2016 Starts with a Beautiful Factory Five Build!

Factory Five customer Erik Hansen gained notoriety with his Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod and 818 builds, and now turned his attention to building our 289 USRRC/FIA replica.  Amazing job and inspiring craftsmanship.

The stunning deep blue paint work was done by the best painter on the west coast, Jeff “Da Bat” Miller at J. Miller Customs.  Erik has documented his build on the Factory Five Forum and you can check out his start-to-finish log with photos and details here.

2016 kicks off with Erik’s 289 complete and ready to tear up the roads of southern California!

Details, details, details.  The 289 has subtle differences over the 427 replicas such as the smaller hood scoop and more pronounced front fender flares.

Erik finished his car is PPG Pozzi Blue.



Trick fuel injection system from Hillborn makes the engine bay extremely cool.

Period-correct interior matches the flawless exterior execution.

Another famous Erik named Erik Treves built an equally stunning Factory Five 289 that was highlighted at the 2014 SEMA Show.  Erik Treves also documented his build on The Factory Five Forum.  Click here to read the post.