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Ford F-100 ‘Snakebit’ Revealed At SEMA

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Snakebit, a custom 1956 Ford F-100 with styling cues that salute the great Shelby Mustangs, was unveiled last week at SEMA by KISS bassist Gene Simmons and his wife, actress Shannon Tweed.

I’m a huge fan of restomods, and the Snakebit is a prime example of this. Not only is it drop-dead gorgeous, but this 1956 F-100 is powered by a Ford Racing supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine that puts out around 550 horsepower, with power being fed to massive 20-inch rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.

The wheelbase has been stretched five inches, while the box has been widened and dressed with a billet machined floor to mimic wood. It is topped with a custom tonneau cover. The headlights and sequential taillights are custom-built, while 18-inch front and the 20-inch rear wheels are inspired by Shelby Mustangs.

The interior of this metallic gray beauty features handmade panels and two-tone leather. The knobs on the leather-wrapped dash are custom, as are the armrests. The leather bench seat, carefully contoured to match the look of a Shelby Mustang interior, is from Glide Engineering.

Like what you see? Snakebit will be auctioned next year by Barrett-Jackson, with the proceeds going towards the building of a children’s hospital in Tweed’s hometown of Saskatoon, one of only two Canadian provinces without a dedicated children’s hospital.

What do you think of the Ford F-100 Snakebit?

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, the definitive men's lifestyle blog, and he's one of the biggest car enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

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2 Comments

  1. Phil

    November 22, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Very cool looking truck! Love the retro look.

  2. Sujeet Patel

    January 18, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    So the “Snakebit” crossed the block at Barrett Jackson on Friday night, pulling in a hefty $450,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan!

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