Carl Darling was a custom car builder and painter from Torrance, California. In 1965 Carl and a friend rented a one car garage where they opened up their own custom body shop, while still working their day jobs. The shop didn't last long, maybe a couple of months, and one of the cars they started restyling in their short lived shop was Howard Gribble's 1961 Ford Starliner. After the shop closed, Carl continued restyling Howard's Starliner on his own. A couple of years later, in 1967, Carl and his old partner opened another shop, called C & J Custom, in Wilmington. As the previous shop, C & J Custom only lasted a couple of months too.
Doing most of the work himself, Carl continuously built new cars to suit his tastes, and moved on to other things like his lifted Ford F100 Pickup truck. Unfortunately, Carl died in 1976, but by that time he had built many cool and innovative customs.
Carl Darling's Cars
Cars Restyled by Carl Darling
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