Chuck Kirkorian's 1929 Ford

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Chuck Kirkorian's Emperor in 2005. Photo by Howard Gribble
The Emperor at the Barris Kustoms display at the 2011 Long Beach Motorama. Photo by Jerry Hatto.

1929 Ford Model A Roadster built by Barris Kustoms for Chuck Kirkorian. The car was also known as the Emperor. Chuck's roadster featured a hand-formed grille, deck lid, and rear pan to fit the taillights, which were surrounded by a miniature version of the grille up front. Chuck wanted a fendered rod, so the car was fit with small fenders featuring tapered fins.

Magazine Features

Custom Cars July 1960
Rodding and Re-styling July 1960
Car Craft February 1962
Hot Rod Magazine July 1969

Sources

Barris Kustoms of the 1950s
Howard Gribble's Flickr Photostream




 

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