Detroit Street Rods, LLC, the premier hot rod builder that brought you the officially license, limited edition "75th Anniversary
Deuce" '32 Ford, has done it again. In collaboration with the famed SO-CAL Speed Shop, Detroit Street
Rods has designed, fabricated, and assembled the much-anticipated "Coyote 5.0" that commemorates the 80th
Anniversary of the iconic 1932 Ford Roadster. Debuted at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas earlier this
month, this is the first vehicle in a limited-edition series of hot rods that won a coveted Ford Motor Company
"Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Design Achievement".
Nicknamed the "Coyote 5.0," this SO-CAL Speed Shop '32 Roadster features a Ford Racing Performance Parts
supercharged Coyote 5.0L crate engine, a Tremec T-56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission, SO-CAL Speed
Shop New Traditionalist chassis, showcasing their new line of forged steel chassis components, a Dearborn
Deuce all-steel body, and is coated in a paint treatment that is reminiscent of the original 1948 SO-CAL Speed
Shop Belly Tanker land speed car's paint scheme.
The series of limited-edition Coyote 5.0 models will be produced to recognize SO-CAL Speed Shop's founder,
Alex Xydias who celebrated his 90th birthday this year, and the company's historic legacy as a leader in hot
rod building and racing on the drag strips and lake beds of Southern California, as well as the famed Salt Flats
of Bonneville, UT. Mr. Xydias was on hand at SEMA and signed the Coyote 5.0's firewall along with Ford
Motor Company Board Member and the proclaimed "Godfather" of Ford Racing Edsel B. Ford II, SO-CAL
Speed Shop's President Pete Chapouris, ZZ Top's Billy F Gibbons, and Detroit Street Rods President and Co-
Founder Robert Smith.
The first serial numbered Coyote 5.0 was purchased by Richard Varner, co-owner of Champions Moto, and
subsequent models of the limited edition series can be ordered through SO-CAL Speed Shop's U.S. and
Canadian dealers or directly through Detroit Street Rods. But act fast - only 25 are being licensed for the
initial production run of these highly coveted - Special Edition SO-CAL 1932 Roadsters.