The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by teddyp, Nov 11, 2013.
after reading the thread about the worst customs lets see what was the best
The Golden Sahara. My favorite!
Hmmm... Cant ya tell Barris is my favorite!
Sam Barris Merc
Predictably, the same cars show up on each thread.
I so agree this is the top Dog !
Yep.... I guess you either love 'em or hate 'em. Most of the show customs back then were "over the top". Modern customs are worse.
here,s afew (the kopper kart is a clone)
I like this subject much more. There are so many choices so here is something simple that I can't help but love. Ron Dunn's Valley Customs built 50.
Or Harry Bradley's owner built "La Jolla"
Buster Litton's Panoramic Ford.
Those last 3, now we're talkin'.
Blue Danube was also nice.
Larry Ernst' 51 chevrolet
One of my favorites is the Larry Ernst 2nd version. This is the clone, as the original car has been restored back to the first iteration.
So many cars today have been built with styling from the Moonglow...especially the stacked teeth in the grill...one of my favorites...Thanks Autobilly.
Dunno who owned it,but this is my dreamcar
"Polynesian" '50 Olds 88 Holiday, also by Valley Customs, I think...
Yes, another nice sectioned car by Valley Custom Shop.
Cliff Inman Chrysler....
without a doubt...
Another one that has been posted a hundred times before, but by far my favorite custom of the 50s (...and the 60s... and of all time):
and of course.....This one. Centurion9
Growing up in Gardena Ca.the 50s I remember a guy that built a '54 Chevy with extensive customizing. The bodywork was done in Kaminishi's (sp.?)shop. It was strictly a show car As I remember. It was painter lime gold metallic and he named it "The Lime-gold Galleon".
Anyone else remember it?
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