Joe Wilhelm's Wild Dream
Wild Dream is a show rod designed and built by Joe Wilhelm at Wilhelm's Custom Shop for John Hernandez. Built over a three year period, the wild rod featured a futuristic hand formed aluminum body that was covered with 20 coats of purple metalflake paint. A chrome plated chassis was constructed from rectangular tubing. The chassis featured full coil suspension. Power was delivered by a fuel injected 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283 cu. in. engine, a 1961 Chevrolet four speed transmission and a 1956 Mercury rear end.
Sold to Jeff Cimoli
In June of 2017 original owner John Hernandez sold the car to Jeff Cimoli. Jeff told Kustomrama that he heard about it trough a friend; "A friend of mine knew John's nephew. My friend didn't want it, so he told me about it, and I jumped on it." When Jeff bought the car it had been in storage for 50 years. John had been playing with it off and on, and even brought it out of storage for a show in 1999.
Jeff wants to freshen the car up and start showing it again.
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