Pack Automotive Museum

Performance - Hot Rods - Custom - Antiques - One Offs Many with valid Race and Movie Build Histories

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Each of these cars has been customized by Boyd Coddington, a man who changed the face of automobile customization. Through the kindness, generosity, and hard work of many, these automobiles were reunited and restored according to the precedent Boyd established during his career.

1949 Chevrolet Convertible 350 CI, Automatic
Part of The Boyd Tribute Collection

This 1949 Chevrolet Convertible was built for Greg Turchetta in 1993 since Greg admired the 1950 Turtle Back that Boyd customized for Jamie Musselman. Conceptualized and sketched by Chip Foose, the ’49 Convertible was nearly identical in body to the ’50 Turtle Back. Only the engines are different; the Turtle Back has a 350 engine with dual quads, while Greg requested an LT-1 engine for his Convertible. Bill purchased the ’49 Convertible in 2009 and had it restored in 2010. Updates included a revised leather interior designed by Ron Mangus, and updated paint and body modifications by Charley Hutton. The car was stripped completely, refinished, and reassembled. During this process, the gas tank was also relocated to the trunk to create a sleeker bodyline, and the car received a new engine cover and new rear disk brakes. The vehicle was a featured story in Custom Rodder written by Eric Geisert in 1995.
HIGHLIGHTS

- Built by Boyd Coddington
- Original Chip Foose concept sketch goes with car
- 3 sets of wheels go with car, Foose designed tribute wheels (on car), Boyd Coddington Jr. tribute wheels and original Boyd wheels
- Full documentation, certified Boyd built
- Many subtle body modifications
- Refinished by Charlie Hutton 2009/2010
- Original interior re-done by Ron Mangue
- LT1 350 CI engine
- Turbo 350 transmission
- Mustang II IFS
- 9" Ford rear end
- 4-wheel disc brakes

Car featured in episode of Chasing Classic Cars with Wayne Carini

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