2013 SEMA Show: Snakebit is based on the 1956 Ford F-100

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 6, 2013

At the 2013 SEMA Show, KISS bassist Gene Simmons and his wife, actress Shannon Tweed, unveiled the Snakebit, a custom 1956 Ford F-100 with styling cues that pay tribute to the Shelby Mustang. If you like this truck we have great news: it is part of a fundraising effort to build a children’s hospital in Tweed’s hometown of Saskatoon.

This project was conceived by Tom Foster a.k.a. president of Saskatoon-based customizer Industrial Machine & Manufacturing and will be auctioned off in 2014 by Barret Jackson. Under the skin of the Snakebit, we find a Ford Racing supercharged 5.4-liter V8 connected to a high-performance exhaust system.

Bolted to a six-speed manual gearbox, the engine delivers 550 hp to the 20-inch rear wheels. The upgrades continue as the wheelbase was stretched five inches, while the box has been widened and dressed with a billet machined floor to mimic wood. A custom tonneau cover was added. The most interesting feature are the custom headlights and sequential taillights. Inside, we find handmade panels and two-tone leather. [source: Ford]

Topics: sema show, ford

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