The car was originally built by a father and son duo named Graham and Joel Cannon, who operate a body shop called Collision Solutions in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada.
Believe it or not, the car was supposed to become a rat rod initially, but over time the project evolved into this clean but ‘durty’ showstopper that it is today.
The base body came from a junkyard Ford Model A, the hood is from a ‘40 Chevrolet, while the grille is from a ‘38 Hudson.
Underneath that long hood lurks a 6.0-liter LS2 all-aluminum V8 from a Corvette, with the builders also adding a Vortect centrifugal supercharger, a Callies crankshaft, K1 pistons and a custom blower cam. The resulting output is a whopping 585 rear-wheel horsepower.
Apparently, every single nut and bolt is either dry-filmed, made from ARP stainless steel or polished. Sending all that power to the rear wheels is a 6L80 automatic transmission with a stall converter, paired with a Ford 8.8-inch rear end with Auburn pos-traction and an aluminum driveshaft.
The Durty 30 can stop just fine thanks to a set of Wilwood disc brakes with 13-inch rotors and 6-piston calipers, which sit neatly inside bespoke 24-inch Kompression wheels at the rear and 24-inch at the rear. They are wrapped with Pirelli tires that measure 255/30 R21 at the front and a massive 405/25 R24 at the rear.
Most of the body is finished in a custom-bended Glasurit black paint with copper and gold flakes and Orange Candy, topped with no less than eight coats of clearcoat.
Inside, the two passengers are treated to a couple of floating seats that include real copper, painted aluminum, suede inserts and a triple-layered polishes stainless steel parts, which kind of make the interior look like it’s from a steampunk comic book.
Last but certainly not least, the dashboard includes none other than Chip Foose’s signature, and the two-seat interior can be hidden from prying eyes with the help of a custom top engulfed in ostrich leather.
We don’t know about you, but we think the end result is definitely a lot more attention-grabbing than any rat rod out there, so we’re pretty glad that the original idea to keep all the rusted body parts was scrapped.
No word on an estimate for how much this will fetch but you might want to keep in mind that the Durty 30 is going under the hammer at the Scottsdale - March 2021 auction by Barrett-Jackson.