Modifications to this car include the following:
Hotchkis TVS suspension
Foose Design wheels
BF Goodrich KDW sport tires
Billet Technologies custom aluminum valve covers and shifter
Kicker dual 10" subs
KWS designed racing stripes by the Picture Car Warehouse
2011 Challenger SRT front spoiler
Renowned blues/rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd's 1970 Plymouth Duster and other Mopars have got a new playmate. Kenny's latest choice of Mopar muscle is a custom 1972 Dodge Charger.
The entire build of this car was handled by Ted Moser's Picture Car Warehouse. Kenny and Ted have a lot of history beginning with the building of Kenny's 1969 Dodge Charger the "Xtreme Lee" and continuing on to his most recent 1970 Plymouth Duster, but this is the first car Kenny has had entirely built by the Picture Car Warehouse. There are many things about this car that make it special, but one very significant ingredient is Kenny's personal touch. Kenny has been involved in every aspect of this car's build process, from the component selection, exterior and interior design, to the physical tear down and reassembly of the entire car. Kenny's fingerprints are all over this one.
This custom Charger features a Mopar fuel injected new generation 392 Hemi with 525 hp and 510 tq. mated to a Viper 6-speed manual transmission. Reilly MotorSports has provided an AlterKtion custom front K-member that features rack and pinion steering, sway bars, adjustable shocks, hidden torsion bars, control arms, custom tie rod ends, and will be fitted with Wilwood Super Lite 6-piston calipers with 13" rotors. Also designed by Reilly MotorSports will be a 4 link rear suspension with adjustable coil over shocks and a Dana 44 rear end with 4.10 gears from Mopar Performance. All this power is put to the pavement with Custom one-off Foose "Challenger" wheels wrapped in BF Goodrichtires (20x12 in the rear and 19x9.5 in the front).
The customized modern interior features 2008 Chrysler Sebring seats with hand stitched black leather and grey perforated suede inserts -- with seat heaters of course. Music is pumped out through a Pioneer Double Din stereo with Kicker Audio components custom installed with a center console created by Kicker Audio and insulated by Dynamat. Keeping the car cool on those summer days will be an air conditioner provided by Classic Auto Air. There's also a custom pistol grip shifter to bang through all 6 gears made by Billet Technology.
Restoration parts were provided by YearOne, while Summit Racing supplied performance parts. Redline Gauge Works restored and customized all gauges in the car. Just Dashes handled the dash pad restoration, and the dash insert was restored and customized by GCAR. Additional design contributions were made by Chip Foose at Foose Design. Mechanical consultation was provided by Matt Delaney at Delaney Auto Design.
Additional features on this car are custom billet aluminum fuel rails by Billet Technology, custom ceramic coated headers and slotted 3" exhaust tips by TTI, a custom built 3" exhaust by MagnaFlow, Flaming River steering column and "Tuff" steering wheel, a prototype all black Be Cool radiator, as well as a Zex nitrous system from Summit Racing.
One of Shepherd's latest restoration projects is a 1970 Plymouth Duster. The Duster features a 406 cu. in. engine from Mopar Performance Parts. The vehicle features a custom two-tone paint job from Ted Moser's Picture Car Warehouse and custom-painted hood treatment by Chip Foose. It has one-off FOOSE Nitrous II wheels, custom one-off brakes by SSBC, Hydratech brake boost system, Be Cool radiator and a Bowler Transmissions custom-built 4L60E overdrive transmission. The Duster also features Eaton drop leaf springs, headers and exhaust by TTI, Magnum Force control arms, restored original dash pad by Just Dashes and custom seats. Year One provided the interior and assembly and Kicker Audio installed a massive Kicker System. The restored original gauge cluster with custom tachometer was provided by Redline Gaugeworks. GCAR trim did the chrome plating plastic interior pieces.
Vehicle / Year: 1950 Ford Business Coupe
Performance Specs: Estimated 450HP 400 ft/lb TQ
Powertrain: Aluminum 396 Chevy Big Block Engine, Turbo 400 Overdrive Transmission
Suspension/Brakes: Air Ride Technologies Suspension system with remote controller, Ford Mustang disc brakes.
Wheels/Tires: Billet Specialties 18" Front, 20" Rear
Exterior:2-tone Emerald Green and white custom paint. Chopped top 4", Channeled, shaved, smoothed and tucked bumpers, modified doors, custom glass, custom exhaust with Flowmaster mufflers, custom louvered hood.
Interior: Total custom 2-tone black/white leather interior with Ford Thunderbird seats, rear seat modified to fit from a Cadillac, custom center console with integrated tachometer, custom door panels, factory dash, tilt steering column, Billet Specialties billet/white leather steering wheel, billet aluminum shifter, Vintage Air A/C and heat, Custom stereo using Eclipse Audio head unit, Eclipse mids and highs, and Rocksford Fosgate sub in trunk.