Model Spotlight: Dalia Elliott And A 1935 Auburn Boattail Speedster

Gorgeous cars and gorgeous women. They’re peas in a pod. A typical guy has a major appreciation for both so it is only natural to have the two together. The hot rod culture has been combining the two for decades. Pinups and advertising models use the allure to their advantage, drawing in a multi-faceted interest that is universally accepted. Model and actress Dalia Elliot certainly knows how to work that attraction.

The Model

Dalia Elliott is no stranger to the camera. At 11 years old, she opened the door to her modelling career when she posed for a bronze statue titled “The Past, The Present and The Future”, now located at the New Mexico Tech University. Ms. Elliott was born in Kuwait and raised in Maryland. Her family then moved to Orange County, California when she was a teenager. She now lives in Los Angeles, where she can more easily expand her acting and modelling portfolio.

The last couple of years have been a sizable boom for Ms. Elliott. In 2014, she got her first movie role. She played the part of Lilah in “The Bunnyman Massacre”, sequel to “Bunnyman”, where a couple of guys slaughter anyone they come into contact with and sell their meat as beef jerky in his store. Soon, her next film will be released, “Bunnyman 3” and her biggest part yet is a lead role in Carl Lindberh’s “Blood Angel” about a time travelling Nazi bent on bringing back his deceased fuhrer, Adolf Hitler. Recently, Ms. Elliott got some big time exposure with an 8-page spread in the April 2015 issue of FHM as well as an interview with Esquire Online.

Ms. Elliott enjoys a paleo diet and a daily exercise regimen as well as hiking and travelling.  When she isn’t posing next to unique and beautiful cars or running for her life in a slasher flick, she is a Corporate Flight Attendant.

The Car

When Jim Allen of San Juan Capistrano, California saw this car for the first time, he knew he had to have it. “I wasn’t looking for the car when I bought it,” Allen explains.  “But as soon as I saw it, I knew.” The 1935 Auburn Boattail Speedster was originally rebuilt in the 70s in Las Vegas, Nevada. When Allen purchased the car in 2005, the previous owner told him he had purchased it from Harrah’s Casino where the car had been on display for 20 years.

Built to keep the original look, the car utilizes updated materials and components. A 16-foot frame supports a fiberglass body complete with sculpted rear end, teardrop headlights and suicide doors. Under the hood, a 410 horsepower LS1 Corvette motor keeps the car motivated down the road. Power transfers through a TH350 automatic transmission and out to the replica Packard spoked wheels.

There really is no chance that hot women and amazing cars will ever be separated. The bond is just too tight. For more on Dalia Elliott, check out her Instagram @DaliaElliott and her IMDB page.

About the author

Jake Headlee

Jake's passion started at a young age wrenching on cars with his Dad. Obtaining that glorious driver's license sparked his obsession with grease and horsepower, and the rest is history. Soon, he was a general mechanic and suspension specialist, and currently designs and modifies products for the off-road industry. Jake enjoys rock crawling, desert racing and trail running, and writing in his spare time.
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