This 1954 Plymouth Sniper is one of the most beautiful hot rods by Foose Design!

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This 1954 Plymouth Sniper is one of the most beautiful hot rods by Foose Design! The Plymouth Sniper is considered to be one of the most significant custom builds. This masterpiece was built by Troy Trepainer’s company, Rad Rides by Troy, and designed by Chip Foose. So what started out as a 1954 Plymouth Belvedere Savoy convertible ended up as being a true example of what has Hot Rodding become throughout the years. Oh, and the most interesting thing about the “Sniper” is that somehow its look can never get too old.

This 1954 Plymouth Sniper is one of the most beautiful hot rods by Foose Design!

The Sniper started its life as a 1954 Plymouth Belvedere “Savoy” convertible and was radically modified with the help of Tom Gale, Chrysler’s then Chief of Design, who donated a Viper GTS to the project. The Viper was chopped up to provide the Sniper with its drive train, suspension, wiring, gauges and seats. Producing a stout 480 bhp and 500 lb.-ft of torque, it’s said the Sniper has “Viper-like performance.”

During its customization process this ride received a lot of new parts. That includes the hand-built chassis, extended and reshaped billet hood, grille and wheel wells, rolled rear pan, smoothed remote control doors, Mercedes E320 headlights and 18” front and 20” rear Boyd Wheels… Painted in PPG Deep Moss Green and Spanish Olive Green, this Viper powered ride is a great example of what can happen when an OEM and custom builders get together on a project. This Sniper was unveiled for Hot Rod Magazine at SEMA at Petersen Publishing’s 50th Anniversary party and boy, does it sound nasty! Check it out!

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