.
This car is a hotrod? It is loud, powerful and a treat to drive. It will draw looks and a crowd no matter where you go. It is capable of running 15 second quarter mile passes. Yet, it is streetable. Other than needing mufflers, it is legal.
The quality of this car is phenomenal. It has never been rusty. The Kvarme customization is very tasteful. The current presentation is fantastic.
You will be noticed!