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SEMA Show: Ford F-100 Gets Snakebitten

Will Be Auctioned Off Sometime Next Year For Charity

William Maley
by William Maley
November 6, 2013

Ford, along with the help of KISS bassist and sometimes singer Gene Simmons and his wife, Shannon Tweed, pulled the covers of a 1956 Ford F-100 named Snakebit. The name pays homage to the Shelby Mustangs.

Under the hood of Snakebit is a supercharged 5.4L V8 engine from Ford Racing that produces 550 horsepower. This is mated to a six-speed manual transmission which sends power to the rear wheels.

Snakebit's wheelbase has been extended five inches and features a larger bed with billet machined pieces that are supposed to look like wood. Eighteen-inch wheels up front and twenty-inch wheels in the back ape those found on the old Shelby Mustangs. Inside, Snakebit features a handmade interior with a contoured bench seat with two-tone leather and a leather wrapped dash.

Next Year, Snakebit will hit the auction block at a Barrett-Jackson event. Proceeds from the sale will go towards the construction of a children’s hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

"The Wheels of Dreams project symbolizes how people can come together to meet the needs of our children and families by raising much needed funds for the new Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan. Just like the hospital, this concept car project started as an idea and a desire to do something better for our community," said Brynn Boback-Lane, president and CEO of the Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.

"What began as a grassroots idea," she continued, "The volunteers and supporters of Wheels of Dreams have turned into a major international fundraiser opportunity that will ultimately benefit our foundation and the children of Saskatchewan who require the services and care of a hospital."


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