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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Wowcars, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. 33Tudor
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 763


    That's Cool! Thanks for sharing!:cool:
  2. Chuckhole
    Joined: Dec 15, 2010
    Posts: 25

    from Montana

    How is the car coming along?
  3. dirtbag13
    Joined: Jun 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,540


    it's been done for quite some time !
  4. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,342

    Slim Pickens

  5. enfieldjoe
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 839

    from Eustis, FL

    Need to see some motor, as in Roth's other customs.
  6. In an Ed Roth book I have, he say's that car was a failure for that reason... you can't SEE the engine! ;)

    Looks stunning! I hope to see it in person myself someday!

  7. I have to admit it was not one of my favorites.
  8. Moldy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2001
    Posts: 386


  9. Spent a bit of time there last night.... and was surprised when the music came on! ;)

  10. Neat resto on a legendary custom! Very nice.
  11. The car has some historical significance, it's story is endearing, and the restoration was top-notch. After walking around that car at the GNRS, I can see why Roth hated it so much. The thing is hideous. I think that it's the only custom that Barris wouldn't have claimed to have built.
  12. I know this is a REALLY old thread, but I stumbled across this while looking for something else and thought it might be useful.
  13. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,217


    Well, that is worth dragging up this thread IMO. Any idea what date the ad was? or is it just a pic from the net?
  14. Unfortunately it's just a random find; the web site (a blog) didn't have any information about the ad. :( Looks kinda Hot Rod Marketplace-ish.
  15. It looks like the restored version is sitting about 8" too high....
  16. 1955IHC
    Joined: Aug 20, 2013
    Posts: 636


    There's a guy in town by me that has a some Roth cars. I love driving by and catching the overhead doors open. I have heard that some thing has come up though and he's forced to sell em. I wish I could have gotten to hang out in that shop.

    Sent via Illinois Bell Telephone Company's Car Radiotelephone
  17. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,393

    Staff Member

    I counted 19 words (not including seller info)...looks like Hot Rod Marketplace to me.
  18. I wonder if there are any El Paso HAMBers who might know Mr. Apodaca -- or the address -- and could get more information/stories.

    (Oh, and J.Ukrop: Go MU Tigers!)
  19. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

    Alliance Vendor

    C'mon....of course he would!

    No doubt.

    Newton's original rendering was killer, the actual car(?)....not so much. Still neat, still fun, but just not the level of Ed's other cars.
  20. I posted this to the HAMB a long time ago. I scanned it out of the classifieds in the back of an old HOT ROD magazine. I can't remember which issue and I have too many to go looking again...
  21. Drive Em
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,748

    Drive Em

    Mr. Apodaca owns/owned Apodaca Bail Bonds and they used to provide their services to people in the pharmaceutical business.

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