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  1. Austinrod
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    Austinrod
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    City: Austin

    State: TEXAS!
    Price: $ 33,000
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    So I just became the new caretaker/custodian of
    Ron Sweeney/John Rudisill's
    57 FORD SEABURST
    Originally Built By Von Hunter In 1962.
    1963-1964: Featured In 3 Kar Kraft Magazine. Top Best Custom in Hotrod Magazine.
    Winner Of The Portland Roadster Show. 1963/1964
    Winner pacific northwest motorama 1964
    Redone In 1990 By Original Builder. Von Hunter
    More history on SeaBurst
    Seems Von Hunter used the car for family 1960-62
    Before making it into a show car 1962-65
    Lost from 1965-90

    .....
    Only a very few custom show cars from the halcyon Fifties-Sixties era have survived to the present and enjoyed such a long career as this 1957 Ford custom. This rolling sculpture first blew onto the scene in 1963 in the pages of Car Craft and Hot Rod magazines and quickly amassed an impressive array of trophies and awards, including consecutive Best of Show awards at the Portland Roadster Show and a nomination as one of Car Craft’s Top Ten customs of 1964. After a lengthy hiatus, the car was refurbished in 1991 to its original state and the drive train updated with a 302 CI Ford engine, C-4 automatic and 9-inch rear end. It has picked up right where it left off, appearing in Rod & Custom magazine and scoring major awards including Goodguys West Coast 2009 Best Custom, Best Old School Pick and First in Class at the 2010 Grand Nationals, establishing it as a perennial show-winner with lasting value as both a work of art and an historic cultural relic.

    -Car featured in Car Craft magazine in 1963
    -voted 10 best customs in 1964,
    -featured again in Car Craft magazine in September 1964
    - Hot Rod magazine in 1964
    -Portland Roadster show, 1963 and 1964 "Best of Show"
    Tacoma roadster show “best in show” 1964
    -Good Guy West Coast, 2009 "Best Custom"
    - Jan 2009 "Best Old School Pick"
    -Rod and Customs, February 2009
    -Grand nationals 2010 "First in Class"
    -Several other magazines over the years.....
    -2009: Portland Roadster Best Of Show.
    -First In Class At Blackie Gejeian Show In Fresno, Ca.

    March 5-8, 1964 John's Ford was shown at the 8th annual Portland Roadster Show. This version featured rolled front and rear pans, hand-formed grilles front and rear, hand-shaped fins, rounded hood and door corners and a Candy Apple Turquoise paint job. The top was chopped 3 inches, and the interior was done in White and Turquoise rolls and pleats.
    Some more info from

    twofosho said:
    Although both Ron Sweeney and his buddy John had already graduated, because they each had girl friends going to my high school, the first time I ever got to see the Von Hunter built Ron Sweeney car up close was in my high school parking lot sometime in late 1963 or early 1964. Ron Sweeney had recently traded the car straight across for his buddy John's red '62 409 Impala (that was the latest news at the time on the high school motorhead rumor mill), and the owner whom I presumed to be John was sliding the rear quarter windows in. I asked why the windows slid in instead of roll up and he explained it was because it was originally built from a wrecked convertible and used a '58 top (notice the ribs in the roof panel) that was chopped about 2 inches. I wasn't brash enough, nor did I know enough at the time to ask why no one had built mechanisms for them to roll up and down.


    While I did think it was beautiful enough, I didn't realize I was looking at a magazine feature car until sometime later when I got my hands on a copy of the Car Craft magazine with it shown as one of their top ten customs from the year before. Only recently have I managed to find a copy or the April 1963 Car Craft it was first featured in. Reading the captions I see it described as being built from a tudor, oh well.


    Steve Stanford artist said :
    "Very famous custom..... Nice grille styling, too. A radical custom done tastefully from an era known for excess (show points, you know). One of my favorites. Thanks for sending it in"...
    Thread on here about history
    And recent pictures
    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/ron-sweeneys-seaburst.1059580/

    WILL TRADE FOR STEEL 1932 FORD


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  2. Austinrod
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    Features
    302 with thunderbird valve covers
    C4 trans
    Power steering
    Power brakes
    Aircondition
    Rounded,shaved,nosed,decked, roll pans fr/bk, chopped 3 inches
    One off paint job, full custom interior , lowered....
    Recent photos
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    Interior shot
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    $ 40,000 a lot of car for the money
     
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    Bump


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    Bump down too 38k
     
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    Bump


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    Bump 37k OBO


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    Bump for summer


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