zondag 22 januari 2012

showrod sunday '' the x-sonic ''

Ron's wild custom Corvette, known as the X-Sonic, is acknowledged as the first car ever using hydraulics to raise and lower the front suspension and the first show car featuring a bubble tops plastic roof. Ron bought the metallic brown Corvette brand new in 1957. Right after he got it, the car was lowered a bit by cutting the coils up front and by installing wooden blocks in the back. Side pipes were also installed to give the car an even lower appearance. After the car had bee lowered, Ron took the Corvette to ed roth at the crazy painters for a wild scallop and flame paint job. This version was later lowered down to a one-inch clearance and fit with custom hubcaps made from Dodge caps and Edsel three-bar spinners.

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