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Finding the Alexandria


Based on a 1955 Ford four door custom car designer Harry Bradley designed a wild shop truck for the Detroit based Alexander Brothers’ Custom Shop.


In the early 1960’s Mike and Larry Alexander teamed up with Harry Bradley to create another uniquely restyled custom creation. Based on a 1955 Ford four door sedan and using parts from many other vehicles Harry Bradley designed the “Alexandria” for the shop. Quite a bit of time was spend on the project, and the overal shape was very clearly visable in the few photos that have since been published on this project. But no photos of the finished project. Simply because the shop never finished the car. In order to generate some money needed for a move into a new shop the project was sold and nothing of it was ever seen again.

Joey Ukrop has been discussing the Alexandria with Mike Alexander and decided to go on a hunt for it. Trying to find out what happend to the car after it was sold, and ultimately finding out if it is still around today.

Joe is sharing some amazing photos of the Alexandria from Mike Alexanders personal collection on the HAMB. Check out the HAMB article there and share as much as possible. Hopefully the right people will see it and hopefully more will be known about the car and its fate in days, weeks to come.

Two of the many photos from the Mike Alexander Collection shared on the HAMB.




Rik Hoving

Rik is the CCC editor in chief. As a custom car historian he is researching custom car history for many years. In 2004 he started the Custom Car Photo Archive that has become a place of joy for many custom car enthousiasts. Here at CCC Rik will bring you inspiring articles on the history of custom cars and builders. Like a true photo detective he will show us what's going on in all those amazing photos. He will write stories about everything you want to know in the realm of customizing. In daily life Rik is a Graphic Designer. He is married to the CCC webmaster and the father of a 10 year old son (they are both very happy with his excellent cooking skills)

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