Winner of America's Most Beautiful Street Rod award up for sale

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Street rod for sale

A striking 1940 Chevrolet hot rod, which has previously been named 'America's Most Beautiful Street Rod' is up for grabs at Arizona dealer Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom.

This multiple award-winning show car and magazine cover star started life as a 1940 Chevrolet coupe before being heavily modified by craftsman Mike Keller from Big Creek Restoration and now it could be yours for the princely sum of $155,000 (£99,700).

With a hefty gas-guzzling V8 motor under the bonnet and classic, flowing lines, this Chevy looks like an old-school muscle car, but with the high tech kit under the skin and a series of interior and exterior shades that read like a lip-smacking menu – courtesy of cinnamon candy exterior paintwork and caramel and butterscotch leather – this machine is something far more sophisticated.

Helping to give it a show-stopping stance, the Sedan Custom Coupe features oversized 18-inch alloys at the front and whopping SUV-scale 20-inch wheels at the back, all shod in Pirelli rubber, while beefy 13-inch disc brakes at each corner offer enough stopping power to match the muscle under the bonnet.

Meanwhile, the custom dashboard features gauges that mimic the style of high-end Bulova wristwatches from the 1940s, though the car is packed with modern conveniences including electric windows, power steering and even the luxury of air conditioning.

The modern additions also extend under the bonnet, courtesy of an overpowered 'LS3' Chevy motor, an aluminium radiator, and stainless steel exhaust system, which should channel plenty of the hefty motor's baritone V8 tune with the outside world.

Striking 1940 Chevrolet Street Rod up for sale

Striking 1940 Chevrolet Street Rod up for sale