Carter Pro Paint

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Carl Tucker's 1961 Ford of Panorama City, California. In 1967 or 1968, while attending the James Monroe High, Carl brought the car to Bill Carter's Carter Pro Paint to have it pinstriped by Walt Prey. Walt striped the car in cream and white. "Man, this guy could lay down some lines!" Carl told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2017. Carl remembered being there when he striped it. "Carter's shop was over by Valley College in the Valley. I pulled in. He walked over. We talked a bit. He walked around the car, got a brush and just started running lines. No layout. No grease pencil. No tape. Just running wild! And they were straight. Beautiful! I was blown away!"
Jim Robertson's 1961 Ford of Simi Valley, California. Jim's Ford was restyled in 1969, and it featured a fadeaway paint job by Bill Carter of Carter Pro Paint and pinstriping by Walt Prey.
Rudy and Linda Reyes' 1965 Chevrolet Impala was painted by Bill Carter and pinstriped by Walt Prey at Carter Pro Paint.
Howard Gribble's 1969 Buick Riviera was painted by Bill Carter and pinstriped by Walt Prey at Carter Pro Paint.
A photo of Jimmy Lemus' 1967 Buick Riviera custom that Junji Nakamura shot at an indoor car show at the Long Beach Sports Arena in 1971. A beautiful lifted and mildly customized Riviera Custom. Lemus was a member of the New Movement SFV car club, and his Riviera featured a custom paint job by Bill Carter. It was shown under the name "Low and Loaded."[1] Photo from The Junji Nakamura Photo Collection.

Carter Pro Paint was a custom paint shop operated by Bill Carter. In the 1960s Bill's shop was located at Burbank Blvd. in Van Nuys, California. In the late 1960s legendary pinstriper and custom painter Walt Prey worked for Bill at Carter Pro Paint.

Cars Painted by Carter Pro Paint

Jim Robertson's 1961 Ford
Rudy and Linda Reyes' 1965 Chevrolet Impala
Jimmy Lemus' 1967 Buick Riviera - "Low and Loaded"

Howard Gribble's 1969 Buick Riviera


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