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

1932 Ford Highboy Roadster

Chassis number: 181727931

This Dearborn Deuce all-steel body rod is powered by a complete chrome and polished 454-ci big-block Chevy that’s been bored 0.060 over. It has polished aluminum Edelbrock heads and polished 650 Holley carburetors. The transmission is a Turbo 350, and it has a Ford nine-inch rear end with 3.56 gears.

Additionally, this rod is equipped with Wilwood disc brakes in the front and a set of Supreme wheels with “cheater” slicks. But the aesthetic details are truly Read More

1932 Ford Highboy Roadster

Ford’s classic 1932 roadster, better known as “the Deuce,” has been, and always will be, the quintessential hot rod.
Great-looking, with elegant, timeless lines that transcend its age, lightweight — especially when shorn of its fenders — equipped with a modified Ford or Mercury flathead V8 developing three to four times its original output, “Deuce” roadsters like this one were raced at California’s dry lakes and later at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

This car’s 63-year known history dates to Read More