Doyle Gammel Coupe
Doyle Gammel was one of the early members of the L.A Roadsters built his full-fendered three-window back in the Sixties while he worked for Ed Roth. The car sat lower than its contemporaries, with its 3" chopped top, polished Torq-Thrusts, Moon tank, dropped headlight bar and smaller headlights adding to its aggressive look.
Doyle sold the car many years ago, but ended up missing it so much he built a clone. The new car is just like the original, right down to the Rochester-injected 283.
After having been built and masterfully chopped by Dick Bergren and then sold to Doyle, this classic coupe made its magazine debut in the December 1963 issue of Rod & Custom magazine where it has appeared many times since, including thirty years later in the April 1993 issue, which showed it after being bought and updated by Tom Schiffilea with a strong L-88 big block Chev motor. The original car now lives under the care of Bruce Meyer.
The concept for this second in our Tribute series is to honour a car that truly has stood the test of time. We can't run slicks on the street like the original did, but the car will be built fully legal and certified to LVVTA specs. And yes, the plan is to set it up for a rat motor !
The body is made already and we have the chassis rails ready to box and frame out.
If you're not faint hearted when it comes to horsepower, and a full fendered, aggressive, coupe is what you're looking for then give us a call and tag your name to this project.
See specifications and pricing below