The character in question, Elliot, is a former thief turned mechanic in present day San Francisco. He's in his late 30s or early forties and is an adrenaline junkie. At the start of the story Elliot puts the finishing touches on his newly rebuilt sexy classic car. What kind of car is it? Make, model, year, color, etc? He had a few thousand dollars and a lot of time to put into it. Elliot's not on the run or anything, so the car can be flashy.
Thanks in advance!
EDIT: My only research has been asking some car-saavy friends of mine. I didn't consult Wikipedia or do any googling because this is more of a style question.