1939 Ford Street Rod - The Coupster.
This stunning and award winning car was built
as a Detroit Autorama Ridler award contender.
Professionally built by Street Toys by Thieker,
there have been extensive and unique modifications made
to the original Coast-To-Coast body.
Body: Coast-to-Coast roadster body reworked to a coupe.
All fenders and top molded to body
Body smoothed and all character lines removed
Custom head and tail light systems
Head molds to one piece and balance on a single hinge
Hand made grille
Roof molded to body with contoured drip rails
Rear window split and roof reshaped to trunk line
Engine: Corvette LSI withAugustine Stage 2 package,
Hand formed engine cover with detailed engine and billet
4 speed trans, 4L60E with 2800 stall converter
Chassis: Custom built with air bag suspension controlled
from cab or computer when in show display mode
Front Mustang 2, Rear Ford 9
SS exhaust with one-piece exhaust tip
Wheels: Plymouth Prowler rims with low profile run flat tires,
Paint: House of Colors Mistik Blue and Silver Flake
Color separation and ghost flames
Interior: Custom molded dash inlaid with abalone shell
Dakota Digital gauges,
Molded door panels with waves and surfers,
Roof console with AC.
Floor console molds to seat with vertical shifter,
Special Feature: A custom made computer
cycles the air suspension and actually opens hood,
trunk and doors via actuators.
Completed too late for the 2004 Autorama,
The Coupster was invited to the prestigious
Willistead Classic Concurs d'Elegance in Canada
where it took Class Champion Street Rod and
later Best of Show Street Rod at the USMA Nats North
along with Top 25 at Frankenmuth.
This made it ineligible as a Ridler contender but,
taken to the 2005 Detroit Autorama anyway,
it went on to take 1st Place Radical Rod Coupe.
It has also been invited, by Blackie Gejeian to the
Fresno Autorama in 2006.
There are only 165 cars invited to this prestigious event
and share the floor with the likes of Foose and other
top national winners.