The Rumble Coupe is a 1933 Plymouth Business Coupe model PCXX combined with a 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8.
The 1933 Plymouth was purchased on Ebay in March 2008 a year after I retired. My wife and I traveled to Alabama to retrieve the car. After arriving at home I took 500 pictures for reference of everything before dismantling the car. Two of my friends are experienced welders who had connections at a welding supply company and expert fabricator and designer. With the help of my friends and wife I was able to complete this car in 8 years without any experience with building street rods – in my own garage!
A couple of weeks after the coupe’s purchase I took my wife to a Chinese restaurant and my fortune cookie said “Something on four wheels will soon be a fun investment for you”.
A month later I purchased a wrecked 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8 with all options, it had 11,000 miles. I dismantled this car and stored the shell until I was about done with the build. The most challenging part was making the electronics work, although electronics was my background and what I did for most of my career. The second challenge was making everything fit from a big modern car into a 1933 coupe.
The bottom side: chrome & stainless, the body – all steel with Plymouth Prowler Flame Orange pearlcoat and Director Red fenders. The interior is leather, with a custom dash and all electronics from the SRT8.
We started the build in 2008 and finished it in 2015. Of course there are still things to do, I’m really not sure it will ever be done. Where I can walk by it and not think of something I want to do to it.
I belong to MSRA, Goodguys, The Drifters, and Zagalas Shrine Car Club.
The coupe is named the Rumble Coupe because it RUMBLES! Take a spin around the website (which by the way was designed by our daughter who is a graphic designer).