Lest you think all the mods on this Olds are to the underside, think again. Beneath the Cimtex-sprayed DuPont Hot Hues custom-mixed Cinnamon Flame and Black Copper are numerous sheetmetal mods, which include: Custom-fabricated lower front quarter panels, reshaped and fitted trunk lid, shaved door handles replaced with door poppers, custom-fabricated rocker panels, reworked door seams, heavily reworked front fenders and hood, and a custom-fabricated and filled firewall. The underside is coated in a body-color-tinted bedliner material, while the under hood sheetmetal was handcrafted by Big Wig Race Cars (Austin, TX). The surface brightwork was aptly handled by Jon Wright of CustomChrome Plating (Grafton, OH).

Beneath the material top, the stainless convertible hardware is powdercoated with a chromed framework. The factory Olds dash was reworked with all of the seams removed.

The factory-appearing instrument cluster was custom designed and built by Classic Instruments (Boyne City, MI); other interior upgrades include custom front and rear floorpans, Dynamat (Hamilton, OH) insulation, a Kicker amp and speaker system, Vintage Air (San Antonio, TX) A/C, wiring from Ron Francis Wiring (Chester, PA), a stock steering wheel cut down 2 inches and mounted to a modified original column, and an interior design skillfully sketched by Eric Brockmeyer (Viera, FL)

Can you imagine handling this car back in '57 running on 14x6 wheels wrapped with 8.50 U.S. Royal bias-ply whitewalls? Well that was then and this is now--glad we have come as far as we have.