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DIGITAL RESTYLING

41 Mercury Sedan Conv

Posted  January 16, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

Digital Restyling the 1941 Mercury Sedan. Inspired by the Barris Joe Urritta 1941 Ford and Harry Bradley Designs 41 Mercury Sedan Conv. In 1949 Sam Barris restyled a 1941 Ford two door Sedan for owner Joe Urritta. The most exceptional concept of this car was that Sam turned it from a regular sedan to a […]

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Custom History

Ron Sobran 1951 Mercury

Posted  January 14, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

Ron Sobran created an unequally restyled 1951 Mercury with laid back windshield around 1952 in the Detroit Michigan area. A closer look at this early Full Custom 1951 Mercury. The first time I came across a picture of Ron Sobran’s 1951 Mercury was around 2005. I had found an old, already ended photo auction on […]

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Early Custom Cars

Albrecht Goertz 40 Mercury

Posted  January 2, 2019  by  Rik Hoving

ALBRECHT GOERTZ 40 MERCURY Albrecht Goertz of Los Angeles, California designed a European influenced 1940 Mercury based Coupe in late 1939. Later Albrecht would become world famous designing BMW cars. . . Albrecht Graf von Goertz, was born on January 12, 1914, the second son to an aristocratic family in Germany. His parents were Else […]

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Workshop Spotlights

Speakeasy Customs

Posted  December 11, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

. SPEAKEASY CUSTOMS The Jim Street Golden Sahara II is being restored at the Speakeasy Custom and Classic Shop. A closer look at who they are. . In May, 2018 Larry Klairmont acquired the Golden Sahara II at the Jim Street Estate Auction. We have tried to stay in touch with what was going to […]

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Early Custom Cars

Joe Hocker 1936 Ford

Posted  November 6, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  JOE HOCKER 1936 FORD   The Hocker brothers Joe and Tom from Oakland California were both into Custom Car. Tom had the famous Barris Restyled 1940 Ford, and Joe a DuVall windshield 1936 Ford Phaeton. Of the two Hocker Brothers Joe (Joseph) and Tom we are most familiar with Tom’s 1940 Ford restyled by […]

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Bob Armstrong 1940 Mercury

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Background Mystery Custom

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