Each month the Cool Rides Online team and sponsors select FIVE cool rides to feature. The featured cars, trucks and bikes will each receive an award and care package filled with products valued at over $150. The featured rides compete against each other via online poll for the honor of being chosen as the Cool Rides Online, Ride of the Month! The ride of the month winner will receive a personalized marble plaque, an official Jersey and a chance to compete for the 2013 Ride of the Year!
Ron Dunn’s 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
Representing the STA-BIL® Brand Fuel Treatments
This is my Eliminator, re-done in 2010 with the original 351 Cleveland. Have added a new Holley carb. The only sad thing is that my new one is automatic. I drive her to shows and am always proud with the thumbs up she receives and when young folks ask…what kind of car is that.
Only 2300 Eliminators were made in 1970 and the Eliminator was only available in 1969 and 1970.
Bret Sager’s 1932 Ford Roadster
Representing 104+ Octane Boost
I have driven my Roadster EVERYWHERE (from Boston to LA and in between) since I have owned it 14 years ago. This 1932 Ford Roadster has 45,000 miles. It has never been on a trailer since I have owned it.
I have done all of the work including the paint… it was done in my driveway… REALLY!
My ’32 Ford has a blown small block Chevy and a 700R4 transmission. It will run 13.3 in street trim at 103 MPH!
Daryle Bloom’s 1967 Chevrolet Corvette COPO
Representing Iso-HEET® Brand Fuel Treatments
I bought my Corvette in 2005 from an elderly woman in Oregon. The car had been sitting in a barn for 27 years. She bought the car in 1970 in San Diego California. The woman told me that her and her husband to be had put new tires, exhaust, and battery on the car and made the move to Oregon. The car sat ever since.
After getting the car home I decided to start a frame off restoration on the car. My goal was to make one improvement to the car daily. Although I knew the car was highly optioned, I had no idea what I was about to discover about this car.
Options include: A/C, P/S, PW, Auto Transmission, Telescopic steering wheel, Headrests, Tinted glass all windows, AM/FM radio, Leather interior… My paint code did not match any paint codes used on 1967 Corvettes. After removing the body and finding the build sheet intact I discovered why…
This Corvette was a COPO (central office purchase order)! These cars were special ordered cars used for brass hat GM officials or show car purposes. My paint code is 0001AA, the build sheet specifies that this was the only 1967 Corvette made with Elkhart Blue exterior and Bright Blue interior. Standard interior colors with Elkhart blue were black or teal.
Another interesting thing about the car is its VIN code. It was the last car built in February of 1967. I also have paperwork that I found in the glove box, indicating the car was picked up at the factory by the original owner. This sheet lists the equipment and condition of all components and it has been signed by David Cole, Rex Graves, and the original owner. This is a pretty rare document.
I bought the car in August of 2005 and licensed it at DMV in August of 2006. The restoration took me 10 months. The car is matching #s and retains about 75% of its original components. Items such as carpet, door panels and minor trim pieces needed to be replaced and account for the other 25%. I truly enjoyed restoring this car and enjoy taking it out to local show and shine
Joe Gibson’s 1937 Ford coupe
Representing Start Your Engines!® Fuel System Revitalizer
I built this 1937 Ford Coupe in my 2 car garage and used hand tools only! I did everything but the interior and applying the paint on the body.
Powered by LS1 ,4l69e Ford 8 in. Boyd Smoothie Wheels 17 and 18 in. Nitto tires . I started on this car in 2004 and finished it 2012.
I had two Heart attacks and a bout with cancer while building it. My ’37 Ford is done and I am going great It’s a great hobby and a great life to live!
Dennis Carol’s 1972 Pontiac Lemans Sport Convertible
Representing 303® Products
I purchased the 1972 Pontiac Lemans Sport Convertible in 1995 from a blind gentleman near my old high school (yes, I said bllnd). He had been a mechanic who lost his eyesight in a hunting accident. I bought the car and replaced the entire drivetrain. I replaced the old 455 with a refreshed, date era correct one, a new 400TH replaced the stock 350TH, and 12-bolt Mosier posi rear end with 3.55 gears.
Two-tone bucket seats match the white convertible top and blue exterior. The carpet, body mounts, and bushings have been replaced. The front sway bar is 1.25″ from a 1979 Trans Am. A stock Pontiac knee-knocker tach from a ’66 Grand Prix is mounted to the stock console. The custom blue metallic paint is called “Lemans Blue” by my body and paint guy.
My 1972 Pontiac Lemans Sport Convertible is a custom blend starting with Lucerne Blue -the color the car was originally painted from the factory.
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