Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Jade Idol

One of my all time favorite Kustoms. I saw this car at the Fresno Autorama back in 1984.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Arnold Garza's 1961 Oldsmobile

Arnold's 61 Olds is for sale. This Bubble Top Oldsmobile is a rare find. It has a fresh 455 Olds motor. Nice black paint with a Candy Purple/Burgandy top and matching Purple/Burgandy flames within the body lines down the sides. As you can see it has Bellflower tips out back for the dual exhaust. The interior has also been done in a deep Purple/Burgandy. If interested I will email more photos. Contact me at

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Sam Barris 1950 Buick

Sam Barris turned his 1950 Buick Sedanette into a historic icon in the world of Traditional Kustoms. The top was chopped three and a half inches in the front and much more in the rear. Sam removed the drip-rails and to prevent the water from leaking into the doors, Sam formed a similar rail inside the door opening.

Up front it has frenched 1953 Buick headlight rings. The stock grille was replaced by a 1953 Oldsmobile grille bar mounted below the stock Buick grille frame. The grille tips contain air scoops that direct air to the car's interior. The front bumper is a reworked 1951 Buick bumper. For a clean look, Sam also nosed the hood and filled the portholes.

The car was painted with a Golden Maroon Bronze color. To give the car the right stance, Sam lowered the car just over 3 inches. The car was equipped with 1953 Cadillac Sombrero hubcaps. The car also sports dual Appleton spotlights to set it off.