1933 Speedstar Hotrod
The Speedstar Coupe is a relatively reasonably priced body for what you get. Doors and deck lid are latched and hinged. The body is fiberglass with oak and steel reinforcement. The body also comes with power windows already installed, hood, dash, grill, windshield, and back glass. That is a lot of car for around $10,000. Being a fender-less, you could probably get paint and body work completed for around $10,000.
I think the real costs on this car are the chassis and components. Most of these cars were built on a Bobby Alloway chassis. In the ad it does not state which chassis it is built on. However it does not matter as the cost just for a roller from most companies will be around $10,000. Then start adding in all the goodies. This car looks likes it has a Winter’s quick change from the pictures and possibly inboard brakes? So you are probably looking at $7,000 just in the differential area. I am sure if they spent this money on the rear differential the front must be equally as good.
LS1 engine with automatic transmission, some wiring and cosmetics, there’s another $10,000. I can totally see over $40,000 just on the chassis when you add up all the components needed to make this run down the street with some bling!
Interiors can be expensive! I do not think any street rod interior can be finished out for less than $7,500. You still have custom gauges and all the labor that goes into building a cool custom. There has to be at least 1,000 man hours from start to finish. At $50.00 per hour you are in it for $50,000 just in labor cost! I am all in for cost to build over $100K. We’ll just have to wait and see what the bidders decide the final selling price will be!