Builds

Each vehicle is crafted with utmost care and creativity. At Rob Ida Concepts you’re guaranteed quality work, along with stunning visuals.

Carioca

MODEL

1955 Tucker Carioca

DRIVETRAIN

4 cylinder Air Cooled Franklin aircraft engine

BUILD DETAILS

Starting with Preston Tucker’s renderings, engineering drawing are being developed to fabricate this very unorthodox type of car for the very first time. All pieces are being fabricated to bring Preston Tucker’s final automotive design to life.

Owner: Available

Torpedo

MODEL

1946 Tucker Torpedo Concept Car

DRIVETRAIN

Porsche Flat 6 opposed air cooled and and transaxle

BUILD DETAILS

The original concept of Preston Tucker was finally being brought to life. Based on some loose artist renderings, engineering plans were being developed to fabricate each piece of this very unorthodox vehicle. Steerable fenders, 360 degree disc brakes, center drive with rotating seat assembly and an all handmade body.

Ida Automotive did not get the opportunity to complete the build as there are no current contributors to its creation.

#7

MODEL

1956 Porsche 550 Spyder Replica

DRIVETRAIN

2300 CC VW flat opposed four cylinder engine

BUILD DETAILS

Alloy interior, cockpit cover, reshaped body give this beck replica a more authentic profile.

Owner: Sergio de Caires

Rootbeer Float

MODEL

1949 Cadillac Coupe

DRIVETRAIN

LS Chevrolet V8

BUILD DETAILS

Stock bodied with two tone paint and upholstery

Owner: Carmine DiGiovanni

RaZRback

MODEL

1941 Willys Coupe

DRIVETRAIN

Corvette ZR-1 4 Cam V8 with 6 speed manual Transmission

BUILD DETAILS

Restyled roofline with curved windshield, removable targa style top, redesigned hood and fenders. Flush fitted headlamps, one off lugless wheels and custom made suspension and brakes. Built in 1999.

Owner: Rob Ida

Blue Mercury

MODEL

1940 Mercury Custom three window

DRIVETRAIN

Shelby GT500 4 Cam v8 with supercharger dressed to look like a vintage Arden v8

BUILD DETAILS

A completely redesigned body with steerable front skirts and fully articulated belly pan.

Owner: Jack Kiely

‘50 Merc

MODEL

1950 Mercury Convertible

DRIVETRAIN

Mercury Flathead V8 with McCulloch Supercharger and automatic transmission with overdrive

BUILD DETAILS

A redesigned windshield and folding convertible roof that stores away complete within the body. Finished in a solid medium green with burgundy leather upholstery.

Owner: Jack Kiely

Winfield Roadster

MODEL

1932 Ford Roadster

DRIVETRAIN

Ford Flathead V8 with original Ardun overhead Valve Conversion and S.Co.T. Supercharger, 3 speed transmission and Halibrand quick change rear differential

BUILD DETAILS

Hot Rod pioneer and legend Gene Winfield built and maintained this car for all of its owners dating back to 1948. This car was Mr. Winfield first “customer job”. In 1948 he filled and leaded the cowl vent for its first owner. In 1953, Gene built the car to the way its seen today with the exception of a few changes (Ardun Installation being one).

Owner: Rob Ida

TTT

MODEL

Twin Turbo Tucker

DRIVETRAIN

Mid-Engine platform, transverse mounted Cadillac 4 Cam V8 with twin turbo

BUILD DETAILS

A handmade new Tucker with modern engineering and mechanicals. This replica Tucker was been fitted with air ride suspension on a tube chassis, all modern comforts hidden within the 1948 styling.

Owner: Jack Kiely

IdaTude 930

MODEL

1986 Porsche 930 Turbo

DRIVETRAIN

3.2 Flat 6 boxer with K27 turbocharger

BUILD DETAILS

Re-designed front and rear bumpers eliminating the accordion style bumpers . Fuel door mounted mirror, leather RS style interior with leather basket weave upholstery. Finished in “Blau Grau Hell” light grey paint.

Owner: Rob Ida Sold

Hemi Healy

MODEL

1959 Austin Healey

DRIVETRAIN

354 Chrysler Hemi V8 with 671 GMC supercharger

BUILD DETAILS

In 1968 Bob Ida and his young cousin Vinny Quarato built a lower and lighter replacement to the previous BB/GS racer Willys sedan. The “Hemi Healy” proved to be a bit too short and radical as it stood straight up on its rear bumper. It was soon retired and sent of to the junk yard. In 2015 its was found and restored for Bob’s 70th Birthday.

Owner: Bob Ida

Guggy’s

MODEL

1940 Willys

DRIVETRAIN

L88 Big Block Chevy 427 Hilborn mechanical stack Injection, 727 Pushbutton Transmission, 1957 Oldsmobile rear differential

BUILD DETAILS

A period perfect restoration of an A/GS Gasser that ran in 1967 and 1968.

Owner: Al Wester