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Posted on Jan 18, 2021

59 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery

Vehicle Specifications

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

Powertrain 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

Driveline 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)

Suspension All components have been smoothed and coated Front: Corvette C6 IFS Independent Suspension RideTech 12" Coilovers Ride Tech Sway Bar Wilwood Spindles

Rear: 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

Interior 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

Background 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.

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