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Stan Makrush's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible of Foxboro, Massachusetts was restyled around 1957/1958. The car is known as the Gypsy.
Barry Atkins' 1955 Chevrolet of Columbia, Connecticut. The car was supposedly restyled in 1958, featuring canted 1958 Lincoln headlights, but the original owner and builder are unknown. Barry bought the old custom from Red McCormick of East Hartford, Connecticut in the early 1980s. He restored and restyled it further before he sold it in 1984.
John McLaughlin's 1955 Chevrolet of Sapulpa, Oklahoma. In the late 1950s Jim sent the car on a train from Oklahoma to Barris Kustoms in California to have they finish the build and paint it. The car featured canted quad headlights from a 1958 Lincoln.
Leroy Kemmerer's 1956 Mercury of Castro Valley, California. Leroy's Merc, also known as The Jade Idol, was restyled by Gene Winfield of Winfield's Custom Shop. The build was started in 1958, and completed in 1959, featuring dual quad Lucas headlights. The Jade Idol became an instant hit at car shows all over the US, and it was the car that helped Gene gain national recognition as a custom car builder.
Ken Sowers' 1956 Plymouth of San Jose, California was restyled by Wirth's Body Shop in 1958. Ken's Plymouth featured canted quad headlights made from 1958 Edsel inner grille rings.
Maximilian King's 1940 Mercury convertible of Morristown, New Jersey was first restyled by Meekers Body Shop in 1946. In 1959 Korky's Kustom Shop restyled the car further for current owner Ray Henyon.
Lloyd Myers' 1949 Mercury convertible of San Jose, California. Lloyd was a member of the San Jose Rod and Wheelers car club. The Merc was completed in 1959, featuring candted quad 1957 Lincoln headlights.
Gerald Twamley's 1954 Chevrolet 210 2-door sedan of Artesia, California. The car was originally restyled in the late 1950s, and it went trough at least two iterations before Gerald tore it down to fit it with canted quad headlights in 1959. The work was done by a guy in San Pedro. When the job was almost done, Gerald got drafted in to the army and decided to sell the car for $300 in 1960.
Richard Piscatelli's 1954 Mercury of West Haven, Connecticut. Richard's Merc was restyled by Bernardo Auto Body circia 1959-1960. It ran dual canted headlights from a 1958 Edsel.
Buddy Katlik's 1953 Plymouth 4-door, was restyled by Jess Sandoval of Renewal Body Shop in Clovis for Fresno Pan Draggers member Buddy Katlik, of Fresno, California around 1960/1961. The car was then fit with canted quad headlights from a 1959 Chevrolet.
The second version of John Nadzon's 1954 Mercury of Parsippany, New Jersey was restyled by Korky's Kustom Shop. The car, named The Mysterian, made its debut February 17, 1960 at the Hartford Autorama featuring canted quad headlights.
Adrienne Hooper's 1956 Mercury convertible of Saginaw, Michigan. Adrienne's Mercury, named the Wild One, was featured on the cover of Custom Cars April 1960 featuring canted quad headlights.
Bill Shelley's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette of Oakland, California. Named "Bali Hi," the car was restyled by Bill and Bob McNulty. The build was completed in 1960, feauring canted quad Edsel headlights.
Joe Roth's 1959 Chevrolet Impala of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Restyled by Cudahy Auto Body, the build was started in 1960 and completed in 1961, featuring canted quad headlights.
Larry Hughes 1926 Ford Model T roadster pick up of Boulder, Colorado. Built in the 1960s, Larry's finned hot rod was known as the "The Bomber" Larry's hot rod was featured in Popular Customs Winter 1963, featuring canted quad headlights.
Per Ivar Kolgrov's 1948 Mercury Convertible of Oslo, Norway was restyled around 1963/1964. The car is known as the first custom cars of Norway, and it featured canted quad headlights.
Einar Valsjø's 1952 Mercury of Trondheim, Norway was one of the first custom cars of Norway. The build was completed around 1963 featuring canted quad headlights.
Emory Ashpaugh's 1955 Chevrolet of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 1963 Emory's Chevrolet was shown as the Krimson Kart. This version featured canted quad headlights.
Arne Lindstrand's 1955 Chevrolet of Stockholm, Sweden. Arne's Chevrolet was restyled in the 1960s. This is how it appeared at the Hot Rod Show in Stockholm in 1966.
Bo Thalinsson's 1953 Ford Sunlinner Convertible of Stockholm, Sweden. Built by Bo, the build was completed in 1967.
Marlyn Englert's 1956 Chevrolet Convertible of Minneapolis, Minnesota was restyled by Phil Andersson and Marva Faw between 1956 and 1961.
Junichi Shimodaira's 1930 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan of Nagoya, Japan. The car, known as Rod Riguez was built by Junichi at his shop Paradise Road. The first version of Rod Riguez was completed in December of 2002 featuring canted quad headlights made from 1959 Cadillac bumper parts.
Nick Phillips' 1955 Chevrolet convertible was restyled by Bo Huff at Bo Huff Customs. Completed in 2004, the car is a clone of Sam Barris' 1955 Chevrolet convertible as it appeared while Stan Robles owned it. After bringing the car to Dragerton, Utah in the 1950s, Stan installed headlights from a 1959 Chevrolet on the car. The headlights were positioned vertically.

Cars Featuring Canted Headlights

Larry Hughes 1926 Ford Model T Roadster Pick Up - The Bomber
Junichi Shimodaira's 1930 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan - Rod Riguez
Maximilian King's 1940 Mercury Convertible
Per Ivar Kolgrov's 1948 Mercury Convertible
Lloyd Myers' 1949 Mercury Convertible
Harold Hardin's 1950 Plymouth Convertible
Einar Valsjø's 1952 Mercury
Bo Thalinsson's 1953 Ford Sunliner Convertible
Buddy Katlik's 1953 Plymouth 4-Door Sedan
Gerald Twamley's 1954 Chevrolet 210 2-Door Sedan
John Nadzon's 1954 Mercury - The Mysterian
Richard Piscatelli's 1954 Mercury
Arne Lindstrand's 1955 Chevrolet
Barry Atkins' 1955 Chevrolet
Emory Ashpaugh's 1955 Chevrolet - The Krimson Kart
John McLaughlin's 1955 Chevrolet
Nick Phillips' 1955 Chevrolet Convertible
Stan Makrush's 1955 Chevrolet Convertible
Leroy Kemmerer's 1956 Mercury - The Jade Idol
Marlyn Englert's 1956 Chevrolet Convertible
Adrienne Hooper's 1956 Mercury Converible - The Wild One
Ken Sowers' 1956 Plymouth
Bill Shelley's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette - "Bali Hi"
Joe Roth's 1959 Chevrolet Impala





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