What does Sylvester Stallone and West Coast Customs have in common? Besides the tough-guy persona, the two partnered to develop a sleek black 1955 F100 pickup for the Hollywood legend’s new movie, “The Expendables,” which came out today.
The ’55 customized truck is starring alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke and Jason Statham, just to name a few.
“I’ve been a serious Stallone fan my whole life,” said Friedlinghaus. “He has a thing for cars just like us, which made the crew really want to be part of the film.”
West Coast Customs built three versions of the pickup, which is similar to the 1950 Mercury Stallone drove in the film “Cobra.” The truck features a 347 cid Edelebrock small block stoker engine, B&M equipped AOD transmission, Gibson Exhaust, Heidts Mustang II front suspension and much more.
This is the first time West Coast Customs has been involved with a key project for a major motion picture, but it definitely isn’t its first introduction onto the movie scene. Friedlinghaus and his crew also built supporting cars for movies such as “The Fast and The Furious” and “Death Race.”
The three versions of the pickup were created and customized in just three short weeks by the famous WCC group. There was even a member of his team at the filming to repair the F100s in case the cast members tore them up.
Check out “The Expendables” today in theatres to see West Coast Customs’ tricked out truck in action!