Coby Gewertz's 1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe - St. Christopher
1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe owned by Coby Gewertz of Redondo Beach, California. Known as "St. Christopher," the controversial coupe was built by South City Rod & Custom. Coby's Coupe has been a highlight at various automotive shows, including the prestigious 2023 Grand National Roadster Show and the 2023 SEMA Show, where it has garnered attention for its unique features and bold paint job.
"St. Christopher" is the brainchild of Coby Gewertz. The body of the car was sourced from Mike Wolfe of American Pickers fame and has been chopped. The roof skin and decklid were louvered, and the rear fenders were widened and bobbed. Taillights were sourced from a Corvette. Inside, the coupe received 1950s Elementary School Desk seats that were covered by Chris Plante Upholstery.
At the heart of Coby's Coupe is a 1954 Chrysler 331 Hemi engine. The engine is equipped with Boby McKray 392 heads and has been upgraded with an Enderle Fuel Injection system. This system was converted to electronic fuel injection (EFI) by Spud Miller and fine-tuned by Dave at Autotrend EFI, ensuring that the car not only maintains its classic appeal but also meets modern performance standards. The car's power is managed by a Tremec T5 Transmission, which is known for its durability and ability to handle the increased power output of the modified engine. Attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the car, from the rear-mounted radiator to the suspension system, which is a custom creation by South City Rod & Custom.
The exterior of the car is as striking as its performance, featuring a vibrant House of Kolor paint job laid by Compani Color. The controversial stripes are a nod to past rods like The Ramchargers, Bill Shrewsberry's L.A. Dart and the Gratiot Auto Supply Dodge Dart. The paint job was dressed up with Gold Leaf detailing and pinstriping by Eric Reyes Designs. The original Magnesium Halibrand Indy Sprint rear wheels complement the vehicle's stunning paint job. These are paired with American Rebel Starburst wheels on the front, enhancing the car's aggressive stance and nodding to its racing heritage.
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