Clubs & Championships
58 Moore Hemi Roadster, Oct. '59 Hot Rod Mag featured
1958 Moore Hemi Roadster, Iowa, USA, vin:2328
Cecil Moore at the age of 25, bought a bare '56 Corvette chassis, using wooden bucks, chicken wire, and paper mache created his dream car powered by a '55 Dodge Red Ram 270ci Hemi engine. The interior is his own design using gages from the period.
The car was featured(3 pages) in the October, 1959 issue of Hot Rod Magazine which wrote:" Grille from 1957 Studebaker counteracts first impression that this is a customized Corvete, although that's a good guess since frame, front suspension, and steering are all from a '56 model of Chevrolet's famous roadster. Body is Moore's own design, executed in fiberglas. Knock-off hub wire wheels are American Dayton. Mechanical innards stray from Chevrolet influence apparent in exterior. '55 Dodge(Red Ram 270ci) engine is midly modified with Iskenderian cam kit, Mallory ignition. Builder, Moore is 25, claims 10 years automotive enthusiasm. This is his first car. Took two years and $3,000 to accomplish."
The orginal Montgomery-Ward tires have been saved(still on the spare, which has never been on the ground), but now vintage Firestones are mounted
Two speed auto
Ring and pinion ratio- 3.73 to 1
Roll and pleated interior is original
No exposed door handles. drivers side uses a push button. passanger door is opened by electronic solonoid.
Corvette brakes front, Dodge, rear
No top or side windows
Carter 4 barrel carb
Front/Mid-engined design, as the engine is well back of the front axle
Edmunds valve covers are orginal and extremely rare
The car was body on restored and painted by California Hot Rods, Sonora, California, with receits over $50,000.
The car has been shown and awarded at the Ironstone Winery in Murphy, California; Classic Chassis, Houston, Texas; Keels and Wheels, Houston, and 2017 Concours of Texas, Dallas.
The car runs and drives great, and is perfect for tours, showing, cruising, or your local Cars and Coffee events
Please note that I am open to offers on this unique, and historic American Hot Rod, so let me hear from you, and thanks for your interest!