California Metal Shaping Company

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Leo Lyons' Ultra Modern Merc of San Bernardino, California. The build was started in 1950, and completed in the Summer of 1959. Leo wanted to do something different. He wanted to build a custom car mostly from scratch. His initial plans called for building 10 identical custom Mercs, but only one, the prototype, was ever built The roof, hood and doors were custom built by California Metals Shaping Company.
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California Metal Shaping Company built Scarab bodies for Lance Reventlow, Chaparral bodies for Jim Hall, the Mantaray body for Dean Jeffries, Bill Stroppe’s last road course race car body called the Bearcage, and the prototype aluminum bodies for the Bill Thomas Cheetah.[1]


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Steve Alcala


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