ST. LOUIS – Classic Car Studio’s rock star client Dale Stewart, the bassist of world-renowned band Seether, will be auctioning off a highly modified 1930 Ford Model A with a custom-built body and powered by a supercharged 331 cubic inch Chrysler HEMI V8 at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, through Jan. 20.
The all-steel Model A has a sheet metal interior that's completely one-off. Every interior panel, including the dash and the seats, was hand formed. Power comes from a 331 cubic inch Chrysler HEMI engine with a 6-71 blower flowing through a TCI 700R4 automatic overdrive transmission with a 3,000 rpm stall torque converter. The rear end is a John's Industries 9-inch with 4.10 gears, a 1360 yoke and 31-spline axles. The Ford is chopped 5-inch, channeled 2-inch, and sits on a custom-built chassis. The front end uses a 5-inch I-beam drop axle with split wishbones and Lincoln brakes. The rear has a 4-link suspension with adjustable coilovers. The vehicle comes with 18-inch front and 20-inch rear custom Classic Car Studio “Smoothie” wheels wrapped in Firestone Deluxe Champion Tires from Coker Tire.
Classic Car Studio built the Model A for Stewart to use while he was home from touring. The hot rod was featured on season two of the Velocity Channel hit television series “Speed is the New Black,” a show that highlights Classic Car Studio owner Noah Alexander and his team of master craftsmen as they build high-performance machines that combine classic lines with modern technology in their St. Louis-based shop.
The hot rod matches Seether’s genre of sound, heavy metal.
Classic Car Studio is offering the Model A on behalf of Stewart. The vehicle will be on display inside the Barrett-Jackson tent before crossing the block between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Jan. 18 as Lot #1059.1. This event is considered the premier sale of Arizona Auction Week, which is held at the internationally recognized facility, WestWorld of Scottsdale. Interested bidders can register at barrett-jackson.com/Bidder/Home/AddRegistration.
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