By Ed “Big Daddy” Roth
The Outlaw was one of the first custom rods not based on a production car. While a 1949 Cadillac engine was used for power, its one-of-a-kind body was specially molded in fiberglass. The Outlaw was Roth’s first custom automobile and was built in part to help promote his expanding T-shirt business. Its original design helped thrust Roth to the forefront of the “mod rod” movement. Other Roth show cars included the Beatnik Bandit, Rat Fink, and Road Agent.
Collection of the Petersen Automotive Museum
Gift of Bruce S. Lustman