Re­nais­sance is a big word,

Street Rodder - - Renaissance Roadster -

but it has a pow­er­ful mean­ing. It is the vig­or­ous ad­vance­ment or re­birth of clas­si­cal in­flu­ence in the arts and sciences. That said, check out the images of this car and you will see the mean­ing in ev­ery curve and nu­ance of this mag­nif­i­cent au­to­mo­bile.

Buddy Jor­dan from Spring Branch, Texas, came to Steve Fris­bie at Steve’s Auto Restora­tions (SAR), of Port­land, Ore­gon, and said “I want to go to Detroit and de­but a car that I want you to build for me.” The gaunt­let was thrown and Fris­bie was the guy to take up the chal­lenge.

Fris­bie put his head to­gether with de­signer Chis Ito and be­tween them they came up with the ba­sic con­cept us­ing in­spi­ra­tion from a ’33 Ford road­ster to de­ter­mine what the road­ster would look like. In-house de­signer David Brost was re­spon­si­ble for the art di­rec­tion of the ma­chine shops and the con­cepts of the chas­sis, en­gine com­part­ment, and in­te­rior. These com­plex de­sign re­la­tion­ships be­tween owner Buddy Jor­dan, the SAR staff, and the ma­chine shops be­came the mar­riage of old world panel beat­ers with state-of-the-art CNC tech­nol­ogy us­ing math­e­mat­i­cal de­sign data. Ev­ery­thing cre­ated for the car is one-off.

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