Clifford Mattis - 1941 Buick Sedanette

Vehicle

1941 Buick Sedanette 'Dillinger'

Owner

Clifford Mattis of Vacaville, CA

Built By

Lucky 7 Customs of Antioch, CA

Sponsored by

PPG Industries Automotive 

Body

Buick Sedanette modified with a 5” Chop

Front & rear fenders molded into the body for sleek look

Custom fabricated full flush fender skirts

Nosed & Decked for a clean look

1941 Chevrolet headlights frenched

Hand made taillights in 1941 Cadillac Bumper guards

Narrowed 1941 Cadillac bumpers

Door handles shaved

Metalwork & Bodywork by Lucky 7 Customs. Antioch, CA 

Paint

PPG Olive Pearl custom-mixed (Base coat & Clear coat)

Paintwork by Marcos Garcia at Lucky 7 Customs. Antioch, CA

Interior

Olive green leather with cloth upholstery

Upholstery by Gabes Custom Interior. San Bernardino, CA

Modified dash with aftermarket NVO Gauges

Vintage Air Conditioning

Stock front bench seat - modified & cut down 6"

Rear seat is hand made by Gabes Custom Interior

Molded smooth headliner with custom one-off chrome bows covered in wool

Olive Green leather with cloth insert seats & interior panels

Olive Green german wool carpet

Limeworks steering column with Dennis Crook 1946 Buick steering wheel modified down to 16" 

Rockford Fosgate stereo system

 

Chassis

Stock 1941 Buick frame with Power rack & pinion steering & C-Notched

Chassis Fabrication by Lucky 7 Customs. Antioch, CA

Suspension

Heidts Mustang II front suspension

1979 Pontiac rear end with 3.73 posi-traction

4-Link in the rear

Accuair Air Management with Accuair CVT & Firestone air bags

QA1 Shocks

Brakes

Front: Wilwood disc brakes - Rear: drum brakes

Wheels/Tires

16” x 6" Custom one-off Billet wheels (EVOD Industries) inspired by 1953 hubcaps modified to fit Buick center emblems wrapped in 670-16 Firestone Deluxe Champion Bias-ply whitewall tires

 

Drivetrain

GM small block 350 v8 engine; Buick Green color

1949 Ford air cleaner

Finned Valve covers

Edelbrock Aluminimum 600cfm carburetor

Edelbrock 4 barrel Performer EPS intake manifold

Cast Sanderson headers

HEI electrionic ignition distributor

Engine built by Lucky 7 Customs. Antioch, CA

 

Transmission

700R4 automatic transmission

One-piece steel driveshaft

Other

Mustang gas tank

Dual Glasspacks exhaust

American Auto Wiring by Lucky 7 Customs. Antioch, CA

Chrome Plating by Sherm's Custom Plating. Sacramento, CA

 

Features/Awards

2018 GNRS : Steves Auto Restorations Award of Excellence for Fit & Finish

2018 Sacramento Autorama : H.A. Bagdasarian : The World's Most Beautiful Custom Award, West Coast Customs Pick Award, Custom D'Ellegance Award

2018 Portland Roadster Show : King of Customs Award, John D'Agostino Kustom D'Ellegance Award

Napa Main Street Reunion : Best Custom Award

2019 Benicia City Car Show : Best of Show Award

2019 Spokeane Speed & Kustom : Best Custom Award

 

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