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Boyd Smoothster (1995)


Boyd Smoothster (1995)

Boyd Coddington's name became synonymous with high-tech, high-buck hot rodding during the 1980s and this continued into the 1990s while his projects grew increasingly wild. His aim was to build hot rods which used classic looks but with a modern twist, and the majority of the machines his company made went out to win trophies and garner the Coddington name more recognition. The Smoothster was designed to win the prestigious 'America's Most Beautiful Roadster' award and did so in 1995. It featured hand-made sheet aluminium bodywork over a custom steel frame with one-off billet aluminium A-arms at either end for fully independent suspension. The Corvette engine is untouched except for a rework of its looks but is powerful in stock trim. The 17-inch (432mm) and 18-inch (457mm) wheels' six-spoke pattern is replicated in the twin tailpipes. The roof is a removable Carson-style top.

Boyd Smoothster (1995) Specifications

Top Speed:122 mph (195 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h):6.0 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:350 ci (5,735 cc)
Transmission:4-speed auto
Max power:300 bhp (224 kW) @ 5,000 rpm
Max torque:330 lb ft (447 Nm) @ 2,400 rpm
Weight:N/A
Economy:17 mpg (6.02 km/I)
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