Lyle Lake's 1952 Buick
1952 Buick Riviera restyled by Barris Kustoms for Lyle Lake of Orlando, Florida. The car was called the Blue Danube because of the various shades of blue used on the car. The main body color of the car was pearlescent blue, the top was sky-blue metallic, while the bottom section was painted in an ocean blue mist. The Blue Danube was striped in white and copper by Dean Jeffries.
Stock Buick Riviera side trim was used along with a straight chrome piece from midway on the door to the taillights. The top featured a three inch chop in the front and a six-inch slant back in the rear. Appleton spotlights were added to the car, the rear window was reformed and tilted forward to give the car a low slant line. In the rear, rubber wheeled roller wheels ran on ball bearings to allow the car to ride easier on bumps and dips in the road. The rear bumper came from a 1953 Oldsmobile. The bumper was cut to fit the rear fenders. The taillights came from a 1954 Mercury that were turned upside down and frenched.
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