It’s not a drive-in drink, but a one of a kind, drop dead gorgeous 1953 Cadillac! This weekend on PowerBlock Courtney welcomes the builder of this amazing custom, Chris Ryan of Ryan’s Rod & Kustom, located in Ninety Six, South Carolina. Owner Steve White brought Chris and his team literally baskets and boxes of parts, and not all for a ’53 Caddy.
They went to work and it’s nosed, decked, and shaved. It all sits on a Fat Man Fabrications chassis and is powered by a GM ZZ-383 crate motor with a wild fuel injection setup from Imagine Injection. The 20” wheels are extremely unique in that they look like a 15” Sabre wheel, but the outer 2 ½” of the aluminum wheel is painted to look like a whitewall. The interior is by Hot Rod Interiors in Mooresville, N.C. and it has a “Sand” colored glove-soft leather interior, Mercedes ‘Root Beer” carpet and a dash that has been smoothed and filled using the original gauges, updated with new electronics. The striking color is PPG “Light Candy Root Beer”.
Chris is practically family as he hand his guys have volunteered on Search & Restore and MuscleCar.
See “Root Beer Float” on PowerBlock October 19 & 20. For more on Chris and his other works of art check out RyansRodandKustom.com