1951 Chevrolet Custom

Coupe Custom

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1951
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    136
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

  • Built on a 1970s Camaro subframe with a GM 350 cu. in. V-8 engine
  • Stunning House of Kolor Butterscotch Kandy paint
  • Featured in numerous magazines including Street Rodder, Rod & Custom, and Kustoms Illustrated
  • Multiple award winner at the Goodguys Southwest Nationals and Grand National Roadster Show

Strictly unsuitable for the faint of heart, this 1951 Chevrolet Coupe Custom hot rod would command attention at any show, whether that’s from the outside, under the bonnet, or in the cabin.

It began life as a 1951 Chevrolet Deluxe that was subsequently comprehensively hot-rodded into what is offered for sale today. The bodywork has been completely shaved to remove all exterior visual distractions, including the door handles and fuel filler, whilst the original chassis has been replaced by a 1970s Chevrolet Camaro subframe equipped with tubular arms and disc brakes. At the same time, the fuel cell was moved to beneath the boot floor and the body channelled by three inches to allow it to sit as low as possible on the chassis. A further seven inches were also chopped from the upper section to give it an impossibly low-slung and wide stance on its air-ride suspension. Painted in a suitably eye-catching Butterscotch by House of Kolor, it is the epitome of extrovert indulgence.

Inside, the cabin features a Lokar gear stick and tobacco-brown quilted leather seats and door cards, piped in white to match the three-spoke steering wheel and classic white gauges by Dolphin. It also features a high-end sound system equipped with MB Quart speakers, rear subwoofers, and a Kenwood CD player discretely hidden behind the passenger glovebox.

Power comes from a visually stunning 350 series Chevrolet V-8 engine that inhales through a chromed Edelbrock intake manifold and carburettor setup and exhales through a Flow Master exhaust system. Drive is channelled through a turbo 350 transmission and backwards to a 10-bolt Camaro rear-end differential mounted on ladder bars.

The car has accrued numerous awards throughout the U.S. Southwest, including receiving the Chopped and Dropped award in 2010 at Goodguys Southwest Nationals, as well as winning the Radical Hardtop class at the 2011 Grand National Roadster Show. Furthermore, it has been featured in multiple magazines, including Street Rodder in May 2009 and again in May 2011, Goodguys Magazine in May 2009, and on the cover of Kustoms Illustrated Issue 10.

Needless to say, this is a showstopping custom that will attract attention either on the street or at shows.

Please note the temporary import symbol incorrectly references the EU. It should reference the UAE.

To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/ad19.