Lot #1417 - This 1955 Ford Thunderbird is a full custom with accolades that include 2012 Detroit Autorama Ridler Award winner, 2012 Goodguys Custom Rod of the Year winner, 2012 Legend Cup winner, 2012 SEMA Mothers Polish Excellence in Design winner, and many Goodguys Builder's Choice awards, and has also been featured in Street Rodder Premium and Autoweek magazines. Features a fully one-off handmade custom chassis by Torq'd Design and Sparc Design, Gale Banks Engineering twin-turbo engine with over 1150hp and 900 ft/lbs of torque, Bowler 4L80E transmission, Moser 9" rear end, SSBC brakes with 14" rotors and 4-piston calipers, Ron Davis Racing aluminum radiator and dual intercoolers, and a handmade 3" Borla exhaust. Every panel on the car has been handmade or extensively modified. There’s a hidden internal roll cage and sub frame, complete custom underbelly, modified windshield and handmade moldings, sectioned/flipped/tucked bumpers with one-off exhaust tip, relocated front fender openings and redesigned rear quarters, all-steel, one-off custom engine compartment. Inside is a double-walled custom floor, custom handmade steel dash, custom bucket seats, door panels, kick panels, and waterfall into the console, with every panel wrapped in European leather with contrasting stitching by Paul Atkins Interiors. Other one-off features include Classic Instruments gauges and Movado clock, steering wheel and all interior trim, CNC billet aluminum trim and accessories throughout the entire vehicle, and 3-piece concave wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tires. Finishing touches include Ridetech coilovers, Electroluminescence lighting and Glasurit Brilliant Red paint with a Matte Charcoal Gray drivetrain by Greening Auto Company, with all plating by Advanced Plating. No detail was left untouched and no expense was spared in the build of this historic, one-of-a-kind vehicle.