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Steve
09-20-2007, 09:20 PM
Chip Foose is an amazing car designer and he has come up with a new creation. If he could drop the price, I bet it would be a huge seller!

What price would you pay for it?

Outrageously cool custom cars (http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/fortune/0709/gallery.bespokebeauties.fortune/4.html) - Chip Foose, arguably one of the best contemporary hot-rod designers on the planet, shows off his skill every week on his car-makeover show, TLC's "Overhaulin'." Still, transforming other people's clunkers into classics wasn't enough. "I have always dreamed about building my own car, and I started sketching the Hemisfear [the coupe's original name] in art school," says Foose, 43.

With the help of Metalcrafters ** a Fountain Valley, Calif., fabrication specialist ** the steel-tube-framed, carbon-fiber-bodied Foose Coupe ** inspired by both the '33 Ford coupe and the '70 'Cuda ** is now in production. Pick your power poison: a 550-horsepower Hemi V-8 or a 500-horsepower supercharged Ford V-8. But don't be distracted by such numbers ** this hot rod is really a work of art, not a track car.