The Mothers® 1959 Sedan Delivery
The star of the Mothers® Polishes booth at the 2017 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas was the company’s famed 1959 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery. Originally a telephone company vehicle equipped with a 235-cubic inch 135-horsepower Hi-Thrift 6-cylinder engine and a three-speed column-shifted transmission, the sedan delivery has been a part of the Holloway family since 1984.
In 1999, Mothers® employee Gary Turnau built it into a “restomod” powered by 350-cubic inch small block Chevrolet engine with Edelbrock electronic fuel injection. Using the original frame fitted with Air Ride suspension the bright red rod was featured in Hot Rod magazine.
In the years since its initial build the Mothers® signature vehicle received many updates and powerplants, but its most recent update came in 2014 in the Rad Rides by Troy shop. The bright red beauty received a new modified Art Morrison Enterprises chassis with Corvette C6 independent front suspension and a new 378 cubic inch intercooled and supercharged Ligenfelter aluminum LS3 engine with aluminum cylinder heads that develops 670 horsepower.
The car features brushed nickel-plated trim throughout and one-off Billet Specialties wheels that are 18 inches in diameter by 9 inches wide in front with massive 19-inch by 12-inch wide wheels in back.
The interior is dark brown leather with suede inserts and matching tweed carpet and Rad Rides built a rear seat for the car, a feature that the original Sedan Delivery did not offer. One thing that didn’t need a makeover in 2014 was the eight-year old BASF Glasurit paint as it had of course been protected by Mothers® polishes and waxes.
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all photos by the author