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Projects Barris " AZTEC @ MECUM AUCTIONS.

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by mikhett, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. mikhett
    Joined: Jan 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,409

    mikhett
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    from jackson nj

    Just found out " THE AZTEC " a 55 Chevy Kustom built by GEORGE BARRIS IS ON THE AUCTION BLOCK @ MECUM KISSIMMEE FLA!
     
  2. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 3,026

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    Isn't that a repeat offender? I thought it ran thru an auction last year?
     
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  3. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,832

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  4. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 4,959

    lippy
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    from Ks

    Poor old chevy. lol
     
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  5. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 19,152

    Moriarity
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    what a wonderful car. The Aztec has to be in the top 20 customs of all time

    aztec.jpg aztec2.jpg
     
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  6. flyin-t
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
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    I couldn't agree more. One of the ugliest customs of all time.
     
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  7. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    KoolKat-57
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    from Dublin, OH

    Saw it at Lead East about 25 years ago, it was halfway restored.
    We referred to it as the Half Aztec!
    Looks great finally finished.
    KK
     
  8. Colin HD
    Joined: Sep 14, 2008
    Posts: 274

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    WRONG!!
     
  9. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker
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    go on the payment plan and drive it home after auction
     
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  10. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,832

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    The Hamb with the Hotrod/Custom Comradery Just like Greased Lightning

    :cool:

    Hard to Imagine all in the Same Room
    Without Fists Flyin due to Attitudes

    This is a Hotrod/Custom Site

    With All having Shaped
    The Scene the Hamb Reveres

    I often wonder if this is a New Phenomenon or was this ignorance there all along...

    I appreciate the History
    Disrespect not so much...

    Thanks for Sharing @mikhett...;)
     
  11. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,534

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    Imagine driving this car in the time period it was built! It must have been amazing.

    I agree. Makes it hard to keep hanging around here sometimes.
     
  12. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,769

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    upload_2019-12-29_16-42-21.jpeg [​IMG]
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    The full roof is cool, the half roof is cool - er!
    Always wondered if driving it would be possible without damage.
     
  13. flyin-t
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
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    Why, so we can all agree with you? I love customs. This one is ugly.
     
  14. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    For real.
    I'm thinking top 10. I'm cursing my inability to go to this auction and just raise my hand until it's mine. It is and has always been amazing.

    This right next to the Ala Kart.

    In my garage.

    That would be great.

    Just drive on in to any show you go to like a King and let every formulaic, Camry-colored piece of whatever bow down in worship.
     
  15. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] upload_2019-12-29_17-15-8.jpeg
    Couple of interior shots, haters need not comment.
     
  16. flyin-t
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,311

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    no one asked for your's when you said you thought it was in the top 20.

    Why are you offended? It's not like you built it. I don't think it's anywhere near the top 20, you do, so what?
     
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  17. Whether you love it or hate it, Google the Aztec and read about its very interesting history.

    Mick
     
  18. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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    Seems like every winter, people just start getting crappy around here. Stuff like clicking on threads just to post negativity, busting on other member's cars or questions. No reason for it, it adds nothing to this site.

     
  19. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
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    I wouldn't mind owning it but I would be afraid the feds would seize it again from me . Seized twice by the feds and just like the first time, that is the only way I could afford to buy it right now by robbing a bank. so I better just enjoy it from here and let someone with enough cash buy it.
     
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  20. There is more than one person who adds nothing but continued negative comments. I don’t understand....



    I also think the car is beautiful, my opinion only even though no one asked, it’s ok if you feel otherwise.


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  21. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
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    So is there a projected estimate that they think it will sell for? I haven't seen any sales flier on that auction yet and sometimes they post estimates on certain cars.
     
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  22. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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    Honestly, I didn't really understand customs enough before the HAMB to fully appreciate them. The vision to see the finished shape before starting, let alone executing a body altering project is impressive. Vision and artistic talent are what it takes. A sense of style helps, too!
     
  23. Yup and a large number of the custom guys have left due to all the negativity around here on custom threads.

    Sent from my SM-G950W using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  24. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    Chevy57Dude, that's the first overhead picture I've ever seen with the roof insert installed. Seems like it was mostly shown without it. Appears to have side windows too, I'd really like to see it with the windows up and the top on. Seems like it was built with at least some functionality in mind.
     
  25. Jokester
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 439

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    To paraphrase Gary Muldeer; we can't all like the same things or everyone would be after my wife!

    .bjb
     
  26. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,604

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    Custom guys need a double, triple like button for custom threads.
     
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  27. ] ditto, they just don't get it...
     
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  28. The car is a work of art. The interior, WOW!
     
  29. Roger O'Dell
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
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    Roger O'Dell
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    Agree
     
  30. rustydusty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
    Posts: 1,710

    rustydusty
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    I could care less what anyone thinks. Seems everytime I post a picture of one of my cars, some people have to make negative comments... I'm not going to let someone's criticism drive me away , my car is a work in progress.

    Some custom cars work, some don't. You know what they say about " opinions".
     

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