The interior is just as spectacular as the exterior. Starting with the dashboard, which is a combination of a Deuce five-window coupe upper and a roadster lower half, then fitted with tapered tubes that house the Classic Instrument custom face gauges. You will note that the dash curves around until it blends into the doors, which continues this treatment into the rear quarters. The Flaming River steering column is topped with a modified Grant wheel and used along with the Boesch custom pedals accompanied by the Hurst Shifter that operates the Richmond five-speed. There’s a fiberglass headliner that also incorporates the window trim. The custom-made bench seat was covered in black leather by the Recovery Room as they also stitched the door and kick panels, carpeting, and trunk. Other items found inside are the American Autowire wiring system and the Vintage Air heating and A/C system.
Any hot rod worthy of being called a hot rod must have some real shake, rattle, and roll on the hood and this bad boy has plenty. Still, the “King of the Engine Bay” is the small-block Chevy, this one muscling in with 383 inches and pumping out over 400 hp and 500-plus lb-ft of torque. A COMP Cams Mutha Thumpr provides the base for the internals while AFR aluminum heads are used along with a chrome-plated Inglese intake manifold topped with Weber 48mm downdraft carburetors. There’s loads of engraving on the engine all aptly handled by Jerry Conwell. Lighting off the air/gas mix is an MSD ignition system, sending the spent gases through Sanderson headers dumping into Boesch custom-made 3-inch exhaust pipes through Magnaflow mufflers.
The parts are all there but it’s the way they’re arranged that makes this Deuce coupe stand apart from the rest of the Deuce crowd—and that’s a good thing.