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ZZ Top Eliminator Car

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1974 after watching the movie The California Kid, starring Martin Sheen, Billy Gibbons of the famous rock group, ZZ Top found himself amazed by the 1933 Ford driven by Sheen in the movie.Soon afterwards Billy was able to contact the car owner, Pete Chapouris.

 

 

Billy was convinced that he had to have a ’33 Roadster for himself.The only factor left was to find a ’33 Ford Coupe for the project.Billy was now searching for a donor car.Remember this was in the days before Ebay and Craigs List.

 

Billy got lucky and actually found a one owner 1933 Ford Coupe owned by a ‘little old lady’ in TucsonArizona.Billy flew to Tucson and was amazed when he saw the absolutely pristine car.The lady had bought the car, driven it very little and parked it.The custom work was done by Don Thelen of Paramount.

 

The transformation from stock to hot rod took a long five years.The pictures below are a tribute to the car, Billy, Don, ZZ Top and Hot Rod lovers Worldwide.

 

The car appeared in three ZZ Top videos, “Sharp Dressed Man”, “Gimme All Your Lovin”, and “Legs”. The car now resides in the Rock n’ RollMuseum in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

A 1/24th scale model of the car was produced under a license by Monogram Model Co.

 

Billy is still an avid ‘gearhead’ and loves showing up to the occasional Barret-Jackson Auction