The SpeedStar phaeton body comes from Rat's Glass (Friendsville, Tennessee) and traditionally sits on an Alloway HRS chassis. To the much reworked 'glass body is a custom built from garolite (aerospace plastic) hood with a Hot Rod Stuff aluminum insert. The much revamped bodywork and subsequent paint was aptly handled and applied by Arnold from T&T. The fenders were made anew as was the Lexan windshield, which was swapped out for a custom curved piece of glass by ProCurve Glass Technology (Hatboro, Pennsylvania). Sprayed over the body and frame is a custom gold mix paint by PPG (Strongsville, Ohio). The headlights and taillights both come from Greening.

The interior focal point is the garolite dash by T&T with neatly centered Dakota Digital (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) digital instrument panel and gauges. The center console resembles a waterfall and within it a Retrotek Speed (Hawthorne, California) Smart Shift handles the chores of selecting gears within the TH350 automatic. M&M Hot Rod Interiors (Holly Pond, Alabama) handled the stitch work using coffee-colored leather on the custom seating, door panels, and flooring. All of the custom-made pedals come from T&T with Paul Atkins Custom Auto Interiors (Hanceville, Alabama) door handles on the leather-covered door panels with painted inserts.

Not to be out shown, the powertrain comes via a T&T-detailed LS2. Appointments include a Meziere (Escondido, California) electric water pump, a custom brass and copper radiator as well as a custom intake manifold and electronic fuel injection system from Extrudabody (Freeport, Florida). The injector air intake tubes resemble long runners that are painted with chromed tips. Ryan Hood fabricated the valve covers, which hide the coil packs and if one were to look closely you would note there are two, 1-ounce gold nuggets on the valve covers as emblems. (Gulp! Imagine the value of your car increasing every day with the gold market!) The chromed and custom exhaust system is based on 15/8-inch primary tube headers and 21/2-inch pipe.

In the future, should you find yourself in competition with a gold digging women, best take note, others have tried and failed. Hey, turnabout is fair play.