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Folks Of Interest Harold Murphy - Custom Car Builder RIP

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 19Fordy, May 19, 2019.

  1. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
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    Sad to report that Mr.Harold G. Murphy of West Palm beach FL passed away yesterday. He was a well known craftsman and car builder who designed and built many custom cars over the years. He "saved" El Matador -restoring it after it was totally burned. A very good man.
    https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/west-palm-beach-fl/harold-murphy-8716664 and
    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/murphy-the-el-matador-2012-update-sale.673812/ and
    https://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11_car_photos/beautiful_custom_cars/murphy--the-striper/
     
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  2. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    I remember following his restoration of the El Matador. RIP
     
  3. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
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    Saw the names Murphy and the Striper in the custom mags a lot years ago. Always loved their work, and the rebirth of El Matador. RIP.
     
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  4. 48stude
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    I'm saddened to hear this. I've been a big fan. RIP P1020602.JPG P1020604.JPG
     
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  5. Moriarity
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    saving the El Matador was pure heroics.....RIP
     
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  6. catdad49
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    That resurrection is one for the ages, the second coming of El Matador! God speed Mr. Murphy.
     
  7. Floater03
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
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    from Byron Ga.

  8. chopolds
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    Besides the miraculous rebuilding of the Matador, they also built a LOT of very nice customs. RIP Harold!
     
  9. Floater03
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
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    from Byron Ga.

    Rumblers show, Iron Horse Saloon Sept. SANY0143.JPG SANY0149.JPG 2010
     
  10. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    My condolences. Knocking out the Matador restoration was a true gift for all to enjoy.
    They did a lot of cars and were one of the shops back then that gets credit for moving the Custom car resurgence. All part of his legacy.
     
  11. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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    RIP Harold.....
     
  12. ****Sigh***** Yet another of the greats has left us. A tip of the hat to one half of the team out of Florida that built some great sleds over the years.
    My deepest condolences to Mr. Murphy's family and friends. Vaya con Dios..........E
     
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