Cliff Rockohn's 1947 Mercury

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As it appeared Trend Book 143 Restyle Your Car, after John Logg bought it.

1947 Mercury Coupe built by Barris Kustoms for Cliff Rockohn. Cliff's car was chopped 4" in the front and 8" in the rear. The B Pillars were rounded and angled forward. All the handles and emblems were removed, the deck lid was smoothed and the taillights were nicely installed in the rear bumper guard. The trunk, hood and doors were push-button operated. Up front Barris frenched the headlights by using 1941 Mercury headlight rims. The hood was peaked and the moldings were shortened, as a typical Barris trademark at the time. A 1948 Cadillac grille was fit into the reshaped grille opening. All the fenders were molded-in to the body and the runningboards were rolled. Inside, they installed front seats from a 1942 Chevrolet wich was 3" lower than the stock Mercury units. Gaylord upholstered the car.The car was lowered by channeling the body over the frame. Barris wrapped this car up by adding wide whites with Cadillac Sombreros, dual spotlights and fender skirts. The car was painted deep brown.[1]


Cliff sold the car to John Logg of Hollywood, California. After John bought the car, he raised it, and removed the fender skirts.[2]


Magazine Features

Trend Book 101 Custom Cars
Car Craft August 1955
Car Craft April 1956
Trend Book 143 Restyle Your Car


References

  1. Barris Kustom Technique of the 50's
  2. Trend Book 143 Restyle Your Car


Sources

Rik Hoving Custom Photo Arcive






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