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2020 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year Finalist – Carl Moyer’s 1932 Chevrolet

As the founder of Karl Chevrolet, Carl Moyer has an affinity for Chevy products and a penchant for cool street rods and customs that is represented by Karl Kustoms, a companion business catering to modified vehicles and one-off builds. This rare 1932 Chevrolet Standard two-door sedan is a great example of the shop’s quality and attention to detail.

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Starting with an all-original barn find with just 37,000 miles, the Karl Kustoms team commenced a resto-rod makeover that included an independent front suspension, a coil-over rear suspension, and 17- and 18-inch Dayton wire wheels backed by Wilwood disc brakes. The factory-influenced build approach included a 383c.i. GM crate engine dressed up like a vintage Power Pack setup with dual EFI throttle bodies and chrome air cleaners, with a 4L60E transmission making freeway driving easier.

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The original sedan body was refined and finessed to make it straighter and tighter than ever before being painted in a brilliant blue finish with black fenders and red pinstriping. The striping accent is picked up inside with red leather upholstery, plus Classic Instruments gauges and a Lokar shifter.

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Clean and classy, this stately sedan seems like an ideal street rod for a man who has made a living selling Chevys.

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A lifelong car kid, Steven grew up around drag strips – his name may sound familiar because his grandfather is Bob Bunker, a Pro Mod pioneer who piloted the “Folsom Flash” ’55 Chevy from the ’70s through the ’90s. Steven’s father, Bob Bunker Jr., heads up Bunker Motorsports and is a regular in the West Coast racing scene, building chassis and race cars for more than 30 years. With genetics like that, it’s no wonder Steven has a passion for both cars and motorsports. In addition to helping his father and honing his fabrication skills at Bunker Motorsports, Steven began shooting photos at the drag strip and capturing the action with his Canon camera. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When he's is not on the road covering events, he spends his downtime out on the water fishing, building his 1962 Chevy Nova, or cruising his 1987 GMC Suburban.