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    Rik Hoving
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    Frank DeRosa’s The Golden Piranha and the ‘1951 Mercury 4-door have been for Sale for a while, after the DeRosa family bought them back from the late Blackie Gejeian. Insane Design recently shared on his Instagram that a good customer of his has acquired both DeRosa Customs and that his shop will be doing a revamp on both cars. Good news!

    These Customs, and especially The Golden Piranha have made a huge impact on me when I was a kid. There was a small picture of it in one of the early Chrome and Flames magazines…. and I so much loved the idea of mixing the 50’s Custom Car designs with a late 60’s car…. I so much loved the outside the box thinking that Frank DeRossa did when he created that car. So this one has been special to me ever since.

    From Insane Design…
    “Enough of the teaser shots…lol… a good customer of mine bought both Frank DeRosa cars, The Golden Piranha, and the 51 Merc. known as Mercury 4. I will be going through them mechanically, and cosmetically. I like cars with history, and these two have plenty of that….”

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    #62318

    Rik Hoving
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    Rik Hoving
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    #62477

    Rik Hoving
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    From Insane Designs..

    “This is the last night The Golden Piranha will be sleeping in the shop… Both cars are heading to Russo and Steele Auction in Scottsdale next week. Love it or hate it The Golden Piranha is a cool car in it’s own right, and I hope it goes to a good caretaker as well… I leave you with a few rare shots with it aired up a little….

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    Rik Hoving
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    #62586

    Rik Hoving
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    The guys (InsaneDesign) who worked on the car to get it ready for the auction just mentioned the Golden Piranha sold for 6K!!! Somebody got a really great deal!. Sad to see it go for so little money.

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    #62663

    Renaud Zed Legardez
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    Can’t remember exactly, but the Piranna was for sale on ebay for big money, 45k, or 75k, can’t remember, 6k is faaaar from that price

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    #62720

    Abe Lugo
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    I can’t even fathom, 6K!!!! Probably about 10K all said and done. When I saw this listed here about 20K I thought to myself, that an interesting custom in it’s own right and decent price for the work involved, Just not my style. but really 6K at auction!!!  I recall this being bought and thought it went to a good home.  where is the 40’s Kustom I want at this price!!!!

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    #62726

    Torchie
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    $6,000 is about the price of a decent used car in my neck of the woods.

    Even though neither car is my cup of tea I hope they both find good homes and stop being passed around like a bowl of candy.

    Torchie

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    Tinwolf
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    #63279

    Torchie
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    WOW!

    Just think. We could have bought it for 6 grand a month ago…

    I guess it still is getting passed around like a bowl of candy.

    Torchie

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