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1949 Chevrolet Tin Woody Resto Mod / Custom

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Other
Type: Wagon
Trim: Tin Woody Deluxe
Year: 1949
Mileage: 750
Color: Brown
Engine: LS1 / 4L80E
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Ferrari Brown
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, United States

1949 Chevrolet Other Tin Woody Deluxe Additional Info:

1949 Chevrolet Tin WoodyResto Mod CustomOffered for sale for the first time.Listed is anABSOULTELY PERFECT '49Tin Woody. This car was hand built by the amazing crew atCUSTOMS BY KILKEARYin Eighty Four, Pennsylvania. It was completed in June of 2013. It has since won several high level national awards, including2013 STREET RODDER MAGAZINE TOP 100, 2013GOOD GUYS CUSTOM ROD OF THE YEAR "TOP 5", 2013 GOOD GUYS NATIONALS (COLUMBUS) BUILDERS CHOICE TOP 10, 2013 "SHADES OF THE PAST" FABULOUS 5, 2013 NSRA TOP 12, 2014 ISCA STEEL CITY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE,and was aSTREET RODDER MAGAZINE FEATURE CAR.This car is one of between 1400 and 1900 built (depending who you ask) at the end of 1949, so it's rarity is off the chart to begin with!! Add to that the exceptional build quality, and you have an absolutely one of a kind street rod!! It was NOT built to sell, but was a project forCbKowner and founder, Tim Kilkeary. It was built to be part of his personal collection, andNO EXPENSEwas spared in building this car. The total build cost exceeds $300k.Features include several tasteful and somewhat understated body mods, including flipped and tucked bumpers, lengthened grille lower bar, custom headlamp buckets to acceptLED headlamps, removed rocker and rear fender trim,Fully custom fabricated sheet metal engine bay withRING BROTHERS55 Chevy Hood hinges, custom BMW fuel filler door and hidden tube, and one piece quarter glasses, custom fabricated belly pans, just to name a few.The exceptional wood grain exterior (and interior) metal Maple and Mahoganytrim was professionally executed by lifetime artist and custom painterCarol Modery. And no, it wasn't done with an airbrush, or a feather.... The wood grain application alone took over 6 months. It fools anybody unfamiliar with the "Tin Woody" concept!! The remaining exterior was professionally body worked and sprayed at Kilkeary's Auto Body withGLASURIT 90 linewaterbase paint.The interior uses all stock appearing items including factory seats covered inFerrari leather, NOS wood door panels and belt trim (We've NEVER seen another Tin Woody with OEM interior wood through out). Mercedes S Class style indirect lighting is hidden in the wood door panels. Headliner is OEM woodgrain vinyl fromSMS AUTO TRIM. The dash is factory appearing with a $4000 dollar OEM gaugecluster re manufactured byCLASSIC INSTRUMENTSto monitor the LS. Tilt column with a custom steering wheel.CLAYTON MACHINEdash vents with the factory radio speaker grille serving as a center A/C vent.Every piece of door hardware is either NOS or restored. Power windows with OEM handles as switches, power locks, A/C using the originaldash controller, keyless entry, push button start, etc.The body is all steel, and was restored with NOS body panels. It is LASER STRAIGHT, with perfect gaps and trim fit.Outer floors are all steel and Speed Lined for easy care and sound proofing. All inside surfaces are completelyDynamatedto insulate and shield heat.The body is on a "ONE OFF"ROADSTER SHOP CHASSIS,specifically built for this car. It has aNASCARspec "LS style" crate motor bySchwanke Engines, brand newGEARSTAR4L60 trans, 9" Ford rear with triangulated 4 link suspension,Custom built Radiator support with a cross flow radiator and custom built shroud,RIDE TECHShock waves on all 4 corners operated by aACCU AIR"I Level" air management system. NASCAR style sway bars on both ends, Custom stainless exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers and custom headers.Hand built Fuel tank and plumbing,WILWOOD13" front rotors and polished calipers, 12" in rear with stainless brake lines and hoses.BILLET SPECIALTIES18" and 20" wheels withPIRELLIPZero tires.All wiring is new and includes aAMERICAN AUTOWIREharness, rear mounted battery, one off customJL Audiosound system with Blue tooth, and Satellite / IPOD capability. The amazing audio system is completely hidden with NO modifications to the factory super rare interior wood.Schwanke Enginesdid the ECU and engine harness, and all programming was completed byDOMINATE TUNINGin Pittsburgh, PA.All wiring is hidden, including any engine wiring, interior wiring, fuse panel, and ECU. Interior wiring is carried under fake tunnels fabricated at CbK. ALL lighting (interior and exterior) is LED.This car needs nothing!EVERY SINGLE PIECE of this car is either brand new, or restored.It is a no excuses car, which has had 3 years of de bugging. It is as comfortable at a local cruise as it is at a national event. It has regularly traveled at interstate speed, and is as quiet and tight as any car on the road. It gets looks and comments every place it goes, and still looks as fresh as the day it debuted three years ago.THIS CAR IS NOT CHEAP!!If you are looking for a truly one off car, this car may be for you. There is tremendous value in quality. If you're looking for a desperate seller, please keep looking. We have no "need" to sell the car, but simply are ready to move on. We would rather seeit enjoyed by a new owner, than watch it sit in a dark garage.Shipping will be the responsibility of the purchaser, but we can help with those arrangements. It can be seen by appointment in Eighty Four, PA. (Near Pittsburgh).I'm surewe've missed several points, as the car is so complex, so please feel free to reach out with any other questions to (724) 255-9841 during normal hours of the day or evening. We do have a comprehensive "build photos catalog", and will release it to anyone who is truly interested in the car. It will NOT be sent to just anyone who asks. Keep in mind we are in the Eastern Time zone when calling.Thanks for looking, and bid with confidence !!!