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Features Finding The Hirohata

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,967


    Great thought, not sure if they have
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  2. Rice n Beans Garage
    Joined: Dec 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,559

    Rice n Beans Garage

    I wasn't aware that Joe Figueroa passed sad news..
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  3. Sprout
    Joined: Mar 26, 2001
    Posts: 743


    Great read, Thanks Ryan
  4. Incredible story, thanks to the guys who posted links and videos.
    Truly a one of a kind car, story, and innovator in the custom car world.
    Glad it’s at the Peterson museum for everyone to look at.
    Cars like this, the golden Sahara , kookie car etc really are treasures that need to be preserved and shared.

    crazy how this thing ended up a $500 buck beater on a car lot.
  5. Great story. I was so excited when Pat Ganahl wrote in R&C that it was going to be restored. I couldn't wait for each issue to see what new had been done. My dad's first car was a '51 Merc in '57, so I have always wanted one. When I got mine there was no doubt that someday I would change it up into a Hirohata clone. I know, there are several so why....but the day will come, someday if I can ever stop driving it. LOL
  6. Jim Spin
    Joined: Jul 28, 2018
    Posts: 20

    Jim Spin

    Great video on the Hirohata Merc. One of a kind forever.!!!!
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  7. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,774


    The Walker clone was built to the first colors of the Hirohata car before the actual car was restored. In essence the actual car was the lime gold at the time.

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  8. I have always been amazed by the Hirohata Merc. It was so different. When i was involved with the Merc Gathering in Sacramento, i finally got to meet Jim and ask him to tell me how he came to own it. Great story. When I get home, i'll post the pics of the convertible version, Bill Hines built. Always wanted to see them next to each other. It's just as stunning.

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