You've seen some custom street machines before, but when was the last time you saw one with fuel-injected Lexus power? Oh yes, this 1954 Lincoln Capri keeps its premium attitude while also getting plenty of hot rod flair. It makes for the kind of unique build that's usually only seen at World of Wheels... but this one was built to be driven!
The '54 Lincoln Capri has a similar silhouette to the Mercury Eights from a few years prior that made such great lead sleds. So it makes for the ideal base for a custom cruiser that wants an upper-class personality. This mixture of power and panache starts with the paint. The black cherry color gives you the kind of darkness you'd love on a lead sled, but the sunlight lets those deep red undertones pop with an added sophistication. And pieces like the headlight bezels, side lovers, and tail light housings were all switched to a gold tone. While that's unique, it instantly is connected to the custom street machines of the past with the best custom details. This includes the frenched headlights, louvered hood, shaved door handles, Cadillac hubcaps, lake pipe side trim, and quad exhaust tips. Plus, the vinyl roof does a great job showing off the three inches chopped out of the roof line. And the adjustable air ride suspension lets you dial in a lowrider stance whenever you want. As you look over the whole car, you'll see some signs of it being enjoyed. After all, the level of craftsmanship here could sell deep into six figures if it were perfect. So you could update the finish and other details and likely still be in the money. But that's not why we like it. As it is right now, you have a stunning and thoughtful one-of-a-kind full custom build. And the right touches of use means you can actually get out there and drive it. So people give you respect for actually enjoying your classic to the fullest.
The remote door openers include a key fob, which is always fun to use at car shows. And it is your gateway to a full custom interior. The tan with black cherry accents coordinates quite well with the exterior to remind you how thoughtful the build is. This Lincoln continues its comfortable cruiser image with plenty of premium features. You have leather seats borrowed from a Cadillac, power windows, a cup holder center console, and an AM/FM/CD stereo with a USB input for your phone. There are even provisions for R134a air conditioning (it will need servicing to blow cold again.) And as you look in the trunk, there's even a full plexiglass box to showcase the air ride equipment. It's also a terrific driver's set up with a power seat, a wood-rimmed steering wheel on a polished tilt column, and a full digital gauge package glowing in red.
When you want a custom car that has proper power and true luxury, it's hard to beat a modern Lexus. Of course, it's up to you to tell others about this powerhouse because the fuel-injected 4.0-liter V8 is surrounded by a full custom carbon fiber and polished presentation that could certainly pass for a Lincoln powerhouse. There are even red LEDs under the hood so you can showcase this engine bay properly. What makes the Lexus motor so desirable is that it's a 32-valve fuel-injected unit, which means a super-smooth running V8 that's built to give you confident power in everyday situations. It's part of why we love that this custom is a driver-ready car. In fact, it's an all-around easy cruiser with the Mustang II-style front end, power steering, power brakes, front discs, and a five-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.
This is an awesome show car build that now has a driver-ready style. That makes for a one-of-a-kind vehicle that's ready to be enjoyed all over town. So if you want to be memorable from the moment you arrive, call today!