Don Varner's
California Star

1984 Grand National Oakland Roadster Show
"World's Most Beautiful Hot Rod"

Don Varner - California Star NOW AVAILABLE after 15 years in a private collection!

Built from the ground up, Don Varner and collaborator Ron Covell invested over 6,000 man hours spanning two and a half years to build the California Star. Following is a brief look at the vehicle, for more information:

  • 4130 chrome moly tubular space-frame
  • Independent suspension front and rear
  • Front: Cantilevered A-frames with Spax coil-overs
  • Braking: Wilwood calipers w/ Strange Engineering rotors
  • Porsche 911 Rack & Pinion
  • Racemark steering wheel
  • Mid-engine design w/ rear wheel drive
  • Chevy V-6 "Sidewinder"
  • 60 degree
  • 176 cubic inch (2700cc)
  • Balanced and bored by Cub Barnett
  • Venolia pistons
  • Crane valve train
  • Weber Carb w/ Air Research turbo charger
  • 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Hand formed aluminum body by Ron Covell
  • Ferrari Red paint
  • Connolly leather interior
  • VDO gauges

Price: $125,000 US

Copyright 1999