CAR: 1948 Chevrolet

BODY: 2 door Purple and Orange


MECHANICAL: 355 ci Chevrolet V8 GM 350 Turbo Automatic




PRICE: $44995


Built Year: 2001
Miles: 12,919 since build
Vin: 8FJF34598
Title State: WI
Car/Build Name: “DOWN PAT”
Built By: Pat Keating
Featured in Street Rodder January 2002
Reason for the build: “Get on the cover of a magazine”
Quote from Street Rodder: “Pat Keating’s Chevy may be one of the most heavily massaged hot rods Street Rodder has ever featured.”
  • Great running and driving car. Hot 355 G.M. engine that sounds great with its modified, polished stainless, Bassani exhaust. A true hot rod that is fun and easy to drive. All accessories work including all gauges, power windows, a/c and heat.
  • Designed and built by Pat Keating who has competed with Chip Foose and Boyd Coddington.
  • All steel and lead body – every panel of metal changed or modified, 3700 Man hours in fabricating
  • The car was even taken to shows in bare metal (a photo is in the picture of the featured magazine.)
  • Chopped 5 1/2″ and lengthened 6″, channeled 6″, shortened 7 1/2″, sectioned and lowered
  • Front end, hood and trunk 100% custom made with 18 gauge steel
  • The grill and rear bumper has been made by creating a hand carved wooden cast template and cast in aluminum, then polished and chrome plated
  • Painted By Bob Taylor with Taylor’s House of Color – an 18 year old paint job, it has blemishes including paint popping on most panels and chips on corners of trim pieces
  • Many hours where spent on the interior making every panel out of 18 gauge steel
  • Custom tempered glass for windows


  • Air ride suspension
  • 1980’s Malibu 108″ Chassis
  • Fully painted undercarriage
  • Chrome plated Drive shaft


  • 355ci Chevrolet
  • Heads and block where ground smooth and painted
  • Holley Avenger carburetor, manifold, valve covers and Jet Hot coated headers
  • Polished stainless exhaust
  • Custom made carb cover that receives its intake from a custom made system through the firewall
  • Vintage Air Climate control & A/C
  • Power steering
  • GM Turbo 350 transmission with a 2,000 R.P.M. stall converter
  • Lokar shifter

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