1954 Buick Special Custom Coupe "G54"

Vehicle Details

TThis one-of-a-kind 1954 Buick Special custom coupe known as “G54” is a true masterpiece. It was custom built by Rad Rides by Troy and featured at SEMA. The story behind the build is adding German engineering to an American Icon. This was a no-expense-spared build with hundreds of thousands of dollars invested. Tons of time was spent on design and fabrication work. The Mercedes-Benz donor parts were from a G55 model, so it only made sense to nick name this car “G54.” The exterior design was simple, keeping the classic lines of the Buick. Great attention to detail was spent on the body fitment and lines. The car was painted a two-tone combination of Cognac and Chocolate Milk, which dresses this car beautifully. The high-quality paint job is truly stunning. It’s equipped with modern headlights and 1962 Chevy taillights with custom-machined bezels. The rear bumper was custom made. The bumpers were tucked and some trim pieces were welded together for a smooth appearance. Everything but the front grille and side window trim was nickel-plated. It sits on one-off Billet Specialties wheels that are 18x8” on the front and 20x10” on the rear. The wheels were finished to match the car, including Buick and AMG logos. The exterior is complemented with a completely fabricated, custom, matching interior with Mercedes-Benz accessories. The cabin was insulated with Dynamat for comfortable experience. The headliner, dash pad, door inserts and rear package shelf were covered with Ultra Suede. The speaker grilles were custom-made and covered with Gibson amplifier cloth. The Mercedes Benz-front power seats, custom rear seats, door panels, kick panels, steering wheel and console were covered with distressed leather. Simulated wood trim and German square-weave carpet were added to complete the look. Some of the interior features include an Ididit tilt steering column, Juliano’s steering wheel, billet door handles, billet vent cranks, Vintage Air and custom-made 3-point seatbelts. The trunk compartment was upholstered to match the interior and is home to the dual XS Power batteries. The painted engine compartment was completely fabricated and is highly detailed. The hood is held with Billet Specialties aluminum hood hinges. It’s powered by a Mercedes-Benz AMG 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine with an estimated 530hp. The engine is equipped with an Eaton supercharger, Big Stuff 3 fuel injection and MSD ignition. The engine was dressed with many custom pieces that give it a very clean look. The intake was designed into the inner fenders, which looks radical. The engine is cooled by a custom Griffin aluminum radiator with electric fan and radiator cover. The engine breathes through Mercedes-Benz headers and a 2-1/2” Flowmaster polished dual exhaust system. The engine is coupled to a Mercedes-Benz 5-speed automatic transmission. The power is transferred through a custom Ford 9” Eaton Tru Trac rear end with 28-spline axles and 3.70 gears. It’s equipped with a Mustang II power steering box. The painted undercarriage is highly detailed and mirror-quality. The body sits on a custom Art Morrison chassis for the ultimate ride. The front crossmember was narrowed and a 1970 Mustang fuel tank was added. It’s equipped with a C6 Corvette front suspension and a 4-link rear suspension with upgraded sway bars and RideTech shocks at all four corners. The braking system consists of a Mercedes-Benz power booster and master cylinder and Baer 14” 4-wheel disc brakes with 6-piston calipers. This is the ultimate Resto-Mod. This car has recently been serviced and detailed, which is documented with an invoice that is included.