1957 Ford Intruder Custom Wagon

Created by Troy Trepanier, Intruder came out of the box in San Bernardino, California, with three miles showing on the odometer. Six days and 2,900 cross-country miles later, on the Hot Rod Power Tour, Intruder had performed flawlessly, and even returned 20 miles per gallon.

The goal for Rad Rides, the builders of Intruder, was to set new standards in style and performance, as part of bringing the new generation of super rods to a higher level. By any standards, this mission was accomplished.

As you would expect from a modern super rod, the sleek Intruder is stuffed with performance components, developed by Summit Racing. It is powered by a 351-c.i. Ford Racing engine with aluminum heads, a trick-flow fuel injection manifold and custom valve covers. A custom-mounted supercharger boosts output to 510 horsepower and 450 pounds of torque. A special Summit Racing bell housing links the engine to a Borg-Warner six-speed transmission and Centerforce clutch. Stopping power comes from Baer Racing, with 13½-inch rotors and four-piston calipers up front, and 14-inch rotors with four-piston calipers at the rear.

Finished in PPG’s burnt orange and champagne, the creature comforts of Intruder’s interior are first class, providing a high level of comfort for those long days of power hot-rod touring. Without question, this car is an uncompromising statement of the current state of the art in super rods.