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History Elegant Customs

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Roothawg, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Karrera
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    I always thought it was pretty amazing that Dean Jeffries decided to go the custom route with his 1956 Porsche 4-cam Carrera but he explained that he liked sports cars (with his connection to James Dean and his 550 Spyder) but also that the sports car guys had money and the hot rodders were scrounging parts out of junk yards for their cars. He did a pretty radical but elegant custom with his Porsche when he was working at Barris' shop in 1957.

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  2. Ryan
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    I think this car sold in the last year, didn't it? I know it was restored...
     
  3. gimpyshotrods
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  4. stanlow69
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    from red oak

    He just started a thread saying he is taking it to Monterey this August to sell. he has owned it since he was 19.
     
  5. Murocmaru
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    from Van Nuys

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    Paul Cepeda’s DeSoto


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    And Rudy’s Merc- Nachtfalter

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  7. mercman@bulldog
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    That’s the definition of Elegant...Change for the sake points...we’ll it’s bound to lose original design. That’s my opinion and I’m stickin to it.![​IMG][​IMG]


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  9. Atwater Mike
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    Ummm...What???
     
  10. Jalopy Joker
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    x2
     
  11. Roothawg
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    I really like this style.
     
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  12. 'Mo
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  13. Here´s one in progress from Sweden.
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  14. ramblin dan
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  15. mercman@bulldog
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    Universal driveway art-right thereoozing with Class And Elegance. Thanks for posting @Kenneth31coupe. Any shot of the back end?


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  16. Belongs to a friend of mine. Here´s one from behind
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  18. Roothawg
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    That's really nice.
     
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  20. 'Mo
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    Elegance is hard to pin down, but one thing's for sure...this one's got class!

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  21. That top is perfect!

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  22. 'Mo
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    Barris-built Buick....

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  23. Moriarity
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    Am I seeing things or is there not enough room on the wheel side of the fender for the rest of the side
    mount spare? seems like the front tire would rub on it if there was anything there???
     
  24. LAROKE
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    Now that you mention it, I believe you're right. It's similar to those pimpmobile Caddy's from the seventies with the fake side mounts.
     
  25. I hadn't noticed that but I think you guys are right.
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  26. bigern007
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    'Mo came up with the word I was looking for.

    "Classy". Describes most of the cars shown.

    "Elegant". Just a few of them in my opinion,rise to this description.

    Just my thoughts. Bigern
     
  27. 41woodie
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    I've had the good fortune to see this car in person a couple of times, most recently at KKOA in Salina. Very well done with modifications that enhance the original lines rather than just stuff stuck on with no clear cut goal.
     
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  28. 'Mo
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    From the '49-'51 Merc thread....Outstanding!

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