1956 Chevy for Jack Snyder - Joe Wilhelm
It appears that the search for Jack's old '56 is at a standstill.
Manuel Reyes 1936 Ford Coupe
This Manual Reves '36 Ford. The Under construction display at the LA Roadster show was to show the great metal work being done and answer any questions regarding cars construction.
1947 Mercury Coupe Cliff Rockohn - Barris
Chopped 6 inch in the front and 8 in the rear. Angled foreward and rounded B pillars. look carefully at that B-pillar that is one of the best looking pillars ever done on a 46-48 coupe body. The top corner is rounded with a very large radious and flows so perfect with the rear side window and is almost a miror image of the doors front corner. The headlights where molded in and a '48 Cadillac grille was installed in a reworked opening. All fenders where smoothly molded to the body and the running boards where rolled. The side trim was shortened at the front (another Barris trademark) and the hood nicely peaked and trunks smoothed. The interior used '42 Chevy seats which where 3 inches lower that stock Mercury units. This was needed to ad extra comfort after top was chopped. Cadillac Sombrero's on whide whited and appleton spotlights complete this perfect package. Color was deep brown and later the car was sold to John Logg who rear raised and fenderskirts removed... why?
Marty Moore 1940 Ford Convertible
Built by the owner Mart Moore. Marty has owned the car since 1947, and has since them worked on his car to create his ultimate Custom. He chopped the windshield 2.5 inches and the vent windows 3.5 inche. This allowed him to get a more attractive look on the Carson top. Chrome trim and door and trunk handels where all removed and Electrical Solenoids installed. The wheel openings where radiused with round rod giving better proportions after the car was lowerd. The rear cross-member was raised and at the front Marty used a dropped axle to get it to sit right. A set of 1949 Chevy taillights (lenses only) where set low into the rear fenders, juts above the De Soto bumper. The interior has extra space in the back because Marty removed the storage area for the original folded down top. A wider Hudson rear seat was installed and the whole interior was upholstered by the Carson Top Shop in red and white leather.
1940 Mercury Nick Matranga - Barris
This famous Barris custom was built in 1950. The top was chopped 5 or 6” in the front and a few more in the back.. Most of the sheet metal on the “c” pillars was made using preshaped metal from Californian metal shaping Inc. Sam Barris worked almost a year on the roof to get it just right. The windshield was chopped less and its leading top edge was moved upwards to open up the opening.
Custom Convertible - Bob Donker
The car looks the have been made from a coupe, or more likely from a 39-40 Ford Convertible.
1956 T-Bird - Bill Cushenbery
According to the owner, KHJ Boss Radio apparently commissioned Bill Cushenbery to take a 1956 T bird and customize it as a promotional give away car in Los Angeles in 1966. The car survives today in totally unrestored condition, only sporting a newer 312 engine to replace the original 292, an orange paint scheme that covers the original Cushenbery bright blue an a badly repaired left front fender. The original interior was missing when the owner acquired it.