Leake Auction Company’s Fall auction is happening this weekend in Dallas, TX. One of the featured cars Richard Rawlings and Gas Monkey Garage are taking is a 1957 Ford Thunderbird custom roadster nicknamed “Roxanne”.
This car is said to be built by Tom Culbertson, a well known Hot Rod builder from Indiana. Tom created the car with hand formed steel in same vein as cars built by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and George Barris and it’s won some prestigious car shows such as The Oakland Roadster Show, Sacramento Roadster Show and Lead Sled East.
The car is powered by a 351 Ford V8 engine mated with a Ford C4 automatic transmission. Some other cool features include a retro rotary phone attached to the floorboard, a 1950’s Admiral television in the trunk for tailgate parties, and other accessories accented with 14-karat gold in the paint. My personal favorites are the gas, oil and water cans situated in the trunk.
We’re looking forward to seeing if Richard makes money on this car or if he ends up losing his ass. There is a reserve so there’s a little bit of insurance. It’s Lot #901 if you’re interested in bidding on it.