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Demented, Scary Hot Rod at Lonestar Round Up

Written by Ken Altes

From last year’s Round Up, this stunning and brilliant hot rod. The 1937 Hudson grille and E&J Type 20 headlights are remarkable for sure, but upon close examination, the metal surfaces of the air cleaners, valve covers, etc., are intricately decorated with skulls, etc. I don’t know if they are etched or applied, but the work is outstanding. One of my favorite, and memorable, cars at the show.Scary Hot Rod at Austin's Lonestar Round Up Scary Hot Rod at Austin's Lonestar Round Up air cleaner detail Scary Hot Rod at Austin's Lonestar Round Up detail, skulls Scary Hot Rod at Austin's Lonestar Round Up engine Scary Hot Rod at Austin's Lonestar Round Up ornamentScary Hot Rod at Austin's Lonestar Round Up front

Rare 1933 Pontiac Hot Rod at Murphos, For Sale

Written by Ken Altes

This 1933 Pontiac hot rod has been for sale. The seller says that only about seven of these still exist, and that Bonnie and Clyde famously stole one. Very complete hot rod, found it being cared for at Murphos in south Austin, one of my favorite shops. The do first-rate builds and modifications and have won national awards (they also have cool clothes thanks to Liana).

Here are details from the Hemmings advert:  Modified original frame, “Fast Boy” front end, power disc brakes, rack & pinion steering, coil over adjustable shocks. Built GM 350 TPI bored .30 over w/competition heads, hot cam, balanced & blue printed making 425 hp. Modified 700 R4 automatic w/overdrive, GM 4:11 Positrac, 4 leaf springs & air shocks. Power steering, A/C, tilt wheel, Radio & CD w/ipod control. $35,000 obo. What’s not to like about that? Plus rare and handsome.

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