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CF1 #8: Kindig’s Roadster With Barrett-Jackson Style

Written by Nicole Ellan James

Barrett-Jackson fans hardly need an introduction to Dave Kindig. Kindig is an American Hot Rod designer famous for customizing vehicles at his shop, Kindig-It Design, in Salt Lake City, Utah, on the show “Bitchin’ Rides.” Kindig has attended Barrett-Jackson auctions since 2007 as an enthusiast or as a host providing commentary regarding all the auction action.

“I’ve always been a big fan of Barrett-Jackson,” Kindig said, adding that he has always had great success at the auction.

Kindig has something extraordinary planned for the 2023 Scottsdale Auction: a one-of-one Barrett-Jackson Edition of his production car, the Kindig CF1.

The CF1 gets its name from its carbon fiber body and inspiration from a C1 corvette.

“I wanted to do something that had the flair of early Americana with a bit of a modern twist to it,” Kindig said. “I’ve always thought the 1953 Corvette was one of the most iconic cars. Corvettes have beautiful heritage, performance and styling.”

To give the CF1 Kindig’s signature look, the CF1 features a custom-made windshield by AM Hot Rod Glass, which was chopped and laid back. The car was sectioned, and the wheel wells were reshaped and raised for a more modern look.

The CF1 has a 427ci Lingenfelter spec engine composed of an LS7 block with LS3 heads and Borla eight-stack injection under the hood. It is backed by a General Motors 4L80E automatic 4-speed transmission that sends power down to the independent center section.

The body sits atop a custom-built chassis from the Roadster Shop with full front and rear C7 Corvette suspension. Stopping power comes from Wilwood brakes with an integrated e-brake by E-Stopp.

Since it’s Kindig’s production car, all the CF1s are the same except for this one selling in January 2023 with No Reserve. “I’m doing a lot of one-off stuff on this car that will never be repeated,” Kindig said. The wheels, for example, on the Barrett-Jackson car are a one-off design from Kindig.

Unique to the Barrett-Jackson CF1 is a Can-Can Red leather interior with a Mercedes velour carpet. The carbon fiber body will be painted Black Ice, a color created by Kindig.

To further set it apart from other Kindig CF1s, all the brightwork will be done in a bright nickel finish. CF1 #8 will be adorned with an engine bay badge that says “No. 8, Barrett-Jackson 2023.”

Included with the car will be a California Car Cover, which is custom-made for the car, and a custom guitar from Reverend that will carry many of the same colors and details as the car.

According to Kindig, his original artwork never goes with the car, but this car will come with Kindig’s original 11×17” artwork done in Prismacolor that will also be signed to the new owner, truly making this a one-of-a-kind Kindig sale.

“Dave Kindig has been an incredible consignor over the years at Barrett-Jackson,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The quality of workmanship and on-point design of his builds have contributed to the success of the Resto-Mod segment of the hobby. I look forward to seeing this very special Barrett-Jackson CF1 cross the block at the January 21-29, 2023, Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld.”

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: CF1 #8: Kindig’s Roadster With Barrett-Jackson Style
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/cf1-8-kindigs-roadster-with-barrett-jackson-style/
Published Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 16:32:33 +0000

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