Von Hunter

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Von Hunter's 1957 Plymouth. The car was restyled in the late 1950s.
Bill Hoffman's 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air was restyled by Von Hunter and George Schultz at Wilkenson's Body Shop in the late 1950s.
Bill Schott's 1956 Chevrolet Corvette of Portland, Oregon. Bill was a member of The Kings of Portland car club, and his Corvette was mildly restyled by Von Hunter in 1960.
Bill Schott's 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 of Portland, Oregon. Bill was a member of The Kings of Portland car club, and his Fairlane was mildly restyled by Von Hunter in 1961. By then, Von Hunter had opened up his own shop in Portland.
Ron Sweeney's 1957 Ford was restyled by Von Hunter in 1962. The car became known as "Seaburst."
Von Hunter's 1960 Chevrolet Corvette. The car was restyled in the early 1960s.
Von Hunter's 1960 Chevrolet Corvette was featured on the cover of Car Craft September 1963. According to the story, Von Hunter put forth two years of his spare time efforts in creating the violent violet custom with metalflake paint. George Barris snapped the photos that were used in the story.
A photo of Von Hunter with the Corvette from the Car Craft September 1963 story. Photo by George Barris, courtesy of Car Craft Magazine.

Von Hunter of Portland, Oregon. Von Hunter is a recognized Oregon custom car builder.


Wilkenson's Body Shop

In the late 1950s Von Hunter worked at Wilkenson’s Body Shop.


Von Hunter's 1960 Chevrolet Corvette

In 1963 Von Hunter's 1960 Chevrolet Corvette was featured on the cover of Car Craft September 1963. According to the featured story inside, Von Hunter had over 16 years experience when it came to customizing cars. At the time he was running his own shop. Bob Holbert and Phil Shaffer where two employees that worked with Hunter when the Corvette was built.[1]


Von Hunter's Cars

Von Hunter's 1957 Plymouth
Von Hunter's 1960 Chevrolet Corvette


Cars Restyled by Von Hunter

Bill Hoffman's 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air
Bill Schott's 1956 Chevrolet Corvette
Bill Schott's 1957 Ford Fairlane 500
John W. Peterson's 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Ron Sweeney's 1957 Ford - Seaburst
Dale Drake's 1959 Chevrolet Corvette


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