1962

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Eldon E. Schmidt's 1929 Ford Model A roadster of Garden Grove, California. Eldon bought the car in 1960. It came with holes in the body after a rollbar and safety-belts, indicating that it had been raced on the dragstrip. In 1962 he installed a 1958 Chevrolet 283 V-8 engine in the car before he gave it a Metallic paint job and a more contemporary look. In 1995 the car was sold to Sweden.
Jerry McGinnis' 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Martin Oja's 1931 Ford Model A Coupe of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. The build was started in 1960 and completed in 1962.
Art Lehner's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe of South Gate, California. Art ran Art Chrome Body Shop in South Gate, and most of the work on the car was performed there. The build was started in 1961, and completed sometime around 1961-1962. Known as "The Blue Indigo," it is believed that Art built the car from the remains of Walt Banker's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe.
Gary Priebe's 1932 Ford Roadster of Monterey Park, California. Gary's roadster was completed in 1962. In 2016 Gary still owned the old hot rod.
Don Vargo's 1934 Ford cabriolet. The car, named the 69er, was restyled by the Alexander Brothers. It made its debut at the 1962 Detroit Autorama.
Hasse Broberg and Kjelle Gustad's 1938 Chevrolet Convertible of Huddinge in Stockholm, Sweden as it appeared in the early 1960s. Bo Sandberg and his girlfriend Morris gave the car a flame paint job in 1962.
Herb Passburger's 1950 Mercury of New York City, New York. Herb lived in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn, and his Mercury was restyled around 1962.
Art Fortin's 1953 Ford Sunliner Convertible, of Adams, Massachusetts, was started in 1960 and completed in 1962.
Richie Daus’ 1954 Buick Convertible of New York City, New York. Richie restyled the car in 1962, at the time he lived on Hillside Avenue, off Sutphin Blvd in Jamaica, Queens.
Al Peirish's 1954 Ford Skyliner of Inglewood, California was restyled by Don Roberts of Bear Custom Shop in 1962. Al's Skyliner was one of the last customs to come out of Don's shop.
Gordy O'Hara's 1955 Ford Thunderbird of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Gordy purchased the Thunderbird from a local Ford dealership in 1957. At the time he was only 19 years old. Gordy spent the next 5 years hopping up and restyling the car. The build was completed in 1962.
Sal Consiglio's 1955 Ford of New York City, New York. Sal lived in the Richmond Hill neighbourhood. He was a member of the 1320 Crusaders car club, and his Ford was restyled in 1962. The build was sold before it was completed.
Les Mullen's 1956 Chevrolet Corvette of Miami, Florida. Known as "Dominique," Les spent 1,500 hours and 2,500 dollars restyling the car. The build was completed in 1962.
Gene Boucher's 1956 Ford, The Marquis, was restyled by Bill Cushenbery of Cushenbery Custom Shop. The build took two and a half year to complete, and it made its debut in January of 1962.
Dave Jenkins' 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air as it appeared after the Alexander Brothers hap painted it candy red in 1962.
Dennis McKee's 1958 Chevrolet Impala of Torrance, California. Dennis' Impala was restyled in 1962, and it received a pearl Tangerine paint job by Joe Andersen of Joe Andersen's Custom Shop in the Summer of 1962.
J.P. Danos' 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne. Known as The Fantabula, the car was Darryl Starbird’s third bubble top build. It was completed late in 1962 and made the cover of Car Craft January 1963. The interior carried the Starbird trademark stick steering and TV set.
Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird of Älvesjö in Stockholm, Sweden. This version of Bo's first Thunderbird was completed in 1962.
Eddie Buckston’s 1960 Chevrolet Impala of New York City, New York. Eddie lived in the Richmond Hill neighbourhood, and his mildly restyled Impala had been fitted with 1962 Pontiac Bonneville taillights.
The Forcasta of Columbus, Ohio. The car was built by Darryl Starbird at Star Kustom Shop who wanted to show the world that his first bubble top car The Predicta was no fluke. After completing The Predicta, he immediately set out to build another bubble top car. Called The Forcasta, Starbird’s second coming was built for Chuck Miller of Columbus, Ohio. Chuck’s car was built on 1960 Chevrolet Corvair Monza chassis. Starbird wanted a car with a very low hood, and he was actually looking into using a rear-engined Wolksvagen. The Forcasta was a four-seater, so a one of a kind bubble was made to cover all heads of the passengers. The build was completed in 1962, and George Barris named it one of the best customs of the year, and “a forecast-a for the future”.
Ed Roth's Rotar of Bell, California. After building The Beatnik Bandit, Ed Roth decided to challenge George Barris, building his own bubble-topped air car. While the Barris’ air car was well built, Roth’s Rotar was a little rougher. The XPAK 400 featured no frictional moving parts at all, and power came from two jet aircraft starter motors. Roths Air Car, on the other hand, was powered by two Triumph engines that he had turned on their sides and fitted with high-pressure propellers. The build was completed in 1962 featuring a patriotic red white and blue paint job by Larry Watson.
Jerry Woodward's X2000 of Provo, Utah was completed in 1962. The futuristic creation was a featured car at the 1962 National Roadster Show.


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Hot Rods Built and Completed in 1962

Eldon E. Schmidt's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Jerry McGinnis' 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Martin Oja's 1931 Ford Model A Coupe
Art Lehner's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe - The Blue Indigo
Gary Priebe's 1932 Ford Roadster
Don Vargo's 1934 Ford Cabriolet - The 69er


Custom Cars Built or Completed in 1962

Hasse Broberg and Kjelle Gustad's 1938 Chevrolet Convertible
Don Moore's 1940 Ford Coupe
Art Fortin's 1953 Ford Sunliner Convertible
Richie Daus’ 1954 Buick Convertible
Al Peirish's 1954 Ford Skyliner
Gordy O'Hara's 1955 Ford Thunderbird - "Scorchy"
Sal Consiglio's 1955 Ford
Les Mullen's 1956 Chevrolet Corvette - Dominique
Gene Boucher's 1956 Ford - The Marquis
Dave Jenkins' 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Dennis McKee's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Bo Sandberg's 1959 Ford Thunderbird - Surfin Bird
Eddie Buckston’s 1960 Chevrolet Impala
Richard Zocchi's 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
The Pacifica

Hot Rod or Custom Show Car Built or Completed in 1962

Ed Roth's Rotar
Jerry Woodward's X2000
J.P. Danos' 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne - Fantabula
The Forcasta


Hot Rod and Custom Car Shows of 1962

San Mateo Custom, Rod & Sports Car Show
Toronto Autorama
Tridents Rod and Custo-Rama


Cars Sold in 1962

Dean Jeffries' 1956 Porsche 356 Carrera




 

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