Dead End Magazine brought out this astounding ’53 Chevy to our first annual Avila Motoring Invitational. A month later, we’re still in awe, and thanks to our friends at Accuair, we’re now able to share the story behind it.
Let’s face it: If you’re unfamiliar with air suspension, the thought of bagging a car is a daunting one. Between struts, bags, fittings, compressors, lines, and management, it’s difficult to establish your bearings. A solid portion of the market is catered to with bolt-in kits, meaning most of what you need, if not everything, comes in a box and simply awaits installation. However, many cars aren’t so lucky.
As Cody and I packed our bags for Helen, GA, home of the annual Southern Wörthersee, we knew it’d be a weekend finely balanced between work and play. In and amongst catching up with friends and general shenanigans, there’d be a show to attend and more importantly, cars to shoot. Rion Morse’s bagged E30 has a rather impressive following, amassing more attention on facebook than almost any other car we’ve posted in recent times.
Photos by: Jim Davis
There’s a harsh reality to face once you get involved in this industry. Truth be told, the automotive aftermarket is not the prettiest place. That age old saying of “never meet your heroes” rings truer than imaginable. Companies are often intertwined and incestuous, run by people after nothing more than a dollar. Fortunately, that’s not always the case.
In 1948, Ferdinand Porsche crafted a vehicle that would change the automotive world forever. The Porsche 356, the grandfather of the 911 model, was Porsche’s first production vehicle. Today, there are less than 30,000 left, meaning they’ve amassed some serious value amongst collectors.