Cars For Sale : Thinning the herd at Speednymph Garage

Submitted by SpeedNymph on January 14, 2015

We are always looking for the next vehicle to restore, and have limited room, so many vehicles are available. Some we need to move to make room for the next. This list is current Cars For Sale.

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment to view any of these vehicles, please contact us. You can also call 1-408-857-9336

 

CA Hot Rod Renuion Honoree 2014

Submitted by SpeedNymph on December 19, 2014
DENNIS VARNI

Referred to as "a hot rodder's hot rodder" and "Captain Fun," these names fit Varni perfectly. Seeing a hot rod while riding the school bus was all it took. At 13, he bought his first Model A for $45, money he earned by picking prunes and selling his train set. Learning as he went, by 1964, the roadster was nice enough for him to join the Bay Area Roadsters, and 50 years later, he's still a member. Following a stint in the service, he went to work for Goodies Speed Shop, rising to general manager of the entire chain. He has since successfully run a variety of businesses, from restaurants to rubbish. In the late 1960s, starting with a $25 frame and $100 body. he built a state-of-the-art '29 highboy roadster. After 20 years of being driven, it was rebuilt and named America's Most Beautiful Roadster in 1992. It has since been driven more than 50,000 miles. ln 1961, he went to Bonneville as a crew member. Again, that was all it took. In 1987, he realized his dream and qualified for the Bonneville 200 MPH Club at 225 mph in a '32 Ford street roadster backward! His small-block-powered 265mph belly tank was next, followed by his six cylinder streamliner that in 2012 set a still-standing class record. He has won at the Pebble Beach Concours and raced antique cars in France, Italy, Spain, Australia, and Mexico, including six times in the Carrera Panamericana with his winning '55 Lincoln. Most recently, with wife Kathy, he won the four-week, 5,000-mile Classic Safari Challenge in South Africa - driving a '61 Falcon!