1933 Ford Woodie Custom “Coupe”

Courtesy of Russo and Steele

Six figures worth of fun?

Starting with a Squeeg’s Kustoms concept and a Jimmy Smith rendering, this woodie was built from the ground up with a ’33 Ford roadster cowl from Steve’s Auto Restorations, custom SAC frame rails (patterned from the Vern Luce 3-window coupe by the late Boyd Coddington), round-tube cross members, a hand-made steel body with a steel-cage inner structure and wheel tubs, a rolled rear pan, a four-piece hood, and vee’d windshield posts.

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1966 Batmobile

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The 1966 Batmobile by George Barris is the most recognized car in entertainment history. This vehicle marks a time in television history where the car became the star.

Still as beautiful as when it first came out of the paint shop, this former 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car has been a part of George Read More

1952 Astra Coupe

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When Jay Everett unveiled his hand-built coupe at the Petersen Motorama in 1953, it marked a new direction in custom cars.

At the time, most American customizers were basing their work on pre-existing cars from Detroit. Everett took the more difficult and more rewarding path of building his own full-bodied creation from scratch, Read More

1932 Ford 3-window coupe

This 1932 Ford has everything, including an LS1 fuel-injected powerplant backed by a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Suspension parts include a polished aluminum nine-inch Currie rear end, four-link, and coilovers in the rear. Up front is a chrome dropped I-beam axle, chrome Pete & Jake’s split wishbones, chrome shocks, rack-and-pinion steering and So-Cal finned polished aluminum Buick-style covers over power disc brakes.

Inside is a custom leather interior by Ron Mangus, air conditioning and power windows. Other features include a remote Read More

1951 Mercury Custom Convertible

Chassis number: 51LA39108M

The 1949–51 Mercury is considered by many enthusiasts to be the defi nitive custom car. Its somewhat bulbous stock shape and semi-slab sides were the perfect canvas for a legion of talented California customizers, led by Sam and George Barris, and joined by Gil and Al Ayala, Gene Winfi eld and countless others.

Designer Harry Bradley, writing in the January 1991 issue of Rod & Custom, noted that the original ’49 Mercury design “was a tentative combination Read More