Customs

Hearse Conversion: 1962 Chevrolet Impala

General Motors has long served as a source of automobiles for coachbuilders to transform into ambulances and hearses. One such coachbuilder was Arkansas-based Cotner-Bevington, and this 1962 Chevy Impala was one of its outputs. Until recently, this converted hearse… more»

Custom Or Hotrod? 1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer

This is a 1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer! It doesn’t look much like one but that’s how it started life before someone with an imagination and some pretty stout skills got a hold of it. There’s a whole lot going… more»

UPDATE: 383-Equipped 1947 Dodge 3-Window Business Coupe

UPDATE – The seller, Larry, has lowered his asking price to $11,500 and provided more information and photos. You can view their updated Classified here! One of the most complex parts of any project build, especially for the initiated,… more»

Personal Luxury Truck: 1968 Cadillac Eldorado Ute

People who gain wealth in life are met with a plethora of open doors, but today I want to talk about the door that opens leading to custom cars. There is a long and storied history of creating custom… more»

Hemi Wagon! 1962 Dodge Dart Ramcharger Tribute

Dart was a basic car throughout its lifespan. It began life as a lower-priced full-size model, then was downsized to a lower-priced midsize model, and was reintroduced in 2012 as a lower-priced compact. Mopar being Mopar, though, they decided… more»

396-Powered 1962 Chevrolet Corvette

The previous owner of this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette set out to create a “Gasser” with an attitude that would grab everyone’s attention on our streets. I don’t think that there’s any doubt that he succeeded in his aim. He… more»

Beach Buggy Barn Find! 1968 Meyers Manx

Body kits are wildly common in the car modification world. The Pontiac Fiero is a popular base for custom kits because of its relatively cheap price, removable plastic body panels, and ease of maintenance. What blows the Fiero out… more»

The Thing! 454-Powered VW-Bodied Custom

And now, for something completely different, The Thing! This rolling answer to a question that perhaps never should have been asked combines the body of a Volkswagen Beetle with a 454 V8 (and presumably other parts) from Chevrolet. The… more»

Inherited 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Custom

Corvette was Chevrolet’s answer to the popularity of European sports cars. Named for a small, nimble warship, and sporting a six-cylinder engine and two-speed automatic transmission, the Corvette was decidedly underpowered for its sporting name in its debut year… more»

350 V8 Shorty! 1956 Chevrolet Station Wagon

It seems that the Tri-Five Chevies are popular choices when it comes to doing “shorty” conversions – taking out the length between the front door and rear wheel wells. If you do a shorty Chevy search on Google, these… more»

30 Years Owned 1930 Ford Model A Hot Rod

This was not Henry Ford’s first Model A. His initial naming system was alphabetical in nature, with cars going all the way up to the venerable Model T that made Ford Ford. The Model A, designed as a new… more»

Evel Knievel Wagon! 1971 Cadillac Fleetwood

At first glance, this 1971 Cadillac Fleetwood station wagon looks like something from Elvis Presley’s collection. Yet it was owned by that guy who used to jump things like large canyons, Evel Knievel. The wagon was no doubt custom-built… more»

427 Powered Rat Fink: 1931 Ford Hot Rod

There are a handful of names that are considered the “Godfathers” of hot rodding. They include Barris, Winfield, Hines, Edelbrock, Petersen, and of course Ed Roth. Roth’s art continues to remain popular today and one of his most iconic… more»

Unrestored 1961 Indian Police Trike!

Indian Motorcycle Company, its problematic name notwithstanding, was a hugely important company in American wheeled history. It was the country’s first motorcycle company (founded 1901), beating out the more ubiquitous Harley-Davidson (founded 1903) by more than two years. In… more»

Convertible Conversion: 1975 Pontiac Trans Am

The last Pontiac Firebird convertible was officially built in 1969 (until years later), but conversions have popped up from time to time. Of 84,063 Firebirds produced in 1975, 27,274 of them came as Trans Am’s. That was two years… more»

Cowboy Cadillac: 1963 Cadillac Fleetwood

This automobile started life out as a Cadillac Fleetwood sedan which was then converted into a funeral flower car. The metamorphous would continue as the years rolled by until it became the “Cowboy Cadillac” you see here today. With… more»