the queen revealed

A chopped 1940 Mercury coupe. The holy grail of leadsleds, since the Barris bros. cut one up for their customer Nick Matranga and turned it into an immortal icon. There's a gorgeous new creation waiting on the threshold about to be entered into the coveted circle. Built by Rudy Rodriguez of Fullerton Fabrication, this custom '40 merc just surfaced finished on the website of our favorite but unfortunately now defunct magazine, while there were already a couple of spy pics floating on the web. This one's gonna cause a stir at the upcoming GNRS 2011. Word. (photos © Hop Up)