Gene Simmons is famous for a few reasons, but mostly for being a member of the band Kiss and sticking his freakishly long tongue out at inappropriate moments.
He’s also, as we recently found out, a massive petrolhead and actually a nice guy once you get past the whole tongue thing.
Simmons recently donated a very special car for auction at the famous Barret-Jackson auction house. The proceeds of the sale went to The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.
The custom-built 1956 Ford F100 Truck called Snakebit sold for R4,5 million, which seems a bit high until you read the specs on this monster of a truck.
Snakebit, designed to resemble the legendary Shelby Mustang, has a 5,4-litre supercharged V8 mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
To cope with the 410kW engine, a few other upgrades had to be made as well. Snakebit has a custom independent front suspension system and a stretched wheelbase to make things easier for the driver.