Sunday morning car shows are always a great place to see some cool cars. The Caffeine and Octane events in Atlanta, Georgia can attract everything from a 3-week old Lamborghini Aventador to a beautifully restored Jaguar E-Type. The star of the latest event, however, wasn’t a new Ferrari or a vintage Rolls Royce. Instead, it was the sight of this chromed-up “Wing Tank Lakester” being hauled in on the back of an equally gorgeous Ford C500 flatbed that drew the biggest crowd.
This Lakester was built off an external fuel tank from a Lockheed Super Constellation and somewhere behind the two-seat cockpit is a turbocharged HEMI 4-cylinder. And the steering wheel? That’s a yoke from a 1948 Rockwell Aero Commander. The seats are also out of an older Lockheed plane. I don’t know much about the Ford C500, sadly, other than that it currently has the heart of a Cummins diesel. In the end, they both look amazing together. Take a look in the gallery below for a closer look. I promise you that it’s worth your time.
For professional quality photos from the shop that built it, check out Eddies Rod and Custom’s website.
Hat tip to nj_hoon from the Hooniverse Forums for finding more info about the car.