“Silver Sled”

Vehicle Quick Facts

Profile ID: 42268
Year: 1955
Make: Ford
Model: F-100 Pickup
Markets: Rod & Custom, Truck
Vehicle Type: American



Vehicle Story

Nicknamed “Silver Sled,” this is a professionally built 1955 Ford pickup totally customized to pay homage to the legendary Kopper Kart pickup created by iconic customizer George Barris. Just like Kopper Kart before it, “Silver Sled” features a highly modified body, a custom 1940s Mercury grille and innumerable handcrafted features to create a stunning visual presence. Thousands of hours of custom fabrication work and tons of money went into this build, leaving no panel on the truck untouched. Completed in late 2017, “Silver Sled” rides on a beautifully laid-out and highly detailed custom black powder-coated chassis featuring a Mustang II front end, Ford 9" rear end, and custom two-piece Billet Specialties wheels. It is powered by a professionally built 460ci Ford V8 engine featuring a Weiland high-rise intake, Edelbrock carburetor, MSD ignition system and Ford Racing valve covers all cooled by a 4-core aluminum radiator and mated to an awesome-sounding custom exhaust system. A professionally built Ford C6 automatic transmission and custom driveline efficiently delivers power to the massive rear tires, while a Wilwood master cylinder and 4-piston Wilwood brakes with 12" drilled rotors provide the stopping power. “Silver Sled's” scintillating body is bathed in a custom-mixed PPG paint that is wonderfully complemented by a totally custom black Ultraleather and suede interior featuring power and fully bolstered sport bucket seats, and a beautiful center gauge and stereo stack completely swaddled in Ultraleather and suede. A custom Alpine audio system provides further entertainment and includes SiriusXM satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity.

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