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  1. John Gomez’ 1957 Chevy Bel Air Custom circa 1963:

    John Gomez '57 BelAir Custom (by Bailon & Winfield) at '63 show.jpg
    image by James Handy

    NOTE: The custom was built in the Hayward, California shop of Joe Bailon. Joe extended and peaked the rear fenders and set 1959 Cadillac taillights into custom bezels. The custom rolled pan with nerf bars and a small grille was a pleasing change from stock. The side scoops mimic the 1958 Impala. The canted quad headlights were set above a tube grille and more nerf bars. Gene Winfield the applied one of his signature fade paint jobs in candy GOLD and red.
     
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  2. The "Golden Pearl" pickup circa 1963:

    Ray Nish's Golden Pearl at '63 show.jpg
    image by James Handy

    NOTE: The "Golden Pearl" was built and owned by Mr. & Mrs. Ray Nish. The truck actually started life as a 1937 Ford four-door sedan. The chassis was 1956 Mercury, the engine was 1957 Lincoln, the transmission was 1957 Thunderbird. The colors were GOLD and pearl white.
     
  3. @Just Gary already posted the most famous GOLD American Land Speed Racer (i.e., the Summers Brothers "GOLDENROD"), but the Brits also had a very famous GOLD Land Speed Racer.

    On March 11th 1929, in front of ~120,000 spectators, Major Henry Seagrave made a 231.45 mph (practice) run on Daytona Beach in his "GOLDEN ARROW":

    Henry Seagrave's GOLDEN ARROW - 1929 on Daytona Beach.jpg

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    Henry Seagrave's GOLDEN ARROW @ 2013_Goodwood FoS.jpg
     
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  4. Kiwi 4d
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    Ok this is not a true reflection of the gold but y'all get the idea. We have owned this ol jalopy since 1985. Dated in it , watched the moon in it, got married in it , the kids grew up in it till they got too big. You know the rest. Two rebuilds , now the kids and their partners drive it.
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    For all you Maharajas in the audience.............

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    On the way home from paint today.......
     
  8. 1lucky1
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    Very nice Car dealer,Post pics when done,What's the name of the color,Thanks Lucky
     
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    The color is Mayan Gold Metallic. It's single stage, but they sprayed 5 coats and then topped it with 5 coats of clear. Should really pop when it's color sanded and buffed.
     
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  10. Since 2009, George Poteet and his team have taken the HOT ROD trophy for the fastest single flying mile of Speed Week.

    The first five of those wins were in the (orange) Poteet & Main Speed Demon streamliner.

    After a crash in 2014, an all-new (GOLD) Speed Demon streamliner was built ... and at Speed Week in 2016, the team captured their sixth HOT ROD trophy:

    Speed Demon streamliner - HOT ROD Trophy winner at Speed Week 2016.jpg

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    This morning (Saturday 8/12/2017) the car ran an exit speed of 431.512 MPH (so far the fastest car at Speed Week 2017... but I'm sure Danny Thompson will have something to say about that!):

    Speed Demon 8-12-2017 timing slip.jpg

    UPDATE: On Sunday 8/13/2017, George Poteet in his (GOLD) Speed Demon streamliner bumped the "A" engine class (440ci thru 500ci) - Blown Fuel Streamliner (A/BFS) record up to 423.521 MPH (NOTE: Former A/BFS record was 409.986 MPH set in 1991 by Al Teague in his Speed-O-Motive 'liner):

    Speed Demon 8-13-2017 timing slip.jpg

    NOTE: Saturday's 418.168 MPH (in the 5th Mile) and Sunday's 428.874 MPH (in that same measured mile) calculates to a two-way average of 423.521 MPH!
     
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    Dean Jeffries painted his 356 Carrera in metallic gold shortly before he sold it in 1962.

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    Omaha had an iconic "Golden Rod" a 33/34 mail slot chop drag car in the late 50's early 60's. It had polished solid copper sheeting in the grill shell and was one of the most stunning cars I have ever witnessed. All words and no pictures are sad I know. Just the one I remember as "The Golden Rod"
     
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    Omaha builder Gary Anderson, hotrod roadster on here, built a 32 tudor sedan in gold finish that was also an award winner all the way. Again all blab and no images, but had to put the creds out there anyway.
     
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