ZZ Top Vocalist Billy Gibbons Car Collection 2018
William Frederick Gibbons is an American musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of the band, ZZ Top.
Billy began his musical career in the American psychedelic blues-rock band, Moving Sidewalks.
Rolling Stones magazine listed Billy as the 32nd of the 100 Greatest Guitarist of all time in its 2011 edition.
Apart from the world of music, Billy Gibbons is also a prominent name in the world of hot rods.
Here are the cars Billy Gibbons aka William Gibbons has collected over the years:
1933 Ford Coupe aka The Eliminator
Billy asked TT built him a chopped 1933 Ford in the early 80s.
The Eliminator was featured in two of ZZ Top’s albums covers and appeared in a handful of the band’s music videos.
The car features a 3-inch chop, custom 3-piece hood, ‘34 Ford headlights, classic ‘39 Ford teardrop taillights and “ZZ” graphics.
1948 Cadillac Series 62 aka CadZZilla
After Gibbons came up with the name, the 1948 Cadillac turned out to be an early post-war Cadillac design and artistic customization at the hands of Larry Erickson, Boyd Coddington, and Craig Naff.
“It was heavily hammered, repowered, repainted. There’s about one square foot of original metal left. But, as the old saying goes, ‘Anyone can rebuild a car, but it takes a real man to cut one up.” – Billy Gibbons (To be displayed)
The CadZZilla features a unique interior and a 500ci Cadillac V8 with a custom Holley fuel injection system and headers.
1932 Ford aka Highboy
According to Gibbons himself, this is the most elegant car he owns. The Highboy has an old French-built V8 flathead under its hood.
“The Rudy Rodriguez ‘32 Ford “highboy” roadster that’s like a go-cart on steroids which is still a blast to putt around in.” – Billy Gibbons (To be displayed)
1950 Ford Business Coupe aka Kopperhed
Billy gave the car the name, “Kopperhed” because of its copper and black color combination that reminded him of the rattlesnake.
The car was created by Pete Chapouris, Jim Jacobs, Mike Cardenas, John ‘Waddy’ Crambia and Rick LeFever.
1936 Ford Truck aka Rat Rod
The Ford Model T was the start of Henry Ford’s fortune and mass-production. The truck had the rat rod look but also a custom hot rod function.
This was what caught Gibbons’ eye and made him need to have it.
The Rat Rod features a ‘53 Ford flathead engine with an S-10 transmission, 6-inch drop tube front axle and 8-inch Ford rear end with buggy springs and air shocks.