SEMA 2014: Foose 1960 Ford Starliner

foose-1960-ford-starliner-profileFrom his early days as a designer for Boyd Coddington to the hit TV show Overhaulin‘, it’s safe to say that Chip Foose is one of the most recognized faces in the world of hot rodding. His automotive creations have grown beyond custom cars to include wheels, architecture, and even art!

Whether you love him or hate him, there is no denying that Chip Foose brings a lot of attention to the hobby of custom car building. One of his recent builds was this 1960 Ford Starliner coupe on display at the BASF booth at SEMA 2014.

The whole car looked absolutely flawless in BASF Metallic Grey paint from their Glasurit 90-series. It was wearing a set of Foose Heritage wheels which are 19″ up front and 20″ in the rear. But this car isn’t just a simple respray with some new shoes…it has a big surprise in the typical Foose fashion.

foose-1960-ford-starliner-rearUnder the hood is a Ford 351cid Windsor V8 engine from a Shelby GT 350, which gives this big comfy coupe some oomph when you put the pedal down! It is coupled to a 4-speed automatic transmission and has Baer 6-piston brakes to provide safe stopping power. The interior is done up in a classy two-tone motif of grey and black leather.

I am blown away by the attention to detail on this car and having seen it up close, I can attest that the fit and finish are unquestionably better than when this car rolled off the production line! To take a 54-year old car and bring it up to that level of quality is an impressive feat, no matter who you are.