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History Darryl Starbird's Buick Invicta

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Jive-Bomber, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,333


    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    Darryle Starbird's Buick Invicta


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  2. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,252

    Okie Pete

    Mr Starbird is a talented Kustomizer
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  3. I've been obsessed with that car ever since I first bought that issue of Hot Rod.
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  4. Just because a TJJ Blog / H.A.M.B. thread can never have too many pics:

    Darryl Starbird's '59 Buick (3-4 front).jpg
    Darryl Starbird's '59 Buick (3-4 rear).jpg
    images (most likely) by Tom Cusick

  5. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,872


    Do they still put on the Cowtown Nationals? In a non-2020 kind of year? I have fond memories of those shows in the late 80's.
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  6. WillyKJr
    Joined: Sep 5, 2009
    Posts: 142

    from Blackstone

    I am not always a fan of Mr. Starbird's visions but that car has always been one of my favorites and actually turned me onto the Invicta body style in general. Great post on a great, iconic custom.
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  7. Jungle Jalopy
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
    Posts: 237

    Jungle Jalopy

    Super cool tail bullets...and super cute girl!
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  8. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,897


    59 Buicks rock and yeah...that's a classy one and what a sweetie...thanks for sharing it @Jive-Bomber...
  9. gagray
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
    Posts: 14

    from Tulsa

    Last edited: Oct 23, 2020
  10. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,353


    I lived down the street from Starbird customs when the shop was by the RR tracks in the early 60's. Like a lot what came out of that shop, but I still have a bad taste in my mouth for Darryle claiming he built the Lil Coffin.
  11. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,978


    How much of the car was metal work and how much was body filler? I remember seeing a 40 Ford that the owner claimed Starbird did the bondo was 2 inches thick. I miss Douglass of the 60s.
  12. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 1,289


    Oh wow I remember that car at Pittsburghs annual car show..

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