2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

We've followed progress on Dan Webb's unfaithful recreation of Barney Oldfield's Golden Submarine the past three Autoramas, and it's paid off as his hand-formed mastery machine is now physically complete.

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S

2009 Detroit Autorama: Dan Webb's Golden Submarine Debuts!S


Webb has taken home a Ridler award in the past, but this machine is on a whole different level than other cars here. The Submarine liberally borrows inspiration from the 1917-era streamliner built under engineering legend Harry Miller. This new car features a hand formed and unpainted all-steel body so perfect the application of paint would just ruin it, mounted on a hand built and jig-drilled lightweight frame. Motivation comes from a 2.0 liter Ford Zetec four cylinder with significant upgrades. stopping comes from eccentric mounted disc brakes borrowed from a Buell Motorcycle. Take time to look at the interior where the torque tube passes between the drivers legs and steering, shifting, and pedal controls are all hand formed. The exhaust passes in wrapped pipes down the drive's left side and exits through a single tip at the point of the teardrop body work.

You could stand and look at this car all day.