Darryl Starbird's Predicta

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Darryl Starbird and Gene Howard with the Predicta. Photo provided by Richard Fuerholze.
Photo provided by Richard Fuerholze.
Photo provided by Richard Fuerholze.
Photo provided by Richard Fuerholze.
Photo provided by Richard Fuerholze.
Photo provided by Richard Fuerholze.
Photo provided by Richard Fuerholze.
Photo provided by Richard Fuerholze.
The Predicta at the 1960 Wichita Auto Capade. Photo by Dave Stuckey, provided by Carnut.com[1]
The Predicta at an indoor car show in Tulsa in the early 1960s. [2]
Photo provided by Richard Fuerholze.
A photo of the Predicta at an indoor car show. We believe this photo was taken at the 1960 National Roadster Show, where the car won the Car of the Future award. Photo from the Kustomrama Photo Collection.
George Barris next to the Predicta. Photo provided by Richard Fuerholze.
Photo provided by Richard Fuerholze.
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Photo by Les Stockton
Photo by Les Stockton
The Predicta at the 53rd annual Darryl Starbird's Exotic Car Show Wichita in 2010[4]
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The Predicta is a Bubble Top Show Car built by Darryl Starbird of Star Kustom Shop. The Predicta was built in 11 weeks. The Predicta was Darryl's first full-blown show car, and the car that established Darryl as a respected custom and show car builder. Dave Stuckey worked part time at Star Kustom Shop when the Predicta was built, and did a lot of welding, leading and filling on the car.


In 1960 the Predicta won Car of the Future at the National Roadster Show in Oakland, California. In 1960, Motor Life also picked the Predicta as the Top Custom of the year. The car was sent on a 17 weeks tour in 15 states, and the Predicta won major prizes everywhere it was exhibited.


Magazine Features

Speed Mechanics April 1962
Car Craft November 1962
Car Kulture Deluxe 32


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