On the inside, Ed wanted to make it as soothing a ride as possible, but not for himself. He does not travel without his loyal canine companion, Samantha, who is battling a long fight with cancer, and he insisted she be comfortable on the long rides. He installed a complete Sony sound system, Vintage Gen-4 air conditioning unit, and Arizen black seats made of cloth and vinyl. Auto Meter Pro-Comp Ultra-Lite gauges replaced the stock gauge cluster and help manage engine vitals. Along with the Budnik steering wheel and Hurst shifter, the dash, carpet, and electric windows were all custom made for this street machine.
Ed performed most of the installation himself with the help of his father-although, when it came to choosing a color, they definitely had their differences. "The back and forth arguments between father and son as to which way to go with was like an episode of Orange County Chopper, but we both loved doing it," he said. After a long, loud three months of deliberation, both sides decided on a custom blue metallic paint scheme from PPG. Few cars stand out like this one does in the sunlight.
Ed's fleet consists of a wide variety of road warriors including a V10-powered snake that we know better than to mention. But at the end of the day, there is no driver seat that he enjoys getting into more than his '69 Camaro. Possible future plans consist of a turbocharged, fuel injection engine providing even more power and adjustability.