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Customs Where is it now? Austin Speed Shop '49 Cadillac

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  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Where is it now? Austin Speed Shop '49 Cadillac


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  2. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    from Austin, TX
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    Although mechanically this car was a bit confused, the fabrication work was incredible... and I always adored the lines. Guessing Jesse wasn't involved with the chop as it's perfect to my eyes.

    No idea what ever became of it. I remember there was a lawsuit or something around it (not involving the Speed Shop), but I could be wrong. Chris Andrews is a great guy... and man, he has good taste.
  3. For as much work that into it, I'm surprised I've never seen or heard of it. Though I'm sure I'm sure we'd all choose to change a few things, overall it looks to be a classy and refined build. Other than glass it looks as though it was being driven or at least that was the direction it was headed to. I always find it interesting that a car with this much work put into it can just kinda disappear and be forgotten about. In that case it kinda reminds of another Texas based car, the 1949 Chevy Fleetline built by Brian Bass, that still remains, as far as I know unfinished and in storage. 290543984.jpg
  4. Good price, for the seller, but I am sure it will take another $85,000 to finish it, in style.
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  5. $82k may be a bargain considering the hours of work that went into it. Gotta be 1/2 that in parts and supplies alone.
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  7. Gearhead Graphics
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    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Sure is a sharp looking car. A shame if its not finshed, or being finished
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  8. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    from Austin, TX
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    I think about that one a lot as well... Lost Texas Custom.
  9. The ASS Caddy is cool, in a 21st century way, but that Bass Chevy has timeless style. I wondered what happened to it. I'd love to see it finished.
  10. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 7,936


    smooooth. And Bass car is just right.
  11. Ha!
  12. Whatever happened to Jesse James? He was this weird 'personality' for a few years, then dropped off the map (thankfully).
  13. Is he still married to Alexis DeJoria? If so he probably doesn't need to be a "personality" anymore.

  14. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 3,935

    from Ks

    You'll have your answer soon enough. :D
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    I don't like the grille. Even plated it seems to make it look like the project ran out of steam design wise. I don't know what I'd do different, maybe a series of floating bars with more nose to them, maybe something akin to a 53, for that matter maybe even a 47 with 1/2 of the vertical bars gone. Kool car though, and it gives kustoms hope in the marketplace at that figure.

    Oh yeah, no idea where it is but I might know someone who can tell me;)
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  16. davidh73750
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
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    Seems like it was over the price of the build. It was over 200K or something.
  17. It is my understanding that the gentleman who originally commissioned Brian to do this car knows where it is and has tried to buy it back but it is not for sale.
  18. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,582

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Yeah, I think the car started at West Coast Choppers and then moved with the lawsuit to Austin Speed Shop? I don't remember exactly... I just remember there was drama.

    Yeah, the guy that owns it is a super nice guy. Last I heard, he had plans... but the car is actually not nearly as far along as it looks in pics.

    I think both of these cars are examples of high dollar builds that went wrong due to mismanaged expectations or varying degrees.
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