1954 Ford Ranch Wagon

8th Annual Salt Lake City Classic Car Auction

8th Annual Salt Lake City Classic Car Auction
Ranch Wagon
Pink / Purple

The Insane '54

Custom 1954 Ford Ranch Wagon.  This car was the final build in episode 86 from the top show Monster Garage featuring Jesse James.  And Jesse didn't disappoint!  To celebrate the series and phenomenon that was Monster Garage, all the best builders from the previous 4 years were brought together for the most penultimate build to ever hit the airwaves.  The two hour show finale, aired on June 12, 2006, chronicled the build on this amazing car by the masterful hands of Gene Winfield, Daryll Starbird, Frank Brown, Scotty Chapman, Hector Orlandi and Doug Hruska.  


Engine and Drivetrain:

A Frank Brown Tuned 2004 Corvette LS1, 6 Speed transmission, custom driveshaft and Ford 9" Rear End with 3:55 gear ratio.  CNC machined hydraulic clutch and brake master combo.  Custom made driveshaft and gear shifter.


Hydraulics and Suspension:

Four-wheel air ride suspension with added triangulated four link in rear along with A-arm suspension with air bags in front.  Air bags are controlled by a remote control unit.




Tan and black hand sewn leather with custom inserts and skulls



Custom machined 20" Oasis Wheels with custom Monster Garage Center Caps



The Famous “Winfield Fade” by Gene Winfield


Body Modifications:

  • The Roof has been leveled and sectioned over 3"
  • Door post & C-Pillars have been chopped and slanted
  • 4" were sectioned down the Belt line
  • Front Fenders were raised 2" and a pair of Antennas are frenched in the passenger side fender
  • Oldsmobile Taillights and headlights were frenched
  • Vertical scoops were fabricated into the rear quarterpanels  and then filled with 53 Mercury Side Spears
  • Handmade custom grill & shell


The entire build of the car can be watched in the final season 5 episodes 9 and 10 of the ultimate old school wagon on Amazon.




Having recently surfaced in Utah, this is an amazing opportunity to own a storied work of automotive art forever known as the Insane 54!  And while 16 years of campaigning the car has left a mark or two, the Insane 54 is quite a sight to behold!




This car has been consigned to the 7th Annual Salt Lake City Classic Car Auction hosted by the Classic Car Auction Group. The auction is Saturday, May 14 at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy, Utah. To consign your car and/or to register to bid on this and other cars in the auction go to http://www.classiccarauction.us.