Donz Lancer

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The Donz Lancer as it looked when it was featured in Trend Book 105 Restyle Your Car. Photo by Frank Trembley.
Photo by Frank Trembley.
Photo by Frank Trembley.
Photo by Frank Trembley.
The Donz Lancer outside Bastian Motors in Bastian, Virginia. This version, featured wire wheels.[1]

The Donz Lancer was a Sport Custom built by Donz Custom Shop for James Everett of Orlando, Florida. The car was built on a shortened 1952 Chrysler Imperial chassis with a Briggs Cunningham equipped V-8 engine, and incorporated 1951 Ford, Mercury and 1952 Chrysler body panels. The wheelbase on the car was 116 inches and with a ground clearance of 7 inches the car gained a long, low look. The rear deck consisted of a modified 1948 Mercury hood. The interior of the car was upholstered by Orlando Motors. Cohen West fabricated the top. The build took 5 months to complete, and cost James $9,500.00. Once completed the car was featured as one of the top 10 customs in Trend Book 105 Restyle Your Car[2] In 1953, The Donz Lancer was featured in Cars March 1953, according to that story the car was good for 125 mph.[3]

Magazine Features

Trend Book 105 Restyle Your Car
Cars March 1953


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