William Zahora's 1936 Ford

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1936 Ford restyled by William Zahora of LaGrange, Illinois. The car was known as the "Fantabulous", and featured a 1958 Oldsmobile engine. The "Fantabulous" was painted with 18 coats of black paint, and featured a nicely upholstered interior.[1]

In 1960 The Fantabulous won first prize in the custom rod class at the National Champion Custom Car Show in Detroit, Illinois.[1]

According to Bill's widow Pat Triska, the car was last seen in the Chicago suburbs. Bill gave the car up in order to run Jasper Auto Parts in Chicago, and to raise a family.[2]

Magazine Features

Popular Mechanics January 1961


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