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History Custom Of The Year

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Mar 21, 2018.

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  1. 1

    7 vote(s)
    3.0%
  2. 2

    2 vote(s)
    0.8%
  3. 3

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  4. 4

    9 vote(s)
    3.8%
  5. 5

    7 vote(s)
    3.0%
  6. 6

    9 vote(s)
    3.8%
  7. 7

    28 vote(s)
    11.8%
  8. 8

    18 vote(s)
    7.6%
  9. 9

    19 vote(s)
    8.0%
  10. 10

    5 vote(s)
    2.1%
  11. 11

    7 vote(s)
    3.0%
  12. 12

    7 vote(s)
    3.0%
  13. 13

    8 vote(s)
    3.4%
  14. 14

    8 vote(s)
    3.4%
  15. 15

    16 vote(s)
    6.8%
  16. 16

    17 vote(s)
    7.2%
  17. 17

    22 vote(s)
    9.3%
  18. 18

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. 19

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. 20

    3 vote(s)
    1.3%
  21. 21

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. 22

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  23. 23

    8 vote(s)
    3.4%
  24. 24

    5 vote(s)
    2.1%
  25. 25

    9 vote(s)
    3.8%
  26. 26

    11 vote(s)
    4.6%
  27. 27

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  28. 28

    4 vote(s)
    1.7%
  29. 29

    4 vote(s)
    1.7%
  30. 30

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  1. shivasdad
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 562

    shivasdad
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    from Texas

  2. Ned Ludd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 4,220

    Ned Ludd
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    #15:
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    Although #10 appeals to my sense of weirdness:
    [​IMG]
    There is something almost Zagato-ish about it.
    (Edit: a quick Photoshop:
    LL-Merc-Zagato.jpg )
     
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  3. Cincinnati Slim
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
    Posts: 338

    Cincinnati Slim
    Member
    from Cincy, OH

    I voted for #8 El Capitola. Always been a favorite of mine. Although #9, the 1960 Ford is more my taste and style.
     
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  4. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,705

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    I predicta the winner is #7.
     
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  5. Donuts & Peelouts
    Joined: Dec 12, 2016
    Posts: 1,192

    Donuts & Peelouts
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    from , CA

    One time for the Buick 400px-Jon-southwick-1954-buick2.jpg
     
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  6. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 7,374

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    I changed mine
    this would be the one I would most like to own out of the choices anyway
    57-plym-feature.jpg
     
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  7. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,569

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    I have to admit that I don't know shinella about customs. I like seeing the custom cars on the HAMB but I never got bit by the bug. And what the hell is with all of the kitchenette hardware in the front ends?

    I had to take it seriously and vote so I separated the wheat from the chaffe, or in this case vise versa and took out the ones I didn't like or those that did the least for me without regard to who built them and narrowed the selection to the ones I would own I guess? I would probably make a lousy show judge when it comes to customs.

    I went with the pinanfarina influenced vette with a bunch of drawer pulls in the grille
     
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  8. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,892

    Squablow
    Member

    Anyone else notice that the Leo Lyons car is listed as a Ford?
     
  9. I voted for #2, not because it's my favorite but more because it represents the trends that existed at the time. My personal fav in this list is the #3, the Wilhelm-built Mark Mist '36 Ford, #5 Ron Rodden's '57 'Vette would be a close second. I suspect that Starbird's Predicta was probably the original choice...

    The '59-64 era was IMO the peak of the customs; so many now-famous icons came out of this era (and more than a few infamous ones too! LOL!) before the 'cartoon' showcars took over.
     
  10. AngleDrive
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 939

    AngleDrive
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    from Florida

    Watsons' TBird was the one I remember so it gets my vote
     
  11. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,515

    hotrd32
    Member
    from WA

    I prefer milder Customs and I absolutely love Jimmy Doss's '58 ... and in this paint job! Screen Shot 2018-03-21 at 2.25.32 PM.png JimmDoss1958ChevyPotter3-vi.jpg
     
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  13. 40two
    Joined: Feb 19, 2012
    Posts: 1,874

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    Member

    That was my first thought, Ned, i can't even make out 3 percent of a shoebox. pretty weird. and i can't even make out even three of the brands it's made of.
     
  14. scrap_metal
    Joined: Sep 26, 2017
    Posts: 182

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  15. Sluggo57
    Joined: Apr 13, 2006
    Posts: 15

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    Shit this is difficult, but the Jim Doss Chevrolet (#17) got my vote
     
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  16. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,236

    Tim
    Member
    from KCMO

    Man they were all about scallops that year
     
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  17. mercman@bulldog
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
    Posts: 863

    mercman@bulldog
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    #1. #25. 56 Merc Gene Salas. #2. #23. 55 t-bird Don Tognotti #3. #28 54 Buick Jon Southwick Bunch of great cars there when I was 10 yrs old. Great time to be a kid.


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  18. mercman@bulldog
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
    Posts: 863

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    That’s the spirit Don. Mild customs are Kool.


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  19. mercman@bulldog
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
    Posts: 863

    mercman@bulldog
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    Customized with subtle shaving and paint....Who wood hav thunk it. Larry Watson did, all day long!


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  20. don daddyo
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 225

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    13 Chevy 58...
     
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  21. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,446

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    I threw in another vote for #25.
     
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  22. ronzmtrwrx
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 626

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    Number 9 does it for me, even though it appears very mild compared to the rest of the group. I like em clean and understated.
     
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  23. lilmann
    Joined: Apr 13, 2017
    Posts: 145

    lilmann

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  24. MUNDSTER
    Joined: May 11, 2011
    Posts: 292

    MUNDSTER
    Member

    Ya, I liked the 56 Merc. The one I would drive today, 26.
     
  25. It was green;).
     
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  26. hotrodmano
    Joined: May 3, 2011
    Posts: 377

    hotrodmano
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    from Norway

    Me too
     
  27. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,201

    392
    Member

    Another for 25
     
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  28. bigal74
    Joined: May 9, 2016
    Posts: 5

    bigal74
    Member

    I like 16 & 26. 26 for the win,
     
  29. i voted for #14 not knowing what color it was. anybody have a color photo?
    i might have chose #17 if i had seen the color first.
     
  30. I like #23. Of course that is a famous number in Chicago.

    Phil
     

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