Hot Rods that Are As Rockabilly As It Gets

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The Rockabilly lifestyle and hot rods go a long way back. It was a time when diners with roller-skating servers brought you burgers and milkshakes while you enjoyed a drive-in movie. Elvis had just signed in with Sun Records and about to get his break on the radio. So what’s so special about that era? Well, it was the golden age of automobiles. And things actually got even a little more interesting with hot rods gaining popularity. These modified vehicles made the car scene fun and exciting just like the music. While that time had already passed, we can still see hot rods that take you back when there was a whole lotta shakin’ going on.

 

1957 Cadillac Coupe De Ville

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Source: http://www.justcustomz.com/blog/1957-cadillac-coupe-de-ville-built-by-boyd-coddington/

Elvis and Cadillac gained a certain affinity when he started buying these cars in the ‘50s. The most famous in the King’s collection is the pink Cadillac. That car has inspired other custom builds just like this 1957 Cadillac Coupe De Ville.

 

Milner’s 1932 Ford Coupe from American Graffiti

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American Graffiti became one of George Lucas’ most iconic films. But aside from the plot and characters, the movie also drew attention to the hot rod community. Milner’s yellow 1932 Ford Coupe boosted enthusiasm further for hot rods.

 

1957 Buick Roadmaster

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Source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/192177109074413006/

GM’s Buick line was associated with luxury and performance in the ‘50s. But hey, there’s nothing to hold enthusiasts back. If you got the guts for modifications and a keen eye for aesthetics, you can build yourself a clean custom Buick. And boy, those portholes will keep your rockin’ n rollin’!

 

Ford Model T hot rod

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Source: http://rollingidols.com/wp-content/gallery/23/bobbys-rod-006.jpg

The Ford Model was a major milestone in the American automotive scene. Take that car apart and drop in a bigger V8 and put on some steelies wrapped with white wall tires. We’re pretty sure you won’t be driving to Heartbreak Hotel any time soon.

 

Tail dragger 1949 Mercury

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Source: http://www.forwallpaper.com/wallpaper/49-custom-merc-391051.html

Ah, the chopped-top tail draggers. This used to be the epitome of cool but it continues to turn heads until today. It would be best to drive hot rods like this when you got Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny, and Carl playing on your radio.

Author: JC Whitney

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  1. Hey those cars are still being built all over the place, especially during the winter months up hear in the north.
    You will see them at a car show or cruise night come spring.

    What did you think we did with the things we buy from you, use it as decorations on are christmas trees, well maybe but they for sure will be on are big boy toys come spring.

    Best regards from the great white north and Happy holidays to all. JM

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