“Nailed” ’56 Buick Special Post – Rad Rods by Troy

While I like a ’56 Chevy there seems to be a ton of them that look alike, I always like seeing something different and this car has “different” written all over it! When a car is built by Rad Rods by Troy out of Manteno, IL you know it will be solid but this one is just on a whole different level. The star of this car is the 413 Nailhead engine (based off a 401) that was used by early racers in the 1950s. Rad Rods added fuel injection and a slick and subtle twin turbo system to generate 800hp in a tidy package with a dry sump system to keep it lubricated on the twisties. Riding on an Art Morrison chassis with C6 font clip, triangulated 4-link rear with a Ford 9-inch 3.5 posi diff, 12″ Ridetech coilovers and Wilwood discs all around. This foundation leads to a killer old school ride that moves, corners and stops as good or better than a modern car. The list of modifications goes on and on, take a look at that interior and the details in the metal work and paint and you can begin to appreciate the love that was poured into this car. I really like that the exterior is done in gloss clear and the engine compartment is finished in matte clear, not something that I can ever remember seeing on another car. I am glad that I got some shots of this beautiful ride and hope to see it again!

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More info about this beautiful car here: http://www.radrides.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=86:just-your-basic-six-stage-dry-sump-twin-turbo-nailhead&catid=78&Itemid=538

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