1948 Austin Hemi “Car of the Week”

Check out this beautiful 48 Austin… It’s our pick for “Car of the Week”

Congratulations Steven from Prior Lake for winning “Car of the Week” with this truly amazing car.
This one of a kind Austin Dorset has been in the works for a long time but it was worth the wait.

Here are some of the details the owner shared with us.

1948 Austin Dorset


Top Chopped, All Body Seams Filled,
Wheel Base Lengthened 10”
Doors Re-hinged (suicide), Shaved
One Piece Front Tilt Front Clip, Linear Actuator Powered
Custom Billet Grill
Trunk Lid Shaved and Re-hinged, Linear Actuator Powered
Custom Bumpers, Front and Rear
Custom Body Trim
Rear Fenders Widened 4”
All Wheel Openings Reshaped
BASF Gasurit Deep Black paint


Custom Art Morrison – Modified Pro Street
Coil Over Shocks
Mustang II Style Front End (Morrison)
4Link Rear (Morrison)
Custom Exhaust, Headers, Mufflers ,Tail Pipes (Pass Through Chassis) and Tips

Engine and Transmission

528ci GenII Hemi with Aluminum Heads, 650 hp
Custom Billet Intake Manifold
Momar Stack Injection
Big Stuff 3 Pro Street Computer
727 Torqueflight Transmission with Gear Vendor Overdrive
Narrowed 9” with 3:55 Locker and Strange Axels

Wheels,Tires and Brakes

Front, 18X5 Mickey Thompson (MT) wheels with MT Sportman S/R 26×6 R18LT tires
Rear, Custom Evod Industries 20×12 wheels with MT Sportman S/R 29×15 R20LT tires
Baer 14” Slotted and Drilled Rotors with 6 Piston Calipers Front and Rear


Custom Dash with Autometer Gauges
Custom Console and Speaker Housing
Leather Interior
5 Point Retractable Harness (Airbus A320 Cockpit)
One Piece Seamless Headliner
Power Windows
Air Conditioning
Kenwood Excelon Entertainment System
7” Touch Screen
Multi Media
Rear and Side View Cameras

Car was purchased in 1965 with the intent to build a “gasser”. That plan was never implemented and the Austin was kept in storage until 1998 when an 18 year long Street Rod project was started.

1948 Austin Hemi
1948 Austin Hemi
1948 Austin Hemi
1948 Austin Hemi
1948 Austin Hemi
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