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Ed Park's 1936 Ford Convertible of Marshall, Missouri. Ed's '36 was originally restyled by Red Swanson of Portland, Oregon in 1944. R.I. Steere of Tacoma, Washington continued restyling it in the early 1950s. Ed bought the car in 1959. After buying it, he parked it in his parent's chicken house until 1977. In 1977, he started a restoration that he completed in 1983. Since then, the car has gone through a couple of iterations. Ed still owned the car in 2020. Since the restoration, he had thousands of miles on the car, and he was still working on it.
Robert Ansetta's 1951 Ford Crestliner of Morris Plains, New Jersey. Robert owned the car from the mid 1950s to the early 1960s, and most of the custom work on it was done during those years. Robert passed away in 1961 before the build was completed, and it was his brother Vinnia that finally completed the build in 1983.
Walter Leeman's 1953 Chevrolet Bel-Air of Paonia, Colorado. Walt restyled the Bel-Air in the early 1980s, and it was completed in the later part of 1983.
Frank De Rosa's 1966 Buick Riviera of Pittsburg, California. Built by Frank at De Rosa Custom Body and Fender in 1983 the car is also known as "The Golden Piranha."

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The restoration of Joe Tocchini's 1951 Ford Victoria, The Mystery, was completed in 1983.

Custom Cars Restyled or Completed in 1983

Ed Park's 1936 Ford Convertible
Robert Ansetta's 1951 Ford Crestliner
Walter Leeman's 1953 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Frank De Rosa's 1966 Buick Riviera - The Golden Piranha


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