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Snakbit Truck Is a Mashup of Shelby GT 500 and a 56 Ford Truck
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Snakbit Truck Is a Mashup of Shelby GT 500 and a 56 Ford Truck

Nov 6 2013, 12:51pm CST | by

Heavily customized truck built by Gene Simmons, Shannon Tweed, and Ford

An interesting truck has been unveiled at the 2013 SEMA show called Snakbit. The truck is a collaboration between KISS' gene Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed along with help from Ford. The 1956...

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Snakbit Truck Is a Mashup of Shelby GT 500 and a 56 Ford Truck

Nov 6 2013, 12:51pm CST | by

Heavily customized truck built by Gene Simmons, Shannon Tweed, and Ford

An interesting truck has been unveiled at the 2013 SEMA show called Snakbit. The truck is a collaboration between KISS' gene Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed along with help from Ford. The 1956 Ford F 100 truck gets styling reminiscent of a late model Shelby GT 500.

The truck has a 550 hp supercharged V-8 engine and six speed manual gearbox. The truck has been lengthened by 5 inches and has a billet machined floor that mimics wood. The interior of the truck is heavily customized with two-tone leather and lots more.

The truck is very interesting even if it looks a lot like a storm trooper for Return of the Jedi. I can only imagine how much work went into making the front end look like it does.

 
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