This 1956 Continental Mark II was built by Scott Laitinen and his company SIC Chops in Cave Creek, Arizona. Scott calls the car “Mae” because during body restoration they found a signature on the underside of the trunk by Mae West. The project recently won Custom of the Year at Goodguys 33rd All American Get-Together in Pleasanton, California.
Under the hood sits a Jon Kaase 520 ci V8 that produces close to 850 horsepower. The engine is based off a all-aluminum big-block Ford 429 ci V8. Two of the most obvious upgrades on the engine is the Inglese eight stack injection coming out of the Kaase Boss Nine semi-hemisperical heads. All this Ford goodness is controlled by FAST XFI system.
Although the body appears to be stock almost every panel has had work done. The top has been chopped a conservative 2 3/4 inches. The rocker line has been altered. To give you an idea of how much work it took to get the body perfect, in one 16 hour day a worker walked 14 miles around the car. All that work sits on a custom Roadster Shop chassis with Corvette C6 suspension and Accuair air suspension.