BACK Twister T


This hot rod started out as one of the George Barris TV series and then in "Window on Main Street" starring Robert Young. Jerry Summers, famous stunt man that later on did the stunts for "Dukes of Hazzard" and "Knight Rider" drove this car throughout the Universal back lot and smashed into a tree. Barris then decided to completely kustomize and restore his 1927 "T" for the challenge of the big award, the National Roadster Show in Oakland Californian, which he won.

The Ford "T" Roadster body was metal finished and installed on the reconverted 1932 Ford frame. A Dago axle, springs, ribbed shocks, radius rods, complete front end, rear end, plus the transmission was all chrome plated. Wire wheels are Buick Skylark with knock off and bullets. Wide white wall "Firestone" tires were also installed.

The deuce grill shell has been sectioned with horizontal bars and mesh backing. Cycle styled fenders were installed with two toned chrome paint. Quad headlights were mounted on pedalstals, appelton shells and bullet center english lucas beams. Back panel is rolled and formed to fit the rear section with kustom tail lights.

The engine is a ¾ race Dodge Red Ram with an Esky Cam, Jahns piston and Ansen rods with multiple injected carburators. Complete engine and firewall is chrome plated and brushed stainless panel. Unique four inch racing plug headers, cut off switch into dual mufflers and quad pipes all chrome plated.

Interior has twin body and leg contour bucket seats with matching head rests covered in white pearl and peacock metalflake leather. Floor carpets were 3 inch mouton fur, dash is hand formed pebble grain aluminum with s⁄w dials.

Final color is 35 coats of translucent peacock metalflake which is composed of a million particles of aluminum foil sprayed over a mirror lacquered top coat. Other TV shows the Twister T appeared in was Peter Fonda’s "The New Breed" and Brian Kelly’s "Straight Aways".