As the Tesla Cybertruck gears up to hit the market next year, it’s hard to believe that just a few short decades ago trucks were far simpler creatures. Ford is among one the innovators of the pickup truck market and their original consumer pickup truck was the F-100. This was the truck that birthed the extreme F-150 Raptor. Allen has an all-original version which began its life as a farm truck.
But a frame-off restoration has made the truck something to look at. Beautiful paint and an SVT performance crate motor give the truck a scary amount of power. Then you have other modern comforts such as A/C and a modern in-dash stereo system for those days at the car shows.
If you’ve watched the movie, ‘Back To The Future,’ then you’ll know that there was another influential car beside the DeLorean. That was the 1946 Ford Convertible that was driven by Biff when Michael J. Fox went back in time. And of course, a kid from this time period happens to own one as well, and that’s Allen. He has a pretty pristine version of the car, down to the factory motor and transmission.
Keeping one of these in its original order is important because the value has gone up in recent years. The 1946 Ford Convertible stands out from the crowd for a number of reasons. The most obvious is the fact that it was one of the first mass-market convertibles offered by a domestic automaker.
Allen is the proud owner of one of these unique roadsters just like Jay Leno. This isn’t a classic vehicle, but rather a special-order roadster that builds on vehicle design of the past. This is a no-frills design that’s meant to give the driver a good time. You’re not going to drive across the country in one of these or even use it on your daily commute. Allen has a beautiful forest green example that has gotten him quite a few stares.
The Moral Roadster is custom-built by Moal Coachbuilders, and you can get yourself one for a price. They’re massively fun to drive. And with performance like this, you might think that you are riding in an adult go-kart.
Allen portrays a hardline conservative on his latest TV show, but in reality, he has many noble causes. One such cause is his fight for the environment. As electric cars become more well-known, Allen will continue to add them to his collection. The most recent offering has been the Chevy Volt, which was the failed second attempt at an all-electric car by GM. The Volt wasn’t a bad car by any means, but consumers just failed to mesh with it.
You get the benefits of a gas and electric engine, but the car was bland other than that. Still, Allen is proud to drive his Chevy Volt around L.A. and to the studio. The Volt was a great attempt and managed to sell in respectable numbers. Now, GM offers the Bolt, with is an all-electric hatchback similar to the Nissan Leaf.
Allen is a horsepower guy at the end of the day, and he loves Detroit muscle. The 1964 Chevelle is about as muscular as you can get in a performance car, and Allen has a beautiful example sitting in his garage. With its powerful 454 V8 engine, the Chevelle meant business on the track and on the street. You’ll know that this car is able to handle just about anything when you get behind the wheel of it. Allen has kept his version mostly stock.
The values of these Chevelles are going to continue to rise, so it’s no wonder Allen has held onto his for so long. The Toolman knows a good deal when he sees one, and the Chevelle will continue to be a legend in the performance community.
Allen has one rare Volkswagen in his collection already, but that air-cooled German motor just wasn’t enough to satisfy the tool man so he created a beast. The Herbie-inspired bug is powered by a massive big-block V8 motor. How is that possible? Well, it took a good deal of fabrication and a brand-new transmission to get the job done. The coolest part of this unique muscle car is that it’s completely street-legal.
Allen has shown off his beastly bug on many automotive TV shows and it continues to be a hit. Of course, Allen is the only man on earth who could create one of these things and have it look as cool as this one. The V8-powered bug is one of many that continued to innovate on the Beetle.
Allen is not the only celebrity who ran out to purchase one of these things. Jay Leno owns one and so does Hulk Hogan. The Demon was a publicity stunt by Dodge to inject some life into the decade-old pony car. It worked, as the Dodge Demon is one of the most talked-about variants of the Dodge Challenger.
Allen has actually kept his close-to-stock stock with a beautiful red paint scheme and black leather interior. The Demon is one of the priciest Challengers to hit the road, and Allen enjoys driving his. When it comes to modern Mopar muscle, the Demon is at the top of the food chain right now.
Allen is a Chevy man even though he has quite a few Fords in his collection. The Corvette ZR1 stands out because of its supercharged motor. When the C6 Corvette was on its way out the company wanted to inject some life into it. What we got was the ZR1, and Allen was one of the first owners. The black and yellow paint scheme make the car a very intimidating foe.
The Corvette has been a legend in the performance community for some time now. The ZR1 continues to be a highly-coveted model. Allen has kept his very stock. You won’t find any aftermarket wheels; instead, you’ll see a beautiful example of GM history.
The Toolman is not shy in proclaiming his love for all things automotive, and there’s one automobile that came out at the crack of the new millennium that deserves attention. The S2000 was the first roadster of its kind from Honda, a far cry from the lackluster Del Sol of the ’90s. The S2000 is a no-frills roadster that’s built to drive, and the values of these cars have continued to skyrocket.
Honda didn’t do anything out of the ordinary with the S2000. It was a well-designed car that can handle whatever you throw at it. Allen has a bright yellow one, which was one of the most popular colors for the S2000.
Is it any surprise that Allen has another Corvette tucked away? This one isn’t just a car that you pull out for any occasion. The 1963 Corvette is one of the most highly-coveted models as well as one of the most rewarding to drive. Allen has an original factory paint job on his, which is partly why he loves it so much. This was the car that birthed the original roadster movement and led us to the Corvette that we see today.
Allen hasn’t done anything too extreme to him during the time that he has owned it. With a car like this, you really don’t want to take away from its original look and feel. Allen is one lucky guy to have two of these beauties in his garage in a real nod to Corvette enthusiasts.
One of the most iconic super trucks to hit the road during the ’90s, the 454 SS was black and mean. This truck was part of the GM performance renaissance during this time and featured a powerful V8 engine crammed into a rear-wheel-drive design. The 454 SS was magic through and through, with a beautiful exterior and a sharp red interior.
Allen has done a few things to supercharge it and add an aftermarket exhaust. There is actually little that needs to be done to the 454 because it’s such a bulletproof engine. The 454 SS was later revived during the 2000s as the Intimidator SS. Chevy performance trucks come along from time to time and the 454 SS is a prime example of a better time for the pickup truck market.
The Intimidator SS is a truck that was released for the 2003 model year, and it featured badging from Tony Stewart, who drove for Chevy. The Intimidator SS builds on the Vortec Max and adds a supercharger to the mix. Initially, the truck was only available in an AWD configuration but complaints from drivers lead to the RWD version of the truck. The supercharged Silverado is not only beautiful to look at but also a blast to drive.
This truck compared to the Ford Lightning and gave it a serious run for its money. The Intimidator SS will go down as one of the best trucks of the last decade, and Allen owns an all-original one. As of right now, Allen’s Silverado SS remains stock.
There is one car that just about every gearhead from Michigan is in love with. That’s the Buick Grand National. We’re not sure what GM was thinking during this time period, but the company took to supercharging the GM G-Body car with a powerful V6 and blacking the entire thing out. This was a limited-production vehicle, and nowadays these cars are highly coveted in the used car market.
Allen has a completely stock version in almost new condition, which will make most Buick enthusiasts foam at the mouth. While a lot of owners will either upgrade the engine or do an LS Swap, Allen left his Grand National alone. It’s important to note that Allen doesn’t own the GNX, which is even more highly sought-after.