Lawrence Garrison's 1940 Mercury Convertible In 2011 Birger Meland of Lier, Norway bought Lawrence Garrison’s channeled 1940 Mercury from Pat Orosco in California. For a long time, the history of this old custom has been full of holes and rumors. In June Birger told us that he wanted to restore the car back to how it was originally built. We applauded the initiative and agreed to help him research the history of the car. Gil Ayala's 1955 Ford Thunderbird - The Wild Bird Gil Ayala's personal custom, a 1955 Ford Thunderbird, known as the Wild Bird, has been sold to Scandinavia. Gil's Thunderbird is one of the few known surviving Ayala Customs, and it is a great addition to the Scandinavian custom scene. The restoration. We followed the restoration of the car, and it's trip halfway across the world on Kustomrama. The Kustomrama Dream Truck The Kustomrama Dream Truck is a tribute to the custom cars of the late 1950s. Being an admirer of Jerry DeVito's wildly restyled 1957 Ford Fairlane, that we all know as the Maze, Sondre Kvipt decided that he wanted to recreate this car as a Ranchero. The build was started in Oslo, Norway in January of 2014, lead by Sondre's brother Olav. Olav Kvipt's 1939 Mercury Coupe - The Jim Kierstead Tribute Build Olav Kvipt's 1939 Mercury coupe is built as a tribute to Jim Kierstead's 1939 Mercury coupe. Jim's coupe was restyled by Sam and George Barris between 1945 and 1947, and it is said to be the first 1939 - 1940 Mercury coupe that the Barris brothers chopped the top on. Jim's family originally emigrated from Norway back in the days, and they are related to Olav and Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama.
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