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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“Mucha Muchacha” is a fantastic cruiser that runs and drives well. The first known ’55 Lincoln chopped radical custom, it looks as perfect as when it was finished in 2009. It was built by some of the best contemporary custom practitioners, including John Aiello, Bob Divine, Ferby Miguel and Alex Gambino.
Its many awards include Read More
This little roadster was built in 1953 by Jack Lentz after he returned from service in Korea. “I built a new auto body shop in Bedford, New Jersey,” Lentz recalled. “I liked the ‘Deuce’ Fords. There was a guy in the Read More
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
Owned by comedian and actor Christopher Titus, one of Hollywood’s true diehard hot rodders, this ’56 was created by Foose design. Chip and his dad, Sam, massaged virtually every panel to match Chip’s concept sketch. The TV Show “Rides” covered the build at Foose Design, and again covered the car as it went Read More
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
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
This award-winning, handcrafted beauty was built and finished by Brad Starks Rod & Custom. It began its life as an Arizona-based 1950 Tin Woodie four-door wagon. It has been extensively modified throughout, including the redesign and fabrication to convert it from a four-door to a two-door.
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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
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