Nice one, rodders!
Visitors to a new exhibition unveiled at Coventry Transport Museum were treated to the sight of Jaguar Land Rover’s design director, Ian Callum, in a very different light.
Opening the museum’s new Hot Rods & Kool Kustoms display on Saturday 28 January, Ian showed off his extensively customised 1956 Chevrolet 210 twodoor sedan.
The exhibition, which runs until 14 May, brings together original American hot rod and custom cars alongside British-inspired interpretations, including a 1957 Ford Popular.
Callum’s striking Chevy had a complete body-off rebuild 12 years ago and is powered by a 400bhp Summit small block 350 Chevy motor bolted to a turbo gearbox. It has lower and stiffer suspension, disc brakes, a new exhaust system, polished five-spoke alloy wheels and an interior completely re-trimmed in black Bridge of Weir leather.
‘From the early days of souped-up mechanics to the coolest custom designs of the 1950s, these are cars that have been made with personality, speed and style and they will make a stunning addition to our displays over the next few months,’ says the museum’s marketing and communications director, Jo Muskett.