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59 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery

Posted on May 14, 2021


1959 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
Mothers® Red Paint
Built by Rad Rides by Troy, Manteno, IL


Lingenfelter LS3 (aluminum block; balanced)
6.2 liter (378 CI) V-8
10.7:1 Compression
670 HP; 565 ft/lbs
Aluminum Cylinder Heads
Billet Specialties/Lingenfelter Valve Covers
Pure Power Lubricants
Pure Power Oil Filter
Custom intake runner by Rad Rides
Magnuson Supercharger, 7PSI
C&R Intercooler
K&N Custom Air Cleaner by Rad Rides
Bosch Fuel Pump
BigStuff3 ECU (runs on any standard pump fuel, including E85)
Custom Fuel Cell by Rad Rides
Custom Spark Plug Wires by Rad Rides
Exhaust Headers by Rad Rides
3″ Exhaust System by MagnaFlow
Oxygen Sensor by GM Performance

Powertrain Appearance & Accessories

Engine Block and Components Smoothed and Coated
C&R Engine, Oil and Supercharger Cooling
Water Pump by GM Performance
Custom Fans by Rad Rides
Dual Optima Batteries
Custom Engine Pulleys by Billet Specialties
Air Conditioning by Vintage Air


All components smoothed and coated
Bowler Custom 4L60 E Transmission and Torque Converter
C&R Transmission Cooler
BigStuff3 Transmission Electronics
Strange Rear End
Art Morrison Enterprises Rear Housing

Frame & Chassis

Frame by Art Morrison Enterprises
Frame modified by Rad Rides (stretched in rear, modified in front, with custom body mount points, crossmember modification to accommodate the C&R cooling system and suspension)


All components have been smoothed and coated

Corvette C6 IFS Independent Suspension
RideTech 12″ Coilovers
Ride Tech Sway Bar
Wilwood Spindles

Triangulated 4/Bar
Ride Tech 12″ Coilover
Panhard Bar by Rad Rides
Brakes, Wheels & Tires
Rad Rides Big Baer Brakes

Billet Specialties Wheels: 18″ x 9″ (front); 19″ x 12″ (rear)
Michelin PS Tires: 255/40-18 (front); 325/30-19 (rear)

Body & Trim

1959 Factory Steel Sedan Delivery
Modifications by Rad Rides: New firewall, inner front fenders widened 3″, new floor pan,
new tunnel, and rear wheel tubs widened 10″
Hand-made exterior trim to match original
Brushed and Polished Nickel plating by Advanced Plating
BASF Glasurit paint in “Mothers® Red”
Body and Paint by Guinn Paint
Gold Leaf and Pinstriping by Tom Kelly, Kelly & Son The Crazy Painters


Dashboard Modified by Rad Rides
Custom AutoMeter Instrumentation
Custom Interior Trim (to match exterior trim) by Rad Rides
Steering Wheel by Rad Rides
Front Seats fabricated by Rad Rides
Rear Seats fabricated by Rad Rides (not a standard Sedan Delivery feature)
Upholstery & Carpet by Rad Rides: rich dark brown leather and suede with brown tweed carpet
Seat Belts by Rad Rides
Electric Windows by Rad Rides

Sound System

Kicker KX800.5 5-channel 800 watt amps
Kicker QSS674 6.75″ component speakers with Kevlar, carbon fiber and a foam core
cone midrange; 30mm tweeter with tuned enclosure
Kicker CompVX 10″ Subwoofer with 4-ohm dual voice coil design
Kicker PXiBT50.2 Stereo Amplified Controller with Bluetooth interface providing basic play,
pause, track up, track down controls, and a 50-watt amplifier
Kicker Front Row ZXDSP1 6-Channel Digital Signal Processor with variable time delay,
bass restorer, surround sound, variable crossovers, and clipping eliminator
Kicker P-Series PKD1 1/0AWG 2-Channel Power Distribution Kit
Installed by Rad Rides


The Mothers® ’59 Sedan Delivery was acquired in 1984 and has been an icon of the Southern California company ever since. Having had a few makeovers, it has graced the pages of many car magazines and has been shot by legendary photographers. In its latest iteration, construction began at Rad Rides by Troy on February 3, 2014. It was completed in time for a shakedown run during the June 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour driven by owner Barbara Holloway and co-piloted by Judy Trepanier (Troy’s mother).

At the 2015 SEMA Show, it won the honor of “Best Chevrolet of Show” during the GM Design Awards.