GoodGuys Names 2024 Street Rod d’Elegance Winner

Ken Reister's 1932 Ford Phaeton is the first winner of the Goodguys Top 12 of the Year award...

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association crowned its first Top 12 winner of year by naming Ken Reister’s 1932 Ford Phaeton as the 2024 Meguair’s Street Rod d’ Elegance winner at the 23rd Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals in Del Mar, California.

The coveted award goes to a vehicle originally built before 1948 that has been modified to exude sophisticated styling, excellence in build quality and overall elegance, the group noted.GoodGuys Names 2024 Street Rod d'Elegance Winner | THE SHOP

Built by Reister’s Rod Shop and Squeeg’s Kustoms, the project is something Reister has envisioned for decades.

“I’ve dreamed about this car ever since I was released from the military,” Reister said. “When I learned that Chip Foose was designing an all-steel ’32 Phaeton body with Brookeville Roadster, I jumped at the chance!”

Once Reister obtained the freshly stamped steel body, his team at Reister’s Rod Shop went to work. A custom chassis was fitted with a complete suspension system from Kugel Komponents. Ken made sure to use Ford power in the way of a fuel injected 302 cubic-inch engine. The car was handed off to Squeeg’s Kustoms for further body modifications, massaging and finally to be painted in a glowing Candy Apple Red over a Gold base. The interior was wrapped in leather by the Recovery Room and unique top was completed by Sid Chavers.

GoodGuys Names 2024 Street Rod d'Elegance Winner | THE SHOP

The Meguiar’s Street Rod d’ Elegance is just one of the Goodguys Top 12 of the Year awards. Eleven more vehicle builders will add their names to this coveted list which includes Muscle Car, Street Machine, Custom, Truck of the Years and other top categories for classic vehicles and premier builders. Congratulations to Ken and the teams at Reister’s Rod Shop and Squeeg’s Kustoms for being named the Goodguys 2024 Meguiar’s Street Rod d’ Elegance.

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