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History Safe the Valley Customs Shop 1952 Lincoln

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Rikster, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781

    Rikster
    Member

    No its not mine, nor do I have anything to do with the people who are selling it. (Thanks to RPW for the link)

    (edited message)
    Since I posted this message on here I found out the car is still owned by our own
    jonnycola.

    Johnny came to the conclusion its better to sell this car which he loved so much ever since he bought it.
    Due to surcomstances beyond his controle the car has found some more surface rust.

    My first post was a rather negative post concerning the seller (I did not know it was Johnny at that time) All I saw was a wonderful custom car that had deteriorated since the last time it was for sale.

    Now I know better and I know that Johnny is selling the car out of respect. He believes he can not do the proper restoration the car needs and therefore is letting go of the car he has put so much love and effort in. Collecting parts and history.

    As a custom car enthusiast I can only admire his descision to sell. And hopefully (but knowing johnny's enthusiasm he will find the right buyer) it will go to a person who will do it right.
    (end of edited message)

    There are not to many original Valley Custom cars left, and this one has been published in a few magazine, so it is of a certain amount of Custom Car historic importance.

    The car is currently for sale on ebay, and if any of you custom car enthusiast know sombody who has intrest in this old custom, or perhaps any of the Hambers.... Take a look at this wel documend custom.


    Here is the link to the ebay Auction

    1952 Lincoln Capri by Valley Customs

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    This is how it looks today

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    Well documented...

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  2. Jaker
    Joined: Jan 23, 2003
    Posts: 869

    Jaker
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    That's Jonnycola's... it's a really neat car
     
  3. Chad s
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,718

    Chad s
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    Wow! I'd love to have that!
     
  4. Stu D Baker
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,608

    Stu D Baker
    Member
    from Illinois

    I'd like to know what happened to make it turn to crap in only 2 years. Maybe it was stored in Lake Michigan? Lot of history documented. Stu
     

  5. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    I feel like even if I could buy the car, I don't think that I could spend the money to bring it back it's former glory. I hope someone willing ends up with this car because, it's pretty slick looking.
     
  6. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,063

    touchdowntodd
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    luckily enough it is still very, VERY solid...

    seems like this one will be saved, and man is it ever worth it!!!!

    ps - and it looks like it comes with 2 parts cars, a convert and a hardtop... really, there are 80+ pics on the auction, and it doesnt look that bad guys, looks like mostly surface rust
     
  7. sdrodder
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 506

    sdrodder
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    from Houston TX

    that is a realy nice and neat car. Nice piece of hot rodding and kustomization history. Would realy be sad to have this think either rust away or get crushed or street rodded. Something like this should be restored to origional kustom condition and driven.
     
  8. FRITZ
    Joined: Sep 6, 2001
    Posts: 1,209

    FRITZ
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    So sweet i placed a rather large bid on it ;)
    FRITZ
     
  9. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
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    touchdowntodd
    Member

    damn if Fritz gets it its ON... that car will be TITS!
     
  10. FRITZ
    Joined: Sep 6, 2001
    Posts: 1,209

    FRITZ
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    Thanks Todd
    No Question about it, If Mr Cola thinks I'm a good Home. It "WILL" be restored to its Valley Custom Glory!
    No Ifs, Ands, or Butts
    FRITZ
     
  11. cleatus
    Joined: Mar 1, 2002
    Posts: 2,277

    cleatus
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    from Sacramento

  12. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
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    touchdowntodd
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    i just hope u can stay in the bidding, i have a feeling this is a big dollar car
     
  13. jonnycola
    Joined: Oct 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,053

    jonnycola
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    Selling that car is one of the hardest things I've ever done. It's a once in a lifetime chance... It really breaks my heart

    That car deserves the highest quality restoration, and that's something that I can't do right now in my life, so thats why it's for sale. I gathered all the parts that it needs to be restored, and it should be relatively easy for the guy who ends up with it.

    I love that car. I love it enough to know that I need to sell it to someone who will finish it.
     
  14. FRITZ
    Joined: Sep 6, 2001
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    Cletus / Todd,...
    Well we all know big bucks Usually win, and that sucks.
    I may not be rich enough to to bully someone on ebay
    But I'm the richest guy in the world when it comes to the time & talent it takes to do a car like that right! I guess we'll see if there really is a Custom god or not. I hope Rat Fink is casting his finky hallo glow my way.
    FRITZ
     
  15. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,865

    Gotgas
    Member
    from DFW USA

    I love that car.. really digging the white version.

    Fritz, you intend to keep the radiused wheel wells? I think I prefer them to the earlier version.

    I think that is the best Valley Custom car I've seen. Even better than the Polynesian, which I think is a top-10 car.
     
  16. jonnycola
    Joined: Oct 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,053

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    That car should be restored to the gold version or it shouldn't be touched.
     
  17. FRITZ
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    GOLD it is then
    FRITZ
     
  18. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
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    Gotgas
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    from DFW USA

    You can't do gold, man... I was planning to use that. ;)

    It is spectacular in that first shot, no doubt.
     
  19. Jobe
    Joined: Oct 19, 2004
    Posts: 1,248

    Jobe
    Member
    from Austin, Tx

    Damn, that is an incredible car...definately deserves to be brought back to it's former glory! Good luck to the seller and the winner!
     
  20. drock6570
    Joined: Aug 11, 2006
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    you weren't shittin when you said HEFTY! Good Luck
     
  21. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
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    publicenemy1925
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    from OKC, OK

    I haven't seen it before, and I like it! Very well proportioned. The extended quarters add to the look in a way I couldn't have imagined. Fritz is the man for the job. Good luck you Moldy Master of Mobileing.
     
  22. jonnycola
    Joined: Oct 12, 2003
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    Rikster is absolutely Golden.
     
  23. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,183

    Kustom7777
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    from Austin, TX

    WOW!!
    what an outstanding piece of kustom history.....
    and all that documentation,,,,,just amazing..really.....

    how cool is it to see the bills from valley custom and the engine shop,,,,
    this has to be one of the coolest posts i've read here in a long time,,,

    the car is simply amazing,,i LOVE it,,,,,
    hope a hamber gets it so we get to see progress reports....
     
  24. Gambino_Kustoms
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
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    ya ya ya gold
    your a huge man johnny and your doing the right thing,

    good luck fritz hope you get the car
     
  25. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,183

    Kustom7777
    Member
    from Austin, TX

    noticed the auction was ended early,,,,,
    did you decide to keep it,,,or did you sell it??

    that car is SOOOO cool...
     
  26. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,642

    Tuck
    Tech Editor
    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    Car sold to a guy thats gonna restore it to its Golden Glory-
    car is SAVED...
    its all good-

    Tuck
     
  27. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,024

    Evel
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    1. 60s Show Rods

    Yup Sold to a pebble beach builder,, It will live on...
    Sad to see it leave the family... but it will be one fine machine when its done...

    evel


    P.S. the guy who sold it to johnny was going to paint it flat black with a red metal
    flake roof....hahahaha I would say Johnny saved it as well...
     
  28. Bernardarama
    Joined: Dec 8, 2007
    Posts: 197

    Bernardarama
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    i got a 53 with the roof cut off im going with a carson top i havent seen much lincoln customs are there more out there
     
  29. BeatUpFleetline
    Joined: Nov 7, 2007
    Posts: 161

    BeatUpFleetline
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    Was probly stored in South Dakota :D
     
  30. jonnycola
    Joined: Oct 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,053

    jonnycola
    Member

    Yes, it's sold.

    It couldn't be going to a better home, period.
     

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