Custom car enthusiast Brad Jones, of Cincinnati, Ohio, calls his sweet ’64 Impala “Inspiration,” and for good reason. “When I bought the convertible, my initial idea was to make it a clean restoration,” Jones recalls. “But shortly after I got into it, I had a change of heart and decided to go full custom.”
Full custom is an understatement; there are virtually no totally stock parts left. That’s why it took Spade Kreations (Cincinnati, Ohio) 3,800 hours to create the “roadster,” but it was worth it. In just a few months Jones’ Impala has won the Squires Cup at the 2008 Cavalcade of Customs, 2008 BET Spring Bling Champion and the Hot Rod Industry Award at the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
A year ago Jones had no idea that he would ever have a car in those shows…much less take home trophies. “It’s a dream come true,” Jones says with a smile. “I owe special thanks to Tony Bicknell at Air Ride Technologies; Steve Tracy at Advanced Plating; Bob at B&B Transmission; Myles Kovacs at DUB; Ron Skyrme at DuPont Hot Hues; Chris and Carrie Fesler at Fesler Billet; Brad Ganz at Kicker; Pat Szeman at Kinetik Power Cells; Mark at Street and Performance; Adrian Puente at Toyo Tires; and, of course, the crew and friends at Spade Kreations for making my dream a reality.”
Audio/Video: Alpine CDA-7996 DVD/CD/MP3/WMA/HD Radio/Sirius XM/Bluetooth ready tuner; Alpine DHA-S680 6-disc DVD/CD changer; three Kicker ZX1500.1 Class-D mono block amplifiers; one Kicker ZX650.4 four-channel amplifier; two Kicker ZX700.5 five-channel amplifiers; six Kicker RS56.2 5.25-inch RS component speaker sets; four Kicker CVR8 8-inch speakers; three Kicker S10L7 10-inch subwoofers; Alpine 10.2-inch LCD in-dash monitor; 6-inch Alpine monitor in rear of center console; Alpine 7-inch monitor in trunk; and an Alpine DVA5200 DVD player in rear of center console.