This is a first rate modern hot rod with a vintage look and feel the body is aesthetically stock in appearance but actually has been modified extensively, from the all steel roof to the hand fabricated steel hood,and the sculpted grill shell. The chassis is all box tubing with Corvette suspension front and rear.
The powertrain is really what sets the car apart from the rest, it has a torque monster turbo intercooled 3.9 4BT Cummins Diesel mated to a GM Turbo 400 the spent fuel is sent threw a full T.I.G. welded stainless exhaust system.
After installing sound deadening in every nook and cranny the interior was wrapped in a butter soft grey leather with blue accent panels and a touch of real wood at the door panels, headliner, and the one off hand made steering wheel.
All chrome has been re-plated to perfection. The window glass is all safety or tempered and the side glass has a slight tint. The gauge cluster is the original to the car but has been up dated with all modern instrumentation. The 4 full size reclining seats are covered in the same leather for an amazingly comfortable drive. The power sun roof and tilt out windshield ad to the hot rod experience and comfort.
Every effort was made to source high quality parts that are made in the USA including the 24 karat gold plated DAYTON wire wheels and the vintage ford steering column.
The entire build was documented in photographs and paper work.
The Essex has won many awards and always draws a crowd, not often is a car so beautifully executed and such a pleasure to drive.
The car was just at the Syracuse nationals and was pinstriped by ZEEK and some friends for charity at "Arty's Party", it comes with a shirt signed by several of the artists.