Strolling around at the 2015 Car Craft Summer Nationals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, our pal Scottie from ScottieDTV spotted a gem out of the bunch. Catching it on film and snapping a few shots, this kustom 1949 Oldsmobile post-war sled was a breath of fresh air — literally. “I don’t know a lot but I know what cool is,” said Scottie. We have to agree, this is cool.
Sitting pretty on a Ridetech Shockwave air suspension system, this Olds can drive at any height desired. Slammed or up high, this Oldsmobile has some serious versatility, coupled with a slew of modifications from bumper to bumper.
Chopped and channeled, this kustom Olds has the original engine, with some major modifications. The builder, who wanted to keep the original power plant with this Olds to preserve its roots under the hood.
One feature to make note of is the fact that the drivetrain is a from a Shelby Series 1, which has also been supercharged. An imaginative build, this kustom can either represent itself as a speedy street rod or a show quality hot rod that cruises low and slow.
Keeping it classy, we like the removal of the chrome trim we’re used to seeing on vintage classics as well as the nice tan leather interior inside. Fitted with Shelby gauges, this Oldsmobile is customized from head to toe, which even has a golden globe hood roundel up front.
The radio is hidden in the center console, and with these cars being scarcely produced during its life cycle, we appreciate what we see in this particular build. Would you have done it any different? Be sure to share your thoughts below.