2007 Barrett-Jackson: This used to be a Nomad. Really.

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Believe it or not, folks, this was once a 1955 Chevy Nomad. That was before customizer Eric Medeiros chopped the body 8" and the top 4", added an Olds Vista Cruiser glass roof, and then went really crazy with the sheetmetal. The result was christened the "Playbunny Coach" and served its tour of duty in the late '60s with Playboy Playmates on the Winston Championship Show Car Circuit. And it apparently saw some rough days during those working years.

It had to be rebuilt recently and has picked up a few modern touches, like indirect interior lighting, AM/FM/CD (replacing a turntable?), A/C, heat, power disc brakes, PS, PW, remote door opener, and a racing fuel cell (?!), as well as a new handmade metal dash and a new center console that snakes around the rear seats. Powering this beast is a 396 rat motor. No word on bunnypower, but we hope it's high because this thing can't be light. The Playbunny Coach won a bunch of awards in the '70s, but since the rebuild it's only accumulated 585 miles appearing in local shows around Northern California.

[Source: Barrett-Jackson]

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